Hot Day Survival Kit July 23, 2016 Up north these past few days, it has been especially hot. The sun has been beating down on lake Meta, leaving our girls desperate for a hot day survival kit. Here are a few tips to surviving the summer heat at Camp Marimeta. 1. Sunscreen (and lots of it) Here at Camp Marimeta, safety is our priority. We constantly urge our campers to apply and reapply (and reapply, and reapply…) sunscreen throughout the day. The afternoon sun is stronger than the morning, and it is especially important to remember our sunscreen after lunch and throughout the afternoon! 2. Staying hydrated. Running around camp all day is exhausting, especially in the heat! We urge our campers to never be without their water bottles. Whether they’re on the high ropes course or swimming in the lake, a sip of water is never far away!! 3. General Waterfront Some days at camp it is just too hot!! I think we all wish for a second in air conditioning to cool off. However, the next best thing to air conditioning is a dip in Lake Meta! When the heat hits an all time high and all the campers want to do is be in the lake, we call general waterfront instead of regular activities. The campers can then spend the afternoon swimming, skiing, paddle boarding, jumping off the pontoon, and spending time on the lake! 4. Portable fan If you saw a camper around camp this past week, she had her portable fan glued to her hand. There is nothing quite like the cool breeze flowing out of a portable fan pressed against your face on a hot day. Our girls have mastered the heat by carrying around a fan with them at all times. 5. Popsicles! Imagine packing 200 campers into a mess hall on a 90 degree day… The only solution to this heat is popsicles and other frozen confections for dessert! After a hot and sweaty morning, we believe in a frozen treat to cool our campers down. A popsicle a day keeps the heat exhaustion away!! With these important tips, our girls will never fall victim to heat exhaustion. Until the heat wave passes over, these tips will keep our girls active around camp!