National Weather Service (July 19, 2019) – With temperatures expecting to soar to near one hundred degrees, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a statement that the weather during Visiting Day will be cooler at your child’s camp than it will be at your home. While the Tri-State area should expect a hot and humid 99 degrees, the Poconos and Berkshires are expected to only reach 96 which will feel downright chilly compared to home.
Upon arriving at camp, you will feel a difference in the temperature so bring a shawl or light blanket so you are not shocked by the cooler weather. Within a few minutes, your body will adjust to the more pleasant temperature. If you are still hot in the cooler surroundings, the NWS has provided a list of tips for staying cool during the four hellishly hot hours you will be ignoring your child and thinking about sitting on a block of ice in Antarctica instead.
Tips for Staying Cool on Visiting Day 2019
- Let the other mothers do their sprinting. Odds are that they’ll pass out before they get to the bunk and you’ll stroll right in and be the first parent.
- Make sure to bring Grandparents. They’ll help carry all the bags. They love the heat. Why do you think they all move to Florida?
- Bring a mini-fridge and a portable generator so that when you’re really hot you can open it up for a cool breeze. Plus the generator sound will drown out the conversation of the annoying family sitting next to you.
- Drink as much coffee and soda as possible. The caffeine will keep you awake enough to fight off the dehydration it causes.
- Carry a round canteen with wool on the sides. It will feel really good rubbing against your sweaty leg all day long.
- Complain as much as you can to your kid and all the people around you. They’re not dealing with the heat. Only you are.
- People love when you say, “Hot enough for you?” They’ll appreciate someone with a sense of humor and will probably offer you an ice pop or punch you in the face.
- Send your nanny/housekeeper/babysitter instead. They probably have more of a relationship with your kids anyway.