Cooling off at YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser
Staff at YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser beat the intense summer heat by dumping a truckload of ice in the pool. As temperatures top 100 degrees for the third straight day, camp counselors add bags of ice to the swimming pool to cool off the campers and the rapidly warming pool water.
“I jumped in the pool last week with our Bynden Wood Day Campers and was shocked to see how quickly the water temperature had risen,” stated Nathan Brant, South Mountain YMCA Camps CEO. “While it would take a lot more ice to substantially lower the pool temperature, dumping bags of ice into the water during swim time seemed like a good way to beat the heat,” he added.
In addition to swimming, camp leadership ensure that adequate shade is available at all program areas and that water is plentiful. “Keeping kids hydrated in this heat is a priority for our staff,” stated Sue Williams, “otherwise, we try and keep camp moving in almost any weather.”
The South Mountain YMCA Camps have been continually offering summer camp programs for more than 60 years. Both Bynden Wood Day Camp campers and Camp Conrad Weiser campers use the pool every day of the summer. For more information on summer camp programs at the South Mountain YMCA, contact Sue Williams at 610-670-2267.