Kids find various ways to beat the heat
MIDDLETON, Mass. (WHDH) -- The dog days of summer are here, but no one is complaining.
Kids at the local swimming hole in Middleton knew how to keep cool, especially on a scorching first day of summer. Many said they were at the beach earlier on Wednesday, but it was too hot and there was no place to park so they went to the Nashua River, which runs right through the town, instead.
Wednesday was the second to last day of school for those at the Henderson School in Dorchester, but they had ways of beating the heat.
“We have Popsicles we have a lot of little things the kids can have to enjoy themselves and we keep an eye on them,” said Pat Dennehy, the school nurse at the Henderson School.
The Melrose YMCA sent their day campers up north.
“We provide an activity, a field trip, that’s indoors, in an air conditioned facility,” said Diana Brennan of the Melrose YMCA. “The kids were able to stay cool. They also got a lot of great activity, burned some energy.”
Just a few miles away, employees worked to get the Creighton Pond Camp ready for its first day on Monday, while they fielded calls from frustrated parents.
“There’s such a gap between schools and summer camp starting because of the winter that we had with no snow days it led to school ending early,” said Leland Boutilier of the Creighton Pond Camp.
Pools in Massachusetts won’t open until Saturday, but people around the Bay State found alternatives to keep cool during the 90-plus degree weather.