GREEN BAY - Our hottest blast of summer so far is here: the first 90 degree day of the summer.
And that means long days for those who have to be out in the sun.
There are several sports camps going on for young athletes this week.
Health professionals say your child might need to drink more than you think to stay hydrated.
"It's like a sauna, that's how I'd say it," said Jack Monte, up from Phoenix, Ariz. for a football camp.
"This isn't the nicest weather for a camp day but that's football," said Hunter Acton of Hubertus.
These young football players hustled hard at the Green Bay Packers Youth Camp Monday.
Coaches say they are hustling, too. To make sure everyone stays hydrated in the heat and humidity.
"We make sure they get a water break every ten to twelve minutes, and we have a garden hose. We make it like a sprinkler and they can run through," said Senior Camp Director Keith VandenHeuvel.
Your kids may need to be drinking more water than you think. A child between the ages of 9 and 12 needs to drink up to 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes during heavy activity. For teens, that increases to one liter an hour during activity. But only a third of that should be sports drinks.
"These kids could lose as much as 7 or 8 pounds throughout the course of a day. So we need to make sure they aren't losing that much water," said VandenHeuvel.
"That's what we're trying to prevent. If they stay well-hydrated, you really shouldn't be losing that weight," said Dr. Lindsay Deuster, a pediatrician with Prevea Health in De Pere.
Deuster says proper hydration for children on the field begins at home.
"When the humidity's up they actually can't sweat quite as much because the body doesn't get rid of the heat," explained Deuster. "And that's if they're well-hydrated to begin with. So, in the morning and night time, you certainly want to be replenishing fluids."
Coaches recommend children get plenty of rest in cool or air conditioned areas after their busy days at camp.
And while they're on the field, these future stars say they're chugging down water, so they won't get beaten by the heat.
"They want to make sure I'm hydrated and that I don't have to go to the emergency room," said Acton.
Coaches recommend parents dress young athletes in light colored clothing.
Also, it's best to avoid sugary drinks or very cold drinks, as they can cause cramping.
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