Heat Advisory & Summer Camp Update

PenMet Parks is highly committed to the safety and well-being of program participants

Summer Camps taking place Monday, June 28th, will end at noon due to excessive temperatures. (Except for Snapology Camps)

For questions or more information, please contact: 253-858-3400 or email Recreation@PenMetParks.org.

When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illness rises.

Tips to help you and your family stay safe

Keep Cool:

Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
Dress in lightweight clothing.
Check on your elderly neighbors and relatives, and encourage them to keep cool and hydrated.

Drink liquids:

Drink plenty of water.
Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and lots of sugar—they actually dehydrate you.
Keep water with you whenever possible, and sip or drink frequently.
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

If you go outside:

Limit the time you’re in direct sunlight.
Do not leave infants, children, people with mobility challenges and pets in a parked car.
Limit activities that are tiring, or that take a lot of energy.
Do outdoor activities in the cooler morning and evening hours.
Avoid sunburn. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating.