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Anyone hear from @ItsBrian  our resident camp counselor somewhere in the red during this recent  tropical heat wave? I wonder how his AC is working?

Sun RF July 20

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Last week was extremely brutal for staff. It was very hot and it was easily to get dehydrated. I believe the heat index was over 110 at one point. Staff still sleeps in the green canvas tents, but at least we have a electricity. I was glad I decided to bring a fan this year.  We had some nasty storms throughout the week which also made a impact on us. Outpost was harder than usual due to storms, but we still made do. This week is beautiful and perfect temperature, so I guess it’s a plus for this week. Only places in camp with AC is trading post, camp office, and health lodge. It doesn’t even really get cold, just a lower temp.

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18 minutes ago, ItsBrian said:

Last week was extremely brutal for staff. It was very hot and it was easily to get dehydrated. I believe the heat index was over 110 at one point. Staff still sleeps in the green canvas tents, but at least we have a electricity. I was glad I decided to bring a fan this year.  We had some nasty storms throughout the week which also made a impact on us. Outpost was harder than usual due to storms, but we still made do. This week is beautiful and perfect temperature, so I guess it’s a plus for this week. Only places in camp with AC is trading post, camp office, and health lodge. It doesn’t even really get cold, just a lower temp.

Thanks for fighting the good fight this summer! Glad you and your fellow staff are hanging in there! 

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Hang in there.  My son is working in SE MA and dealing with.  He's assigned to a cabin with no electricity, so he and most of his mates are sleeping in their hammocks under the stars.  

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Update: Today was the last day of the season. Tear down was done in the perfect weather, it felt like it was fall. It was hot during the season, but it finally cooled off at the end.

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Glad you survived @ItsBrian!   Despite the conditions,  you made Scouting happen for a bunch of kids. I hope you return to be a staff man or a unit leader at your camp next year!

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7 hours ago, Chadamus said:

Congrats, Brian! Would you do it again?

 

 

2 hours ago, WAKWIB said:

Glad you survived @ItsBrian!   Despite the conditions,  you made Scouting happen for a bunch of kids. I hope you return to be a staff man or a unit leader at your camp next year!

I’m not too sure. I work in the FYS program  and this was my 2nd year. I’m not sure if I will go back next year since I will be out of high school, but I will eventually if I don’t. 

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