Summertime is here and so is the South Carolina heat! When Summer hits, we all love to head to the beach or pool and keep cool while making a splash and catching a tan. It is important to stay cool and hydrated during your fun in the sun so that the fun does not have to come to an end.
Today’s Weather | The temperature high for today is 91 degrees Fahrenheit, the low is 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and the heat index for today is 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I am sweating just reading those temperatures!
This week, we are giving you 7 tips to staying cool and hydrated when staying at Ocean Lakes! Let’s get started:
Tip 1 | We are starting our tips off simple – Drink lots of water! Even when you are not thirsty, drink water. This will keep you hydrated and help keep the muscle cramps away while you are riding your bike when exploring the campground, running on the beach to catch that frisbee, or sliding down the Drop Zone Mat Racer.
Tip 2 | When packing for your trip, pack loose fitting, light colored, cotton shirts, then pair those with a pair of thin, loose fitting shorts or capris. These will be breathable and not prevent ventilation/airflow, as well as not attract the hottest rays.
Tip 3 | The inside of your RV can get pretty warm and humid, so be sure to check that your RV air conditioner is working properly before you get on the road. Keep the blinds closed to prevent the inside of your RV from baking during the day. We recommend putting reflective foil inside your RV windshield and windows to deflect the sunlight during the day.
Tip 4 | If you begin not feeling well and need to cool your body down fast, apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees.
Tip 5 | Position a fan across from a window or your door, so the wind from outside and the fan combine in a cooling cross-breeze. Try setting up multiple fans throughout to make the airflow even better.
Tip 6 | Make a splash! Simply get in the ocean or hop in our pool to decrease your skin and body temperature. This will keep you cool and having fun!
Tip 7 | What better way to stay cool and hydrated than by learning about what is making us hot and sweaty?! Every Monday from 12:30 PM to 1 PM, guests can make a UV Bead Bracelet (a fun color-changing bracelet to keep) in the Nature Center while learning about the sun’s UV rays. Sign up at the Nature Center for $1 per child, which is cash only. We recommend stopping in early to sign up since space is limited and this is a popular activity in the Nature Center.
It Is A Hot One | Simply put, it is hot out there, and no, that does not mean the fun has to stop! After all, Keith Urban’s song does say, “It’s gonna be a long, hot Summer, we should be together.”
Until Next Time | We encourage you all to make the most of your vacation with us; have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. Just remember to stay cool and hydrated, my friends.