Beaches, pools provide haven during heat wave

The beach was a hot spot on Tuesday but for those who were not able to get near the water, it was a scorcher.

The blistering heat is here to stay at least for a few more days.

The beach was a hot spot on Tuesday but for those who were not able to get near the water, it was a scorcher.

â??It's not too bad, it's hot but some people are used to it since they're from Florida and really hot places,â?? said camper Florence Oggier.

Florence is not used to this extreme heat.

Sheâ??s from Switzerland but spending her summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

â??It's been really hot. I use my fan a lot. I usually carry it around to classes even when I'm in my cabin.â??

Campers are being encouraged to stay hydrated during these sizzling days.

â??On hot days like today the most important thingâ?¦ is keeping kids safe, hydrated and all that. That's the first thing we do to make sure they can have a great time at camp,â?? said Chris Hintz, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

When temperatures become unbearable campers move indoors.

â??Whenever possible the activities are moved indoors to an air conditioned space but a lot of the activities still are outside.â??

For those working outside, the heat can become dangerous very quickly.

A worker was treated for heat exhaustion Tuesday afternoon at the YMCA construction site.

Visitors to Downtown Traverse City stayed out of the sun as much as possible.

â??We came downtown to do a little shopping today and we find we're hitting all the shade trees all along the wayâ?¦ enjoying all the air conditioned shops that are available to step into periodically,â?? said Sandra Murphy visiting from Midland, Michigan.

The best way to spend a hot summer day is to jump into the pool.

â??We just try to come to the pool and swim a little bit, relax in the shade, listen to some good music and I have a little girl. She loves swimming and we do a lot of jumps; cannonballs and stuff like that,â?? said Motaz Ashri.

Ashri grew up in Egypt so he's taking these hot temperatures in stride.

â??It's a little bit hot but... we still can live with it.â??