The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Baseball team and 101 campers were keeping the coolers full and finding shade when they could as thermometers hit the 90s for the first time this season.
"The biggest challenge is being able to play through the heat," said Nick DeLucca, who'll be in ninth grade at PWHS this fall. "I'm drinking a lot of water and staying hydrated."
"It's hot out here, especially on the turf, but it's baseball weather, so we're used to it," said Elias Gabel-Tripp, an education major in college who's helping with the camp.
The younger players were on the fields at PWHS learning the basics, running drills and playing scrimmages as part of the 2019 PWHS Baseball Camp. The older campers had the chance to experience the kinds of routines and workouts that the high school team performs to give them a taste of what it's like to be members of the Colonials baseball team.
"I'm with all my friends, and I get to play baseball. I love this sport, and it's a good time," said Matt Krawitz, who is an incoming freshman. "I'm excited for the next four years."
The high school students and alumni who returned to help with the camp also enjoyed themselves.
"My favorite thing is being out here with the kids," said Spencer Krawitz, PWHS Class of 2016. "It's fun."
The PWHS Baseball team took home the 2019 Suburban One American Conference championship this past spring.
There are two sports camps left this summer. The PWHS Boys Basketball Team is hosting a week of co-ed basketball camp July 22-26 (click here for more information), and the PWHS Cheerleaders are hosting a two-day camp on August 8-9 (click here for more information).