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Several children at Newington summer camp taken to hospital due to heat-related illnesses

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NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Multiple children were taken to the hospital by ambulance after reports of dehydration and heat-related illnesses, Newington Parks and Recreation confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Over 900 children were in attendance at the Summer Camp Carnival Day trip. Precautions were put in place ahead of time with water misters, tents, picnic tables and water at various stations.

Campers entering grades 4 through 8 who were at Churchill Park were transported to Newington High School and are being held in the air conditioned cafeteria.

Younger campers in kindergarten through 3rd grade have been transported to air conditioned rooms at the Mortensen Community Center.

All Mill Pond campers can be picked up at the Mill Pond Pool area.

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