GENERAL CAMP USE RULES AND POLICIES
The Camps are for use by “Scout Like” youth oriented non-profit groups such as Scouting Groups, Church Groups, School Groups and Army, Air and Sea Cadets plus other similar youth oriented groups.
There is a no alcohol policy on the Central Okanagan Scout Camp properties.
For non-scouting groups Scouts Canada requires proof of general Liability insurance, reflecting a combined limit of not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence and specifying that Scouts Canada has been included as an additional insured. The Certificate of Insurance must be accompanied by a signed Hold Harmless Agreement. The rental does NOT include the services of Scouts Canada’s employees (e.g. lifeguards, cooks, etc.), provision of products (e.g. food, craft supplies).
CAMP DUNLOP SPECIFIC RULES AND POLICIES
The people living in the residence at the main gate provide security for the Camp. They may be home when you arrive. If not then the keys to access the property will be available in the red box by the door of the residence.
- Parking is for cars and trucks in the designated parking areas only.
- Do not drive or park in on the septic field area in front of the Lodge.
- The main roadways must be kept clear for emergency vehicles at all times.
- Speed limit at the Camps is 10 kilometers per hour.
- No motorcycles or All Terrain Vehicles are permitted at the Camp.
- Campers, RV’s and trailers require approval when booking (there are no RV hook-ups or sani-stations at the Camp).
- Lock your cars & store valuables in a safe location (Scouts Canada is not RESPONSIBLE for any loss of or damage to personal items).
GENERAL CAMP GUIDELINES
- Camp leaders/organizers are responsible for the health, safety and conduct of their camp.
- At least one Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR qualified person must be supplied by the Group booking the camp.
- Any Injury or Incident that occurs on Camp Property must be reported to the Camp Booking Coordinator as soon as possible.
- Please do not sit on table tops.
- Removal of graffiti and/or repairs due to vandalism or damage to Camp property and equipment will be charged to the Group.
- Pets are not allowed anywhere at camp.
- Firearms, fireworks and sling shots are not allowed in the camp.
FOOD PREPARATION & HANDLING
- At least one FOODSAFE Level 1 qualified person must be in camp for the duration of the camp.
- Keep the kitchen door closed during food preparation (there is no screen door to keep out flies).
- If your Group is using the kitchen please note, in the logs provided, the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer when you first use them (Interior Health Authority requirement).
- Keep all food inside the Lodge or in vehicles as food in tents can attract unwanted animal visits.
FIRES, STOVES & LANTERNS
- Fires only at designated outside campfire sites (does not include the beach) and in the lodge fireplace.
- No fire permit is necessary for outside camp fires (the Camp has an annual permit).
- During hot dry weather fire restrictions may be imposed by the Regional District – if restrictions are in place then only camp stoves are permitted outside the Lodge.
- Ensure that there is one bucket full of water and one of sand is available when using fires sites.
- Camping Lanterns, stoves and heaters are not to be used in any buildings or tents.
- Be cautious with outdoor cooking fires & lodge fireplaces.
- Firewood is normally provided at the camp (If none is available then bring your own.
- Do not cut down trees for firewood.
- Chainsaws are not permitted at the Camp.
DRINKING & WASHING WATER
- Drinking water must be obtained only from designated sources of supply. Surface water, lake water and streams are untested; consider these sources to be UNSAFE.
- Personal washing and washing of dishes must be done on the unit campsites or designated area – NOT at the water taps.
OUT OF BOUNDS AREAS
- The steep south side hillside.
- Residence (other than to contact Camp Security person or pickup keys).
- Private Property outside of Camp boundary.
- Please use established pathways to reach the north side hilltop.
- Please follow safety guidelines for all activities on, in or around the water.
- No member shall be permitted to swim unless under responsible supervision.
- Each swim period shall be under the supervision of a qualified person to whom the water activity supervisor is responsible.
- At least one water activity supervisor for every ten (10) swimmers must be on duty.
- The minimum qualification for water activity supervisors is the Bronze Cross and they must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Water activity supervisors should be identified to the swimmers prior to the commencement of swimming activities, and suitable attire is to be worn by the supervisors while on duty.
- Before beginning a swim period, the safety of the swim area shall be established.
- Suitable rescue and reaching aids must be available at all times.
- All swim groups must be organized under the paired “buddy system”.
- The physical condition and swimming ability of each member should be known by the water activity supervisor before the activity/program begins.
SIGNS & NOTICES
- Please use flip charts or easels for signs and notices.
- Flagging tape and other trail game markers are permitted – mark trails without damaging the trees.
OBSTACLE & CHALLENGE COURSE: Not currently in use.
- Groups are responsible for all clean up of buildings, campsites, shelters, washrooms, outhouses or other areas used by the Group while at camp.
- Cleanup lists are posted in the kitchen and lodge – Failure to clean up will result in a cleaning charge.
- All recyclable materials MUST be taken away from the camp.
- Please place all other trash in the blue bin located near the entrance yellow gate.
- Cleaning supplies are provided for the bathrooms, stove and floors – all other cleaning supplies should be brought by the group.
- Leave the Camp better than you found it.