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 and no cannabis policy at Camp Dunlop. No illegal or controlled substances are to be used on camp property. NO ALCOHOL NO CANNABIS
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 – keep roadways clear at all times
- Do not drive or park in on the septic field area in front of the Lodge.
- Speed limit at the Camps is 10 kilometers per hour.
- No motorcycles, ATVs or other motorized vehicles are permitted at the Camp.
- Campers/RVs/trailers require approval when booking (no RV hook-ups/sani-stations at the Camp).
- Lock your cars & store valuables in a safe location (Scouts Canada is not responsible for loss/damage to personal items).
GENERAL CAMP GUIDELINES:
- Camp leaders/organizers are responsible for the health, safety and conduct of their camp.
- At least one certified Standard First Aider with CPR must be on site at all times and provided by the group
- Any injury, accident or damage to property must be reported to Security and the Camp Booking Coordinator as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so.
- 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.
CAMPFIRES – rules updated May 16, 2019:
Camp Dunlop is within the City of Kelowna and is subject to very specific restrictions to maintain its Campfire Permit. These restrictions have been increased. All users must respect these rules which have been put in place by the Kelowna Fire Department
PROCEDURE BEFORE LIGHTING YOUR CAMPFIRE
- Permit – look to see that a valid Campfire permit is posted in the lodge – check expiry date
- Fire Location – only at one of the two designated campfire pits – one is outside the main lodge and the other is at the East end of the camp (upper end) No fires elsewhere on Camp Dunlop property and do not create your own firepits.
- Check Fintry Danger Rating No burning if the Fintry Danger Class is High (4) or Extreme (5). Check the following website for the latest Danger Class: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprscripts/dgrcls/index.asp?region=5
- Air Quality Index No burning if the Central Okanagan Air Quality Health Index Value is High (7-10) or Very High (10+) Check the following website for the latest Air Quality Health Index Value: www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/find-stations-map.html
- Notify the Kelowna Fire Department dispatch at 250-469-8801 before lighting the fire.
- Size – Maximum permitted campfire size is 0.5 m in width x 0.5 m in height (this is 19.5inch x 19.5 inch) This is per government regulations – do not exceed this size
- Water Keep at least 8 litres of water on hand while the campfire is lit.
- Firewood is normally provided at the camp – do not use oversized wood
- Do not cut down trees for firewood.
- Chainsaws are not permitted at the Camp.
STOVES & LANTERNS
- Camping Lanterns, stoves and heaters are not to be used in any buildings or tents.
- Propane firepits may be used with caution – to be supplied by the camp user and must be in good operating condition and meet Canadian standards.
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.
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.
- OBSTACLE & CHALLENGE COURSE: Not currently in use.
- Please use established pathways to reach the north side hilltop.
SWIMMING – STAY OFF THE DOCK – STORM DAMAGE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED
USE CAUTION AT BEACH AREA AND IN THE WATER DUE TO STORM DAMAGE
- 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 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.
- Leave no Trace – Signs and fixings must be removed and where not needed disposed of.
- 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 returnable materials MUST be taken away from the camp.
- Please place all other trash and accepted recycling in the correct bin located near the 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.
- Please return the keys to the wooden box at the residence.