The Camps are for use by “Scout Like” youth-oriented non-profit groups such as Scouting Groups, Church Groups, School Groups, Cadets, and other similar youth-oriented groups.
The rental does not include the services of Scouts Canada’s employees or volunteers nor the provision of products (e.g. food, craft supplies).
REGISTRATION & INSURANCE
All groups must complete the registration form here https://centralokanaganscoutcamps.ca/contact-us/.
Non-scouting groups must provide:
- Proof of general Liability insurance, reflecting a combined limit of not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence and specifying that Scouts Canada is an additional insured party.
- A signed Scouts Canada Organizational Hold-Harmless And Indemnity Agreement which can be found here
- Camp Security must be notiﬁed if someone is missing or injured to require professional emergency assistance. If no one is available at Camp, contact Emergency Services at 911.
HEALTH & SAFETY
- 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 and provided by the Group.
- Groups are required to provide their own First Aider and First Aid supplies.
- Any injury, accident or damage to property must be reported to Security and the Camp Booking Coordinator as soon as it is reasonably safe.
- Please do not sit on table tops.
- Removal of graffiti and repairs due to vandalism or damage to Camp property and equipment will be charged to the Group.
- Accidents must be recorded in the accident book in the kitchen.
Security for the Camp can be found on the property by the main gate. Keys to access the property will be available upon arrival in the red key box by the front door.
PARKING & VEHICLES
- The speed limit at the Camps is 10 kilometres per hour.
- Parking is for cars and trucks in the designated parking areas only. Campers/RVs/trailers require approval when booking (no RV hook-ups/Sani-stations at the Camp).
- Maintain a clear fire lane to the Lodge and rear of the Camp.
- Do not drive or park in the septic field area in front of the Lodge.
- Recreational motorcycles, ATVs or other motorized vehicles are not permitted at the Camp.
- Lock your cars & store valuables in a safe location (Scouts Canada is not responsible for loss/damage to personal items).
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
- Alcoholic beverages or non-prescription drugs are not allowed in Camp or while traveling to or returning from Camp. Smoking is permitted outdoors and away from youth.
- Firearms, fireworks and slingshots are not allowed in the Camp.
FIRES & CAMPFIRES & SAFETY
- Non-propane campfires and outdoor wood-burning appliances are not permitted in Kelowna – including fire pits, wood stoves, chimneys and other appliances.
- Propane fire pits may be used with caution – to be supplied by the camp user and must be in good operating condition and meet Canadian standards.
- Please use the ﬁre-pits for outdoor fires with suﬃcient water buckets nearby.
- Groups in violation of CRD or Provincial Fire Bans may be subject to a ﬁne and asked to leave the property.
STOVES & LANTERNS
- Gas lanterns, stoves, and heaters are not allowed in any indoor area or tent.
WILDLIFE, ANIMALS & PETS
- Only certiﬁed therapy and assistance animals are welcomed on site.
- Bears and Deer are known to frequent the area; please ensure you and your group are familiar with what to do if you encounter them. Visit https://wildsafebc.com/learn/camping/ for more information.
- Keep a “Bare” campsite to keep you and your camping neighbours safe. Anything with an odour can attract wildlife. Never leave these items unattended or bring them into your sleeping area. Keep all attractants in your vehicle and never in your tent.
- Dispose of grey water (water used for dishwashing) in the kitchen sink or at least 50 m from the sleeping area. Dispose of garbage and recyclables promptly in the commercial bins in the carpark
- Ensure washrooms are kept clean and cleaned daily using the provided supplies.
- The key for the washroom door may be obtained from the Security located as you drive into the property.
- Upon leaving the site, washrooms must be clean with no waste left in toilets, bins, floors or counters.
DRINKING & WASHING WATER
- Drinking water is available from designated sources of supply. Surface water, lake water and streams are untested; consider these sources UNSAFE.
- The outdoor water taps must not be used for personal washing and washing of dishes.
- The steep south side hillside.
- Front gate Residence (other than to contact Camp Security person or pick up keys).
- Private property around the Camp.
- Please use established pathways to reach the north side hilltop.
- Please follow safety guidelines for all activities 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. They must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Identify water activity supervisors to the swimmers before 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 water activity supervisor should know each member’s physical condition and swimming ability 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 disposed of where not needed.
- 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 near the yellow gate.
- Cleaning supplies are provided for the bathrooms, stove and floors – the Group should bring all other cleaning supplies.
- Leave the Camp better than you found it.
- Please return the keys to the wooden box at the residence.