CAMPSITE & CABIN GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES
The Cabins 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 no alcohol and no cannabis 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.), nor the provision of products (e.g. food, craft supplies).
WILDERNESS CABIN-SPECIFIC RULES AND POLICIES
GENERAL CABIN GUIDELINES
- Please follow the rules outlined below and help us to keep fees down.
- Leaders are responsible for the health, safety and conduct of their Group.
- At least one Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR qualified person must be supplied by the Group booking the camp.
- Keep all food inside the Lodge or in vehicles as food in tents can attract unwanted animal visits.
- Any Injury or Incident that occurs must be reported to Jim Smith as soon as possible.
- Firearms, fireworks and slingshots are not allowed at either Hydraulic Lake Camp or Pear Lake Camp.
- Be sure to keep the orange access gate at McCulloch Road locked at all times.
- Note the location of the fire extinguisher box. The box is to remain unlocked at all times – do not lock the box.
CABIN STOVES & LANTERNS
- The water in the barrels is for emergency use only (If you use it to extinguish your fire then please refill the barrels).
- The wood in the large woodshed is for cabin use only (It is not for campfire use).
- Please refrain from stacking excess firewood on cabin porches.
- Use only electric or globed lantern lighting in the cabins (Do not use candles).
- Ensure that there is no fire ban imposed either by the camp manager, Ministry of Forests, or otherwise
- The wood in the small wood shelters, near the campfire rings, is for campfire use. If the shelters are empty then collect your own wood (do not cut live trees).
- Campfires are to be used only in campfire rings only and only if fire bans are not in effect.
- Keep campfires small and attended at all times –
- The maximum permitted campfire size is 0.5 m in width x 0.5 m in height (this is 19.5inch x 19.5 inches) This is per government regulations – do not exceed this size
DRINKING-WATER & CANOE USE
- Water from the lake must be boiled, filtered or treated for drinking.
- If using the canoes, carry them, do not drag them.
- All safety equipment must be used (PFDs, bailers, ropes, etc.) when using canoes.
- 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.
- Clean up cabins, outhouses and other areas used – leave the site better than you found it.
- Leave kindling and a small amount of wood in the cabins to help the next group get started.
- Do not leave food behind in cabins (mouse and rodent problems).
- Pack out all garbage and recyclables.
- Lock the orange access gate at McCulloch Road.
- Return keys immediately and report any problems you may have noticed or experienced to Jim Smith (cell) 250-863-6052.