What is happening with summer camps?

    Summer Camps will begin July 6th. Registration is open online or by phone 250-248-3252 Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

    While we have had to reduce our number of camps being offered and the maximum capacity of our camps, we are committed to providing campers with a fun focused camp experience. 

    We are currently working to ensure protocols in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC requirements and aligned with industry guidelines set by the BC Recreation and Parks Association are in place. 

    Registered families will receive detailed information about what to expect at camp this summer. Things will be a bit different, but we will do our best to keep the focus on creating a memorable camp experience. 

    View our Welcome to Camp Video .

     

    Expectations of Program Participants and Facility Users

    We have missed you! We want to continue to be able to reopen our programs and facilities as our Province moves through the COVID restart phases. In order to do that we ALL need to work together.  With this goal in mind we have the follow expectations of our patrons:  

    We ask that you NOT attend any of our programs or facilities if any of the follow apply to you or a member of your household

    1. if you are experiencing ANY cold, flu or COVID-19 like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue or loss of appetite)
    2. you and/or your household have traveled to any country outside of Canada within the last 14 days
    3. have been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19

    *BC COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool Flow Chart https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

    Reminders:

    • We ask that you wash or sanitize your hands prior to arriving at our program sites 
    • Feel free to wear a mask if you like
    • Please take the time to read posted signage and follow the directives provided 
    • Do your best to maintain a 2m physical distance from others 
    • Be respectful of other people’s comfort levels about personal space, this includes our staff and instructors
    • Cough/sneeze into your elbow
    • Dispose of any tissues in the garbage
    • Bring a reusable water bottle with you

    If you have questions or concerns, please ask to speak to a staff member.

    We expect that all program participants will adhere to established protocols.  Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave a program without refund. 

    When will fields and sport courts be available for booking?

    As of June 27th fields and courts are available for booking.   For bookings please contact fieldbooking@rdn.bc.ca 

    Please be sure that your local club/group has a return to sport plan in place. These plans will be required prior to use of any public facilities/amenities, including fields and sport courts for organized sport activities (practices, games, tournaments). For guidelines and samples of plans visit: www.viasport.ca/return-sport 

    If you are looking to book a field/sport court but your sport group is NOT affiliated with a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) please ask for a copy of the non affiliated sport user guidelines. We also have on for non sport groups using sport courts/fields. 

    When will Oceanside Place reopen?

    Oceanside Place will reopen gradually over the summer months. Strategies and protocols are being developed and need to be established prior to reopening to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the public and our employees. 

    In July  the dry floor pond will host some of our summer day camp programs. 

    At this time, we do not have a confirmed opening date for ice surfaces but once a date is determined notice will be provided. Things will look different and there will be additional expectations regarding how you use the facility.

    Can I book a facility yet? What will be required to book a facility?

    At this time neither Ravensong Aquatic Centre or Oceanside Place are available for booking. 

    Fields/sport courts are now available for booking.

    IMPORTANT: If you belong to a sport user group that rents and or books a facility managed by the RDN please be sure that your local club/group is working on a return to sport plan now. These plans will be required prior to use of any of the facilities, including fields and sport courts for organized sport activities (practices, games, tournaments). Visit: www.viasport.ca/return-sport for sample plans and guidelines. 

    If you are a renter within our facilities, there will be new protocols in place . Groups will be expected to adhere to all facility requirements in order to help us all stay safe.

    When will Ravensong Aquatic Centre reopen?

    We do not have a confirmed opening date for Ravensong Aquatic Centre; we are working towards a September opening. Many considerations and requirements need to be met before we can reopen safely to the public. Once we have a confirmed reopening date, we will communicate it with the public. 

    When Ravensong does reopen things will be different; there will be lower maximum capacities for the facility, our programs and lessons be offered in new formats, patron movement through the facility will be different, as will staff/patron interactions. We ask for your patience now and when we reopen as this will be new for all of us.


    When will swim lessons be offered at Ravensong?

    We do not know when swim lessons will be available, as reopening of the pool will be done in a phased manner. 

    How do I get in touch with the Recreation Department?

    Our administration and programming staff are currently available by phone, reach us at  250- 248-3252 Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm. These hours will increase as we move forward.

    You can also email us at recparks@rdn.bc.ca this email is monitored Monday- Friday

    To stay informed about our reopening plans please be sure to visit www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation