Update to Spider Lake Springs Resort

April 8, 2020 – Update to Spider Lake Springs Resort

To All Spider Lake Springs Campers

We would like to remind owners that at this time the water is not available to individual sites.  In addition, there is still no overnight stays permitted until at least April 15th, the slated opening day. Things will be reassessed daily prior to opening day and is still dependent upon the pandemic situation.

Gate card access is between the hours of 8:30am to 4pm (no buzz in, so don’t forget your card, (See Rules Section 2).

Limit contact with staff to necessary items and please maintain your social distance. When possible use the buzzer at the store to speak to them.

Common facilities to remain closed for now – washrooms, laundries, store, arcade/game room, long house, water slide and recycling. Ponds and fields will be addressed as the situation progresses and if social distancing is not practiced.

Playgrounds are closed, as we cannot maintain cleaning. Please tell your children not to use any of the equipment. Tennis courts and bike park to remain closed at this time.

Social events and larger gatherings are cancelled or postponed until BC Health Authority allow them.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.

Yours truly,

Board of Directors

Spider Lake Springs Campers Association

Burning Ban

April 1, 2020

The burning ban is still in effect, but campfires are now allowed.

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The Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department has implemented a Burning Ban at this time.

No open burning.

Please see the BHBVFD website http://bowhornbayvfd.ca.websitematic.ca/ for more information.

Propane fire pits are allowed.

 

Spider Lake Springs Resort 2020 Season Opening

March 31, 2020

To All Spider Lake Springs Campers

Proposed April 15th, 2020 Park Opening (Subject to Health and Safety Regulations being Assessed Daily)

Thank You, shareholders for your continued support and limiting your visits to Spider Springs Resort.

We, as a board, are committed to the health and safety of everyone in this park and it also allows the staff to do the work required for start up. So, let’s all keep doing our part by keeping Spider Springs Safe and Healthy for staff and campers, so it can remain open.

  1. Access to the park will be with assigned gate cards only, so arrange to meet any contractors at the gate (no buzz in, so don’t forget your card, See Rules Section 2).
  2. Limit contact with staff to necessary items and please maintain your social distance. When possible us buzzer at the store to speak to them.
  3. The Bow Horn Volunteer Fire Department has implemented a Total Ban on Burning. No open burning of any kind, this includes campfires, until further notice. Please see their web site for more info.
  4. Please No Guests or extra trailers allowed at this time. Only those family members that are on the shareholders list.
  5. Common facilities to remain closed for now – washrooms, laundries, store, arcade/game room, long house, water slide and recycling. Ponds and fields will be addressed as the situation progresses and if social distancing is not practiced.
  6. Playgrounds are closed, as we cannot maintain cleaning. Please tell your children not to use any of the equipment.
  7. Tennis courts and bike park to remain closed at this time.
  8. Internet is on at the store, the wifi works a little farther than just the covered area, but PLEASE spread out and limit your time there so that others may use it as well. All seating and tables have been removed at this time. If large gatherings are observed, then the internet service will be suspended.
  9. Limit your use of outside contractors to essential repairs of the RV. Please try to be with the contractor when he works at your site. Postpone the non-essential site upgrades until later in the season.
  10. Social events and larger gatherings will be cancelled or postponed until BC Health Authority allow them.

As we see in the news and social media, things are changing fast, this is our plan to move forward in a positive way but plans may be changed further as events unfold over the next few weeks or months. Programs and services will be restored as soon as deemed Safe and Practical. Limit your gatherings to small groups of people you are comfortable with on your sites.

Note: – In prior years, during long weekends, we have had over 250 sites in use. Many with numerous people on the individual site, so this can translate to in excess of 1,000 people in the park at one time.

Board of Directors

Spider Lake Springs Campers Association

Update – Spider Lake Springs Resort

March 23, 2020 – Update to Spider Lake Springs Resort

To All Spider Lake Springs Campers

We would like to thank all of you for your continued patience and support in light of the world’s present and ever evolving situation. By now I believe that most, if not all of you, have been keeping a closer eye on the latest developments with COVID-19. With communities and now provinces asking non-residents to leave, we can see the magnitude of the effects that this pandemic is having on our lives.

Decisions were made for the Health and Safety of the staff and shareholders at Spider Lake Springs Resort, they were by no means “knee jerk”, “egregious overstepping”, “irresponsible”, “unjustified” or “extreme”. As board members and shareholders, this impacts us as well.

I would like to suggest to all shareholders to please take the time to read the “Rules and Regulations”, it can be found on our web site. Please also read the “Members and Shareholders Agreement” that you signed at the time of purchase. All of the emails and Facebook posts have been read and the concerns noted, please go through the suggested reading.

If you wish to ask a question or clarify information regarding Spider Lake Springs Resort, we would be happy to answer your emails. Please send emails to spiderlakesecretary@gmail.com. Spreading disinformation is harmful to everyone.

At this time the Park will remain in the “Closed for the Season” state and No overnighting. The gate, however, will be buzzer access only during the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm for shareholders only; when the gate opens please swipe your gate card on the reader (see Section 2, 2.1 to 2.2). Should you require contractors visit your site, you are required to let the staff know and you need to meet them at the gate, as well be present at your site for the duration. Common facilities and amenities will remain closed at this time: washrooms, laundry, store, arcade/game room, water slide, recycling, playgrounds, tennis courts, bike park. Please also respectfully maintain social distancing (2 meters or 6 feet apart).

Starting April 1st, 2020, we will be reactivating gate card access between the hours of 8:30am to 4pm and no overnighting until April 15th, the slated opening day. Things will be reassessed daily prior to opening day for the season and is still dependent upon the pandemic situation

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.

Yours truly,

Board of Directors

Spider Lake Springs Campers Association

Update – Closure of Spider Lake Springs Resort

I realize this seems to be a harsh decision but at this time of year, the park is closed until April 15th  as it is every year. The decision to allow shareholders to come and stay short periods of time during the off season, was done years ago but the RDN rules say we are not to occupy at all during off season. The park is not open to those who wish to use it for the purpose of self-isolation.

Your fees are due at the same time every year, by April 30th but some leeway will be given this year and again due to the current situation. There will be no reduction of the fees. The fees cover the period from April 15th to October 15th for your right to occupy during those dates but with a facility of this size the maintenance operations don’t stop. The fees divided up to cover the parks operating expenses over the calendar year of January 1st to December 31st. Included below are instruction on how to make your payment online.

E-tranfers can be made to slsrtreasurer@gmail.com. Ensure that your name and site # are included in the transfer message. All etransfers sent are automatically deposited to the park’s bank account.

The park staff is on site seven days a week during their work hours and our security personnel 24/7 to address any emergencies that arise.

At this present time, neither the board or staff, have any knowledge of anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, that has either visited or stayed in the park.

I want to assure you that now and always, the health and safety of our park staff, our park members and the communities where we live and work, is the top priority. This was not a decision that was made lightly.

“This decision is a precautionary measure. We will review the ongoing situation prior to the parks scheduled opening of April 15th.

Access to walk in and check your trailer/lot during the day is acceptable but keep your visit brief and No Overnighting.

Thanking you for patience and understanding in this matter.

 

Yours truly,

Henry Helin

President

Spider Lake Springs Campers

FYI

BC Parks Response to COVID-19

For the health and safety of BC Parks visitors, employees, park contractors, volunteers and partners, effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending services and closing facilities in most provincial parks. (See the link below)

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

Closure of Spider Lake Springs Resort

March 20th, 2020

To All Spider Lake Springs Campers,

You may have heard through the news and media that BC has declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  We are doing our part to flatten the coronavirus curve.

As the situation around the COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, and the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak a pandemic. I am reaching out to let you know that all board members and I have been closely monitoring the situation.

As a way to help the park staff and you stay safe by limiting exposure, we have decided to close the park until further notice, effective immediately. All washrooms and facilities will be locked, as well gate access to the park is now suspended.

I want to assure you that now and always, the health and safety of our park staff, our park members and the communities where we live and work, is the top priority. This was not a decision that was made lightly. We had someone, who returned yesterday (March 19th, 2020) from traveling out of the country and used the upper washroom sometime between 2 and 6pm. The individual has no symptoms at this time. This decision is a precautionary measure. We will review the ongoing situation prior to the parks scheduled opening of April 15th.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding in this matter.

 

Yours truly,

Henry Helin, President

Spider Lake Springs Campers

Spider Lake Springs 2020 Summer Events

Tracy Zayik, Social Committee Lead has created a fantastic calendar of events for the 2020 camping season. Tracy will post events on Facebook and copies of the event calendar can be viewed on the bulletin board at the store.

The Easter Long Weekend events have been cancelled due to the existing health crisis. 

On the weekend of July 4/5, there will be events to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Park. Tracy is looking for photos from the past 30 years, please email her at thezayiks@hotmail.com. Tracy will be creating a scrapbook.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the March 2020 Board meeting we discussed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how best we could serve our members over the next few weeks/months.  We have asked Al Mainprize our Park Manager to make sure the washrooms are cleaned a little more often and that the soap and paper towel dispensers are full.

Below is a Government of Canada web site that appears to have reliable information regarding the virus.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

Updated Rules & Regulations Document

You will find an updated version of Spider Lake Springs Resort’s Rules & Regulations document under the Rules and Regulations Section http://spiderlakesprings.org/news/rules/

There has been an addition to the rules and regulations, Section 9: Staff and Camper Safety.