Oliver Based Camps – FAQ’s
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During the week we will launder their team shirts. Please note that during the hectic week it may be difficult to get to the Laundromat so please pack the necessary change of clothing for the week.
Yes, they will need a pair of baseball pants as they will play a number of games throughout the week. If you do not own a pair of pants, call your local league and they should supply a pair for you. As far as a team jersey, it is not neccessary as we supply a team shirt for them.
The camp concludes on the last scheduled day after Tournament play. The Tournament Championship game usually is finishes by 2 pm with semi finals finishing up around lunch time. Players not playing in the Championships are free to leave after checking out with their team counsellor. Parents and family members are welcome to watch Tournament play.
Yes, go into the tournament page and click the accommodation section for Oliver based camps. There you will find listings of our Partners as well as links to other offerings in the South Okanagan valley.
We feel it very important that your child does have a calling card or long distance card so that they may contact you. Ideally, a cell phone would be best as sometimes there is a line up to use the pay phones during the down times. Please educate your child on how to use their calling cards or cell phone.
Oliver is located in the Sunny Okanagan Valley on the Canadian side.
20 minutes north of the US/Canadian border crossing located on Highway 97(Oroville/Osoyoos crossing)
30 minutes southwest of Penticton, B.C.
4 hours and 30 minutes east of Vancouver on either Hwy 3 (Hope/Princeton) or Hwy 5 (Coquihalla)
5 hours and 30 minutes northeast of Seattle either by Hwy 2 or 90 east to Wenatchee and then north up Hwy 97 through the US/Canadian border.
Drop off is normally between 2 pm and 4 pm on the first day of camp unless otherwise stated. Pick up is on the final afternoon of camp, between 12pm and 2pm depending on Tournament schedule. Drop off and Pick Up point is at the Oliver hockey arena (main entrance on East side) located at: 6359 Park Drive, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0.
The number for camp office during the month of August is 250 498 2259. Best time to call for mornings is 7:30 am to 9 am; for afternoons, 12:15 pm to 2 pm and for evenings, 4 pm to 6 pm. If we are not available, please feel free to leave a message including your name, your phone number and player name.
Yes there is three pay phones they can use, however they must have either a long distance telephone card or a calling card. Please educate them on how to use their calling card. It is not uncommon for campers to have a cell phone with them for their week at camp.
The average amount allotted by the parents is $40.00, this money is banked and can be withdrawn upon request. The money is spent at the snack bar and at the pro shop. No cash is kept by the players, it is all banked and logged and can be taken out at anytime. This policy eliminates missing cash.
A certified chef handles all the cooking. The players are given three square meals a day plus snacks (usually fruit). We have had great reviews on the cooking and have been very pleased with our cook and staff. Campers who have special meals or allergies work with the cook to coordinate their meals.
The campers sleep on single layer bunks on the floor surface in the hockey arena. The bunks are comfortable and all come with a foot locker (it does not lock) for clothing and personal belongings. You would be very surprised with the cleanliness of the sleeping quarters as we are very strict on this matter.
Yes, they will need a sleeping bag, pillow and we recommend a bed sheet. The bed comes with a freshly cleaned bottom sheet.
There are four sets of showers throughout the arena, as well as showers at the community pool which they visit daily.
When the campers are split into their teams they are assigned a counsellor/coach who sleeps in their team area and coaches/guides and watches over them for the week. We also have one Head Counsellor who oversees the entire program. We believe that it is very important to have a controlled and structured environment for the week.
By all means, we encourage parents to come to the park and observe the activities.
Each day, between 1:00pm – 2:00pm we are in the community swimming pool (please make sure to pack swim trunks). In the evenings we have activities such as hockey shoot outs, movie nights, capture the flag and trivia contests. Throughout the day there is free time set aside for them to relax.