Monday, 23 March 2020

Closed to Visitors

The Government of Ontario has ordered all non essential businesses to close. So effective immediately, Bare Oaks is closed to visitors.

The restaurant is already closed. The office and store will now be closed as well. During our posted business hours, we will still be answering phones, responding to emails, as well as accepting packages & deliveries.

Members who have a campsite can still get through the gate to access their trailer. But as we said before, please do not come if you are sick, been exposed to someone who is sick, or have recently returned from foreign travel.

This order is for 14 days. We will update you as soon as we get more information. At this time, the impact on our operations will be minimal.

Whether at Bare Oaks or anywhere else, we remind you to:
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and water, or with alcohol based hand sanitizer. (don’t forget to wash your wrists, under your fingernails and in between your fingers)
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw the tissue out immediately. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing: no hugs, handshakes, kiss, etc...
  • Don't share utensils, pens, electronics, etc...
  • Avoid crowds and groups

Monday, 16 March 2020

We are open


We have had several people inquire about whether we going to close. We are open and planning on staying open. Our wide open spaces are great if you want to get away from people. For those who have a trailer here, it might be the ideal place to isolate yourself for a bit.

We have taken precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the infection:
  • We have always cleaned the public areas regularly. But we have added the additional step of disinfecting "touch" areas (door knobs, locks, counters, handrails, etc...) three times per day.
  • Sick team members are always encouraged to stay home but we will now be more proactive about it.
  • We have provided additional training for the team.
  • We have always had hand sanitizer available and will continue to do so until the supply runs out.
  • We have posted information form York Region Health.
March 22 edit: The hot tub and sauna have been closed to ensure proper social distancing between people. No gatherings in the the clubhouse are allowed for the same reason.

Whether at Bare Oaks or anywhere else, we encourage you to:
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and water, or with alcohol based hand sanitizer. (don’t forget to wash your wrists, under your fingernails and in between your fingers)
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw the tissue out immediately. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing: no hugs, handshakes, kiss, etc...
  • Don't share utensils, pens, electronics, etc...
  • Avoid large crowds and groups
If you have any of the following symptoms, please do not come to Bare Oaks.
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
If you have been out of the country recently or exposed to someone with the virus, please do not come to Bare Oaks.

If you are older, have a serious chronic medical condition, or are immunocompromised you should stay home; please do not come to Bare Oaks.

Otherwise, we look forward to your visit!

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Access this weekend


‪If you’re coming to Bare Oaks this weekend, you’ll see that Kennedy Road is closed at Doane Road for construction. But that’s happening just past our driveway so you still need to access from the south end. Just ask the nice attendant to let you through. ‬

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Camera Lens Covers

Smartphone lens covers

We have had a number of incidents last summer where people using their smartphones looked like they were taking pictures. The Bare Oaks policy on photography has always welcomed picture taking as long as everyone within range gave permission. This was easy to manage when photography was only done using specific picture-taking devices. But the ubiquity of phones with built-in cameras and the fact that people are always using them has led to a great deal of consternation.

To solve this problem, members and visitors are now required to have a Bare Oaks camera sticker on the lens if they will be using their smartphone at the park. We had special ones produced by camJAMR in bright pink so its presence is obvious. The camJAMR people tell us that the adhesive will not damage your lens nor will it leave any residue.

We will give everyone one free sticker for their phone. But if you like them, you can purchase a set to block all your other cameras too. With all the stories going around about webcams being hacked, many people now like to cover all their digital camera lenses. But the custom Bare Oaks camJAMRs are only available through the office at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park!


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Trailer Open House - Site 218


Have you been thinking you'd like a new deck, sunroom, or trailer?  Or are you just curious about what the options are?  Or do you just want to see a new trailer, sunroom, and deck?

Come to site 218, get a tour, and ask all your questions this weekend:

  • Saturday July 20 - 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday July 21 - 11am to 1pm




Saturday, 6 July 2019

Flooding from torrential rains yesterday evening



There were heavy rains yesterday evening and we've had some flooding in the park. The Black River broke its banks. Area roads may be flooded. Environment Canada issued a warning of up to 50mm/hour. Our weather station registered 124mm/hour at 19h40. A daily total of 77.5mm by 20h30. (there was 0.3mm at 13h00 and 4.8mm at 16h15) For more facts like this, check our weather station at http://www.BareOaks.ca/weather


Friday, 28 June 2019

Hot Tub Update


We have been struggling for several weeks to repair a major leak under the hot tub. The biggest problem has been accessing the area in order to do the repair. After many calls, one company finally showed up and thought we wanted the hot tub completely removed. (e.g. cut out and disposed of) 😲We informed them of our actual plans so they left and never came back. 😒

A second company declined after many calls. 😞

Feeling deeply frustrated, our team decided to build a lifting rig themselves. They did a very good job so next time it will be faster. But hopefully there won’t be a next time because the hot tub won’t leak again.

We were planning to have the hot tub back up and running for the Canada Day weekend. Unfortunately, during the repair process, a key fitting broke which had to be ordered. As such, the hot tub will not be operational until next week.

We apologize for any disappointment you may experience as a result of this situation.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Pool and Hot Tub Hours



The pool is now open for the season!
But with a new season comes new government regulations. Despite the fact that our water treatment system is fully automated, we now need to test every 4 hours to confirm that the system is actually working. Previously, testing in the morning was deemed adequate.

That means that the pool can only be open when there is staff on duty to test it. This new regulation also applies to the hot tub.

Pool and Hot Tub Hours:

Sunday - Thursday 9am - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 1:30am
Sunday before a holiday Monday 9am - 1:30am

Lake Beamor remains open at all times and free from regulations. You can still take responsibility for yourself and decide when and how you want to swim.

Note: We are able to extend the open times beyond the office hours by rearranging how we schedule staff. But in the off season, the pool and hot tub open hours will have to be much shorter due to the limited number of staff members.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Recycling, composting, and other waste

Recycling, composting, and waste disposal using Molok

You may have noticed that the dumpsters were replaced on Earth Day with these new containers. They are called Moloks. They were invented in the 1980's in Finland. They take less space than a dumpster but hold more, are easier to access, and look better.

With the new system, we now have 3 different waste receptacles:
  1. Mixed recycling
  2. Organic waste (ie. compost)
  3. Garbage for landfill
The objective is to have as little of the last one as possible.

Members and regular visitors will realize that the organics collection is new to us. Only include things that will rot and decompose. Please do not put plastic bags in the organic waste as they will contaminate the compost. Plastic bags do not belong in the recycling either as they are not recyclable. Try to avoid plastic bags and plastic packaging as much as possible.

Please note that the recycling and organics collections rules are different everywhere. So that it is clear, we have created a brochure to help explain what goes where at Bare Oaks. If you have any questions, please ask the office.


Wondering how Moloks get emptied?  Watch this video:

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Yoga with Nikki is Back!

Nude Yoga

Clothing-free yoga returns starting this Saturday April 27th and every Saturday from 11am - noon until September 28th. Both novices and veterans are welcome.

There's no minimum attendance so, if only one person shows up, it's happening. It will be outdoors if the weather allows or indoors otherwise.

$10 per person. Yoga mat rentals are available. Just bring yourself. You're already wearing everything you need.


Important notices:
  • Non-members must also register in the office before participating.
  • The yoga classes are provided by an independent individual. Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park only coordinates the arrangement and is not responsible for the service provided.