Save the Date!

Naramata Centre Spring Work Week and Fall Work Weekend

Naramata Centre will be hosting a work week from May 23 to 27 to get the Centre ready for the recently announced summer season which starts May 28 and ends October 15, 2016. We welcome all who are willing to come and work at the Centre during these 5 days. If you are unable to attend but would like to help the Centre please donate towards the costs of materials and equipment for this week on our website at

Some examples of the work are:

  • Exterior maintenance for Chalmers Chapel including scraping and staining the wood
  • Site cleanup - raking, pruning, weeding, mulching etc.
  • Painting
  • Cleaning out the green house, shops and fenced yard
  • Setting up the south side camp kitchen, Creekside commons, distributing picnic tables and raking camp spots
  • Inspecting and ensuring children’s play spaces are safe
  • Ensuring electrical to campsites is all operational, fixing signage throughout the campgrounds and site
  • Cleaning the camp washrooms - fresh coat of paint on floors and walls if necessary
  • Getting the accommodation rooms ready - includes cleaning, furniture and housewares placement
  • Weeding and raking the beach

Accommodation in the Campground, East Court, Orchard Court or Cottage Court is free in return for your labour. Expect a 9-4 work day as there is much to be done. Most of the accommodation is in reasonable shape but you will need to clean your space when you move in and when you leave. Clean bedding and towels will be supplied. You will be responsible for your own meals. Potluck meals are a definite possibility!

Given the nature of the week and the type of work we have planned we recommend that if families are considering coming to the work week that only people under 18 who are capable of working independently attend with their parents or guardians. We will be opening registration for the work week in March.

We are holding a similar work weekend opportunity October 21-24. Please save this date. We will provide more details later this spring.