Determine Your Costs

Leading a program at Naramata Centre is an experience beneficial for you, the participants and the Centre. As a contracted program leader, you determine your per-participant program fee. When planning your program consider: all your expenses (accommodation, travel, insurance, food, etc); add course material costs if applicable; calculate your preparation and instruction time; and identify your profit goals. Please establish a minimum number of participants to guarantee you and the Centre are able to generate adequate revenue.

On-site Accommodation

If you wish to stay at the Centre, a variety of on-site rental accommodations are available. Food services are not available at Naramata Centre, but most units provide private or shared cooking facilities. Payment for accommodation will not be required before your program start date.  A base accommodation rate will be deducted from your gross revenue before your profit is calculated. If you choose to upgrade your accommodation unit, costs above the base rate, will be calculated as an expense from your proportion of the profit.

Facility Use Fee 

Once the full revenue is received from your program, a standard leader accommodation cost, and related material costs will be deducted. The remainder of the income will be shared 60/40. You will retain 60% of your participant program fee and the Naramata Centre will reserve 40% as a facility use fee. This fee covers Naramata Centre’s costs including: an on-site manager, program administrator, building utilities, site maintenance, etc.

Stay tuned: We have a Program Leader Revenue Calculator to assist in determining your costs and per-participant fee for your proposed program. Updated 2018 accommodation rates for Spring, Summer and Fall will soon be posted.

We value and welcome gifts of Time, Treasure and Talent!

If you would prefer to donate your leadership at the Centre this summer, you will still need to determine your per-participant fee. Naramata Centre will charge the participants in your course the full participant program fee. Once your expenses have been covered, you have two donation options. You can choose to accept the profit, and then donate it back, receiving a tax receipt. Or you may choose to opt out of your portion of the profit.

Emergent community life

The Naramata Centre Society team  will be present to support you, your participants and the larger community in building community life beyond program hours. The Centre is located within a vibrant village and a vast valley. Your participants could include villagers, valley-ers, and visitors from afar. There will be invitations for all to contribute time, talents and ideas as the community experience emerges.


Marketing of your program is a shared responsibility. We require that program leaders to promote their own programs. We encourage you to create and distribute your own marketing materials and promote your program within your own networks. The Centre will also promote your program as we post your program information on our website, social media, and direct people on our mailing lists to this information.


Program descriptions, leader bios and dates will be posted on the Naramata Centre Society (NCS) website, and registration and payment will be directed through the NCS website. As a contracted leader, you will be responsible for submitting your invoice to be paid out when you have completed your program.

Criminal Record Check

Closer to the time of your program commencing, you will be asked to complete a Criminal Record Check. This can be done through the online service through the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) with the Government of BC or through your local Police Service. A copy of a current Criminal Record Check/Police check will be accepted.

Insurance (under review)

The Bylaws of the Naramata Centre Society require that insurance is maintained at all times. As an independent contracted program leader, you require insurance that provides not less than two million dollars of general liability insurance for the contract term, with Naramata Centre Society named as co-insured. We encourage you to access insurance through your own provider, or the Centre’s provider, Johnston Meirer Insurance Agencies Group. Rick James can be contact at 1-888-443-9678 or by email at Costs should be factored into your program fees. We suggest securing insurance no sooner than 30 days before your program start date. 

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