Ontario has reverted to a modified stage 2 of reopening. That means at Bare Oaks that the hot tub and sauna are now closed. Gatherings are limited to 5 people indoors and 10 outdoors. The Bare Bistro is only open for take-out. Full details are available here: https://www.bareoaks.ca/covid-19/ The government announcement calls this latest measure “temporary” and “time-limited” without specifying any time limit. But hopefully in a few weeks things will have settled down and restrictions will be loosened. Read More →

There appears to be some confusion about our previous announcement regarding the new Ontario government regulation that takes effect on Wednesday, September 22nd. The proof of vaccination or medical exemption certificate requirement only applies to the indoor amenities of the clubhouse/main building. Since our initial announcement, the government has issued more details about where and how restrictions for unvaccinated people must be applied. The following activities and areas are NOT restricted: Access to the office and store Toilet near the office Toilets by the beach and in the camping area Eating at the Bare Bistro patio Camping Cabin rentals Pool Beach All other outdoor areasRead More →

Effective September 22 Ontario regulations will require that people show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption certificate before using the indoor facilities of the main building/clubhouse and restaurant. For details on this regulation, please see: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings Members who do not provide proof of vaccination or a medical exemption certificate will have clubhouse access removed from their keyband and/or keyfob until this government requirement is revoked. We understand that not everyone is in agreement with this new regulation. Please do not take out your frustration on our staff as they are simply implementing a legal requirement. Failure to follow this law could result in theRead More →

It’s official!  We are entering “Step 1” of Ontario’s reopening plan on Friday!  That means: The Bare Bistro patio is open!  (you can also still do take-out) Overnight stays in campsites, rooms, and cabins are back! The pool is open! Yoga and Meditation are both in person (outdoor, maximum of 10) and online! Complete details here: https://www.bareoaks.ca/covid-19/ Since the Victoria Day weekend, we have been on summer hours (9am – 7pm Sun-Thu & 9am-9pm Fri-Sat)Read More →

The government of Ontario has released its “Roadmap to Reopen”. The initial stage which they call “Before Step One” allows us to open to visitors and members for day use of “outdoor recreational amenities”.Read More →

Nobody wants another lockdown!  To prevent that we need: People to maintain physical distance and wear masks indoors To do a lot of testing to identify problems early Tracing to warn anyone who is exposed and prevent further spread In order to make the third objective more effective, we need as many people as possible to install the Canadian contact tracing app on their smartphone. It’s free and if you come Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park and show the app you get $10 off your day fees when you visit in August. Members get a $10 credit on their account if they show the app onRead More →

We now have a page listing what is currently open at Bare Oaks. We will keep updating it as government regulations and our own processes change. https://www.bareoaks.ca/covid-19/Read More →

The provincial government announced today new regulations that allow Bare Oaks members with a trailer to access it starting on Saturday May 16th. The announcement authorizes “access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.” At this time, we still cannot accept any leisure visits for motel rooms, cabins, or short-term camping. We expect this to change in the very near future. If you make a reservation and we have to cancel it because of government restrictions, we will give you a full refund. If you cancel the reservation then our normal cancellation policy still applies. On Tuesday May 19th the province willRead More →

On March 23rd the Ontario Government ordered all non-essential businesses to close for 14 days. That order was extended into May and could be extended again. The good news is that we have “flattened the curve” and things seem to be under control. The government has announced that they have a 3 stage plan to allow businesses to reopen. That is not to be confused with their 3 phase plan; the 3 stages are part of phase 2. Confused yet? Here it is if you want to read it all: https://files.ontario.ca/mof-framework-for-reopening-our-province-en-2020-04-27.pdf But all you need to know right now is that: There are NO dates ThereRead More →