Rules & Regulations

YOUR GUIDE TO HAPPY CAMPING

THE SEASON: Spruce Sands R.V. Resort’s services operate from May long weekend to the beginning of October (weather permitting). Vehicle access to sites is closed throughout the winter months, but walk ins are allowed. NO off road vehicles allowed on or off season.

QUIET HOURS: Our quiet hours are from 11 P.M. to 8 A.M. Be respectful and considerate of other campers. Any activity or noise which may affect the comfort of other campers is not permitted. This includes loud music, shouting, profanities and any other offensive conduct.

OUR LAND: Please look after our environment. Creating additional space, including paths or removal of live trees or brush without permission will not be allowed. Take into consideration the next tenant may not want that path there.

TREE REMOVAL: All tree removal is at discretion of management. If management deems it necessary the trailer and any other structures must be removed before tree removal is
performed. If customer does not wish to comply with structure removal, they will be charged for any and all expenses incurred.

WASHROOMS: The washrooms were designed for your convenience and are not a playground.
Children under six should be accompanied by an adult. Anyone caught vandalizing the washrooms will be evicted from the park.

PETS: All pets must be on a leash, under physical control, and not a nuisance to other
campers. Please carry a plastic bag with you and clean up after your pet. Respect your neighbours by not leaving your pet tied up and alone at your trailer while you are gone. They miss you and usually let everyone know it.

VISITORS: All unregistered overnight quests, 18 years of age or older, will be charged $5.00 per night. A seasonal guest rate is available upon request.

TELEPHONE MESSAGES: Only emergency phone messages will be delivered to campsites. All other messages will be posted on the Note Board outside the store. We are not always available to receive phone messages or seek people, therefore, Spruce Sands is not responsible for undelivered or missed messages.

PAYMENTS: Payment on your site is due no later than May 1st. A deposit of $200.00 is due no later than October 1st and will guarantee your site for the upcoming year. Should you wish to pull your camping unit out for any length of time it is imperative that you advise the management of the time it will be gone. Failure to do so will automatically be assumed you have left for the balance of the season and subsequent loss of your site. Non payment of site by May 1st will be constituted as non compliance of rental agreement and services may be restricted to that site. The RV and all other items on the site will become the property of Spruce Sands RV Resort. Items left behind will be stored for 30 days at the tenants risk. After 30 days, all possessions including the R.V. will be sold to re-coup all debt as owed to Spruce Sands R.V. Resort. Compensation or forewarning should not be expected.

PAYMENT PLAN: Spruce Sands offers the option of a payment plan. This plan is an agreement to pay 10 post-dated cheques through the fall to spring months allowing you to be fully paid by July 1st. This due date is only for those paying with the 10 post-dated cheques.

SPEED LIMIT: A speed limit of 15 K.P.H. within the park area is requested. Be careful, don’t speed and take extra care around corners, we have lots of children in the area and you cannot always see around the bend.

APPEARANCE: It is the responsibility of the customer to maintain their campsite and camping unit in an attractive, clean, and orderly condition. Cans, bottles, etc. littered on a site is not acceptable. A maintenance fee will be charged to campers neglecting their campsite. Dumping is not allowed at the back of the sites.

DOUBLING UP: Our sites are designed for one trailer and one family. If you wish to have a second trailer you will have to rent a second site. Dining tents will be allowed. You must inform management in advance of anyone using your campsite in the event you and your partner are both absent. The behavior of said guests will reflect on you. All damages caused by your guest will be billed to you.

STRUCTURES: NO wooden structures, such as sheds or cabanas, are allowed in the park. Limited metal structures may be added to campsites only with permission of management. Structures not meeting our specifications must be reconstructed or removed. NO EXCEPTIONS. No trailer, landing, etc may be closer than 15 feet from another unit. Decks can be no longer or wider than the main body of the trailer. In certain areas of the park trailer sizes will be limited. Please check with management before purchasing new units and also before any building project. Only one extra fridge, which must be rated energy efficient, and only one storage shed, management approved, will be allowed per lot.

WHEN SELLING: All lots must revert to conform to the current rules of the resort. One trailer, one extra fridge (must be energy efficient), one shed, no cabanas and all fences must be removed.

PLAYGROUND: Use of the playground is at your own risk. Children should be supervised at all times. For the safety of all guests and tenants the playground and other recreational structures will be closed at dusk.

GARBAGE: Garbage must be put in plastic bags, tied, then deposited into the garbage container located at the beginning of E loop. Any item, other than household bagged garbage is your responsibility, and should be taken to the R.M. of Gimli dump, municipal permit may be required. Ask for directions at the store or office. If you cannot remove a large item yourself management will remove the item for you at our convenience at a cost to you. Any one caught dumping garbage or other items in undesignated areas (which includes the area outside the garbage container) can be evicted from the park.

INSURANCE: You are responsible for insuring your camping unit and all personal belongings on your campsite. We are not responsible for accidents, power failures, thefts, break-ins, or losses. It is recommended that all perishable items be removed from your site before you leave for home.

Please remember to not litter, damage property, or trespass on or through other people’s property or campsites (including sites of absent tenants). Glass bottles must be handled carefully everywhere in the campground. Broken glass is hazardous.

ELECTRICAL SERVICE: The electrical service to your trailer is 30 amps. Please make sure you do not overload your wiring. Flawed electrical cords, and or connections, must be replaced or repaired immediately. For safety and maximum capability of amperage, a heavy duty 10-gauge electrical connection cord should be used. NO MORE than 2 fridges, which includes the RV fridge, per lot and they should be energy efficient. Please have your lights and air conditioners turned off when not necessary and whenever you are away. If you “pop” your breaker we will turn it on at our convenience and we will not go out after 10 PM. If you “pop” your breaker more than once per season, we may require that you have your trailer inspected by a certified electrician with a report given to us of its condition. If you are unsure of what you can use please ask management.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Intentional destruction (vandalism) of any park property or other campers property will result in the eviction of said camper and family. Tampering, defacing, moving or misuse of said property will not be tolerated. In any of these cases the tenant may be criminally charged and/or evicted as well as charged for any and all repairs or replacement costs.

OFF ROAD VEHICLES: Mini bikes, trikes and any other off road vehicles are not to be driven through the park at any time or for any reason as they are very noisy and tend to aggravate the other campers. There are designated areas outside of the park that are excellent for these vehicles.

GOLF CARTS: Golf carts are motorized vehicles and as such must be treated with respect. No one under the age of 16 years of age are allowed to operate a golf cart unless accompanied by an adult. They must follow the speed limits and all rules within the park. Golf carts must be well maintained and kept in good running condition. Gas powered carts must be maintained to operate with minimum noise and exhaust pollution. They are to be used ONLY on the main road systems. NO driving on the communal grassed areas, except for event workers and handicapped customers, and NO cutting thru lots. Hours of operation are 8 am to 11 pm. All golf carts must have a park issued “golf cart pass”. Each golf cart will be issued two decals, which must be displayed prominently on either side of the golf cart at all times. Driving outside the park grounds on municipal and/or provincial roadways and allowances is illegal.

ROADS: Please keep all vehicles off the grass. We have roads and driveways that are made specifically for vehicles. There will be no parking or driving on the grassed areas.

WATER: The use of water during peak hours must be kept to a minimum. The watering of plants, washing of vehicles, etc. will not be allowed at this time. The watering can be done during off peak hours such as the late evening or early morning.

TRAILERS: No trailer older than 10 years of age and in good condition will be permitted into the park without management review / approval / permission. Upon sale or transfer of ownership management needs to be advised immediately so these rules can be presented and explained to the new tenants. Management always has the right of refusal to accept any tenant.

Any services, such as the moving of trailers, decks etc will be done, at management’s convenience, at a charge to you to be paid upon completion of work.

POLICY VIOLATORS: Policy violators or suspicious persons should be reported to management immediately. We ask that all complaints and concerns be directed to management. This allows us to deal with your concern both expediently and efficiently.

Spruce Sands RV resort reserves the right to have any person or persons vacate the campground for a minimum 24 hour period effective immediately upon violation of any of the campground’s regulations.

A permanent eviction may be given by campground management for any infraction of these rules. The tenant will be given 7 days from the day of notice to remove all possessions. In the 7 day period, management will inspect the site and assess any damages. All monies owed must be paid in full before belongings can be removed. Any possessions left after 7 days will be stored for 30 days at the tenants risk and expense, and released upon payment. After the 30 day period, all possessions become the property of Spruce Sands R.V Resort. When an eviction occurs there will be no refund or compensation.

Please inform us immediately of any phone or address changes (including off season). When the tenant wishes to vacate the trailer site, notice must be given in advance to the management. There will be no sub-letting of trailers.

We will not release any personal information regarding our customers, without prior approval, except for lot numbers when someone is visiting you. If this is unacceptable to any customer, please inform us in writing and we will act as requested.

The rules exist for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. It is your responsibility to be aware of them and any changes that may occur.

Please feel free to come to us for assistance. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. We want your stay at Spruce Sands to be a happy and memorable one.

May we at this time thank all of our guests for adhering to our rules and making a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere for all.

PLEASING YOU – PLEASES US
THE HAMMONDS
Ph. 204-642-5671   e-mail: info@sprucesands.ca