Hire Your Own Babysitter

As part of our summer programming, we offers child supervision for children 7-12 years old via the Non-member or the Members only day camps for children 7 and older. However, parents with younger children will need to make alternative arrangements.

Banook’s summer programs for 4-7 year olds 

As a member, Banook offers a life guarded beach all summer, and swimming lessons for this age group and older for a small fee.  We also offer free Kiddie Canoe daily for the 4-7 year olds. For Kiddie canoe, a Junior coach will be in attendance to assist with boats and watch over the group, however, parents or babysitters should be in attendance to watch over their children and go with their children, especially if they can not swim. Kiddie canoe is pretty self contained. The kids are isolated to the area just around the dock, so it’s pretty relaxed. On Friday’s, if it’s not too windy, they will paddle the war canoe down to the end of the lake. There is lots of supervision, the kids are close, and they are all wearing life jackets. 

We must emphasize, Children under 7 must have a babysitter or parent to supervise them.

As a courtesy to Banook families looking for their own sitter, Banook will share a list of people who have contacted us to offer private childcare services. Please note:

  • These people are not associated with the Banook Canoe Club, and it is the responsibility of the parent to do the background checks of the babysitters. 
  • Babysitters do not have to be members of Banook.  
  • Most babysitters are caring for 2 or 3 families at a time. There may be families looking to share their sitter to cut down on costs, and there will always be families looking for a sitter.
  • Banook will be gathering babysitter names and contact information over the next month so please contact us for further babysitter information after April 15th, 2018, if you require a list of contacts.

Any member with a responsible young adult looking to offer babysitting services this summer at Banook, please contact the General Manager, Stephen Pottie at or 902-464-1740


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Just a reminder of placing your singlet order if you need one by tomorrow morning. If you plan on sharing one, this will not work well for crew boats if you are in the same boat and will not work for war canoe.

ADCKC/CKC regulations require those who are 11 years old as of January 1st, 2018 and older to wear a designated club singlet. You will need one for the U13/U15 Championships August 23-25.

All those UNDER 11 years old DO NOT need a Banook singlet but must wear a red t-shirt at regattas. If you are under 11 and still want one then please do order one.

For the next month while you wait for your singlet, please wear a red t-shirt to regattas if you do not have the singlet pictured below as we have permission from ADCKC. There are no exceptions at National events, you must wear one of these when racing.

Banook has a few of these, but I don’t think we have enough for everyone. This year we are not going to make a large expensive order and end up not having enough of the right size and many of the wrong sizes. We are asking you to go onto this google document link and enter your name, phone number and put a big “X” in the square matching the size of the singlet your child requires.

Please keep in mind it is NOT a requirement for U11’s to wear singlets, they can wear a red T-shirt on their competitions days. If you are under 11 and still want one then please do order one.

Prices: Youth $42 and Women/Men $44. Please make payments to the Banook office. It will take 4 weeks from the time we place the order.

We are in a bit of a time crunch for you to purchase one of these singlets and need you to enter this data by tomorrow, July 16th at 1200. After this we will assume you already have one or do not need one. If your athlete is unsure of what size they require then please see me or Tiaro in the office and they can try on the different sizes we do have tomorrow morning.

Coaches will be following up with the athletes on Monday to remind everyone to enter their information if a singlet is needed.

As always if you have any questions please come see me or Tiaro in the Banook Office or send us an email.

Thank you,

Stephen Pottie
General Manager
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