Hire Your Own Babysitter
As part of our summer programming, we offers child supervision for children 6-12 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 12 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 each Spring, please contact us if you require a list of contacts.