What to know in advance

What are the UKTS camp and sauna rules

  • No alcohol, drugs, no smoking

 

  • We are a volunteer run family oriented community:

        Please be considerate of others in your behavior and language

 

  • Come into the camp building and pay before sauna

 

  • Ticket sales begin at

       2pm (November to April)

       3pm (May to December)

       Please no early arrivals

 

  • Last ticket sold

       7pm (November to April)

        8pm (May to December)

 

  • You must be dressed and out of the sauna building by:

       9pm (May - October)

       8pm (November – April)

 

 

  • Camp lodge closes at 7pm November to April & 8pm May to December

      Coffee, tea & snacks area is put away at this time and Bathroom closes 

 

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times

  • Children 5 and over must use gender appropriate sauna

 

  •  No GLASS in any part of the sauna building or at the shore

 

  •  Close the sauna door behind you QUICKLY to not let heat out

 

  •  Clean up after yourself in everywhere on premises, including leaves from birch/vihta branches in sauna

 

  • Use of essential oils in the sauna is not permitted

 

  •  Conserve water: Use buckets to wash or take short shower

 

  • Swimsuit or covering must be worn at pond/shore

 

  • Keep the pond railing, pond steps, and sauna walkways clear of sandals, towel, etc.

 

  • There is no lifeguard on duty.

        Beware of boats. 

        Stay in the swimming area to avoid coming into contact with the  rock jettys.

        Swim at your own risk

 

  •  No Dogs allowed at the camp, sauna, or shore

 

  •  No fishing at the shore

 

  • Please ensure you have medical approval by your physician: If you have a medical condition: use good judgment, stay hydrated and limit heat exposure

 

  • Friends of UKTS and Guests may not use the kitchen (oven, microwave, pans, dishes, etc)

       Feel free to fill your water bottle at the kitchen sink

 

  • Guests and Friends of UKTS may bring snacks or picnic as you would to the beach

       Clean up after yourself, carry out what you bring in

 

  • UKTS offers a table of coffee and snacks, all are welcome to enjoy by donation

 

 

 

  • U.K.T.S not responsible for items left behind

 

  •  Only the SAUNA MASTER can add wood to the fire

        Temperature not to exceed 210 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Who can come to sauna?

UKTS is a family oriented organization and community. 

The public may come to sauna

 

UKTS is CASH ONLY

 

Guest Rates:

Adults 18 & up $25 per sauna through November 23

Adults 18 & up $40 per sauna November 30 through March 21

Youth 13 - 18 $8

Children 12& under $2 

 

It is encouraged that individuals be healthy enough to withstand the heat of the sauna.  

 

Many families attend with young children, even newborns. 

We have had many individuals visit the sauna well into their 80s and 90s. 

 

What do I need to bring with me?

 CASH 

UKTS Is cash only.  Rates found here

 

  SUPERVISION FOR CHILDREN 

 

Children 5& up must use gender appropriate sauna. 

 

Children under 12 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times

 

 SWIMSUIT, TOWEL, TOILETRIES 

You will need to bring a bathing suit and towel.  

 

You may also bring with you soap, shampoo and other items you may use to wash with.  

 

 DRINKING WATER 

If you bring a bottle of water please be advised that glass is NOT permitted in sauna building or at the pond shore.

 

UKTS sells bottled water for $1/bottle

Are bathing suits required?

Bathing suits are optional when inside the sauna but are required to be worn when going outside to the shore or pond.

 

Please dress if going from the sauna to the camp to refill water bottles, use the bathroom etc.  Swimsuit and bare feet are discouraged in the camp building

Can I come with a Group? What size?

Guests are welcome at UKTS!

 

Unlike some other saunas UKTS is a family oriented, volunteer run community and Finnish cultural center.  UKTS is not a spa. 

 

Many come to UKTS week after week.  Most people come alone, with a partner, or with their family.

 

Groups that understand what makes UKTS uniquely special will have a great experience and flow with the culture of the camp.  The info below should help you pan your visit.

 

Please be aware that the sauna building is divided into men's and women's sides.   The facilities are rustic and cozy.  The changing room, shower, and sauna are communal on each side. 

 

UKTS camp and sauna are not available to rent for private use. 

Open dates and times here

 

For everyone's safety and enjoyment please read FAQs/rules before your visit.  Be sure to share this info with all in your group.

 

UKTS has an active family oriented all ages community in regular attendance.

 

The women's side can comfortably accomodate 15 or so people at a time & men's side 20 or so people at a time. 

 

UKTS does not reserve times. 

 

You can stay as long as you wish once sauna fee is paid. 

 

No one is turned away.

 

Please contact uktspembroke@gmail.com if you have any specific questions prior to your visit.

 

 

 

 

 

Do men and women use the same sauna?

No.

 

The sauna building has one side for men and one for women.

 

Each side has its own changing room, shower room, and sauna room.

 

 

Children 12 and under must be accompanied and supervised by and adult at all times.

 

Children under under 5 may accompany their adult on the men or women's side

 

Children 5 and up must use gender appropriate side

Can we bring alcohol?

No, alcohol is not allowed to be consumed or even brought on to the UKTS property.  Temperance is a the core of our organization and we ask all members and guests to respect this rule.  Any individual being found with alcohol will be asked to leave without refund.

How hot does the sauna get?

The temperature inside the sauna ranges greatly depending on where you sit.  The lower the bench, the lower the temperature and vice versa.  Typcially, the temperature near the top bench is 200-210 degrees fahrenheit.  This is a dry sauna, which means the humidity is typically less than 15%, which allows for a more bearable heat.

How is the community structured?

Our season runs April 2019 - April 2020

Visitors are welcome!

 

GUESTS:

First time or infrequest visitors pay per sauna and have no formal community involvement.

Guests receive no discounts and pay the full Guest rate each time they come for sauna

Through November 23, 2019 Adults $25

November 30 - March 21, 2020 Adults $40

 

Youth 13 - 18 $8

Children 12& under $2

Children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times

UKTS is cash only

 

Become a Friend of UKTS

Friend of UKTS:

All individuals over 18 years of age have the option of becoming a Friend of UKTS. 

Friends pay yearly dues of $30.00. 

 

As a thank you for supporing UKTS through you dues Friends of UKTS enjoy a discounted sauna rate of $15. 

 

When you decide to become a Friend of UKTS please come with $45 that day for dues + sauna  - UKTS is cash only.  Please plan to take few minutes to fill out a registration card,  clear hand writing is appreciated :)

 

Friends are encouraged to volunteer at Work Bees.

Friends do not have any voting privileges nor may they serve on the Board of Directors.

 

The period to renew dues or become a Friends of UKTS is April -November. After November 23, 2019 all who have not yet become a Friend  of UKTS must come as a Guest with the option to become a friend in April at the start of the next season.

 

Membership Process

Member:

Membership is a privilege extended to Friends of UKTS who have show a commitment to the Society. 

 

To become a Member an individual needs to be a regularly attedning Friend of UKTS for at least a year, have become a familiar in the community where people can put a face with a name, and have demonstrated investment in the community and stewardship of UKTS.

 

Friends of UKTS who have done so are invited to membership by an existing Member. 

 

Then there is a year long process where prospective Members come to Spring and Fall Work Bees and learn Member jobs. 

 

Once those steps are completed Members must be approved by a majority vote of the Society’s Board of Directors. 

 

Once approved yearly dues registration is $30.00. 

Members enjoy a discounted sauna rate of $8. 

 

Members are assigned to a Group and are required to assist monthly on their designated date to sell tickets, provide refreshments, and clean the lodge.

 

Members must attend Work Bees in the Fall and in the Spring.

 

Members are entitled to vote in the yearly election of Board of Directors, to hold office, to serve on committees, and to participate in the Society’s activities.

 

Please direct questions about Membership touktspembroke@gmail.com

 

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