What to know in advance

What are the UKTS camp and sauna rules

Who can come to sauna?

What do I need to bring with me?

Are bathing suits required?

Can I come with a Group? What size?

Do men and women use the same sauna?

Can we bring alcohol?

How hot does the sauna get?

How is the community structured?

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Frequently asked questions

What to know in advance

What are the UKTS camp and sauna rules


  • No alcohol, drugs, no smoking

Those who break this rule will be asked to leave. No refunds.

  • We are a volunteer run family oriented community:

Please be considerate of others in your behavior and language

  • Pay in the camp building before heading down to sauna

  • Ticket sales begin at: 2pm (November to April ----------- 3pm (May to December)

Please do not arrive before sales begin

  • Last ticket sold: 7pm (November to April) ----- 8pm (May to December)

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

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

9pm (May - October) ------ 8pm (November – April)

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Aside from filling water bottles at the kitchen sink

Friends of UKTS and Guests may not prepare food on premise or use the kitchen

(no use of oven, microwave, pans, utensils, dishes, etc)

  • 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

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




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?


UKTS Is cash only. Rates found here Supervison: Children 5& up must use gender appropriate sauna.

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

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. You can bring a reusable drinking bottle, but glass is not permitted. UKTS sells bottled water for $1/bottle




Are bathing suits required?


Bathing suits are optional when inside the sauna. Bathing suits are required to be worn when outdoors. If going from the sauna to the camp to refill water bottles, use the bathroom etc please get dressed. Wearing swimsuits or having bare feet is discouraged in the camp building




Can I come with a Group? What size?


Guests are welcome. This info should help you understand what makes UKTS unique, and considerations to plan your visit. Contact uktspembroke@gmail.com with any questions. UKTS has a sauna but it is not a spa. UKTS is a family oriented, volunteer run community and Finnish cultural center. Withing the core UKTS community most people come alone, with a spouse/partner, or with their family. In recent years newcomers arriving in a group or meeting up with larger numbers of friends has occured from time to time. This can be overwhelming for the size of our facilities and the culture of the community. If you are thinking of attending with a group of people we'd deeply appreciate you taking the following into consideration: Most in the community met one another at UKTS. This allows a precedent of sharing space in a collective and community focused way. A more harmonious experience can be had by all, and the community will feel most respected, if people attending in groups are mindful that they're coming as guests to a community, not as customers to a spa. Please be aware that the sauna building is divided into men's and women's sides. The facilities are rustic and compact. The changing room, shower, and sauna are communal on each side. UKTS has a sizable community in regular attendance with whom you will be sharing space. The women's side can accomodate a total of 15 or so people & the men's side 20 or so people. Please make your plans with these capacity limitations in mind. The UKTS camp and sauna are not available to rent for private use. For everyone's safety and enjoyment please read FAQs/rules before your visit. Be sure to share this info with all in your group beforehand. UKTS does not reserve times. You can stay as long as you wish once sauna fee is paid.




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 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




Are the sauna or grounds available for private use?


UKTS prohibits private use or rental to the public. There are no exceptions made to this policy.





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