It is certainly wonderful have our SEASONAL CAMPERS back at the campground! Clearly, we are in unprecedented times. From this point forward, until such time as all restrictions are lifted, we are guided by criteria set out by the Middlesex-London Health department, as well as Provincial and Federal Government guidelines. As such, it is very important that you read through this following Code of Conduct (and share with all family members) which is designed to give directions for how things will work this year, keep everyone healthy and allow our campgrounds to continue to operate.

This Code of Conduct is in addition to the campground regulations currently in place. There may be changes going forward as legislation is amended, of which you will be informed.

As of May 19, 2020, we will be operating under the following:


  1. ALL CAMPERS, every single person listed on your contract, including children, must complete and sign a General Liability Waiver Including COVID-19 before being allowed to enter the park. Parents sign the waiver/s on behalf of their child/ren.
  2. Contracts /Licence of Occupation are required to completed and signed. Only those listed on your contract will be to be permitted entry. If those listed on the contract reside at a different addresses, social distancing of 2 metres / 6 feet must be observed while on your site and overnight stays are not permitted at this time.
  3. Gate cards will be activated once all the waivers and contracts have been submitted, and payment has been made.

OFFICE / STORE: ENTER ONLY by the front door (lounge), EXIT ONLY by the side door. MAXIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE in the store at one time. SOCIAL DISTANCING of 2 m / 6′ must be observed at all times in the store and on the grounds. We’re happy to see you, but please don’t bring your entire family into the store at this time. Limited supplies & snacks will be stocked in the weeks ahead.

VISITORS AND OVERNIGHTERS: Visitors (any person not listed on your contract) and overnight campers are not permitted entry to the campground at this time.

CHILDREN: Parents are responsible to make their children aware of the closed / off-limit areas, and to maintain social distancing at all times (tell them to think of the length of a fishing pole between them and their friends). They cannot go into a friend’s trailer, no sleepovers, as social distancing can’t be observed.

COMMON AREAS CLOSED: Includes but is not limited to: Lodge recreation hall, laundry, washrooms including showers, playground, pools, chalet, pavilion, horseshoe pits, bocci ball, shuffleboard, sand volleyball, gaga ball, bounce pad.

FOLLOWING AREAS REMAIN OPEN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING: Pond (fishing), dog park, golf course, trails, flats. By all means, get outside and walk around the park, get some fresh air and exercise. A family unit residing at the same address, social distancing from each other does not apply.

GATHERING SIZE: Provincial regulations allow a maximum of 5 people at a gathering at this time. If not of the same home address, must observe social distancing.

ACTIVITIES: Clearly, any activity that can’t follow the social distancing recommendations or involves people touching the same surfaces or items as someone else will not be happening. We are open to suggestions, if you feel an activity can be done safely within those parameters. Therefore activities are cancelled and amenities are off-limits or closed until further notice.

We are following the guidelines of the Health Department and the Provincial Government in order for us to open. The COVID situation remains fluid and regulations are subject to changes as they occur. We will keep our campers informed as we learn more – on this website and posted on Facebook and Twitter.

RESPECT FOR ALL All campers and staff are responsible to respect the dignity and rights of every person at the campground. Shady Pines will not tolerate or condone discrimination, bullying or harassment and will continue to promote respectful conduct, tolerance, and diversity at all times.

Any camper, regardless of age, who breaches this Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the campground and risk having your Contract/ Licence of Occupation cancelled.

Be aware of the symptoms, follow the guidelines and precautions, maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently. Be safe and stay healthy.

If you feel unwell, have a fever or COVID 19 symptoms prior to coming to the campground, stay home. If symptoms develop while at the campground, inform the Manager on duty and return home.

If you have tested positive for COVID 19, are a presumptive case, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive or is a presumptive case, do not enter the campground. Please remain at your residence until you have been cleared by your local health department and/or you have finished your self-isolation of 14 days. If you have another residence in Ontario, you will not be permitted to self-isolate in trailers on the campground.

Non-disclosure of any of the above will result in being asked to leave the campground and your License of Occupation will be cancelled.

If you are returning from travel from outside the province of Ontario, do not plan to visit the campground for a period of 14 days, please stay home or self-isolate elsewhere.