Ocean Shores Community Club is seeking individuals with strong swimming skills for part-time summer employment. Great opportunity for college and high school students. Experience preferred but not required. Days and weekends. Compensation DOE. Interested applicants should submit letter of interest to oscommclub@coastaccess.com.

The Lifeguard season starts Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day weekend.

From the Desk Of Our Club Manager:

Dear Ocean Shores Community Club Members,

A year has passed since the first outbreak of Covid-19. In a blink of an eye, our lives changed dramatically. With vaccines, social distancing and the ever-creative face covering, the mask, we appear to be closing the gap on some restrictions. With all the enthusiasm we can muster, let’s all exclaim, Welcome April!

It is serendipitous that the word ‘April’ has Latin origins and means “to open”.  The month’s title was used to symbolize Spring, the time when buds open and flowers appear. April’s invitation of warmer weather has many members already embracing and enjoying the outdoors and our beautiful parks. It is even more fitting we are able to extend and increase our access to the Bayshore Clubhouse.

More access and more community!

The Ocean Shores Community Club staff is thrilled to increase access and invite more members to utilize our Bayshore Clubhouse. On March 29th the Bayshore Clubhouse is expanding access to our members and their immediate family (individuals residing in the same household). The changes include the following;

  • Our Fitness and Weight Room will no longer require a reservation for use. Members will have access to the club through a 10 Key system.  Couples working out together can use a single key for access. The key system will allow us to manage the capacity limit while allowing more members and more flexibility. Please remember, masks will be required and social distancing must be practiced at all times. Members are asked to wipe down the equipment after each individual use. Our staff will also be completing intermittent sanitizing several times a day.
  • Game On!! It is exciting to see members enjoying time with family and friends. Members for more than four years, the Kvamme family, were the first to enjoy the beautiful updated Game Room! The Kvamme’s really enjoyed the new feel and space created. Like the Fitness Room, we will no longer require reservations. Please keep in mind masks and social distancing are required while using the cool new space.
  • Members and their immediate family can also enjoy our Gymnasium for a quick pick-up game or a more intense full court game. No reservation is needed. Just today, we witnessed a family playing 2 on 2. Just an FYI, Mom and Dad won! Way to go!!!! Masks and social distancing, when possible, will continue to be required.
  • With the updated guidelines from the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health, temperature checks will no longer be required. We will ask members to review the symptoms’ chart prior to entering. Anyone with symptoms is asked to refrain from entering the building until symptom free for at least 48 hours.

Remaining the same are the following guidelines:

  • Based on the updated guidelines, our Pool and Hot Tub will continue to require reservations. The Hot Tub can be reserved and remains limited to two people from the same household. The Pool will continue to host four lanes allowing two people from the same household to share. Swim time will be increased to 50 minutes with a 5-minute wrap up reminder. We are asking individuals to be mindful of the forthcoming individuals and to be completely out of the pool area before the next scheduled reservation hour.
  • Please remember, due to disinfecting, we ask that you not migrate to the Hot Tub or the Pool during your reserved hour. Please contact the front office if you would like to add either to your daily appointment.
  • Members can secure up to three reservations a week in advance. Members can now also secure additional appointments for the current week. If availability permits, additional reservations can be made the evening before, (after 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday, or after 4:00 PM on Sunday) or the morning of the day requested.

The Reservation Schedule is as follows:

Monday through Friday

Beginning at 6:00 AM and the final appointment time will be 6:00 PM

Saturday

          Beginning at 8:00 AM and the final appointment time will be 6:00 PM

Sunday

          Beginning at 8:00 AM and the final appointment time will be 3:00 PM

NOTE: While swimming in the Pool or using the Hot Tub, masks are not expected to be worn. Once you exit the Pool or Hot Tub, individuals must resume wearing a mask.

All Member Access Updates and Reminders

  • Prior to entering the building, masks must be worn correctly, covering both the nose and mouth. All members entering the building will enter through the main clubhouse entrance.
  • Upon entry, membership cards must be presented.
  • Access to the Bayshore Clubhouse will continue to be limited to Ocean Shores Community Club members and their immediate family members (individuals residing in the same household).
  • The family changing rooms will be open for individuals needing access to a restroom. In addition, the restrooms located near the front office will also be available for club members. Showering will not be permitted.
  • Locker Rooms and the Quiet Room will not be accessible at this time.
  • Due to high call volume and additional administrative tasks, we are asking members continue to make payments via check or credit card whenever possible. 

These guidelines are set forth to ensure we are meeting the Washington State Department of Health guidelines while also ensuring the safety of ALL our members and staff. The guidelines remain fluid and we will update our plans accordingly. Please continue to visit the Ocean Shores Community Club Website and our monthly issue of the Observer for updated information.

Ready for More April?

Welcome back!  Beginning the first full week of April, and under the phase three guidelines, (masks, social distancing and capacity) we are excited to announce the following groups will resume meeting:

  • Bible Study
  • Book Club
  • Knit/Crochet
  • Adult Badminton
  • Origami
  • Slow Jam
  • Sr. Video Aerobics
  • Yoga

The Paint In group will resume a little later in April. The start date is TBD.

Information regarding the groups will be available in our main lobby area. And, as new guidelines permit, we will be inviting back the remainder of our groups. Anyone interested in leading or forming a new group should contact the main office. 

What else?

We are looking forward to breaking ground on our new Damon Park Pavilion within the next month or so. We are working with the City of Ocean Shores to ensure we have the proper permits and plans in place. Once complete, I am confident many will be enjoying this update to the Damon Park grounds in the coming months and years. Once the pavilion is in place and budgetary means allow, a paved parking lot at the Damon Park is planned.

At the time of this writing, our Tidewater Disc Golf Course is beginning to be installed. The baskets have arrived and the staff is working with our designer for the install. Please check out Todd Huckaby’s article in this month’s Observer. Todd will be leading several free clinics for members and their families on Sunday, April 25th. Please contact the front office for times and securing your family’s reservation. We look forward to seeing you on the bay!!

So, as we expand our opening, I find it necessary to thank all those members who have been patient, offered continued support, suggestions and kindness. We missed you and we are so grateful to see you back!  The road behind us, our current path and the future highway are and continue to be unchartered. Together we will make the journey and build new paths and friendships for a better tomorrow.

          …And in today, already walks tomorrow.

  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Until tomorrow, may the road you travel bring you health and happiness, Kathleen