W11:Calypso

 

Join us for an exciting day at Calypso, Canada’s biggest theme waterpark!

Note: This outing is only open to EIP students who know how to swim.

Date of outing: July 13, 2017

Place: Calypso, Ottawa

Schedule:

  • 11:35 a.m.: Meet Nancy Thiffault (Student Services Coordinator) at the corner of Cumberland and University Street.
  • 11:45 a.m.: Departure from campus.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Arrival at the waterpark
    • Get your bracelet.
    • Use the changing rooms.
    • Enjoy the waterpark!
  • 6:45 p.m.:  Return to the bus.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Departure.

Cost: The outing is free!

Registration period: The online registration form will be accessible until Monday, July 10 at 1 p.m. or before if it the full capacity is reached. Limited space, it’s on a first come, first served basis.

NO MORE REGISTRATION!

What to bring:

  • A lunch or money to buy lunch.
  • Swimwear and a towel. It’s a good idea to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Also bring warmer clothes to warm up (especially if it rains).
  • Money to rent a lock: $20 deposit, you’ll get $10 back when you return it at the end of the day. You can share the locker with friends for valuable objects. If you have a lock bring in case they accept it.
  • Your EIP student card.
  • Your health insurance card.

Additional Information about Calypso (PLEASE READ!):

Calypso rules

SWIMWEAR

Guests are required to wear appropriate swimwear when using attractions in the waterpark. Swimsuits with buttons, snaps, rivets or zippers are not allowed. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, rash guards and hijabs are also not allowed in the slides. Aqua socks are allowed in the wavepool, Pirate’s Aquaplay and Zoo Lagoon. Burkinis are allowed in some attractions.

Tip for the ladies: If you enjoy the faster water rides, a swimsuit is better than a bikini!

WHAT CAN I BRING IN TO CALYPSO THEME WATERPARK?

You can bring a lunch but food can also be bought on location.

However, water toys (including children’s water wings), alcoholic beverages, glass containers, barbecue grills, portable radios, tents and umbrellas are not allowed on the site for safety reasons. Companion animals are not allowed in the park, unless they are service dogs.

Don’t forget to bring a towel.

Items not permitted inside the park

For the safety of the guests, personal umbrellas, tents or shade structures are not permitted.  Shaded areas are located throughout the park – for your convenience. Balls, frisbees and shishas are also not permitted.

PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES

Toy flotation devices, including children’s water wings, are not allowed in any of the attractions. Only personal flotation devices for children are permitted.

SUN SMART TIP

Calypso Theme Waterpark supports safe fun in the sun. Therefore they strongly recommend the regular application of sunscreen. Also, don’t forget to wear a hat and a T-shirt when you take some time out of the pools and attractions. To protect yourself from heat stroke, drink a lot of water (but not pool water!).

Know the ride requirements in advance

Each attraction’s safety rules are displayed at the slide entrance and on the website in the attraction icon.

DON’T FORGET

Waterslides are used by more than one person at a time. Ensure that you move away from the end of the slide promptly after finishing your ride.

RAINY DAYS MEAN SMALLER CROWDS

Don’t let a few rain clouds chase you away. You’re here to get wet anyway! During thunderstorms, we reserve the right to close the attractions temporarily for your safety. No refund.

IS THE WATER HEATED?

Yes, all pools are heated.

DO THEY HAVE LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY?

Yes, and all lifeguards have been certified by the National Lifeguard Service.

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