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Get Out and Explore: Daybreak With Friends and Family

By Elly, on 05-07-2009 16:13

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    Summer fun at Daybreak: splashing at the pool, boating on the lake, yoga on the lawn in front of the DCC. Our community is at its best in the warm weather. But what if you want to share it with friends and family who don’t live here? I know a lot of people, myself included, who avoid the whole idea altogether out of sheer confusion. Who can get a membership card? How much does a guest pass cost? And do they have life jackets big enough for Aunt Sue? After a long conversation with Clint Warnick, Program Coordinator, I can finally say with confidence that I’ve figured it all out. I think.

 

    First of all, there are two kinds of membership cards. The most common kind have a chip them that opens the gates at the pools, these are called “proximity cards”. Each household in Daybreak can receive two of these for free. If you don’t have your membership cards yet, fill out the paperwork your builder gave you and bring it by the DCC (they also have forms there if you don’t have any). Don’t forget to comb your hair for the photo!

 

    If you have a brother living in the basement, roommates upstairs, a tenant in your detached garage apartment, or a college student home for the summer, they can all have their own Daybreak membership cards. For $10, any resident age 14 and older can stop by the DCC and pick up a proximity card. It’d be a good idea to bring along proof of residency.

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    The second type of Daybreak membership card doesn’t have an electronic chip in it. It’s really just an ID card for kids 9 to 13 to use when they play basketball without an adult at the DCC gym. My 9-year-old son is pretty proud of his and makes sure he brings it every time we go to the DCC or pool. Just a reminder, if you lose your membership card—or show up at the DCC three times without it—you’ll have to pay to replace it: $10 for a proximity card, $5 for a kids’ card.

 

  So, you’ve got your Daybreak membership card and you’re all set to go check out a boat, but how do you bring Aunt Sue? Basically, there are four types of guest passes for Daybreak. You can buy any of them at any of the resident-restricted amenities in Daybreak: the Splash Pool, Eastlake Pool, Boat dock, or DCC. Splash-Pool-only passes cost $2 per non-resident kid per day but adults can visit the facility for free (not too many adults actually go swimming at the Splash Pool so they don't have to pay). Day passes that can be used at any Daybreak amenity throughout a single day cost $5 per person (make sure to ask for a paper pass for the others at the first activity). You can also purchase an annual guest pass for $120. Then you could bring Cousin Fred to the pool on Tuesday, Uncle Joe to yoga on Friday, and Aunt Sue to the boats on Saturday (yes, they have life jackets that fit her). Additionally, there is a seasonal “Summer Fun” pass that acts the same as the annual pass but lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day and only costs $50 per person. At about 50¢ a day, that’s a pretty reasonable deal.

 

    When inviting a friend or extended family member on a Daybreak excursion, remember to follow the rules of each facility. Basically, a guest pass holder can tag along with any proximity card holder, except at the DCC where you have to be 18 to bring a non-resident to play basketball. And, if your guest is under age 14, they must be accompanied by a resident over age 18 at the lake and pools. If you're still confused, call the DCC at 801-253-6418 or email Clint at cwarnick@ccmcnet.com. Go on, grab your membership card, get a guest pass or three, and go explore Daybreak at its summer peak with your Aunt Sue, or anyone else you’d like to share our fantastic neighborhood with.

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