How can students be contacted?
There are three ways to contact students. Please include the student’s full name when you send any message.
1. EMAIL/VIDEO-CALLING: Students have access to a computer room for email and/or video-calling (Skype/Facetime/QQ) each evening. This is the preferred method of contacting a student.
2. PHONE: Instead of calling the residence please encourage your child to call you (using the boarding house phone). This will eliminate the need to keep you on hold while staff members call your child to the phone. Phone calls should take place between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm (free time during which students are in the boarding house). The phone number is 604-222-5808.
3. If it is URGENT, please email the Summer Boarding Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
What about mobile phones?
Students are strongly encouraged to leave mobile phones at home and use a camera for photography. Phones and computers for voice and video calls are always available for student use during free time. Any mobile phones brought to camp must be used ONLY for photography and stored by our staff (at the student’s own risk). Mobile phones are released only between 4pm-10pm each weekday (and all day on weekends) to allow the students without cameras to take photos during tours or afternoon/evening activities. Phones put to other uses (video games, texting) will be confiscated at our staff’s discretion as the use of phones for gaming and texting on tours and during activities prevents students from getting the best out of their experience abroad.
What about electronic equipment?
Please DO NOT allow your child to BRING non-essential electronic equipment (such as laptops, ipods. ipads, PSPs, etc.) to camp. The only exception will be for students enrolled in Intensive English, Med School 101, or Intensive Bridge who may choose to bring a laptop for their homework assignments.