Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

 

Dear summer programme participants!

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions are provided below. We hope that they help you to prepare for your trip. If you don't find the answer to any of your questions, please get in touch with one of our managers.

What should I bring with me? Do I need to bring anything special for a particular programme?

We recommend that you bring:

  • Sweater, windbreaker (thin overcoat), jeans, warm socks
  • Not less than two pairs of comfortable, sensible shoes: canvas shoes or sneakers (trainers)
  • Light shoes such as sandals, ballet flats
  • A selection of T-shirts, shorts, socks and underwear
  • A set of smart clothes for the special events
  • Sun protection: headwear, cream and sun glasses
  • Swimming costume and flip-flops
  • Washing and hygiene items: flannel; hair brush / comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap or shower gel
  • Hygiene items for girls
  • Your favourite tennis racket

We will provide you with all the programme-specific items that you will need. 

What documents do I need to bring along?

In agreement with the General Terms (Section 5, paragraph 5.3.3.) you should have originals of all the following documents with you:

  • A current foreign passport (for non-residents of the Republic of Armenia)
  • A medical certificate, on the form provided, for the child to participate in summer camp, or a medical card detailing the following information:
    • the full name of the child
    • date of birth
    • permanent address
    • diagnosis (main, co-existing, complications)
    • treatment date of the illness
    • recovery date
    • record of infectious diseases for the last month (stating the infection)
    • brief medical history (check-ups, prescriptions)
    • school Physical Education group
    • advice and recommendations (in particular, suggested level of physical exercise and exertion for the child, especially for Physical Education classes)
  • Vaccination card
  • Signed application form (if not already handed over)
  • Consent to process the information for participants aged 14-17
  • A notarized power of attorney, signed by both parents, allowing the child to leave the Russian Federation (for non-residents of the Republic of Armenia)
  • Medical insurance for the participant
How many mealtimes are there each day?

Participants have five mealtimes per day: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.

What are the security arrangements?

Round the clock video surveillance on the campus, and round the clock patrols by a licensed security firm. You can find more detailed information in answer to question 9.

How is first aid provided?

The campus has its own medical centre staffed with qualified doctors and nurses who are available 24 hours per day. If a specialist is required, the child will be taken to the Tavush medical centre which is open 24/7. If necessary, an accompanied trip will be organized to a medical facility in Yerevan.

How can I get in touch with my child if I need to? Where can I find contact information for the camp's Director, Facilitators and who is there to take my call at any time?

In each group there will be a telephone with an Armenian number, which you can call if you need to get in touch with your child. The contact information, and phone number, will be given to you by the manager upon request at the start of each group.

Do I need to provide any pocket money?

Kids will be provided with everything they need during their stay, this includes entrance to all excursions included in the programme. During the excursion, the children will occasionally have the opportunity to buy souvenirs or non-perishable foodstuffs. You have to decide by yourself whether you will provide pocket money, and if so, then how much, as well as talking to your child about their responsibility to keep it safe (see the answer to question 8).

How are valuables secured (telephones, money)?

The college's academic building has enough lockers to secure valuable items. Each child, upon request, at the beginning of each group will be provided with an individual locker.

Who is responsible for the kids during their free time, who watches for them when the kids are away?

The programme is organized so that your child will be supervised the whole time that they are not in their room.

In addition, according to the General Terms (Appendix 1, section 3) the kids are not allowed to:

  • Be in the common areas without supervision or without the permission of the Programme Administrators
  • Leave the campus by themselves
  • Leave the group during walks and events without the permission of a supervisor
  • Violate the instructions of the Administrators or the Doctor
  • Deviate from the daily schedule (available at justdilijanit.org)
  • Use, have on their person and/or distribute alcohol, narcotics, tobacco products, matches and lighters or explosives
  • Leave their rooms unless absolutely necessary or without permission of the Programme Administrators between 22:30 and 08:00, disturb the sleep of the other participants
  • Be in the rooms of the other participants without their consent
  • Cause physical or emotional harm to any other participant or staff member
  • Undertake actions dangerous to themselves or to those around them
  • Independently swim in the pond or pool without the consent and supervision of the Facilitators or swimming coach / lifeguard
  • Cause intentional damage to property or campus facilities, i.e. destroy furniture, equipment or other objects found on the campus
  • Make threats, extortion, theft or appropriating others' property
  • Violate fire-safety precautions
  • Take part in gambling or betting where money is involved, or organize any such activity
  • Have any type of weapon about themselves of any kind; items used for self-defence; perishable goods or strong medicine. If any medicine is required, it should be handed over to the Doctor in advance who will be in control of dispensing it.
How are group trips to the town carried out?

The kids are not allowed to leave the campus by themselves. All trips to and from the town will be undertaken with the licensed security firm and with teaching staff.

How can the kids keep their clothes clean?

There is a self-service laundry on campus. Once a week we'll make time for the kids to visit the laundry, where one of the Facilitators will help them out. Clothes can be washed, of course, whenever needed. We'll provide all the soaps and detergents.