Boarding Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. "What's the difference between the day and the boarding camp?"
  2. "What are the dates of the sessions?"
  3. "Are places always available to register my kid anytime?"
  4. ."Is transport from/to the airport available?"
  5. "Do you accept late night arrivals?"
  6. "How is dormitory placement determined? Which dorm house will my child be staying in?"
  7. "Can my child be in a dorm with his/her best friend, relative, etc?"
  8. "Who will my children have as monitors?"
  9. "What if my child gets homesick?"
  10. "What if my child gets sick?"
  11. "What if my child wants to call his parents or guardian?"
  12. "Are cell phones allowed?"
  13. "Is  weekend leave allowed?"
  14. "What will my child's meals consist of?"
  15. "Can I call my child?"
  16. "Can I visit my child or your camp?"
  17. "Do extra activities require additional charges?"
  18. "How does the laundry service work?"
  19. " Does my child have a limit to his their pocket money?"
  20. " Do you collect my child's passport and plane ticket upon arrival?"
  21. "When must my child leave the camp after his session is finished?"
  22. "Does my child need to bring his own medication?"
  23. "At what time should my child arrive on his first day at camp"?

  1. The Day Camp is a schedule of activities running from Monday to Friday for 7 weeks. The day starts at 9am and ends at 2pm including two breaks with an optional excursion every Thursday. After 2pm children go to their homes either by camp transport or their parents/guardians pick them up. The boarding campers sleep on campus for the session they've registered for. Their boarding fees include lodging, food, most activity costs…etc. Boarding kids participate in the day camp all through their period of stay and are treated as day campers but at 2pm they report to their boarding supervisors and follow their afternoon activity schedule.
  2. Click here to check the availability.
  3. At BHSC we can accommodate a certain number of kids reaching a maximum of 200 boarders. Places what does thismean but we advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible . This way you can ensure your child's place and avoid the waiting list.
  4. Transport from/to the airport is available if the airport arrival form is completed. Supervisors from our camp, carrying the BHSC logo, will be waiting for your child on arrival at the airport
  5. Late night arrival is no problem for us provided you tell us about it at least one week in advance.
  6. Dorm placement is based on the following three things: Campers preference, camper age, and grade. We will only accept room-mate requests if they are mutual (you request me and I request you). Due to the large number of campers registering for each session, we regret that more than one request cannot be considered. Mutual request may not be granted if the campers' ages are more than 12 months apart. Similarly, if the campers' are more than one grade apart they may be placed in different dorms At BHSC we have three dormitories where your children are lodged: Edinburgh House, Little House, and Fleisseh House. Our dorms rooms are for  three campers per room. Each camper is provided with a closet and a lock. A shower is assigned for every three campers.
  7. We will do our best to honor mutual requests. However, there are many other factors involved in dorm placement (see above).
  8. We are currently hiring staff from Lebanon and all over the world. They are screened through an extensive interview process, have to provide two references, and are placed in positions that match their individual skill levels and interests. Our monitors fall into two groups:
    • Senior Monitors (BHS Teachers, University Graduates): highly qualified men and women who have experience working with children, and who have strong leadership  skills.
    • Junior Monitors (High School Graduates): young men and women who, before the start of the Summer Camp, attend workshops which are given by specialized Summer Camp officers.

  9. It is important to remember that homesickness is a normal reaction of children (and many adults!) who are not used to being away from their normal routine and surroundings. Many campers, even those returning each summer, may feel a little homesick at some time. Usually, a gentle word from a monitor, the nurse, or a roommate is all that is required. However, a few campers will find it very difficult to cope with the challenge of being away from home. For these few campers we are always here to provide special care and support.
  10. BHSC offers accident insurance to all campers. We have a nurse on full-time duty and a doctor on call in case of sudden illness. The camp fees include the school doctor's serves only, and the cost of is the responsibility of parents or guardians. Most of the staff working with the campers have basic knowledge of first aid techniques for emergecy.
  11. General phone usage is not allowed by the Summer Camp Director due to the problems it has caused for homesick children and phone misuse by some. Phone usage is therefore limited to certain urgent situations for which there is no charge.
  12. Previous Summer Camp experience has confirmed that cell phone use causes problems. The Summer Camp administration prefers campers not to bring cell phones with them. Mobile usage is restricted to specified times and at other times mobiles will be collected and stored for safekeeping. The Summer Camp administration is not responsible for damage loss of mobiles at any time.
  13. Weekend leave is usually allowed. Parents should notify the monitor in charge of their child of the leave and the destination at least a week beforehand. The Summer Camp administration does not bear any responsibility for the child during weekend leave. Weekend leaves MUST start Friday at 4:00 pm and end Sunday between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
  14. Our kitchen staff prepare freshly cooked breakfasts and lunches providing a wide variety of healthy, nutritious foods for your child. sample menu
  15. It is preferable not to call your child on a frequent basis; we have found it creates homesickness for your child who has just heard your voice and finds it as hard to hang up the phone as saying goodbye on the first day of Summer Camp. However, a phone call per week near the end of the first week is suggested. We advise you to call the boarding director for information about your child before talking to the child.
  16. It is preferable not to visit your child on a frequent basis, again for reasons of homesickness. However, we allow visits on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. . We also welcome visitors  who are interested in seeing the various activities during the day and give our visitors a chance to talk with the Summer Camp officers. We kindly ask, however, that the officers of the Summer Camp should be informed of any such visits beforehand.
  17. Some optional extra activities require an additional charge such as horseback riding, coached tennis (with the campers own racket), carting, paintball, Jet Ski, and banana boat.
  18. Our Summer Camp provides a laundry service for all boarders at no extra cost. The clothes have to be labelled as directed under boarding information.
  19. The child is allowed to spend a limited amount of pocket money up to a maximum of $50 per week. This amount does not allow for purchase of clothes, other items or extra activities.
  20. To avoid loss or damage, we reserve the right to collect valuables, plane ticket and passport upon arrival at the camp or whenever deemed necessary.
  21. Children must leave the Summer Camp on the evening their session has terminated or  the next morning by 12:00 pm at  the latest.
  22. Possession of medicine by children is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Monitors MUST be notified of ANY medical problems and of ANY medicine to be taken. Children can bring their medication with them, but it must be handed to the monitor in charge at the beginning of the camp.
  23. On the first day, boarding campers should arrive on campus after 3:00 p.m.
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