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COVID-19 precautionary measures
The health and safety of our members is a priority for us.

For the duration of the program, precautionary measures have been developed to minimize the risks associated with the world’s epidemiological situation.

- Organizational measures to maintain social distance
- All participants and organizers take mandatory testing upon arrival at the program
- Equipped quarantine zone with constant surveillance
- Regular thermometry
- Providing emergency communication with parents
- Medical support 24/7

You will need a negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter the country.

Upon arrival at the campus, each participant and organiser will undergo a mandatory express test for coronavirus infection. For the first 3 days we will ask participants to wear masks to ensure safety. All participants will undergo the second express days on the third day of the program. All requirements for compliance with security measures are mandatory, and disagreement to follow them may result in exclusion from the program.

We ask you to be understanding about the restriction of visiting program participants in 2021.
Medical services
UWC Dilijan has a modern, well-equipped medical centre on campus to provide high quality health care for students and staff. The centre has several hospital beds including an isolation ward.

A team of qualified nurses ensure that the medical centre is manned 24 hours per day, and there is an experienced doctor available to staff and students for consultation.

In addition to this exceptional facility, Dilijan is well-served by the Tavush Medical Centre, located only a few minutes from the school campus. The Tavush Medical Centre can provide first-class support for more serious medical issues should they arise.

There is a medical centre on the Program site where the medical staff monitors the Child's health and have direct access to the Client.

The medical staff will exercise their best efforts to keep in touch with the Client and/or the Child’s legal representative to discuss issues related to the Child’s health condition. If it is impossible to get in touch and/or in emergency situations, the medical staff is authorized to make decisions based on the Child’s best interests. The medical staff is authorized to decide whether the Child needs to be transferred to the hospital before the Client arrives and/or before the Client (the Child’s legal representative) provides his/her consent.

The medical staff shall provide first aid to the Accompanying Persons and Visitors on Campus. All expenses related to the further medical assistance provided to the Accompanying Person or the Guest are covered by the Accompanying Person or the Guest. If the Participant’s insurance does not cover the medical expenses, the Program Organizer and the Client shall agree on the allocation of medical expenses.

List of diseases that preclude participation in the Program:
– Acute infectious disease;
– Exacerbation of chronic diseases;
– Lice infestation (Pediculosis);
– Bed wetting (Enuresis);
– Allergic rhinitis, respiratory allergies, bronchial asthma during periods of exacerbation;
– Liver disorder, kidney disease, gallbladder disease, stomach disease during periods of exacerbation;
– Mental or psychological disorders;
– Other diseases that might preclude the Child and/or the Accompanying Person from fully participating in the Program, as well as those diseases that preclude a person from entering the territory of the RA or require a person to be isolated from minors.

Diseases that preclude participation in the Program and are not mentioned in the Child's file shall be treated at a medical institution at the Client's expense based on the bill provided by the medical institution.
Code of conduct
Just Dilijan It! is dedicated to providing an outstanding summer camp program for its campers. To accomplish this goal, campers are expected to behave appropriately and promote a safe, fun, and healthy environment through productive participation.

We aim to promote character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of our camp program. All campers and parents/legal guardians are expected to read this code together before arriving at camp. Please be aware that these rules do apply to adult participants of family programs.

1. Respect the rights and property of others.
- Do not touch other camper's belongings.
- Disrespectful, abusive language should not be used.
- Do not damage or deface camp facilities or property.
- Rudeness, lack of courtesy, and disrespect for personnel and administration will not be tolerated.
- Fighting and threatening physical abuse is not acceptable behavior.
- Boys are not allowed in the girls’ rooms; Girls are not allowed to visit boys in their rooms.
- All campers must be invited to enter other rooms.
- Items of clothing which display profanity; advertises products or slogans which promote tobacco, alcohol or drugs or are in any way distracting, will not be allowed.

* JDI staff might search camper belongings with the camper present when the health, well-being or safety of the camper’s or others requires it.

2. Be concerned for the safety of campers and staff.
- No running in camp unless during an organized activity.
- Must wear closed-toe shoes for camp activities. Sandals are not safe on uneven terrain.
- Sleeping area shall be kept neat and free of litter.
- Throwing objects is not allowed unless it is a planned activity such as sports.
- No jumping or swinging on the beds or the rooms.
- Camper's cannot leave the grounds without an adult.
- All prescriptions and over the counter drugs must be given to the Camp Doctor immediately upon arrival at camp.
- All meals and snacks are provided; extra food, candy, drinks or snacks are not allowed.

3. Everyone should participate in the planned activities.
- Be on time and ready to participate.
- If ill, report to the JDI medical staff or counselors.
- Be a positive team member for your group and for other campers.
- "Lights Out" means quiet and in bed.
- Mobile phone is only to be used during free time.

4. The following items and activities are not allowed in camp (No second chances). Campers having or doing such will be sent home at the first infraction and at their own expense.
- No alcoholic beverages, knives, firearms, fireworks, illegal drugs, matches, and tobacco are allowed.
- No gambling or betting with money, overly display of affection between anyone, fighting, threatening/physical abuse, stealing, tampering with emergency equipment, and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol are allowed at camp.


The following steps will be followed if a camper does not abide by the rules.

1st Infraction: Discuss the inappropriate behavior with an adult staff member and clarify the rule.

2nd Infraction: Camp Director and/or Camp Psychologist will discuss the inappropriate behavior and give a "time out" or appropriate consequence. Camper's appropriate attitude and/or behavior will be discussed.

3rd Infraction or Any Behavior Listed in Rule # 4: Camp Director will request parent to pick up camper to be taken home at their expense.
Rules on offsite events
1. During shot-term visits to Dilijan and surrounding areas, the Child will be accompanied by the Program staff members;

2. Trips within Armenia are organized under the Programs staff, security staff, qualified guides and medical staff supervision;

3. Before the visit or trip Program staff tells kids about the visit destination and planned events, what conduct is expected from the kids (namely, to follow road safety rules, to listen to and follow staff instructions, immediately inform a staff member if the Child does not feel well);

4. Before the visit or trip Program staff instructs the kids what kind of items they might need (sports shoes, hats, warm cloths);

5. If transportation is required, it is organized by Program staff members, who check in advance vehicles conditions;

6. On the visit/ trip date Program staff members make sure that the kids are properly dressed and prepared;

7. On the location Program staff members organize an additional briefing based on the location’s characteristics