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FAQ

What level am I?

After booking your course you will take the placement test on your first day of school. This will define the level and suitable class for the English language course.

What is it like for a first time camper?

Over the years we’ve learned that the best way for campers to make a smooth transition to life away from home is to be busy from morning until night, caught up in a programme that’s dynamic and fun. Some children get absorbed in right away, others take a little more time – but our team are practiced at encouraging children to join in and make friends, making the first-time camper’s experience a fun-filled adventure.

How can a parent contact his/her child?

We recommend to give the children a few days to settle in before contacting them. But if a parent needs to get in touch, one can email us – or if prefer to phone,then call the camp by midday Monday to Thursday to arrange a suitable time for an evening call.

What should I bring to the Camp?

We’ll send you a packing list once you’ve booked. We recommend you leave iPods, mobile phones, mp3 players, laptops etc. at home as we can’t look after them and they’re not covered by our insurance. Children should bring their own suitable outerwear, such as a good waterproof anorak , footwear and casual clothes, including full-length trousers and long-sleeve t-shirts. We provide all the specialist safety set and equipment needed for our activities. Please see our list of items here.

Can children take their mobile phone to Camp?

They can – but in case of loss, theft or damage and to help prevent homesickness, we recommend that they don’t. We can’t accept responsibility for phones and they must not be used during activities, meal times or after children have retired for the night.

How safe is the Equipment?

All specialist equipment (conforming to European standards) is supplied by the centre, as are approved buoyancy aids and lifejackets, which must be worn for all watersports. At English Quest Camp we are continually updating our safety equipment to reflect current best practices.

Are There any Rules?

Campers are made aware of any camp rules upon arrival and reminded of these where appropriate throughout the stay.

How is the food?

Our students are universally impressed with the quality of food on our trips. We believe it is very important for our students to eat well! We try very hard to provide them with plenty of good food because we know how hungry teenagers can get.

What I do every day?

In addition to daily English language tuition , during the first week we will organise lots of sports and other fun activities, which will keep you busy from morning till late evening. During the second week you will enjoy the rock climbing, mountain biking, , arts and crafts workshops, and Orienteering Game. At least once you’ll climb to the top of a mountain with amazing views. You will be challenged, but we won’t push you beyond your abilities.

What will I receive at the end of the course?

At the end of your English course we will give you an English Quest Summer Courses certificate which states the type of course you followed and the duration as well as the level of English you have achieved.

Where will I stay?

We offer accommodation in 3 star hotel apartments and hotel with 4 star comforts.  For more about our accommodation  please check the Accommodation section in our site. In addition, we organise , within our Seaside English & Mountain Adventure programme, the last 2 nights a sleep in special , comfortable outdoor camping tents   in order for the children to get a complete feeling of outdoors and nature .

What is there to do in Cyprus?

We organize a full leisure and activity programme every day of the week with cultural tours and historical visits as well as lots of sports and exciting outdoor fun, social events in the evenings like BBQ evenings, sunset cruises, campfire parties. You will continue to speak English outside the classroom while you have fun and socialize with your new friends.

How can I pay?

All payments can be made by bank transfer to our account number as indicated on the booking confirmation.

Do I need a Visa?

Full details of visa requirements and the latest information, can be found on the website of the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

List of Cyprus Embassies and Honorary Consulates Abroad

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/protocol04_en/protocol04_en?OpenDocument

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/protocol06_en/protocol06_en?OpenDocument

For more information on which Countries citizens need a visa to Cyprus, please have a look at the link here http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/All/BCD9E71A8FBBA8DCC225720B001D9AFE?OpenDocument

Visa Application form http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/All/79D56AAFACC31F32C225720C0022656B/$file/Application%20for%20Visa.pdf?OpenElement

How can I find my way from the airport to my accommodation?

Our representative will meet you upon arrival and will escort you till your accommodation place. At the end of your stay you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the airport with the escort of our representative.

What type of qualifications does my teacher and activities instructors have?

Our teaching and activities staff are graduates of UK or USA universities with a teaching experience of more than 10 years. Our teachers are fully qualified and dedicated teachers of English and they are kept updated with the latest developments in teaching methodology and students’ requirements by attending seminars organised by external examining boards as well as receiving regular in-house training.

Our activities instructors graduated from UK or other European University, and have experience in the field of sports and outdoor activities for more than 5 years.