We have found that the trip is enhanced by full immersion into the culture. We discourage the use of extensive phone and internet for campers.
That being said… Free Wi-Fi is available at our hotel so Facetime, Skype and other online communication forms are available.
Affordable international plans are also available through all major cell phone carriers. In case of emergency or a situation where a camper does not have a cell phone, ALL staff members will have cell phones that can be used within reason and for emergencies.
Campers may possess cell phones but they may only be used during free time, and in emergency situations. They must be completely turned off and out of site at the worksites and during morning and evening programs. Cell phones must be on vibrate after lights out.
The use of headphones is restricted to sleeping areas. They will not be allowed at worksites, or during evening activities. One of the goals of Workcamp is to help build relationships within your group, with members of other groups and with the people you will serve. Conversation and relationship building are hindered when campers are listening to music rather than the people around them.
We strongly suggest that before coming to the Workcamp each group set up a group text or e-mail that will allow the leader to contact home and let everyone know your group has arrived safely.