Do students call home during the week?
Students do not call home during the program week. For students riding the bus from Dallas/Fort Worth to the Austin/San Antonio or Houston/Galveston programs, Education in Action posts a notice on Facebook after the bus arrives at the location along with the time they arrived. In addition, camp photos are posted daily.
The Director has a cell phone with them at all times during the camp. Parents are provided with this phone number so they may contact the group at any time in case of an emergency. If anything out of the ordinary, medical or otherwise, happens with a student during the camp, the Director notifies the parent immediately. In cases of homesickness or aches/pains, sometimes the student just needs to call home and we allow them to do this on the Director’s cell phone. We encourage parents to remind their students that the adults on the program are available to help them in any way they can and to remind their students to tell an adult if they need anything while they are on the program.