FAQ

What should I have with me?

  • Pillow & 2 pillow cases

  • 2 Sheets

  • 1 Blanket

  • Face and bath towels

  • Several underwear

  • Socks

  • Pajamas

  • T-shirts & shorts

  • 1 long pants & 1 cardigan or sweater

  • Sport shoes & flip flops

  • Swimming pool & towel

  • Hat

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, foam, sunscreen)

  • Laundry bag

  • Optional: Prepaid Telephone card.

Which are the camping periods?

The summer camp periods are for 22 days are:

A' period: 6/16 - 7/08
B' period: 7/10 - 8/01
C' period: 8/02 - 8/24

Please note that you may choose 11 days (10 overnights) and not 22.
In this case the semi-periods are:

A1 semi-period: 6/16 until 6/26
A2 semi-period: 6/27 until 7/07
Β1 semi-period: 7/10 until 7/20
Β2 semi-period: 7/21 until 7/31
C1 semi-period: 8/02 until 8/12
C2 semi-period: 8/13 until 8/23

And finally for both individuals and OAED's participants

A' 15days period:   6/16 until 6/30
Β' 15days period:   7/01 until 7/15
C' 15days period:   7/10 until 7/24
D' 15days period:   7/16 until 7/30
Ε' 15days period:   7/25 until 8/08
F' 15days period: 8/02 until 8/16
G' 15days period:   8/09 until 8/23
 

 

What time do we get to "THE RANCH" camp on day 1?

For the basic 22 day periods (A 'B' and C '), arrival is on the day of arrival in the morning at 9:00-14:30 or in the afternoon at 
16:30-19:30.
If the child's arrival date is also a day that (eg half-life in the middle of the main period or another OAED period) has already begun) then the arrival times are 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 17:30 pm -19: 30.


You can also consult the table below for arrival and departure times depending on the date you are interested in.

  DATES  

ARRIVAL TIMES

16/06

09:00-14:30 & 16:30-19:30  

27/06

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

01/07

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

10/07

09:00-14:30 & 16:30-19:30

16/07

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

21/07

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

25/07

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

02/08

09:00-14:30 & 16:30-19:30

13/08

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

09/08

10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30

Departure for the basic periods is on the 22nd day from 10:30 to 19:30 and the 23rd day until 10:30.
For the rest of the day, departure times for whatever reason are: 
10:30-12:30 & 17:30-19:30
 

Visiting time and date.

The visit takes place every Sunday:
Morning: 10:30 to 13:00
Afternoon 17:30 to 19:30
(Except OAED beneficiaries with the following dates: 2nd 15 days: 01 / 7-15 / 7, who have a visit Friday 5/7)
 
Each parent must have his / her identity with him / her to take their child on leave for a few hours or for departure. If for any reason another person (guardian) needs to pick up the child, then this person must provide written legal authorization, approved by a legal authority.

When can I contact my child?

Parents can contact (telephone) their children ONLY every afternoon from 17:30 to 19:45 pm using the Camp Call Center at 2741093800. Children can contact their parents through the phone-cards available at "The Ranch Bank" during activities. We recommend that you avoid regular communication during the first days of each season so that your children can integrate seamlessly into the camp environment. You can also leave an email to be handed over to the child in the appropriate contact form available in the camp menu.

When can i get in touch with my child? 

Telephone communication between parents and children is permitted in the afternoons from 17:30 to 20:00. Children can use the card phones at The Ranch Bank. We recommend that you keep communication to a minimum in the beginning so that the children can adjust smoothly to the camp environment.

Can my child be in the same group as his friends?

At "The Ranch", children can be in the same group with their friends as long as you ask us in time! Prerequisites are that children are of the same age & same sex and have the same arrival date of one of them: 16/6, 10/7, 2/8 and if it has been declared 10 days before their arrival at the camp. Creating a group of friends on dates beyond the starting day of the basic 22 day period mentioned above is only possible if there are empty beds in the room, and the above criteria are fulfilled.

What is "THE RANCH BANK"? 

For the sake of safety and for our little friends to gain the ability and convenience of their financial transactions, you deposit the children’s money in the "bank" of "The Ranch" by taking the personal ID card that can them be managed by the child.

Can children have mobile phones or video games with them?

It is the choice of each parent to supply their child with mobile phones or electronic devices such as tablets or electronic games. The parent who decides to do so assumes responsibility for the use and activity of these devices.
"The Ranch" assumes no liability for damages in the event of loss or damage to the aforementioned video games / devices and mobile phones, nor is it liable for their reasonable use.
 

Ranch Busses – Information / Timetables.

On the first and 22nd day of each base period, as well as on the first and last day of the main 15-day program of the OAED program, "The Ranch" has busses that provide safe transport of children to and from camp free of charge. This transportation is for camp children only and as a prerequisite for the children to have a seat on the buss “The Ranch” need to be informed by phone prior to the camping period or at the secretariat during camping period in order to reserve the necessary seats. Parent who brings their children to the childcare center on the departure date must be at least half an hour before departure. Should the parent/guardians is  not be able to bring his child to the place of departure or come to pick him up on the return journey of the buss, the adult accompanying the child must be provided with written legal authorization, approved by a Greek authority.
You can also consult the following table with dates and times of arrival of children through coaches and their departure.

Children arrival dates to "The Ranch"

Children departure dates from "The Ranch"

Buss departure time fom Σ.Ε.Φ

Buss departure time fom  "Τhe Ranch"

16/6

06/7

16.00

17:00

10/7

31/7

16.00

17:00

02/8

23/8

16.00

17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busses for OAED periods

Children arrival dates to "The Ranch"

Children departure dates from "The Ranch"

Buss departure time fom Σ.Ε.Φ

Buss departure time fom  "Τhe Ranch"

16/06

30/06

16:00 

10:30

01/07

15/07

09:00 

10:30 

10/07

24/07

16:00 

10:30

16/07

30/07

16:00 

10:30 

25/07

08/08

16:00

10:30 

02/08

16/08

16.00

10:30 

09/08

23/08

16:00

17:00

Who can pick up my child from “THE RANCH”

A chld can only exit "The Ranch" area ONLY by parents / guardians (parents / guardians must have their identity with them). If for any reason a third party (other than parents / guardians) picks up your child from the camp this should only be done with the written authorization by the appropriate Greek Authority.

Does my insurance fund cover my camping expenses?

Did you know that most Insurance Funds in Greece cover 100% of the costs for their Camp for children. Why leave this benefit… untapped ???
Check out some of the insurance funds and get free camping!

CORAL SA, CORAL GAS AEBEY, HSBC BANK PLC, VODAFONE-PANAFONE SA, Athenian Brewery SA Navy DEDYE MoD, MoD General Staff, General Staff AVIATION, PPC SA, NR . T E.Y.D.A.P AU EDOEAP, GREEK DEFENSE SYSTEMS SA GREEK PETROLEUM SA, SA GREEK STOCK, COMMERCIAL BANK SA, HOB EMPLOYEES ERT SA, TSAY- TSMEDE - TPDA-TPDE-TAS, Stage Media - TATTA-TSEFP-TAFSIT, J. U. SA I.DI.KA PERIF.D / DIRECTION PELOPONNISOU, IKA UIC. Former TAXY, OAED , OAU, OEK, PPA SA OPAD YPAD TYDK, OSY SA (ETHEL SA AND FORMER ISAP SA), Bus SA (FORMERLY METRO TRAM SA), HOUSE ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OGA EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION Ministry of Culture, Chartered Accountants, BANK OF CYPRUS SA TAEAIT-TEAYEK - TANPY - TEAAPAE-TEAYFE, TAYTEKO SECTION, PERSONAL BANKING, TAYTEKO - TAPOTE, NAT TAPIT-TAPEM, TEAYDY.

Contact us now for more information and assistance with application procedures.
 

Where can I get the medical history form?

Complete the child's Medical History form by entering the camp, or at the busses starting point.
For your convenience you can download it and complete it before arriving at the link here.
 

Do I need to bring doctor's certificates?

During your entrance at the Ranch, you have to provide a certificate from the pediatrician, with the child fully vaccinated.
If a child receives specific medical treatment, the parents of the child, must provide such treatment (ie medication) on the day of the child's arrival along with a copy of the doctor's prescription at The Ranch. The medicines are delivered and stored at The Ranch's clinic where the doctor can be informed of anything needed on the child's medical treatment.

In which cases am I entitled to a discount?

"The Ranch” can understand the obligations of the modern family and gives you the opportunity in the following cases:

10% (discount per child) if two siblings come
15% (discount per child) if three siblings come

Alpha Only Alpha 1 | 2 | 3 Deposit Account holders for children up to 14 years old are entitled to:
15% discount on the A’ and B’ camp periods.
25% discount in the C’camp period.
 

What about camp nutrition?

Unfortunately since "The Ranch" follows all HACCP and ISO procedures and regulations (and has certifications) bringing your own food is not permitted. In any case the milk used is UHT most certified and suitable for the proper nutritional value of the child. Also in the weekly diet there is hazelnut praline at least twice a week.

Where do I find the camping rules & privacy policy?

The camp's rules of procedure and personal data protection regulations can be found in the link here:

OAED - Necessary documents upon arrival.

Photocopy of ID or passport of the beneficiary parent with his / her VAT number & Medical id number (AMKA).
Photocopy of the beneficiary's child health insurance booklet stating his / her Medical id number (AMKA.

If there is no booklet.

1. Photocopy of the child's ID or passport, if available, with the child's ID number.

2. A Legal statement have a photo of the child (small identity card) provided by the parent sating that the child does not have a health booklet legally signed.

Photocopy of the child's health booklet with a pediatrician's certificate for complete vaccination.

Note: The above documents are absolutely necessary for the contract to be signed on the date of arrival.

What about lost items of the children?

We advise parents that when leaving children out of camp, they should be careful when collecting their children's personal belongings.

If any object is forgotten, however, The Ranch gathers whatever it can find in a special place inside the camp. The parent can contact the camp in case that the item he or she is looking for, has been found. The camp is willing to assist whenever requested (as much as possible).

Bear in mind that the camp is not responsible for the loss of children's belongings. After all, The Ranch's consistent instruction to parents is not to provide their children with high-value items.