Students will eat breakfast with the host family. Typical breakfast in Canadian homes is cereal (Cornflakes, Cheerios), toast and peanut butter or jam, yogurt, fruit, eggs, milk or juice to drink. On weekends many families have a larger breakfast – eggs and ham or bacon, pancakes.
Students will be at camp from 9 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. They will return to their homestay family 4:30 – 5 p.m. – when camp is finished. They will have their evening meal with the family. Evening meals are called supper or dinner and often consist of meat (beef, chicken, pork, fish), potatoes or rice, vegetables, salad. Sometimes families will have pasta or pizza. Students will be asked to help with family chores – setting the table, putting dishes in the dishwasher, sweeping the floor. They will also be expected to keep their rooms neat and tidy – put clothes away, pick up toys and books. This is part of belonging to a Canadian family – most Canadian children participate in simple household duties.
On weekends the students will participate in activities organized by the family. In summer many families go to the lake to have a picnic or barbeque. Being outdoors is very popular in the summertime and most activities revolve around being outside.