Over 2,700 children from the polar regions to enjoy this summer under Arctic Children program
Over 2,700 children from the Murmansk Region will be able to enjoy activities in the Krasnodar Territory this summer under the Arctic Children program, due to receive 199 million rubles for rest and recreation opportunities.
“Since early this year, we have been involved in the Arctic Children program. We are planning to send 2,733 children from the Murmansk Region to the Zhemchuzhina Rossii (Pearl of Russia) camp in the Anapa District under the Arctic Children program. Vouchers for the 21-day session have already been purchased. The children will eat five times a day and various activities are planned,” Yury Fomin, Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region, noted on Thursday.
The Arctic Children program is to receive 199 million rubles, including 141.3 million from the federal budget and 57.7 million from the Murmansk regional budget. The region plans to spend almost 450 million rubles on the summer wellness campaign.
“We are planning to include 18,000 children from the Murmansk Region aged 6 to 18, and we are allocating almost 450 million rubles from the budget for these purposes. Although this funding is substantial, we cannot scrimp on children; we need to help them enjoy themselves as much as they want,” Governor Andrei Chibis noted.
The Arctic Children program allows school students (grades fifth through eighth) in the Russian Arctic to obtain vouchers to attend camps in various resort areas. The state pays for the vouchers and for travel expenses. Parents wishing to participate need to submit applications. Children can attend summer camp free of charge once a year.