Children of the Arctic recreation program to begin accepting applications on April 1
The Arkhangelsk Region continues to implement the Children of the Arctic federal program that was launched last year. The regional authorities plan to increase the funding of the program so that even more children would be able to spend their summer break in an interesting and educative way.
According to Olesya Starzhinskaya, deputy head of the local government, applications will be accepted starting April 1 through the regional portal of government and municipal services, as well as at government service centers and social protection departments.
In 2022, over 2,000 students in grades 5 through 8 from nine municipal entities of the Russian Arctic regions took part in the program. Children spent their vacation at summer camps in Anapa and Sochi; for many, it was their first trip to the Black Sea.
The program is financed by the regional government. School students from Arctic territories are provided with free accommodation at Russian summer resorts.