During the 2016 summer season, hundreds of children of Acron employees and their families attended the Company’s recreation and health-care camps.
Raduga recreation camp welcomed over 550 children between the ages of 7 and 16 during four sessions over the summer. Eight hundred children and their mothers and grandmothers visited Avrora recreation camp as part of the Mother and Child programme.
According to the Company’s Social and Administrative Affairs Department, the voucher prices for Raduga and the Mother and Child programme are RUB 35,700 and RUB 15,300. Acron employees paid 20% of the price for the Raduga camp and 30% of the price for the Mother and Child programme.
Raduga, established by Acron in 1971, is located on Lake Beloye at Valdaysky National Park in the Novgorod region. The camp features several pre-Christian Slavic burial mounds that are designated as critical cultural sites.
Each camp session has its own theme. The last session focused on career guidance. Children took classes in journalism, photography, tourism, cheerleading, rugby, Frisbee and carving. Acron finances training for the camp’s professional staff.
Avrora, which opened in 1983, is located on the Msta River, 40 kilometres from Veliky Novgorod. Professional activity coordinators specializing in sports, arts, singing and dancing worked with the children all the summer. Every week, the camp held mini-Olympics. The Jewish Centre’s equestrian club held shows and horse rides for children. Each year, Avrora hosts the Novgorodskie Versty national marathon.