In summer 2021, approximately 500 children between the ages of 7 and 16 will attend Acron’s Raduga Recreation Centre over four sessions. As part of the Mother and Child programme, over 800 Company’s employees and their children between the ages of 3 and 17 will visit Aurora Recreation Camp over nine sessions.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Raduga Recreation Centre, located in Novgorod region’s Valdai National Park on the shore of Beloye Lake. As part of the centre’s Raduga 5.0 – Vector of the Future programme, teaching staff will focus on schoolchildren’s health, personal and intellectual development, and career guidance for professions in demand at Acron.
Aurora Recreation Camp is located on the banks of the Msta River, 40 km from Veliky Novgorod. Throughout the summer, professional counsellors will lead sports, art, vocal, and dance activities for campers.
According to Acron’s Directorate for Social Affairs, the fee for the Raduga Recreation Centre retreat is RUB 40,000, but employees pay just 20% of the original price, or RUB 8,000. A session at the Aurora Recreation Camp costs RUB 18,000, but Acron employees pay just 30%, or RUB 5,400.
Even though pandemic regulations affecting youth camps have been relaxed this year, the Raduga Recreation Centre is maintaining all sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. The centre’s occupancy rate is kept at 75%, campers and staff are not allowed to leave the premises, and most of the activities are held outdoors. Raduga also cleans all facilities before each session, performs daily cleaning using synthetic detergents, and provides staff with a full set of disinfectants. Permanent employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and seasonal workers must pass complete medical examinations. Catering staff are also screened for viruses that cause gastrointestinal infections.