This summer, nearly 500 children between the ages of seven and 16 attended Acron’s Raduga Recreation Centre in Novgorod region. The Company’s Aurora Recreation Camp, which is one of the best camps in the region, was attended by 794 children and their parents over nine sessions.
According to Acron’s Social Affairs Department, the Raduga voucher fee was RUB 40,000 but employees only pay 20% of that price, or RUB 8,000. Acron employees get a 70% discount on the RUB 18,000 family package at Aurora.
Employees receive spa treatment at reduced rates under voluntary insurance. Between January and September, approximately 300 Acron employees accessed wellness services at resorts in the Caucasus, Belarus, Karelia, and in Acron’s wellness centre.
Acron’s deputy executive director for human resources and social relations, Andrey Pestov, explained that employee health has always been a top priority for the Company’s management. ‘We are committed to offering the best benefits package, and every year we spend tens of millions of roubles on maintaining our medical unit, spa and preventive treatment facilities, a recreation centre, and a summer camp for children’.
Raduga Recreation Centre, founded by Acron in 1971, is located in Valdai National Park, Novgorod Region, on the shore of Beloye Lake, and includes several pre-Christian Slavic burial mounds that are listed as historical monuments. Each session has a theme, and this year’s theme focused on fostering patriotism. Acron finances a training programme for Raduga camp counsellors and continually upgrades the facilities at the largest recreation camp for children in Novgorod region.
Aurora Recreation Camp is located on the banks of the Msta River, 40 km from Veliky Novgorod. Throughout the summer, professional counsellors work with campers leading sports, art, vocal and dance activities. Mini-Olympics and young scout tournaments are held weekly. The Camp annually hosts Acron’s Versty, a series of races with competitors from around the country. Aurora’s old dorms were replaced by modern cottages designed by Acron’s specialists. Aurora welcomes campers year-round and hosts Acron teams for professional and corporate events.