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MOSCOW, April 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Every third children’s summer camp in Russia is ready to host children, Russia’s chief sanitary doctor and head of the consumer rights protection authority (Rospotrebnadzor) Gennady Onishchenko said on Friday.
According to Onishechenko, preparatory works at summer camps are somewhat behind the schedule because of the unfavorable weather conditions. “The spring was very late in central European Russia, while the Transbaikal Territory and the Republic of Buryatia are gripped with wildfires,” he noted.
In all, as many as 49,555 summer camps will be available for children throughout Russia. A total of 49,066 of them are daytime camps, where children may come to spent time while their parents are at work, and 489 camps are organized in the countryside of in the seaside.
“It is expected that at least 5.619 million children will use the services of these summer camps,” Onishchenko said. As many as 3.192 million of them will stay at daytime camps. Children’s camps along the Black Sea coast will offer their services for at least 180,000 children during the summer.
Onishchenko also said that a total of 1,141,171 children from children’s homes, children with disabilities and children from low-income families will be offered free vacationing at summer camps.