Minister: Record 110,000 children in state-sponsored summer camps

A record number of 110,000 children attended state-sponsored Erzsebet camps this summer, the family affairs minister said on Monday.

The camps including the newly refurbished facilities at Zanka and Fonyodliget at Lake Balaton offered a variety of programmes under safe conditions, Katalin Novak told a press conference. “The coronavirus pandemic has avoided the camps where not a single case of Covid infection has been registered,” she said.

Answering a question, Novak said the Erzsebet camps had been revamped with a 30 billion forint (EUR 86m) state support.

Tibor Hornyak, the director of the Erzsebet Foundation, said that the camps this summer had hosted as many as 4,500 children in foster care.

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