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.