Monday, May 22, 2017

Thirty Yekaterinburg students travel to Crimea for Brigantine camp

On Monday, 30 students from Yekaterinburg traveled to Crimea to begin the Brigantine summer camp for children of low-income families ages nine to 14.

The Yekaterinburg-Crimea exchange camp is free to qualifying students and is financed through the Sverdlovsk regional budget. Regional officials estimate that the cost to send each student to Brigantine is $1,325 which includes lodging, meals and airfare, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

Students will remain in Crimea for 21 days, where they will receive tours of the Crimean peninsula.

The Brigantine camp is located in the Crimean village of Sandy, situated between Sevastopol and Evpatoria. Although the camp is in Crimea, it is in full compliance with Russian safety requirements for children's camps, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.