Crisis support reaching 24,000 young people in Estonia via subsidized summer camps

  • 2020-07-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Altogether over 2.7 million euros has been allocated to organizers of youth camps in Estonia under a crisis relief measure titled "Terve Eesti suvi" ("Healthy Estonian Summer"), which could be applied for until the beginning of July.

The measure was intended to make summer activities at hobby camps and part-time work camps  available to 24,000 young people across Estonia.

Altogether almost 700 applications for support were submitted by 369 organizers of youth camps, spokespeople for the Ministry of Education and Research said. 

Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps said she is very glad that the level of interest was so high and the goal to offer a meaningful and active summer holiday to as many children and young people as possible after the strainful spring was met. 

The subsidy is geared towards organizers of short-term summer camps offering activities to young people of ages up to 26 that engage in youth work, including the provision of hobby education and hobby activities, as well as work education. 

The rate of the subsidy is up to 40 euros per young person per day for camps involving overnight stay and up to 20 euros per young person per day for camps not involving overnight stay.