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Elisabeth Camp Opened in Székely Land


Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén opened the Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation’s Elisabeth Camp in Izvoare (Ivó), Székely Land on Friday, reported news agency MTI. The camp’s goal is to welcome needy children from Hungary and Romania, providing them entertainment and authentic camping experience for the summer. The camp, lying just before the Harghita Mountains, will welcome its first 156 tenants from Transylvania, but next year should see the arrival of Hungarian children as well.

Zsolt Semjén in his opening speech said, besides the unification of Hungarians by common law – granting dual citizenships – it is also important that different parts of the nation can live in the Carpathian basin. Semjén added that camps like these serve the purpose of having the children connect the Carpathian basin’s regions on a personal level.

László Majtényei, chairman of the Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation said that the Elisabeth program managed to cross borders for the second time, as the foundation already invited children from abroad to camp in Hungary.

The foundation decided to purchase 2.7 hectars of land where the camp was built in eight months. The camp facilities and buildings add up to 2000 square meters, where 156 children can reside. The flag for the first camp was raised by Zsolt Semjén and László Majtényi. (MTI)

MTI photo Sándor Haáz