We have recovered the summer camps with nearly 600 participants

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Nearly 600 young people have participated in the 16 summer camps and two volunteer camps organized by the Community of Madrid between the beginning of July and last Friday. Thus, some activities that had to be suspended in 2020 due to the health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been resumed.

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August 15th, 2021

The four youth hostels managed by the regional government - Las Dehesas and Villa Castora, in Cercedilla; Los Batanes, in Rascafría, and El Escorial, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial- have welcomed young people from Madrid in their 378 places offered, 20 of them adapted for people with reduced mobility. This year they have been opened to the participation of children between 12 and 13 years old, since until now the age bracket allowed the stay of young people between 14 and 17 years old.

The camps have adopted different themes, from the most classic, with activities such as canoeing, zip lines, archery, survival, climbing and orientation, to the most avant-garde, such as urban dance, cinema, theater, photography, application development and science and technology.

Due to the epidemiological situation, in this edition the security measures have been taken to avoid contagion by COVID-19. Thus, an antigen test has been carried out on all the participants, monitors and campers, before leaving for the hostel and the spaces and activities have been adapted to reduce the risk of contagion.

In addition, it has been updated Guide for the organization of leisure and free time activities during COVID-19 and specific training courses have been developed on safety, hygiene and coronavirus prevention measures in the field of educational leisure.

The Community of Madrid has considered it essential to resume the organization and development of educational activities in free time this summer, promoting fun, learning and socialization of children and young people, as well as supporting professionals and entities in this field in compliance with all hygienic-sanitary measures to prevent any type of risk.