Forty-five children and five teachers from the Transnistrian region have gone to a summer camp in Piatra Neamț, Romania, becoming the first beneficiaries from Moldova of the ARC 2019 summer camps, destined for Romanians everywhere.
Attending the departure event, Romania’s Ambassador Daniel Ioniță said the summer camps which are offered this year as well are an opportunity for Moldovan students to come into direct contact with Romanian realities, including history, culture and civilization.
According to Daniel Ioniță, the camp-goers will have the opportunity to interact with their peers, Romanians from everywhere, sharing the same dreams for the future. The diplomat added that besides the already traditional summer camps in Oglinzi, Piatra Neamț County, and in Sulina, Tulcea County, camps from two more counties – Hunedoara, and Gorj – joined as well.
The ARC summer camps are organized each year by the Ministry for Romanians Everywhere, in cooperation with the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sport. The program focuses on educational, cultural and sports activities. Courses are also held on Romanian history and civilization, grammar and literature. Entertainment includes quizzes and movie screenings, excursions and hikes.
This year the ARC program marks its eleventh edition. It is destined for Romanian ethnics from outside of Romania, in particular students and youths from neighboring countries and the Balkans.