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Vasily Ovchinnikov, CEO GAUK «MOSGORTOUR»












To the participants of XI International Camping Congress


Good afternoon, dear colleagues and guests of the Conference!

It gives me great pleasure to extend to the participants of XI International Camping Congress a very warm welcome on behalf of the entire agency «Mosgortour» – Russian’s leader in the field of the children’s recreation. We really appreciate, that 20 years later, the Congress is held here, in Russia, again. It is our privilege to welcome you in Sochi, at the famous Rosa Khutor Resort.

XI International Camping Congress brought together representatives of countries from all continents. Today we all are different in terms of our experiences, approaches and possibilities. But we are united by one common goal: we all want to create the most useful, safe and exciting holiday for children. We all want the best for our kids.

We share happiness with children across the world.

The Congress gives us wonderful opportune time to exchange our experience
on the international level. This present is difficult to underestimate: We all are aware of how can the camps, for example, from Russia differ to the camps from North America, Canada, Turkey or China, and of the importance of knowing how do camps in other countries really function. Having this knowledge we not only discover new ways to move forward but also become familiar with helpful practices and success stories. Most importantly, it helps us to see ourselves from a different point of view and who knows, what for new possibilities will this perspective uncover to us.

I am sure, that the Congress will be a free, open platform for the lively exchange of views and active, constructive discussion. I hope that everyone will find something useful for himself:  fresh ideas, interesting partners, new friends.

I offer you my best wishes for the fruitful work and – good luck!


Vasily Ovchinnikov, Vice President of The National camp association,