Why visit ICC2017 in Russia?
Russia is the only country in the world, which is the place of European and Asian continents connection and harmonious confluence of two different worlds.
It is a multinational country with more than 146 000 000 citizens. People of more than 190 nationalities and ethnic groups live on its territory. Russia spans 11 time zones and spreads for more than 10 000 km from East to West.
Russia is a country with rich cultural and scientific traditions, historical heritage famous for its museums and magnificent architecture. Congress venue Rosa Khutor is the best alpine resort in Russia where 1 500 leading youth camp professionals from all over the world will gather.
The International Camping Congress is a dialogue platform for associates in the camping movement, an excellent opportunity to share achievements and discuss the prospects for development of the camp movement.
The International Camping Congress is also an international research forum where professionals of the camping movement, informal education, and youth development will have an opportunity to demonstrate the results of their research and to learn about the current work of their colleagues.
HERE ARE SOME GREAT REASONS UPON CLOSER VIEW:
MORE THAN 52 000 CAMPS IN RUSSIA
Representatives of more than 52 000 Russian camps will attend the Congress.
WIDE GEOGRAPHY OF CAMPS IN RUSSIA
Тhousands of camps are situated in different climatic zones and 11 time zones.
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION
More than 7 000 000 children and teenagers visit camps in Russia annually. Those camps include thematic camps, sanatorium type camps with schooling, special interest camps.
THE LONGEST SCHOOL VACATION PERIOD
School vacation period in Russia makes up to 4 months and consists of Summer (3 months), Fall, Winter and Spring short vacations.
CAMP REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL THE RUSSIAN REGIONS AND FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Representatives of 85 constituent entities of Russian Federation (including 22 republics, 9 administrative territories, 54 regions, autonomous cities and autonomous districts) as well as foreign attendees representing more than 60 countries of the world will attend the Congress.
OFFICIALS FROM MUNICIPAL TO FEDERAL ONES
PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITION OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDCARE
Wide presence of tourist agencies and manufacturers of goods and services for children, sports, leisure and other camp-related goods and services.
UNIQUE CONGRESS VENUE
The Rosa Khutor is acknowledged as the best alpine resort in Russia. It boasts cutting-edge infrastructure (hotels, restaurants, entertainment, active sports facilities, etc), meeting world standards. Rosa Khutor is situated in the Southern part of Russia near Sochi resort city, within an hour drive from the Black sea shore. Sochi and Rosa Khutor are famous for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
SOME MORE SIGNIFICANT REASONS WHY VISIT RUSSIA:
Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov, Nabokov, Bulgakov, Gogol… all of these great authors – and more – lived and worked in Russia. Visit their homes, their favorite places and the sites of famous scenes from their work to gain a new depth of understanding and perspective about Russian literature.
The art collection in the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum is enough to occupy you for days… and that’s only one small part of all the art that you can see in Russia.
TSARIST AND COMMUNIST HISTORY
See how the Tsars lived at Catherine the Great’s palace at Peterhof and the Summer Palace. Then, visit Lenin’s tomb, take a look at the old KGB headquarters and take in the Soviet-era architecture that you will find in many smaller Russian cities especially.
You must try traditional Russian food at least once in your life – it’s quite a unique tasting experience.