Penza citizens queue up for children’s summer camp vouchers
Penza, 1 April 2016. PenzaNews. Big queues of parents that want to send their kids for vacation to children’s camps this summer stormed Penza area administrations on Friday, April 1, when the latter began receiving the requests to provide vouchers with partial payment compensation.
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According to the people who gathered at the Leninsky city area administration, some parents began to queue up as early as on the evening before, endured the night and formed a numbered list of entry.
The “rush hour” of the queue for children’s summer camp vouchers was at the beginning of the work day: according to bystanders, it brought in as many as 300 applicants.
However, most of the applicants dissipated by the afternoon, only under 40 people left waiting by the application offices, with more people coming up from time to time.
To organize the process, an administration official frequently walked out to the waiting corridor with updates on available vouchers to summer camps “Zarya,” “Orlenok,” “Stroitel,” “Yunost,” “Nadezhda,” “Sosnovy Bor” and “Solnechnaya Dolina.”
When the filled places grew more numerous than the yet-to-be-filled, the parents begin to express their outrage over the demand surpassing the supply.
Many of the applicants at the administration hall had to change their plans, trying to talk their children by phone to visit a different summer camp.
However, some still left their applications to receive any voucher of the available, hoping for an exchange opportunity later.
The officials recommended most citizens to choose the summer camp “Sosnovy Bor” for the second session, or “Solnechnaya Dolina” for the first and second sessions.
The most frequent questions asked by parents in the Leninsky city area administration were dedicate to the reasons behind the quick drop in numbers of available vouchers, and the action plan for those who left empty-handed.
The children aged 6-17 may receive vouchers for summer camp visits, on personal request from their parents or caretakers who sign a partial payment agreement and receive a payment bill.
The cost of a voucher in the Penza region in 2016 has increased by 6.5%, up to 13,845 rubles. The parents will be paying 30% of the cost – 4,153.50 rubles.