Katalin Novák, Minister for Family Affairs, has confirmed that a record number of 110,000 children attended state-sponsored Erzsébet camps this summer.
Minister Novák said the camps including the newly refurbished facilities at Zánka and Fonyódliget at Lake Balaton offered a variety of programs under safe conditions. “The coronavirus pandemic has avoided the camps where not a single case of Covid infection has been registered,” she said. Answering a question, Novák said the Erzsébet camps had been revamped with a HUF 30 billion (EUR 86m) state support. Tibor Hornyák, the director of the Erzsébet Foundation, said that the camps this summer had hosted as many as 4,500 children in foster care.