President Katalin Novák said Erzsébet children’s camps represent what it means to be Hungarian, as well as provide a secure environment which fosters friendship.
“In Erzsébet camps you learn what it means to belong to a thousand-year-old nation and what it means to be Hungarian in the Great Plain, in Zala, Tolna or Borsod County, in the Carpathian Basin, in southern Slovakia, in northern Serbia, in Transcarpathia, in Transylvania, or in the diaspora,” President Novák said on Monday in Zánka, in western Hungary, marking the 10th anniversary of the church-based camps. They provide spiritual and physical security so that parents need not worry about their children, the president said, adding that “new friendships are made and old ones become stronger” in the camps. President Novák noted that the camps operating in the newly refurbished facilities at Zánka and Fonyódliget, at Lake Balaton in Hungary, and the one in Transylvania, have hosted one million children in the past 10 years.
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