Orlyonok Youth Camp
The Russian Children’s Education Centre Orlyonok is a Russian federal all-year camp for children. It is located on the eastern shore of the Black Sea, 150 kilometers north-west from Sochi. Prior to 1991, it was called ‘USSR Pioneer Camp Orlyonok’. Kids are aged from 10 to 16 years and they usually stay there for 21 days, specialising in Sports, Russian Poetry, Nautics or even Cosmonautics – among other fields. In summer, the camp accepts up to 3.000 students, with a total of 20.000 received annually. Between 1960 and 2010, around 800.000 kids were hosted in Orlyonok. And since 1976, there is a minor planet named after the camp on the Black Sea’s shore: 2188 Orlenok