More youngsters to get more out of summer

The new summer activity campaign for children and teenagers in under way, this year offering 24% more places and 13% more activities to make it even more inclusive.

25/03/2018 11:23 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

In all, 317,520 children and teenagers up to the age of 17 will be able to take part in one of the 983 recreational, sports, educational and cultural summer activities being offered in 2018. In order to ensure no child is excluded, a budget of 3.5 million euros has been earmarked for subsidies for families who are unable to meet the costs. The application period for subsidies is from 21 April to 9 May. A special monitor service will also be offered for children with functional diversity.

Applicants have until 6 April to request a number for the draw which will determine the order of preference for those interested in Campus Olímpia places, where demand exceeds the number of places available. The draw will be held on 11 April and the result published on the campaign website. Participants will also get an SMS with information.

To request a number online, families will be able to register via the website barcelona.cat/vacances. Once the draw is held, participants will be able to sign up as from 21 April.

Wide variety of activities

The summer holiday programme offers a very broad array of activities, with cultural, educational, technological and artistic activities, as well as the Campus Olímpia sports activities.

Values such as getting on with others, comradeship and respect for the environment will all be worked on from a fun and safe perspective, at the same time promoting compatibility between work and family life, one example being the activities offered at nursery schools.

Nearly five hundred entities involved

Some 479 city entities will be involved in organising approved activities this summer. The approval process guarantees basic requisites are met, such as criteria relating to where the activity is held, the transfer of positive values, knowledge of participants’ social and communal environment, experience of organising activities and the roll-out of methodologies.

 

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