Thank you for a fairy tale!
By Vladimir Bilyk | November 13, 2016
More than a year ago I was lucky enough to visit for the first time the camp «Artek». When I told my sister about this wonderful time in the camp that I had, Varia said firmly, «I’m going too!»
And here again I feel a nice breeze, and sister standing nearby and whispering: «It is wonderful.» We knew that we had come to work and really wanted to learn something new. I do not know about Varia, but I felt inner jitters: «What if I suddenly fail? What if the kids and counsellors of the squad will be phlegmatic and prim?» Fortunately, everything turned out to be the opposite — the boys and girls were active,» the ones who wanted everything», media educators supported any of our ideas, sincerely worried and were happy for us, and as they say in «Artek «, they became the second parents for us.
There were different opinions about the organisation of the forum. As for me, I was ready to go to all the press conferences and workshops. Those were the days when I was fulfilled with joy and desire in all my tasks given to me. Do you think it was work? Yes, it was work, but a real pleasant work! Those were the happiest and vivid three weeks for me — weeks of absolute happiness. I did what brought me satisfaction and pleasure.
The atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding was created not only by employees of the camp «Artek», but also by the organizers of the Media Forum, a close-knit team YNPRESS. It is thanks to their well-functioning and professional work, the time in camp was unforgettable, bright and productive.
I have no doubt that the dreams of many children came true. Maybe these dreams were little, but important ones. Someone saw the sea for the first time, someone made the first professional video, or took the most successful photo and someone got experience and tested him or herself on the workshops and press conferences. And someone just felt real happiness and took it home with them. I think that this happened to Varia too. She got Artek`s spirit, or as they say in Artek camp – «brain of Artek».
As well as many participants of Artek camp, I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has created a real fairy tale for us, so that we can still believe in miracles.
All that is desired, will come,
The main thing – is to believe, and to dream!
Miracle happen only in Artek,
And the main thing – is not to let the dream go away!