Sessions
     
1
Session
January 25−26 to February 14−15 Children’s Discovery Time
2
Session
February 18−19 to March 10−11 Word Environment
3
Session
March 14−15 to April 3−4 Talking Art
4
Session
April 7−8 to April 27−28 Asteroid No. 1956
5
Session
May 4−5 to May 24−25 The History of Our Victory
6
Session
May 28−29 to June 17−18 Happy Birthday, Artek!
7
Session
June 20−21 to July 10−1 From Dreaming to Achieving
8
Session
July 14−15 to August 3−4 Дружба. Friendship. 友誼
9
Session
August 7−8 to August 27−28 The Happy Session
10
Session
August 30−31 to September 19−20 Artek Dissendio
11
Session
September 23−24 to October 13−14 Artek’s Good Will
12
Session
October 17−18 to November 6−7 Artek: Unity in Difference
13
Session
November 10−11 to November 30 − December 1 Sunny Town
14
Session
December 4−5 to December 24−25 Artek Startup
15
Session
December 28−29 to January 17−18 ArtekNewYear.ru

Session 1

Children’s Discovery Time

January 25−26 to February 14−15

 

Artek invites children to make fascinating discoveries in science and culture and take their first step towards choosing a professional career during the first session of the year. Various research labs will be available as part of Artek Academy. In addition to science, there will be creative pursuits, sports competitions, movie screenings and literature nights. 

Session’s main events

  • The Roads of Discoveries, Artek’s cross-subject competition;
  • Children’s Discovery Academy Research Papers and Projects Conference;
  • SF Stories Contest dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the birth of Jules Verne;
  • Human. Progress. 2100 Mind Map Contest

 

Significant dates

January 25 - the 80th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Vysotsky, a Soviet poet, actor and singer-songwriter
January 29 – the 90th anniversary of the birth of Anatoly Polyansky, Artek’s architect
February 2 – the 145th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Prishvin, a Russian writer and essayist
February 8 – Russian Science Day
  – the 190th anniversary of the birth of Jules Verne, a French writer
February 10 – the anniversary of the death of Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet, playwright and writer (Pushkin Memorial Day)
February 13 – the 145th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor  Chaliapin, Russian opera singer
February 15 – the birthday of Camp Yantarny (Amber)

 

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • The Mystery World of Arthropods (biology);
  • Unveil the Lands of the Extraordinary Antarctica (geography, history, social studies, biology);
  • Effort is Greatness’s Best Friend (social studies, world art, history);
  • In the Footsteps of Phileas Fogg (English, literature, computer science);
  • Sailing With Books (literature);
  • The World of Genetic Discoveries (biology);
  • Oh, How Many Wonderful Discoveries… (history, geography);
  • The World Around Us (literature, geography);
  • Translation Issues: Insights and Revelations (literature, foreign languages, world art);
  • A Fascinating Trip to the Urals (geography, history);
  • Wisdom Looks Back, Science Looks Ahead (social studies, history);
  • When America was Discovered… (geography, astronomy, literature).

 

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Sound Phenomena in Artek (physics);
  • The Sour Side of Chemistry (chemistry);
  • World of Metals (chemistry);
  • A scientific Expedition into the World of Electricity (physics);
  • The World of Chemical Discoveries: Let’s Experiment and Calculate (chemistry, mathematics);
  • Why is the World so Strange? (physics, literature);
  • An expedition into the World of Electricity (physics).

Session 2

Word Environment

February 18−19 to March 10−11

 

During this session, Artek will become a miniature literary world, with the different camps acting as publishing houses, and the different teams as editors. The children will try their hands both at writing their own works and writing a book for each camp. They will learn about all the stages of working on a book, including design and layout, illustrations, book trailers and marketing strategies.

Session’s main events

  • The Best Artek Book project contest;
  • The Purity of the Word essay contest;
  • Book-trailer festival;
  • Let’s Read Together literature campaign.

Significant dates

February 21 - International Native Language day
February 23 – Defender of the Fatherland Day
March 3 – World Writers Day
March 4 – International Children's Day of Radio and TV Broadcasting
March 8 – International Women's Day

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • The Power of a Kind Word (literature, history, computer science);
  • Epistolary Genre in Russian Literature (literature, history);
  • Good Words Without Deeds are Rushes and Reeds (history, social studies);
  • The Tale of Siberia (geography, history, literature);
  • War and Peace: Back to the Origins (literature, history, visual arts);
  • International Relations as an Art of Communication (social studies, history);
  • You Can Kill With a Word, You Can Save a Life With a Word, or A Legal Case Study (social studies, literature, history);
  • Speech is the Mirror Image of Action (geography, history, social studies);
  • The Origin of Life (biology);
  • My Family Chronicle (biology);
  • A Tale of Twelve Months (foreign languages, literature, computer science);
  • Secrets of Great Poets and Philosophers (foreign languages).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Staying Alive on Mystery Island (chemistry, literature);
  • Dear Carbons (chemistry, biology, literature);
  • Metals in Fiction (chemistry, literature);
  • Myths and Facts about Magnetic Fields (physics);
  • Eureka! (physics);
  • A Postulate Once Spoken is Beyond Recall (physics, chemistry, literature);
  • Electrostatic Briefing (physics).

Session 3

Talking Art

March 14−15 to April 3−4

 

During this session, every child at Artek will feel like part of the art world. The camp will turn into the legendary mount Parnassus, home of the Muses, goddesses of art and inspiration. The camps will become museions: temples where the Muses of science, history, poetry, dance, tragedy and comedy live. The teams, as the Muses’ servants, will be able to showcase their talents in various art forms – literature, painting, graphic art, sculpture, handcraft, music, theatre, dance, poetry and photography. 

Session’s main events

  • The Earth is Our Home flash-mob;
  • A contest of original poems;
  • Save Our Water social project contest;
  • The Golden Mask theatrical contest;
  • The Spring Fairy Show arts festival.

Significant dates

March 18 - the Day of Crimea’s Reunification with Russia
March 20 – Earth Day
March 21 – World Poetry Day
March 22 – World Water Day
March 27 – World Theater Day
March 24-30 – Children and Young Adult’s Books week
  – Music for Children and Young Adults week
April 1 – April Fools' Day
April 2 – International Children's Book Day

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • The Art of the Word (literature, visual arts);
  • A Cultural Mosaic (literature, history, computer science);
  • The Art of Being Healthy (biology);
  • Alexander the Great: the Art of Winning (history, social studies);
  • The History of Art is the History of Revival (history, social studies);
  • The Purpose of Art is to Touch Hearts (history, world art, social studies);
  • Art Requires Knowledge (geography, history, social studies, biology);
  • The Far East is the Land of the Rising Sun (geography, history, social studies, biology);
  • Art as a Type of Human Activity (social studies, history, world art);
  • Emotional Education (social studies, history, world art);
  • In the Spotlight: Art Education (foreign languages, visual arts);
  • Art is the Mirror in which Everyone Displays His own Image (foreign languages, visual arts).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • A Chemist at the Easel (chemistry, world art);
  • Sketches of Chemistry (chemistry, world art);
  • From Birchbark Letters to Paintings on Canvas (chemistry, world art, history);
  • Chemistry in an Art Gallery (chemistry, world art);
  • A Debate Between a Physicist and. a Poet (physics);
  • Television and Radio in Crimea (physics);
  • Studying the Principles and Power of Electric Currents (physics).

 

 

Session 4

Asteroid No. 1956

April 7−8 to April 27−28

 

In 1969, Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Chyornykh discovered Asteroid No. 1956, which was named Artek. During this session, Artek invites children to take part in a fantastic intergalactic voyage, during which the young Artek researchers will unlock the mysteries of the Universe in special labs, perform heroic feats in the name of humankind, discover a new planet and communicate live with the crew of the International Space Station. During this space session, the children will acquire new and interesting skills and knowledge. 

Session’s main events

  • Exploring Space, a contest of science-fiction projects;
  • The Mystery of the Third Planet, space quest;
  • The Young Artek Engineer, technical contest;
  • That’s for You, Mother Earth, a festival of young environmental activists;
  • On the Waves of Artek, a music contest.

Significant dates

April 7 - World Health Day
April 8 – Russian Animation Day
April 11 – International Day of the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps
April 12 – Cosmonautics Day
April 15 – the Day of Environmental Knowledge
  – World Science Day
April 18 – World Amateur Radio Day
  – International Day for Monuments and Sites
April 22 – International Mother Earth Day
April 24 – International Day of Youth Solidarity

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • Space Resources (geography, history);
  • Fast Food for Cosmonauts (biology);
  • Through Hardships to the Stars (history, social studies);
  • Traveling Across the Solar System (geography, astronomy);
  • Space Geography (geography, mathematics);
  • The Place for Humans and the State on the Earth (social studies, history);
  • A Bridge to Other Worlds (astronomy, foreign languages);
  • My Most Important Discovery (foreign languages, geography, history, computer science);
  • The Planet Called Pallas (foreign languages, geography, biology, history);
  • The Noosphere – the Sphere of Human Thought (biology);
  • The Planet Chekhov (literature, visual arts);
  • Like a Star (history, social studies).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Is There Life on Mars? (chemistry, biology);
  • Aqua Vitae (chemistry, biology);
  • Through Hardships to the Stars (chemistry, biology);
  • Magnetism in the Universe (physics);
  • The Electromagnetic Nature of Light (physics);
  • The Nuclear Microworld (physics, astronomy, history, geography);
  • Earth’s Equilibrium (physics)

 

 

Session 5

The History of Our Victory

May 4−5 to May 24−25

 

The main idea of the session is to preserve and pass on to the next generations knowledge, memory and pride in the heroic deeds of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War (1941−1945) and World War II. Children will take part in Artek’s historical reconstruction of these events which have an important meaning for the whole world. Every Artek child will:

Session’s main events

  • Participation in the Victory Day Parade in the Hero City of Sevastopol;
  • The Immortal Regiment march on Artek’s embankment;
  • The Memory Parade in the Hero City of Sevastopol;
  • The Fate of My Family is Russia’s Fate, a research project;
  • For a Peaceful Sky concert.

Significant dates

May 6 - the 110th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Gastello, a Russian pilot and a Hero of the Soviet Union
May 9 – Victory Day, to commemorate the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)
May 13 – the Day of the Black Sea Fleet
May 15 – International Day of Families
  – the 170th anniversary of the birth of Viktor Vasnetsov, a Russian painter
  – the 170th anniversary of the birth of Viktor Vasnetsov, a Russian painter
May 18 – International Museum Day
May 24 – the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • The Sacred Pages of War (literature, history, music);
  • To Win is to Live (biology);
  • The Art of Winning (history, geography, literature);
  • Geographers on the Great Victory (geography, history, biology, physical education);
  • A Good Map is the Foundation of Victory (geography, history, safety management in emergencies);
  • The Great Feats of the Russian People (social studies, history);
  • Moral Choice and Responsibility Before the Fatherland (social studies, history);
  • The Big Three: the Architects of the New World (social studies, history);
  • A Trip Across the sites of our Great Victory (foreign languages, computer science, history);
  • Great Achievements: The Strength of the Human Spirit During Times of Hardship (history, foreign languages);
  • Artek – Generational Memory (foreign languages, safety management in emergencies);
  • The Rescued World has not Forgotten (foreign languages, history).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Katyusha, KS, and Oxidation-Reduction Reaction (chemistry, history);
  • Total Recall (chemistry, history);
  • Soviet Chemistry Contribution to the Victory (chemistry, history);
  • Searching for Energy (physics);
  • The Victory Through the Lens of the History (physics, history);
  • Alternative Energy Sources (physics);
  • Contribution of Physic Discoveries to the Great Victory (physics).

 

 

Session 6

Happy Birthday, Artek!

May 28−29 to June 17−18

 

Artek celebrates its birthday on June 26. This is the most festive and colorful session of the year. The program is designed to show off Artek’s unique features: its nature, architecture and legends. 

During this session, every camp will become a creative group and prepare its own gift for Artek representing a certain stage, a memorable moment or event from the history of Artek as well as demonstrating the full scope of the children’s talents. 

Session’s main events

  • Celebrating Artek’s birthday;
  • Official celebration of Russia Day;
  • Interactive Pushkin Readings;
  • Along Unknown Paths, installations contest;
  • Flora and Fauna of Crimea, an intellectual quest.

Significant dates

June 1 - International Children's Day
June 5 – World Environment Day, the Day of the Ecologist
June 6 – the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin, a Russian poet, playwright and prose writer Pushkin Day in Russia UN Russian Language Day
June 12 – Russia Day
June 13 – the birthday of Camp Polevoi (Field)
June 16 – Artek's Birthday

 

 

Session 7

From Dreaming to Achieving

July 14−15 to August 3−4

 

The friendships born at Artek unite people all over the world, and years and distances do not matter. During this session, all the children will discuss their country and its people, folk crafts, games and traditions, teach their friends how to makes national dishes, and much more. The main event of the session is International Friendship Day, a creative assembly embodying the idea of friendship between peoples and countries and stressing respect for cultural diversity. 

Session’s main events

  • A ceremony commemorating the day of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, placing memory wreaths on the water;
  • The Energy of Youth school Olympics dedicated to the International Olympic Day;
  • Samantha Smith: A Messenger of Peace, a class of friendship and kindness;
  • Eighth Wonder of the World, an intellectual marathon;
  • In the Family Circle group evenings dedicated to the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity;

Significant dates

June 14 – July 15 - FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia
June 22 – the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow commemorating the day of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (1941)
June 23 – International Olympic Day
June 25 – the birthday of Camp Khrustalny (Chrystal)
June 27 – Youth Day in Russia
June 29 – the 46th anniversary of the birth of Samantha Smith
July 4 – the birthday of Camp Rechnoi (River) and Camp Ozyorny (Lake)
July 8 – the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity in Russia
July 10 – the Day of the Russian Post

 

 

Session 8

Дружба. Friendship. 友誼

January 25−26 to February 14−15

 

Artek invites children to make fascinating discoveries in science and culture and take their first step towards choosing a professional career during the first session of the year. Various research labs will be available as part of Artek Academy. In addition to science, there will be creative pursuits, sports competitions, movie screenings and literature nights. 

Session’s main events

  • Artek’s ROSTA Window Painting contest dedicated to the 125th birthday of Vladimir Mayakovsky;
  • The Japanese Culture Festival held as part of the Year of Japan in Russia;
  • Conversations of an Old Doctor, a series of radio podcasts dedicated to Janusz Korczak;
  • The Games from Around the World, a fairground;
  • An entertainment program dedicated to Artek Camp Leader Day

Significant dates

July 15 - Post Day
July 19 – the 125th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mayakovsky, a Russian poet
July 22 – the 140th anniversary of the birth of Janusz Korczak, a Polish teacher and writer
July 23 – World Whale and Dolphin Day
July 24 – Artek Camp Leader Day
July 30 – International Friendship Day Russian Navy Day
August 1 – the 115th anniversary of the Suuk-Su resort

 

 

Session 9

The Happy Session

August 7−8 to August 27−28

 

For many, movies are a magical, fairytale world, a separate reality. What is a children-produced film? How are films made? The answers to these questions will be provided during the Happy Session at Artek. During this session, Artek will be transformed into a giant children’s film studio with teams of film crews. 

Session’s main events

  • Behind Seven Stamps quest;
  • It’s Time to Focus on Summer! – a photo contest;
  • Official celebration of Russian National Flag Day;
  • The Magical World of Cinema, a role-playing game with a storyline;
  • The 2018 Happy Session, a short film contest.

Significant dates

August 7 - the birthday of Camp Lesnoi (Forest)
August 12 – International Youth Day Russian Air Force Day
August 15 – Archaeologist’s Day
August 19 – World Photography Day
August 22 – National Flag Day in Russia
August 27 – the Day of Russian Cinema

 

 

Session 10

Аrtek Dissendio

August 30−31 to September 19−20

 

There is a spell called “Dissendio” in the Harry Potter books that opens secret doors. Like in the books, Artek has its own Hogwarts – an unusual school that gives children an opportunity to study in a different way. During this session, children at Artek will design their own dream schools, which they will present at a forum. The materials of the forum will be published in a special reference book, and the best ideas will be used by Artek’s teachers.

Session’s main events

  • Official celebration of the Knowledge Day;
  • Here We Go, a quest to commemorate Knowledge Day
  • Know Thyself, a game of strategy;
  • Speak Correctly, a radio-newspaper contest;
  • Russia’s Cultural Heritage, a literary evening;
  • Through the Pages of History, an intellectual marathon.

Significant dates

September 1 - Knowledge Day
September 5 – the 200th anniversary of the birth of Aleksey Tolstoy, a Russian poet, writer and playwright
September 8 – Day of Military Glory of Russia (the 205th anniversary of the Borodino Battle in which the Russian army led by its Commander-in-Chief Mikhail Kutuzov fought the French army) International Literacy Day the 95th anniversary of the birth of Rasul Gamzatov
September 9 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism
  – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Boris Zakhoder, a Soviet children's writer
  – the 190th anniversary of the birth of Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer.
September 16 – the anniversary of the Kulikovo Battle in which Russian regiments led by the Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy defeated Tartaro-Mongol troops (1380, September 8 in the Julian calendar)
September 18 – International Day of Peace.

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • The Magical World of Discoveries (literature, history);
  • Mysterious Natural Phenomena in Paintings and Poetry (literature, visual arts);
  • The Madness and Bravery, this is the Wisdom of Life… (literature, world art);
  • Looking at the World with Open Eyes (geography, mathematics, social studies);
  • Our Own Little Country: the Values of the World through the Values of Artek (history, social studies);
  • Artek is our World (foreign languages, computer science);
  • Going to Hogwarts: The Mysteries of the Chamber of Secrets (foreign languages, computer science);
  • Be Better Tomorrow Than You Are Today (foreign languages, literature);
  • In the Footsteps of History in Artek (foreign languages, history);
  • The Ecosystem of Artek (biology);
  • Mysteries of the Microcosmos (biology);
  • Biological Discoveries and the World Around Us (biology, chemistry)

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • What Mendeleev Didn’t See in His Dreams (chemistry, history);
  • What is Everything Made Up Of? The Mysteries of the Biological World (chemistry, biology);
  • Atoms, Molecules, and Materials – from Ancient Greece to Modern Science (chemistry, physics, history);
  • Artek’s Appeal (physics, geography);
  • Mysteries of Thermal Motion (physics);
  • Studying Mechanical Motion in Artek;
  • The Laws of Motion in Artek (physics).

 

 

Session 11

Artek’s Good Will

September 23−24 to October 13−14

 

During the 11th session, children will be able to learn more about volunteers, their work and role in today’s world. The volunteer movement gives children a chance to find out who they are, make new friends and get new social experience. During this session, every team will engage in various aspects of the volunteer movement: environmental, athletic, social.

Session’s main events

  • Children’s Camp as a New Educational Space, the 3rd All-Russian Forum
  • Lenity Fair;
  • Safety School, a role-playing game with a storyline;
  • Official celebration of World Teachers' Day;
  • Equal Opportunities Day, sports games;
  • Artek Post, a post quest@relay race (in cooperation with the Russian Post);

Significant dates

September 27 - World Tourism Day
October 1 – International Day for the Elderly
  – International Music Day
October 4 – World Animal Day
  – The day when the Soviet Union successfully launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
October 5 – World Teachers' Day
October 6 – World Habitat Day
October 8 – International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 9 – World Post Day
October 12 – International Day for Disaster Reduction

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • A Good Deed Lives for Two Centuries (literature, history, geography);
  • Kind Feelings Did Ny Lyre Extol (literature, history);
  • Roads Connect (literature, history);
  • Live EcoLogically! (biology, ecology);
  • Artek is My Fate (biology, chemistry);
  • The Seven Knightly Skills (history, social studies);
  • Only Goodness Lives Forever (history, geography);
  • Messengers of Peace (history, social studies);
  • Nature’s Volunteer (geography, history, biology);
  • Leaving a Kind Mark on the Earth (geography, history);
  • The Geography of Freedom (geography, history);
  • Delicious Traditions (foreign languages, literature).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • United We are Strong (physics, chemistry);
  • Virtuous Metal (chemistry, geography);
  • In the Very Beginning (chemistry, ecology);
  • The Chemical Union (chemistry, physics);
  • Who’s Artek’s Quickest? (physics);
  • Newton’s Laws in Artek (physics);
  • Life Hacks from Lenz (physics).

 

 

Session 12

Artek: Unity in Difference

October 17−18 to November 6−7

 

Unity is always a popular subject for any country. In this session, every team will become a design bureau developing its own strategy to bring people together. The main question they must answer is “What can unite modern children and teens to achieve humanistic ideas of self-improvement and the common good?” Children will have to think about which ideas have the most important creative potential nowadays and how people can be united. Answers to these questions will be presented at the projects at Artek’s forum Our Unity Strategies. 

Session’s main events

  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, theme group duties;
  • The Black Sea Secrets quiz;
  • The Peoples of Russia, a creative festival;
  • Across Russia in Sixty Minutes, a travel game;
  • Our Unification Strategies Forum.

Significant dates

October 24 - United Nations Day
  - International School Library Day
October 31 – International Black Sea Day
November 4 – Unity Day in Russia
November 7 – Day of Military Glory of Russia which commemorates the 1941 October Revolution Parade

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • A Story of an Unlikely Friendship (literature, history);
  • All Men are Created Equal... (history, geography);
  • Three Weeks of Tolerance (history, social studies);
  • Different but Equal, or the Life of a man from the Moon (geography, biology, history, social studies, foreign languages);
  • Today’s Unity is Tomorrow’s Foundation (geography, history);
  • Society is the Big Home of humanity (social studies, history);
  • Family as the Unity of Opposites (social studies, history);
  • Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Structure of Tomorrow’s Society (social studies, history);
  • We are all Different, But We Are All Equal (social studies);
  • The Dialogue Between Cultures and Nations in Crimea (foreign languages, history, literature, world art, geography);
  • Seven Knightly Skills (history, social studies);
  • They Tell Me that I Am Not Like HIM, Then Why Is He Like Me? (foreign languages).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • The Friendship of Chemical Elements (chemistry, physics);
  • How the Steel Was Tempered (chemistry, geography, literature);
  • The Variety of Elements in the World Around Us (chemistry, physics);
  • The Laws of Nature are the Same for All of Us (physics);
  • Forces in Nature (physics);
  • The Oscillatory Synthesis (physics, history, geography, biology);
  • The Polymeric Brotherhood (chemistry, biology).

 

 

Session 13

Sunny Town

November 10−11 to November 30 − December 1

 

During this session, Artek will turn into Sunny Town with make-believe districts where the children will reside. They will be able to travel to the different districts: Sports, Theatre, Water, Chess and Fun, and everywhere there will be a new adventure awaiting them. The children will try their hand at various jobs: athlete, swimmer, poet, writer, playwright and actor. During the shift, every team will create its own work of literature: an account of their travels around Sunny Town, complete with travel notes: drawings, photos, poems and short stories.

Session’s main events

  • Literary game based upon Nikolay Nosov’s books;
  • My Artek media projects contest;
  • Creating the Sunny City of Artek literary anthology;
  • The Constellation of Talents creative contests;
  • In Our Sun City, a role-playing game with a storyline;
  • A word creates the world, psychological trainings.

Significant dates

November 11 - the 130th anniversary of the birth of Andrey Tupolev, a Soviet scientist and aircraft designer
November 14 – Sociologist’s Day in Russia
November 16 – International Day for Tolerance World Philosophy Day
November 20 – Universal Children's Day
November 21 – World Television Day
November 22 – Psychologist’s Day in Russia
November 23 – the 110th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Nosov, a Soviet and Russian prose writer, playwright and screenwriter
November 25 – Mother's Day in Russia
November 26 – World Information Day
November 30 – International Day of Information Protection

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • Yalta is a Sunny Place (literature, geography);
  • Laughter is the Sun (literature, history);
  • The Wonderful Chrysanthemum Ball (biology);
  • And the Sun Began to Shine over RUSSIA (history, geography);
  • The Sun’s Descendants (history, social studies);
  • The Elements of the Sun City (geography, chemistry);
  • Cities of the Sunny World (geography, chemistry, mathematics);
  • How to Get a Striking Personality? (social studies, history);
  • This Palace is so Magical, it’s Like the Sun is There… (foreign languages, history);
  • The Secret Power of a Smile. Mysteries of Great Fairy Tales (foreign languages, literature);
  • Freedom of Speech as the Bright Light of Justice (history, social studies);
  • Improving our Home (foreign languages, computer science).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • A conversation Between Elements (chemistry, physics);
  • Speaking of Metals (chemistry, geography, literature);
  • There is no End to Infinity (chemistry, literature);
  • The Language of Chemistry (chemistry, literature);
  • The Dynamometer Battle (physics);
  • The Conservation Law in the Sun City (physics);
  • Crimea’s Energetics (physics, history, geography).

 

 

Session 14

Children’s Discovery Time

January 25−26 to February 14−15

 

Artek invites children to make fascinating discoveries in science and culture and take their first step towards choosing a professional career during the first session of the year. Various research labs will be available as part of Artek Academy. In addition to science, there will be creative pursuits, sports competitions, movie screenings and literature nights. 

Session’s main events

  • Artek Start-Ups 2018, an economics project contest;
  • A Writer and Citizen literary event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Solzhenitsyn;
  • Tea Traditions Around the World, a culture class;
  • The debates on the topic: Does the Constitution Guarantee the Rights and Freedoms of its Citizens?
  • Economic Agenda 2030, an All-Artek summit.

Significant dates

December 8 - International Painter’s Day
December 9 – Heroes of the Fatherland Day
December 10 – Human Rights Day, World Football Day
December 11 – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Russian writer and playwright, publicist, public and political figure
  – International Mountain Day
December 12 – Russia’s Constitution Day
December 15 – International Tea Day

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • Competition is the Basis of Biocoenosis (biology);
  • A Beginning of a New Era (history, social studies);
  • Our path is Through the East (geography, history, social studies);
  • On Your Way to Achieving Success in Life (social studies, history);
  • Be Better Tomorrow Than You are Today (foreign languages);
  • A Hero of Our Time. Start-up Lermontov-style (literature, visual arts);
  • It’s Not About Ideas, it’s About Their Implementation (geography, history, social studies, biology);
  • Children as Participants in Economic Relations (social studies, economics);
  • Well Begun is Half Done (history, social studies);
  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit (history, geography, social studies);
  • Economics 101 (social studies, physics, computer science);
  • Economics Through the Eyes of Children (social studies, history).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Black Gold (chemistry, ecology);
  • A chemistry Project (chemistry, physics, mathematics);
  • Principles of Chemical Production (chemistry, mathematics);
  • Starting H2O (chemistry, biology, geography);
  • Television? Why not Radiovision? (physics, history, geography);li>
  • Movement is the foundation of success (physics);
  • Innovators in Physics (physics).

 

 

Session 15

ArtekNewYear.ru

December 28−29 to January 17−18

 

The holiday season at Artek is like a beautiful fairytale where the walls between reality and dreams, countries and continents disappear. On New Year’s Eve, children will play a big role in making this magical night at Artek one that they will remember for their rest of their lives! The children will celebrate Christmas at Artek, and Christmas means games, songs, dancing and a costume party. The program of the session is an endless succession of parties, which the residents of each fairytale town – camp – organizes and throws for the others.  

Session’s main events

  • Seeing in the New Year in Artek: a New Year quest, an interactive theatrical performance, an entertainment dancing program;
  • A Christmas Post-Crossing Campaign (in cooperation with the Russian Post);
  • A contest of short stories, fairy tales, illustrations, the creation of the Christmas Stories literary anthology;
  • Christmas Tales in Artek, a cartoon marathon;
  • One the Eve of the New Years Holiday, a New Year theatrical festival;

Significant dates

December 31 – January 1 - New Year
January 8 – Children’s Cinema Day
January 11 – January 11
January 13 – The Day of the Russian Press
January 14 – Old New Year
January 17 – Kid Inventors' Day

TWELVE UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS (EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING MODULES)

  • Miracles Happen to Those who Believe in Them (literature, world art);
  • In Winter's Spectral Beauty (literature, world art);
  • Miracles Inside our Cells (biology);
  • Nature’s Greatest Miracle (biology);
  • Learning with Enthusiasm (biology);
  • Our Fantastic History (history, geography);
  • We have Become More Mature, and the World has Become More Complicated (history, social studies);
  • New Frontiers (history, geography);
  • New Year All Over the World (geography, history);
  • Let’s Go, It’s Time! (social studies, history);
  • Mad Tea Party (foreign languages);
  • School Holidays in Artek (foreign languages, computer science).

SEVEN EXPERIMENTARIUMS

  • Magical Crystals (chemistry);
  • Pickled Foods on Our Festive Table (chemistry, biology);
  • The New Year Torch (chemistry, biology);
  • Chemical Wonders for the New Year Fun (chemistry, physics);
  • Riding the Waves of the New Year (physics);
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  • New Year – New Knowledge (physics);
  • New Year Deflections (physics, geography, history).