Camp Khrustalny (Crystal) opened in June 1966. Open year-round, it is part of the Gorny (Mountain) complex and is located next to Camp Yantarny. Khrustalny was renovated in time for Artek’s 90th anniversary in 2015. The camp’s infrastructure has been overhauled and living conditions have been greatly improved. Rooms with sea views are designed for six to eight children. Like other Artek camps, Khrustalny has facilities for education and active recreation. Halls and community rooms have modern projection equipment, computers and 3D printers. The new bonfire area has a covered stage with modern lighting and sound equipment.
The children who stay at Khrustalny call themselves “Khrustalny kids.” The camp accommodates 336 children at a time. Officially named after Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, the camp hosts a space program with support from the Roscosmos Federal Space Agency and also other technology projects.