Looking For A Summer Camp For Your Kids? Now You Can Send Them To North Korea

We're sure they'll come back very disciplined.

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Not sure what to do with your kids during the holidays? Need something less typical? How about a kid's camp in North Korea?

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Tired of the typical kids' summer camps, in the woods of New England or the mountains of California? How about summer camp in North Korea?

Summer camp in North Korea? It’s got one – and it’s got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

After some major renovations and some personal input from supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, the summer camp in North Korea reopened to 300 over kids from various countries

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Songdowon International Children's Camp, which has been operational for nearly 30 years, was originally intended mainly to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world. But officials say they are willing to accept youth from anywhere — even the United States.

After some on-the-spot guidance from North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, and a major face-lift, the Songdowon International Children’s Camp reopened Tuesday for this year’s flock of foreign campers — more than 300 young children and teenagers from Russia, China, Vietnam, Ireland and Tanzania.

The campers spend eight days camping, boating and mingling around with North Korean campers. The total cost for this experience? Only RM860 per child.

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The campers spend the eight days cooking, swimming, boating and mingling with their North Korean peers. Though heavily subsidized by the government, the camp – plus a tour of Pyongyang – costs about $270 per foreign child.

At the camp, kids spend eight days doing typical camp activities, like cooking, swimming, boating and mingling. The camp offers a unique opportunity for kids of other nationalities to interact with their North Korean peers.

The camp allows foreigners to get a glimpse of what it's like living in North Korea

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The camp gives the participants an opportunity to see a country that remains a mystery to most outsiders, and North Korea a chance to show off the best it can offer – sleeping in air-conditioned rooms with TVs and video games is a luxury most North Korean children can’t normally experience.

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