Pioneer camp "Fairytale"

"Fairytale" in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

     Before the accident, sanatoriums, recreation centers, pioneer camps were located on the territory of the modern Exclusion Zone, which at one time took an infinite number of both children and adults. Now these former educational institutions, by the efforts of time, nature, looters have turned into ruins.

     Being in the Chernobyl zone on an excursion with the company CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE you can not ignore the Pioneer camp “Fairytale”.

     The place here is very picturesque. "Fairytale" is located among a pine forest on the banks of the Uzh River, near the village of Ilovnitsa, 16 kilometers from the city of Chernobyl and 30 kilometers from Pripyat. The pioneer camp was intended for summer holidays for children of nuclear power plant employees. Here on the territory there was a gym, a basketball and volleyball court, a football field, a summer outdoor pool, a wooden sauna, a large open-air stage.

     According to the civil defense plan at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, personnel should have been evacuated to this place in the event of an emergency. Therefore, when the accident at the Chernobyl station occurred, for a couple of years here in the pioneer camp "Fairytale", there lived workers and engineers who were engaged in servicing the nuclear power plant. The station’s operational staff was brought to Skazochny on the evening of April 30. From there we went for a shift, in the city of Chernobyl did a bus transfer to BTR-ry and then rushed to the nuclear power plant.

     It is known that one of the liquidators - the artist Peter Emets, wrote sketches here. Later, he will release albums that will include his wonderful landscapes of "Fairytale".


Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

     You can visit the surroundings of "Fairytale" as part of multi-day and private excursions. To do this, go to the tour calendar and select the most suitable format for a group or individually (private) tour.

     At one time, this place was really fabulous - a paradise. On the camp are two-story buildings, in which the kids had a rest. You can meet different sculptural images of fairy-tale characters, such as: the three-headed snake Gorynych, wooden figures “Lion and Turtle” from the popular children's song “I am in the sun”, a wooden figurine of a donkey from the cartoon “Bremen Town Musicians”, etc.

     For your comfort, you can familiarize yourself with the options for one-day and multi-day tours of the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individually (private) tour. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat.

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