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January 26, 2022, 07:07

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The winner will become the owner of the title “The Best Counselor of Russia”, and will also receive prizes from the Moscow City Tour and the partners of the competition.

started registrationto the VIII All-Russian Olympiad of counselors. Its organizer is Mosgortur.

Active counselors aged 18 and over who have worked in children’s health camps for at least three shifts, one of which in the period from 2020 to 2022, are invited to participate. Applications are accepted until February 13th. Contestants will also have to pass an interview or provide a letter of recommendation from an educational institution, youth organization or pedagogical team.

“The profession of a counselor is a good career start, and not only for teachers. Working as a counselor allows you to develop flexible skills and unleash your creativity. Therefore, we see how every year the interest in the leaders’ movement and professional skills competitions is growing. Every year more than a thousand applications are received for the Olympiad, the geography of the competition is expanding. This year we have slightly improved the selection system. Now only experienced counselors can participate in the Olympiad,” said Yulia Silenko, Deputy Director General of the Moscow City Tour.

The correspondence stage of the competition will be held from March 1 to April 3. Participants are waiting for two tasks for attentiveness and the ability to find a common language with children. 14 counselors who will cope with the tasks better than the rest will be invited to the finals of the Olympiad. It will take place in the Raduga camp near Moscow. The finalists will have to pass eight tests and demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, as well as erudition, creativity, skills in game technology and the ability to work in a team.

The skills of the counselors will be assessed by professionals of children’s recreation and the children themselves. The winner will become the owner of the title “The Best Counselor of Russia”, and will also receive prizes from the Moscow City Tour and the partners of the competition.

The All-Russian Olympiad of Counselors is an annual professional competition, which has been held with the support of the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow since 2015. Its goal is to identify the most erudite and trained counselors, to develop their professional competence. Last year, more than 1,300 people from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Lithuania took part in the first stage of the Olympiad, and Polina Goncharova from the Moscow region was recognized as the best leader.

Agency “Mosgortour” is the largest organizer of full-cycle children’s recreation. Since 2014, on the basis of the Central School of Moscow counselors, counselors, shift and program leaders have been trained and employed. The organization has received the “Best for Children” quality mark five times, and has also been awarded the International Camping Fellowship Award of Merit.

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