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? The famously secretive country has one, including everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Of course, it wouldn’t be a North Korean destination without bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. See also: North Korea’s Marathon: A Rare Chance to Tour Pyongyang on Foot 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. The camp is located in Wonsan, east from Pyongyang on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It’s a popular beach destination among North Koreans, with clear water and sandy beaches. After some guidance from North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, and a major face lift, the 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…. Read full this story
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