Songdowon International Children’s Camp is a comprehensive after-school educational base for local and foreign schoolchildren. It is situated in Songdowon, Wonsan city, Kangwon Province.
As the biggest camp in DPRK, Songdowon International Children’s Camp covers an area of 340,000㎡ with a total floor space of 58,000㎡.
The Camp has many facilities need for camping including Kim Jong Il patriotism education room, International Friendship Schoolchildren’s House, outdoor gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, outdoor wading pool, archery field, aquarium, aviary and animal stuffed specimen exhibition house.
It has two camping; summer camping from April to the middle of October and winter camping from January to end of March.
Here are Statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
International Friendship Schoolchildren’s House is a 2-storeyed building.
On the first floor schoolchildren have recreation parties like sub branch art performance, watching films, learning new songs, quiz and so on.
It has electronic recreation room, 3-D cinema, library, exhibition house of talents and Computer rooms on the 2nd floor.
Camp Building No.1 with 3 buildings looks like a sailing ship and each of them has 7 floors connected each other.
They have rooms of the campers on every floor.
There are tri rooms, 5-person rooms, 7-person rooms.
Camp Building No.2 is a restaurant for campers and it consists of 2 floors.
Beside the restaurant there are a cook practice hall and a hall for birthday party.
It consists of soccer playground, open-air stage, race course, auditorium, large LCD screen and the size of soccer playground with artificial grass is appropriate for schoolchildren.
In gymnasium campers can play ping-pong, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton and so on.
Indoor wading Pool has full of clearly refined sea water with a temperature of 27 ℃ and its depth is 1~1.5 meters.
There is “Taedonggang” brand sudden-drop water slope and other slopes and pools.
There is a garden which grows the flowers and ornamental plants helpful to schoolchildren for their common sense and outlook of the nature and mirror house and archery field.
At aquarium it has a star-shaped tank, a large-size and circle-shaped tank, vacuum tank, and individual and tunnel tanks.
Tunnel tank breeds a couple of stingaree, a shark, two dolphins and suckfish.
It breeds an eel and various species of sea bream in the vacuum and individual tank.
The window of star-shaped tank is 15 ㎝ thick.
At aviary it breeds turkey, several species of parrots, gray bird imperial dove and peacock and an information board of goshawk.
Songdowon International Children’s Camp was opened on August 17th, Juche 49 (1960) named as a Songdowon Central Children’s Camp.
It was renamed as Songdowon International Children’s Camp in August, Juche74 (1985) and it was again renovated as the world 1st class camp in May Juche 103 (2014)
Songdowon International Children’s Camp is a fruition of benevolent love of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, The respected supreme leader
Kim Jong Un who supports our schoolchildren as precious treasure of the nation and the future of the motherland and gives hundreds and thousands of happiness to them and also a fruition of affective patriotism and loyalty of service personnel of People’s army and our people.
- Songdowon International