Vairão Holiday Camp
These facilities are located in a very old village, 8 km away from the municipality of Vila do Conde. Known as Vila Valeriani during the Roman occupation, Vairão still displays traces of this period.
This Centre functions in its main monument, Vairão Monastery, founded before 974 and equipped with 3 autonomous accommodation sectors (each with its own Animator room, dormitories with bunk beds and lockers, male and female toilet facilities and wash rooms), kitchen, refectory and self-service, day room, discotheque, games room, library, rooms for workshops, meetings and shows, a cloister and ample exterior space, swimming pool, tents, mountain bikes, audiovisual and technological equipment.
The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 and the consequent responsibility of institutions to implement measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, led to a reflection on the possibility of carrying out, in the current context, activities with children and young people, in particular, APCC’s Holiday Camps that include activities in which participants interact and share different spaces inside and outside the Holiday Centre.
In view of the current knowledge of the transmission routes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and despite the measures recently released by the IPDJ for prevention in the organization of Holiday Camps and the general guidelines and rules of the DGS, it seems impractical to implement these measures , so that they are compatible with the pedagogical and animation project that APCC seeks to develop in the context of the Holiday Camp activities.
Thus, prioritizing the safety of our participants and social responsibility as an organization that organizes activities with children and young people, we regret to inform you that the APCC Board decided to cancel all 2020 Holiday Camp activities.
These actions have the regular support of the Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth (IPDJ).
The above-mentioned activities are licensed pursuant to section 5 of Decree-Law no 32/2011, of 7th March (Registration no. 145/DRLVT).