Enrollments for “Winter in the City” are starting

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The enrollments for the Warsaw campaign “Winter in the City” will start tomorrow. As every year, during the winter holidays, students and children living in the capital will be provided with care and activities adapted to the epidemic situation.

Registration with the support of the electronic notification system will last until January 11, 2022. The lists of qualified children will be published on January 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Parents register the children in the system using the child’s PESEL number, then create the password on their own. After entering the basic information into the system, selecting the camps and the preferred schools (from the most to the least preferred) should be indicated. You can choose as many schools you want for each one-week stay, which is Monday through Friday.

The next step is to pay for food and care. From January 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to January 19, 2022, until 12:00 p.m., you must submit a confirmation of payment or a fee exemption certificate with a printout of the qualification card and attachments (can be downloaded from the system) for each school, to whose child has been qualified. The final decision on accepting a child is made by the leisure organizer. 

Before filling out the qualification card, read the rules and the registration schedule, which are available at: It also describes the rules of recruitment to schools and special institutions.

Winter Break Educational Institutions

This year, “Winter in the City” will take place in 82 schools and 8 special schools, which will act as Winter Break Educational Institutions. As in previous years, they will be open from 7:00-8:00 a.m. to 4:00-5:00 p.m., providing care for students of Warsaw schools and children living in the capital. The group of participants may exceed 15 people (in the case of children up to 10 years of age and a mixed group) or 20 people (children over 10 years of age).

Parents pay fees for meals and care at Winter Break Educational Institutions. The fee is 15 PLN per day for two meals, including one warm meal, and 35 PLN per day of care. Children who use free or partially paid meals during the school year are excluded from fees for care and meals during the campaign, by the decision of the school headmaster or the Social Welfare Center. The basis for exemption from fees during the campaign is the submission  of a certificate from the home school or the Social Welfare Center.

Parents whose children cannot use group meals due to medical indications (based on a medical certificate) are exempt from paying for meals and are obliged to provide an appropriate diet on their own.

Pandemic restrictions

The program of “Winter in the City” will be implemented in accordance with the restrictions, orders and bans resulting from the obligatory sanitary regulations in force.
Sports, educational, recreational and artistic activities will be organized in Winter Break Educational Institutions if possible, but due to the pandemic situation, they will be animated by educators employed in Winter Break Educational Institutions. 

The co-organizers of this year’s campaign include: the Copernicus Science Center, the Municipal Zoological Garden, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Fryderyk Chopin Museum. At these institutions, children will take advantage of the attractions offered there free of charge.

Winter Break Educational Special Activities Institutions

As every year, an offer of specialist classes will be prepared in community centers, out-of-school centers, Jordan Gardens, Sports and Recreation Centers or libraries. This offer will be intended for both organized groups and individual participants.