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Journée Carnaval

Published: August 12, 2017

Villagers celebrated the end of the week with an evening of elegant dining and dance in the spirit of Carnaval!

Journée Internationale

Published: August 11, 2017

Villagers performing for the crowd at International Day

Today the villagers from Lac du Bois joined the villagers of the other Concordia Language Villages at Waldsee, the German Language Village, to celebrate International Day, a day of festivities, games, dancing, songs, and more!

Journée Sénégal

Published: August 8, 2017

​Villagers explore the culture of Francophone Senegal!

Journée Suisse

Published: July 26, 2017

​Villagers attended a language exchange at Waldsee with the Italian and German vilages for Journée Suisse.

Allez, allez, allez, allez, allez Journée Internationale!

Published: August 12, 2016

Salut nos amis ! Yesterday was la Journée Internationale (International Day)! In the morning, we had three different villages come to our site to share a picnic style lunch; we hosted the Italian village, Lago del Bosco, the Spanish Cass Lake village, El Lago del Bosque, and the Russian village, Lesnoe Ozero. We loved getting to learn new words and cultural habits! Before, during, and after our picnic lunch, we also danced and sang songs...

​Journée Sénégalaise

Published: August 14, 2015

​Having a variety of international staff members is extremely beneficial here at Lac du Bois. Yesterday, our staff members from Sénégal taught us about their traditions and customs!

Journée Crise de l'Euro

Published: August 8, 2015

Salut! Yesterday our theme of the day was crise de l'euro (the Euro crisis). One of the sketchs was about a man who went to the bank to take out money, and found out he didn't have as much money as he thought. We talked a lot about Greece and the economic issues going on there. We also had a resto/danse (restaurant/dance) last night, and to keep with the Euro crisis theme, we had Greek food and music.  After eating dinner outside, we watched...

Allez, allez, allez, allez, allez Journée Internationale​!

Published: August 8, 2015

La Journée Internationale was a big hit yesterday! We enjoyed being able to hang out with the nine other villages for a little while! Look inside for photos!

Journée Tourisme

Published: August 6, 2015

Today was journée tourisme, where we discussed tourism, travel, and our day tomorrow! For those of you that may not know, tomorrow is la Journée Internationale (International Day). This is where all of the camps come together at Waldsee - the German Language Village - to celebrate being global citizens. There is food, music, and games from all over the world! For our veillée (evening activity) tonight,...

Journée Disney

Published: July 25, 2015

​For journée Disney, we had a restaurant and a dance! Look inside to see fun photos!

​Journée La Louisiane

Published: July 22, 2015

Journée La Louisiane brought us good food, fun times, and even a rainbow! Read about our day inside!

Journée Carnaval

Published: July 21, 2015

Journée Carnaval brought with it many exciting things, including la poutine! Check out our pictures from today!

Journée Mardi Gras

Published: July 11, 2015

​Our dance was Mardi Gras themed last night! Take a look through the pictures!

Au revoir les villageois de deux semaines!

Published: July 4, 2015

​We had our closing ceremony today for our two-week villagers! Look inside for photos.

Journée Fest-Noz

Published: June 20, 2015

Journée Fest-Noz was a big hit with the villagois (villagers)! We celebrated the Breton traditional festival by having a banquet style dinner and dance. Look inside for fun photos!

Journée Impressionnisme

Published: June 17, 2015

​Journée Impressionnisme came with a lot of surprises - including Nutella crêpes at free time! Click here to see photos from our day!

Les baguettes au Lac du Bois

Published: June 16, 2015

​Who doesn’t love a warm, crispy, tasty baguette?

Journée Dinosaures (Dinosaur Day)!

Published: June 10, 2015

The theme of the day today was dinosaures (dinosaurs)! We had Dr. Grant from Jurassic Park and Dr. Who visit us to explain what we had to eat and deliver our mail. Look inside for more pictures!

La Pizzeria de Lac du Bois

Published: July 31, 2014

Each session we open our Lac du Bois Pizzeria for cabin night. Each cabin decides what kind of pizzas they want for dinner, the villagers call in their orders, and the leadership staff make the pizzas and deliver them directly to the porch of each cabin. It’s a lot of fun! But of course, we have to advertise the pizzeria to make sure we get a lot of business. This time, our advertisement came in the form of a video modeled after the “Modern Family” TV show. The video is about a famille recomposée - a Franco-Russian mom and a French dad who each have their own children and are trying to get these stepsisters to make a pizza. The crazy family isn’t quite able to actually make a pizza and instead they just end up goofing around with the ingredients. But now we know all the ingredients that go into a French pizza!

- Chantal