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Journée d'Ouverture

Published: August 7, 2017

New villagers meet new friends and play games outside of Paris!

Bienvenue au Lac du Bois! (Welcome to Lac du Bois!) Today was an exciting day at Lac du Bois because we welcomed new two-week and one-week villagers to our French Language Village! Our four-week credit and non-credit villagers spent the afternoon and evening in the town center of Bemidji. The morning started off as usual, with courses for the credits and activities for the non-credits. Most of the staff spent the first hours of the day preparing for the new villagers to arrive! At...

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  Paparazzi

Published: July 26, 2016

Tuesday was Paparazzi Day! Villagers learned more about life at Lac du Bois and had a fun time escaping the paparazzi!

Journée Poisson d'Avril/Closing Program

Published: August 22, 2015

​We said goodbye to our last set of villagers today! They have learned a lot and we hope they continue to learn at home!

Au revoir les villageois!

Published: August 15, 2015

​We wrapped up three different sessions today! Check out the pictures!

Les Chansons du Lac du Bois

Published: August 14, 2015

​What kind of music do we listen to/dance to/rock out to here at Lac du Bois​? Look inside to find out!

Journée Maghreb

Published: August 11, 2015

​We had visitors today at Lac du Bois for our journée Maghreb! Look inside to find out more!

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 Fête de la Musique

Published: August 5, 2015

Salut! Today at Lac du Bois, the crédits (credit villagers) had the chance to become monos (counselors) for a day! They went through the process of planning a day and the theme, and then had to execute their plans! They chose the theme Fête de la Musique (World Music Day is the English version), an annual music celebration that takes place during the summer solstice. The idea to have a day-long music festival actually came from the French...

Journée Artistes

Published: August 1, 2015

​Take a look at the photos from our last full day with our two-week villagers!

Journée Disney

Published: July 25, 2015

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

Journée Suisse

Published: July 23, 2015

​How many people can say that they had the chance to play the Alphorn, learn how to Swiss wrestle, go on a pontoon boat, play soccer, and learn three new languages all in one day? Our campers had that opportunity today! Look inside for a detailed description of Journée Suisse and the many photos we took.

Journée Mardi Gras

Published: July 11, 2015

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

Feu de Camp

Published: July 2, 2015

The feu de camp is a magical thing here at Lac du Bois. Read a villageois‘s perspective on our tradition, and what it means to them!

Journée Napoléon 

Published: June 18, 2015

​Our journée Napoléon included hilarious skits and a large game of Capture the Flag. We had a fun day, and hope that you can share in the fun by looking through our pictures from the day!

Journée Contes de Perrault

Published: June 9, 2015

Our theme of the day was fairy tales written by Charles Perrault! Look inside for photos from our day.