Lago del Bosco Blog

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Published: August 8, 2014

Ciao family and friends! Tonight, we celebrated Sanremo, the famous Italian music festival, as a talent show. Villagers performed songs and dances, and we even had campers read aloud poetry and stories. Here are pictures of the show:

    Tomorrow is International Day! We have a great plan lined up; again, you can watch the live stream of the day from 4:30 p.m. CT, 5:30 p.m....

Casinò and Immigrazione 

Published: August 6, 2014

Cari family and friends, International Day is in two days, on Friday, August 8th! For those of you who can't make it, you can follow the events of the day at There will even be a live stream of the events on the site, from 4:30 p.m. CT, 5:30 p.m. ET and onwards! In the past couple days, we've been putting together an I-Day dance incorporating steps of the tarantella, a traditional Southern Italian folk dance, and...


Published: August 4, 2014

Ciao family and friends! On Saturday night, we had a very special spettacolo: the Discoteca! We danced to Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German music and we all got glow sticks. Here are some pictures of the event: 

Yesterday was Ferragosto, the mid-August festival. We played water games, took the canoes out, and had a huge water fight. After, we all ran the maratona (marathon), a 1.5 mile distance for us. The winners...

Viking invasion!

Published: August 2, 2014

Ciao family and friends! Yesterday, we had some friendly invaders! As we were going about our normal day, we saw some people arriving at our beach in canoes. It turned out they were Vikings, from the Swedish camp Sjölunden, and they had come to invade! Some of us at Lago del Bosco were Greeks and some of us were Sicilians, and we were all ruled by the Saracens. The Greeks quickly made friends with the Vikings by offering them oranges, and then we all participated in...

Pizza e Gladiatori!

Published: August 1, 2014

Ciao family and friends! For the last few nights, Luca, our head cook, has been making genuine Italian pizza for a few families at a time to enjoy al fresco (outside) by the pizza oven! The pizza has been absolutely delicious. Last night, the Alighieri and Galilei family ate pizza!  For our spettacolo last night, we did Gladiatori (gladiators). Giulio Cesare asked all the families to pick one champion to fight...

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