Today we celebrated one of the most exciting holidays to celebrate in Russia, новый год (New Year’s)!
Our evening program today was based on dumplings of the Russian-speaking world, and at dinner villagers were served пельмени (pelmeni), вареники (vareniki), хинкали (khinkali), and манты (manty), and learned about the origins and cultural importance of each of these dishes.
Today at Lesnoe Ozero, classes were focused on one of the most important aspects of any language – how to ask for and talk about food!
Today was our first day of classes for our one-week, family, and day-camp programs!
Добро пожаловать в Лесное Озеро! Welcome to Lesnoe Ozero! Today, our family program and one-week overnight program began, and we are so excited to get to know our new villagers! As they got here, villagers passed through “customs,” where they received their camp passports and chose for themselves new Russian names.