Colorful, twinkling lights. Snowflake decorations all over St. Petersburg. A fir tree adorned with even more decorations.You guessed it - New Years! This winter holiday is beloved by Russian-speakers, and our participants had the chance to experience some of the traditions, but not without a talent show!
During morning lessons today, we emphasized clothes, so that by the time lunch rolled around, our participants were able to name the articles of clothing that they were wearing with confidence! In addition, our participants in the evening also had the opportunity to learn about the Slavic summer holiday, Ivan Kupala.
We had a strong start to our second day of the session when four of our courageous campers volunteered to be heros of the Russian language, meaning that they spoke Russian from the end of breakfast until the end of lunch!
Today our campers adjusted to a typical day at Lesnoe Ozero. On the way to breakfast we recited poetry as we walked along the path to St. Petersburg, where we ate traditional Russian porridge.
This afternoon we welcomed to Lesnoe Ozero our courageous one-weekers and our Family Program participants. Everyone received their passport, made their way through customs, and then settled into their cozy cabins.