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Dobro Pozhalovat'! Welcome to Lesnoe Ozero!

Published: August 13, 2019

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. After checking in, our new villagers got to know each other through painting themselves таблички (nametags), so as to practice writing their new Russian names and learn the names of other villagers.

Following this, villagers ate dinner with their new camp families. Each фамилия (family name) was chosen for a famous Russian dramaturg or scientist,  in honor of the United Nations Year of Mendeleev's Periodic Table and Russia's national Year of Theater. Following this, villagers headed to dinner, where they were served борщ (borscht)!

Our evening program for today was экскурсия по лагерю (trip around the camp), during which villagers got to know our campsite (and each other)! After that it was off to земство (cabin counsel) and then lights out for the exciting day ahead.