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Spotlight on our Staff

Published: September 28, 2015

Екатерина is one of our awesome two-week program staff members.  Here she is giving out "bling" to one of the outstanding villagers of the day   ​Each month we will spotlight one of the many incredible people that are part of our dynamic community of learners at the Russian Language Village. This month we sat down and interviewed former villager and recent staff member...

Privet to the New Session!

Published: June 22, 2015

We are happy to welcome our two week and four week villagers today. This year we are completely full at Lesnoe Ozero. All villagers had to go through customs, passport control, and currency exchange. Also they had to switch their real names to Russians, turned in their cell phones, American books, and American music. They could only leave books and music related to Russian culture. After everybody arrived we gathered at...


Published: June 15, 2015

Today we had our first summer session at Lesnoe Ozero. The first day of our Family and One-Week programme was full of new experience for the villagers and their parents: they traditionally passed таможня (customs) where they chose Russian names for the camp, went to a bank desk where the exchanged US dollars for рубли (Russian roubles), and finally gathered...

Just a few ways camp is like the Olympics

Published: February 18, 2014

As I sit and watch this years Olympics in Sochi, Russia, it occurs to me that the Olympics are very much like summer camp. For a brief moment in time, people from all over the world come together to experience something magical. Then, in the blink of an eye, everyone returns to their respective homes, enriched by the lessons learned and looking forward to returning once again.