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Norwegian day campers visit Tante Monica in Bergen

Published: August 15, 2018

Norwegian day campers are road-tripping through Norway this week. Today, they made a stop in Bergen to visit Tante Monica (Aunt Monica), a relative with some rather unique mannerisms! After eating a delicious lunch of smørbrød, with various meats and cheeses, villagers headed down to the torg (square) with Tante Monica to do some shopping.

Adventuring with Robbinsdale Spanish learners

Published: August 14, 2018

Our road trip through Spain this summer has been full of unexpected discoveries and daily obstacles like flat tires, bumps in the road, and missing picnic baskets. One thing we’re happy these day campers are learning and sharing with one another is that language really doesn’t have to be an obstacle at all; it is, instead, an adventure that can lead all sorts of places! Just like a good road trip.

From villager to staff!

Published: August 9, 2018

This summer, we are thrilled to recognize our first Language Discovery graduate to join us on staff as a Norwegian Day Camp counselor in the Twin Cities! Espen Finn-Einar Martinson was a part of our very first day camp in the Twin Cities back in 2007.

Otra vez, Minnetonka! 

Published: August 6, 2018

Chants of “Otra vez! Otra vez” (“Again! Again!”) streamed down the hallway of Deephaven Education Center in Minnetonka this morning, as Spanish learners in our oldest group demanded to play the name game one more time! Now into our second week of day camps in Minnetonka, we’re thrilled to be playing name games again with so many new and so many familiar faces!

We love our staff!

Published: August 4, 2018

It’s no secret that we have amazing staff. They come from all over the world to spend time with your budding language learners here in the Twin Cities area, but it’s a rare thing to find a group of them all sitting down in the same place. The picture above features counselors at our Minnetonka site this summer, but unfortunately doesn’t include all the great faces you’ll find on staff with us this year. For that, you’ll have to scroll through the pictures on our blog and look for the blur of a staff shirt in the midst of activity.

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