Salolampi Blog

Welcome to the blog for Salolampi, the Finnish Language Village. To view photos from our summer sessions, please visit our Flickr page.

Juhannus (Midsummer)

Published: July 14, 2016

Our last full day here at Salolampi this summer! This was such a fun summer and today we celebrated Juhannus (Midsummer).

Monsters and heroes

Published: July 14, 2016

Tonight’s evening program was called monsters and heroes. The premise of this simulation was to go around to all the counselors around Salolampi that were dressed up as characters. The villagers had to ask the characters what they wanted. Some monsters would have traps where a villager would draw a “go to jail” card. Other times, they had treasures for the villagers. However, the villagers had to find out how to win. They were told at the beginning of the game they were to find a “lost child.” The winning family finally won by finding a “key” to the lost child. The objective of this simulation was to use as much Finnish language as possible. It was great to hear the villagers speak so much Finnish and really try to figure out how to win the game!

mökki ilta (cabin night)

Published: July 13, 2016

The evening program was very relaxing for most cabins. We seem to have been able to tire our villagers. For their cabin nights, two cabins wanted to watch movies. The credit villagers wanted to watch Jos Rakastat (a Finnish musical) again! And Häme, another cabin, watched Me Rosvolat (a children’s Finnish movie about pirates). Another cabin, played board games and chatted in their cabin about the last week. And the final cabin, did crafts such as knitting and Finnish weaving.

Talent show!!

Published: July 12, 2016

Dinner was special today because the villagers had to call in to make a reservation from the “Mediterranean restaurant.” They called to say which of the two international dishes they preferred and who would be sitting at their table. The two international options were Italian or Lebanese. The Italian food was cod with an onion mayo sauce, risotto, marinated zucchini, and panna cotta for dessert. The Lebanese food was pita bread, hummus, baba ghanoush, fattoush salad, fresh cut vegetables, and a banana masoob for dessert. The villagers feasted!

hymy pyllyyn (a Finnish game show)

Published: July 11, 2016

​This evening’s program was a game show where the objective was to make a silly skit and perform it for another team. The other team is not allowed to laugh. The team who manages to not laugh wins. The villagers were very creative and hilarious.

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