Getting Ready: Our Site
Published: February 16, 2020
Curious about what to expect at Salolampi?
There are multiple cabins (with Finnish names!) for villagers to stay in. Each cabin has sets of bunk beds and a small storage space. Keep in mind while packing that there is a small, shared closet space and nightstand for each set of bunks. (Adult and family programs only use the bottom bunks.)
Minnesota experiences all four seasons. Depending on what time of year, you may experience a summer day temperature of 85°F with cooler evening temperature of 55°F. Humidity, rain, and sun are normal weather from spring through fall.
Easy access to beach and lake
Cabins with sinks, showers, and toilets
Activity building with dining hall, deck, library, and classrooms
Kioski (store) and bank for villagers to utilize
Outdoor pavillion (tanssilava)
Arts and crafts area
Every year, Salolampi’s teachers, counselors, cooks, and lifeguards are hand-picked. A majority of the teachers and counselors are made up of native Finns, many of whom are college students who study languages and education.
Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg is the dean of Salolampi and has been with Concordia Language Villages for over 20 years. Iida has previously been a villager, credit villager, counselor, business manager, credit facilitator and assistant dean at Salolampi.
10915 Ojutkangastie NE
Bemidji, MN 56601