Villagers solve a Salolampi mystery…
Villagers take on another day of learning Finnish and Finnish culture!
Exciting things happening here at Salolampi!
It was the last day at Salolampi this summer for some of our villagers, and another day for others!
Villagers played a counselor guessing game and got ready for International Day 2019!
Take a look at what our new villagers did on their first full day at Salolampi!
Our new villagers acclimated quickly with some activities and an “un-escape” room!
Find out what went on during the last full day for our first two-weeker and second one-weeker villagers of the season!
There was some stiff competition her at Salolampi!
No onko tullut Joulu nyt kesän keskelle? Has Christmas come in the middle of summer?
Tervetuloa to our newest villagers!
Dr. Alexander Arguelles will strive to learn the language, alongside Salolampi Language Village students, in first-ever “Start to Finnish” challenge
Salolampi opens its doors to the public for their annual summer cabin day!
Villagers take on learning Finnish through crafts, games, and finding the Suomen Tähti.
We are having a great time over here at Salolampi! Follow us along through our day! In the morning, villagers participated in the first activity session of the day. We made kynttilöitä (candles), played lentopallo (volleyball), and had a game of alias going. Showing off their candles! The wax dipping rotation around the table. Lentopallo! Volleyball! For the first pelit ja projektit (games and projects)...
Our first week of summer youth sessions continues!
The first full day of our youth summer sessions has come and gone! There is a buzzing atmosphere here and we love it! The villagers kept themselves busy all day today hopping from activity to activity, visiting the kioski (kiosk), and heading down to the ranta (beach) for luontoaika (nature time). Jalkapalloa! (Soccer!) Using a wood-burning tool to make some nimilaput. A game of charades! For kultturitunti (culture hour)...
A beautiful Juhannus celebration to close out Family Week!
Another day at Family Week gone by! Our day was packed full of all kinds of fun stuff. We started out by making pulla during our mummolassa (at grandma's) program. Look at how great they turned out! After class time it was our activity time. Villagers could choose to either play volleyball, make jewelry, play with play dough, play a game on the piha, or go on a nature walk. Finally isotauko (big break)...
Family Week continues! Click here to see what we are up to!
Today was the last full day at Salolampi and we made every moment count! Villagers filled up on a delicious breakfast and then headed out to raise the flag before playing a game to warm up. After their last Suomikoulus, villagers chose between activities like jalkkapallo, board games, frisbee, lautapelejä, learning how to build a fire and more! After a final swim in the lake and a hot sauna,...
Who said learning has to be boring? Villagers learn language while having fun playing games!
Villagers learn Finnish through playing popular games!
New villagers arrive as we continue to hace a blast!
Yesterday we said goodbye to some villagers as we prepare for our last week at Salolampi. Villagers wasted no time jumping back into their Suomikoulus to learn more Finnish before enjoying a delicious lunch of makkara and spinach pancakes. After lunch, villagers spent some time doing jooga, making crafts and playing games. In the evening, villagers rolled up their sleeves for the evening activity.The Finnish art...
Villagers do final preparations for International Day while learning new things!
Independence Day was a blast celebrating for America and Finland!
Villagers prep for International Day while getting introduced to a new language!
Villagers are diving into Finnish language, culture and arts!
Vilalgers learned Finnish language while playing a familiar game!
Yesterday we said "Tervetuola!" to new villagers and they jumped right in! The morning started with a game of ketjuhippa and singing time before heading to suomikoulu. Several villagers were chosen as suomimestari and could not speak anything but Finnish for the entire day! After a delicious lunch and some beach time, villagers had options for Toiminta like sähly, crafts...
Celebrating Juhannus by learning Finnish!
Campers were treated to a special performance from Soiva and more!
Villagers are having a blast learning Finnish while playing games and crafting!
Family Week is wrapping up but we are keeping busy!
Games, treats, and learning! Oh my!
What kinds of games did we play today? Read to find out!
Check out pictures from Day 1 of Family Week!