Salolampi Blog

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The Last Päivä

Published: July 13, 2018

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,...

Simulaatio & Other Fun Games

Published: July 12, 2018

​Who said learning has to be boring? Villagers learn language while having fun playing games!

Applause for Speden Spelit!

Published: July 11, 2018

​Villagers learn Finnish through playing popular games!

A Scavenger Hunt &  New Villagers!

Published: July 10, 2018

New villagers arrive as we continue to hace a blast!

Maalaaminen and Language Learning

Published: July 8, 2018

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...

International Day Eve!

Published: July 5, 2018

Villagers do final preparations for International Day while learning new things!

Happy Independence Day!

Published: July 4, 2018

Independence Day was a blast celebrating for America and Finland!​

New Faces, New Friends, New Language

Published: July 3, 2018

Villagers prep for International Day while getting introduced to a new language!

The Best Way To Learn Is Having Fun

Published: June 28, 2018

​Villagers are diving into Finnish language, culture and arts!

Language Learning and Angry Birds

Published: June 27, 2018

​Vilalgers learned Finnish language while playing a familiar game!

New Villagers and the Olympics!

Published: June 26, 2018

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...

Hyvää Juhannusta!

Published: June 23, 2018

Celebrating Juhannus by learning Finnish!

Music, Sports, Art… There’s Something For Everyone!

Published: June 20, 2018

Unintentional matching makes for a great picture!

​Campers were treated to a special performance from Soiva and more!

Who Said Learning a New Language Can’t Be Fun?

Published: June 19, 2018

Villagers are having a blast learning Finnish while playing games and crafting!

Family Week Day 5

Published: June 15, 2018

Family Week is wrapping up but we are keeping busy!

Family Week Day 3: All Smiles Here!

Published: June 13, 2018

Games, treats, and learning! Oh my!

Family Week Day 2: All Fun and Games!

Published: June 12, 2018

Villagers playing sähly!

​What kinds of games did we play today? Read to find out!

Family Week Day 1

Published: June 11, 2018

Check out pictures from Day 1 of Family Week!