Salolampi Blog

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Potatoes, Hot Dog Sauce, and Socialism

Published: January 26, 2020

Salolampi was featured in Helsingin Sanomat this summer - get the translation here!

Another Perfect Kesämökkipäivä!

Published: July 8, 2019

We swam, we ate, and had a great time!

Getting Inspired at International Day 2019!

Published: July 6, 2019

Villagers had an exciting, unifying, and inspiring day at International Day 2019!  Both the villagers and counselors had an awesome time atWaldsee participating in book readings, a triathlon, an iron chef competition, dancing, and trying all kinds of good food! The weather was overcast and cool enough for an exciting and active day at International Day.  We raised our spirits and our voices walking on the polku (path) over to International Day. Our first stop was at...

The Last Päivä

Published: July 13, 2018

Villagers enjoy their last full day at Salolampi!

Making Every Moment Count

Published: June 30, 2018

Yesterday was the last full day for villagers at Salolampi and they made the time left count! Those who had been doing crafts put the finishing touches on their projects, sidewalk chalk drawing and enjoyed swimming in the lake.                       In their final Soumikoulus, villagers learned about personal pronouns and got to taste traditional Finnish candy. For their final dinner at Salolampi, villagers...

The Best Way To Learn Is Having Fun

Published: June 28, 2018

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

A Juhannus Eve's Celebration!

Published: June 22, 2018

Juhannus Eve was today and the villagers kept busy in celebration!

Learning with Muumit!

Published: June 21, 2018

Villagers are keeping busy and learning lots of Finnish!

Family Week Day 4: Spring Arrives at Salolampi

Published: June 14, 2018

​Sweet treats, good eats, and lots of sunshine!

Family Week Day 1

Published: June 11, 2018

Check out pictures from Day 1 of Family Week!

The Peruna Song

Published: June 8, 2018

​“What on earth is the Peruna song?” Read to find out!

Learning A New Language

Published: June 7, 2018

Salolampi Staff expand their worldview and learn to speak another language for a day!