Salolampi Blog

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From Picnics to Prison

Published: July 4, 2019

The first full day for our new villagers was one to remember! Villagers swam, ate good food, played games, crafted, and took part in our Karjala simulation. It was a real hot and sunny day so the ranta (beach) was bustling.  Lining up to get in the lake!  We are trying something new here at Salolampi! It is called valinnainen oppitunti (elective learning hour). We want to provide our villagers with learning experiences that can be applied and integrated into their...

Hei Hei Salolampilaiset!

Published: July 1, 2019

We say goodbye to our first two-week and second one-week villagers of the summer.

From "Start to Finnish"

Published: June 25, 2019

Dr. Alexander Arguelles will strive to learn the language, alongside Salolampi Language Village students, in first-ever “Start to Finnish” challenge

A Sunny Kesämökkipäivä!

Published: June 23, 2019

​Salolampi opens its doors to the public for their annual summer cabin day!

Hauskaa Juhannusta!

Published: June 23, 2019

Villagers take on learning Finnish through crafts, games, and finding the Suomen Tähti.

A beautiful Juhannusaatto!

Published: June 21, 2019

Our Midsummer festivities were in full swing!

Let's Go Down to the Tori!

Published: June 20, 2019

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)...

Sunshine, Sähly, and Mökki-ilta!

Published: June 19, 2019

Our first week of summer youth sessions continues!

Happy Independence Day!

Published: July 4, 2018

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

New Villagers and the Olympics!

Published: June 26, 2018

​A busy day full of learning and games while welcoming new villagers!

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!

The End of Family Week!

Published: June 16, 2018

​Thank you for joining us for Family Week 2018!

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!