Sjölunden Blog

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Emma lever livet!

Published: November 30, 2016

Emma in DR

Another post in our series checking in on ledare to learn about what they get up to when they aren’t at Sjölunden. Emma has been off on an incredible adventure this fall, spending time studying and interning in the Dominican Republic! Let’s hear what she has to say about island life….

Var är du? Jag är här till 100%!

Published: November 2, 2016

Britta in Idaho

Hej alla! It’s October, and Sjölunden may be far from your mind. In the song we learned this summer from Asta from Skogfjorden, we sang about how when we are at Sjölunden, we are 100% there. And it’s so true! When we are at Sjölunden we get the opportunity to unplug from our real lives and focus on being a part of the incredible family and community that makes up Sjölunden. But what about when we all leave Sjölunden at the end of the summer (sniff, sniff!) and go back to wherever we spend the rest of the year? Are we 100% there or do we leave a bit of our hearts behind in the woods near Bemidji?

lördag den 13 augusti 2016 Closing Program!  Vi ses 2017!

Published: August 14, 2016

Sista dagen med gänget! Today was the last day for our awesome two-week and credit villagers. Our villagers were excited to share what they had learned.

What a great summer it was! Everywhere at Sjölunden, there has been laughter, song, activities, projects, great sailing, and lots of opportunities to lära svenska (learn Swedish) even in such a short amount of time. To read on and see all the pictures from today, click on the blue link above.

fredag den 12 augusti 2016 International Day!

Published: August 14, 2016

International Day 2016! The theme for this year was “Sow Peace. Change the climate!” And what a wonderful day it was . . . a few showers, but overall we had beautiful weather and so much “roligt ihop” (fun together)! Some of the highlights were . . . To read on and see today’s pictures, click on the blue link above.

torsdag den 6 augusti 2016 Den sista vanliga dagen!

Published: August 13, 2016

Today was very busy preparing for International Day tomorrow. Intresse activities were completed, cabins were cleaned, and we gathered together for our last allsång (singing time) where we were honored by a visit from . . . To read more and to see today’s pictures, just click on the blue link above.

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