Last night’s program was all about troll! Groups adventured around the village, trying to find different trolls. We learned about the different trolls and then convinced them to stop picking on one of our ledere (counselors) who they had been pestering. We then had a discussion about how the trolls were both bothersome and helpful at the same time! (Click the link for more pictures!)
Tonight, the deltakere experienced the Norwegian tradion of bydgedans. They were split into groups, each of which learned a different dans. We ended the evening by sharing our favorite dances with each other! (Click for more pictures!)
Last night we had another hyttekveld (cabin evening)! All of the cabins took some time to bond and hang out together. Some of them played fotball (soccer) or sjanseball (chance ball), painted each other’s nails, or watched Norwegian movies (or movies in Norwegian)! (Click the link for more pictures!)
On this opening day, we had parallel programs for the 1-week and 2-week villagers. The new villagers learned about camp safety rules and helped Dorothy find her friends, while the 2-week villagers analyzed some lyrics to our “goodnight song” that is written in nynorsk (new Norwegian). At the end, we assembled for a discussion about respect, courage, and our hopes for the summer! (Click for more pictures!)
The high school credit program is starting in just over a week and I am so excited to welcome all the amazing videregående! This year we will be focusing on skikk og bruk (etiquette), so be ready to learn about meeting Norwegians in town, out in the skog, and at a fest. I have a couple slips (ties) with me, but if you have any extra at home that you would be willing to bring, that would be great. Da blir vi klar til fest! (Then we will be ready to party!)
Jeg ser frem til deres ankomst!
I look forward to your arrival!