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Dance with us!

Published: June 20, 2018

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!)


Published: June 20, 2018

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!)

Vi har mot!

Published: June 19, 2018

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!)

High school credit

Published: June 19, 2018

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!
Beste hilsen

Har Skogfjorden talent?

Published: June 18, 2018

Today, we had a talent show for the two-week villagers before new one-week villagers arrived! Some acts included singing, stand-up comedy, dancing, rapping, skits, and even a spisekonkurranse med sylteagurk (pickle eating contest). (Click the link for more pictures!)

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