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'Tis the Season: Karneval

Published: February 16, 2020

At Waldsee, we sing about die viere Jahreszeiten (the four seasons), but as all of our villagers know, the city of Köln (Cologne) celebrates five. Was ist die fünfte Jahreszeit? (What’s the 5th season?) For Kölners (the people of Cologne) and those of us at Waldsee, there is a clear answer: Karneval, also known as Fasching!

Alumni Spotlight: Vera

Published: February 13, 2020

As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Vera! Vera has spent 16 summers at Waldsee as a villager and a counselor since 2003. She has played a number of roles at Waldsee, especially when it comes to medieval storytelling with the Märchenwald (middle ages) program.

Die Schweiz: Exploring Switzerland

Published: February 11, 2020

Every summer, Waldsee partners with the international exchange program Xperitas to offer the LK-Übersee (high school credit overseas) program. This year, we are excited to offer a four-week program that begins with two weeks at Waldsee in Bemidji and two weeks travelling through southern Germany and Switzerland with two Waldsee teachers, Johanna and Matze. What will we experience during our time in Switzerland? Read on!

Exploring Southern Germany with LK-Übersee 

Published: February 9, 2020

Every summer, Waldsee partners with the international exchange program Xperitas to offer the LK-Übersee (high school credit overseas) program. This year, we are excited to offer a four-week program that begins with two weeks at Waldsee in Bemidji and two weeks travelling through southern Germany and Switzerland with two Waldsee teachers, Johanna and Matze. What will we experience during our time in southern Germany? Read on!

Alumni Spotlight: Lea

Published: February 6, 2020

As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Lea! Lea first came to Waldsee in 1998 and has spent 17 summers with us as both a villager and a counselor. She has worn many hats at Waldsee, but you’re most likely to find her in the Büro as our business manager or on the Marktplatz teaching the annual International Day dance.

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