As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Frieda! Frieda first came to Waldsee as a camper in 2004, and she has played a number of important roles each and every summer. She is best known for her skills in the Büro as business manager and the excitement she brings leading Gesang (song hour) and Märchenwald (middle ages program).
Whether you arrived by car, bus, or plane, there’s no feeling quite like seeing the Bahnhof for the first time. There’s a lot of emotions involved, from excitement to nervousness, regardless of how much German you know when you arrive. Many of our villagers arrive as complete beginners of all ages, not having spoken or seen a word of German before coming to Waldsee. Here are our top seven words to help make Ankunftstag (arrival day) just a little bit easier.
As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Clara! Clara first came to Waldsee in 2006, and she has spent fourteen summers with us. Starting out as a one-week villager, Clara has spent four weeks with our high school credit program and has served as a counselor and a business manager ever since.
From March 1 to March 13, our Sous Chef, Udo, travelled around German-speaking Europe to perfect new techniques and recipes to share with our villagers for future sessions! He spent time with host families in Austria and Germany learning classic family recipes—spending time in Köln (Cologne, Germany), Wien (Vienna, Austria), and the Austrian towns of Wiener Neustadt and Wiekersdorf am Steinfelde.
Many of our Gesangsgeschichten (song hour stories) have storylines related to important aspects of German culture, from movies and television shows to history. During Gesangsgeschichte, villagers got to know Max und Moritz (Max and Moritz), fictional children’s book pranksters known across German-speaking Europe.