Twice a day, we take a Pause (break) — but there is no break from practicing German and experiencing aspects of German culture. There are lots of activities to participate in during each Pause, from Kartenspiele (card games) to Volleyball (volleyball), and there are even some special places around Waldsee that are only open during Pause.
Thirty years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. It was the day the Cold War ended, the hour the German people came back together after decades of division, the night the Soviet empire cracked. In other years, November 9 was a much darker date.
As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Irene! Irene has come to Waldsee as both a counselor and a camper since 2010 and serves as our second half Waterfront Manager and coordinates the curriculum for the two-week campers.
Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall fell? For many of our villagers the answer is, “Yes.” If you’re trying to do the math in your head, I understand the confusion. Most of Waldsee’s summer programs are for youth villagers, aged 8 to 18. Almost every summer we recreate, relive, and then discuss, the Mauerfall( Fall of the Berlin Wall). We’re lucky that every summer we can approach the history from a different perspective and with new ideas alongside different groups of campers.
As we gear up for the 60th summer at Waldsee, get to know some long-time members of the Waldsee community! This week, meet Jost! Jost has come to Waldsee — on various different campgrounds—as both a counselor and a camper since 2000 and has helped further develop the Grüne Welle (green wave nature program).