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Raclette—Abendessen in der Schweiz

Published: August 28, 2009

On Tuesday, August 25 Swiss family week participants joined together with the Lac du Bois family week to enjoy a traditional Swiss meal known as Raclette -- it's a party meal with special Swiss Raclette cheese melted on small table grills, plus a big round of cheese is melted and then shaved off onto hot potatoes, with meats, onions, cornichons and other accoutrement. After the meal the families performed the saga of Wilhelm Tell for the German and French camps -- we can report that...

Betreuer für den Tag

Published: August 28, 2009

Many Waldsee villagers would like one day to be Betreuer -- counselors at Waldsee. On Thursday, August 27 those villagers who wanted to give it a try had a chance to be Betreuer for the day, switching places with Waldsee Betreuer and then assuming the role of that Betreuer, from leading language groups and activities to interacting auf deutsch at mealtimes, making announcements and joining in the daily staff meeting. Es macht Spass -- and is also a great leadership opportunity. The bonus:...

Tag im Mittelalter

Published: August 28, 2009

On Thursday, August 27 Waldsee went back in time to spend a day in the Middle Ages. Der König und die Königen von Waldsee presided over medieval activities and medieval meals, and in the evening the village hunted for Hexen lurking in the woods.

Sei Waldseemensch!

Published: August 28, 2009

Waldsee's own Superstar Obstacle Course is called Waldseemensch. Villagers choose to complete a series of assignments, such as leading the Waldsee Abendkreis, teaching a song, writing a cheer, being a Sprachmeister on five different days, working in the Cafe or the Laden, and other tasks. Those who complete ten such tasks become Waldseemenschen and are awarded a special Namensschild plus a free T-shirt at the Laden. Annegretli and Ella have been working hard to become Waldseemenschen....

Mach den Bibo!

Published: August 21, 2009

On Wednesday August 19 Waldsee enjoyed Oktoberfest, complete with Bavarian treats such as Bratwurst und Brezel, as well as Döner Kebap, Krapfen and Wurzel Bier! Traditional folk dances were paired with modern dancing, including Mach den Bibo!, a hit this spring in Germany that is oriented to Germany’s own characters from television’s Sesamstrasse. This song had a twist, however, because aliens happened to crash land in the middle of Oktoberfest and challenged Waldsee to a dance-off....

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