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Published: June 19, 2009

Last night in Waldsee, we played an Abendprogramm (evening program) called Wildsaujagd (Wild Boar Hunt)! This Abendprogramm was brought to Waldsee in 1999 by a Swiss Betreuerin (counselor), Uschi. It is an extremely popular camp game in German-speaking countries in Europe. The game is based on a hunting tradition in Germany, where wild-pig hunters used different-colored spears so they could tell who among them had actually killed the pig. In the game, Betreuer are Wildsäue and...

Frühstück in Waldsee !

Published: June 18, 2009

What is a meal like in Waldsee ? This morning for Frühstück (breakfast), we had Brot (bread), weichgekochte Eier (soft-boiled eggs), and Müsli with Mandeln (almonds), Rosinen (raisins), and braunen Zucker (brown sugar). Before we enter the Gasthof, we sing a (very popular!) song called "Wir haben Hunger" ("We are hungry!"). As the villagers walk into the Gasthof, they are greeted with singing by the Betreuer (counselors). Here is a video taped at Frühstück on June...

Der Rattenfänger von Hameln

Published: June 17, 2009

The German saga Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (known in English as "The Rat-Catcher of Hamelin") tells the story of a town called Hameln that was infested with rats! One day, a man who called himself the Rattenfänger came and used a magical flute to lure all of the town's rats into a nearby lake. But when the Bürgermeister (mayor) of Hameln refused to pay the Rattenfänger, the rats came back and the Rattenfänger refused to work! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="240"...

Meet the Waldsee Häuser!

Published: June 16, 2009

Last night as part of the Rundgang (tour), the villagers stopped by to be photographed as a Haus. Of course we didn't want to just have them pose normal, but rather with komischen Gesichten (funny faces)!

Haus Köln ist COOL!

Published: June 16, 2009

Come watch Haus Köln and their Hausruf (cabin cheer)!

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