Sending your child away to summer camp for the first time can be scary – especially if they’ve never been away from home before! We know that many first time Eltern (parents) don’t know what to expect, so we went to our staff to see what they think is most important for you to know!
Sommer 2017 is fast approaching and we are getting more excited every day! We are always begeistert (excited), but even more so when families decide to try out our Familienwoche (family week)! Many families are nervous or unsure – it’s a new environment for their kids, and it can be difficult to learn a new language as an adult. But take it from a family that has been coming to Familienwohe for sechs (six) years – take the plunge!
Living and breathing Deutsch (german) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, Villagers may want to do something new. That’s what our Abenteuerprogramme (adventure programs) for two week Villagers are all about! Today, we take a look at Helvetia, our Swiss adventure program.
Living and breathing Deutsch (German) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, Villagers may want to do something new. That’s what our Abenteuerprogramme (adventure programs) for two week Villagers are all about! Today, we take a look at the Märchenwald, our medieval theatre adventure program.
Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Peter, a two-year villager and ten-year staff member, tells us how Waldsee and the Grüne Welle program have led him to a career working for the environment.
Characters from fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Andersen went head-to-head last night!
"Color" was the key word for yesterday’s Fest der Farben (festival of colors)! Instead of eating in the Gasthof (inn) as we usually do, there was a Straßenfest (street festival) on the Marktplatz (market place)! Villagers were able to go to various stalls and get foods like Döner and Currywurst but were also able to play games and get their faces painted. But that wasn’t all! Following the festival, everyone received white t-shirts and headed down...
When the Austrian ambassador came to visit Waldsee, there was only one thing to do – celebrate Austria Day!
Yesterday was jam-packed!
Spaghetti rossi col pramigiano and filetto di manzo were on the menu last night!
Fasching celebrations in Waldsee!
Last night Waldsee took a vacation to Spain!
Last night we celebrated Heidefest in Waldsee!
Straight from the Waldsee kitchen, the recipe for our Hungarian Goulash!
Not only is the food at Waldsee delicious, but it’s a great way to teach German language and culture!
Waldsee celebrates Oktoberfest!
Among the programs credit villagers can choose from is something called an AG. What exactly is this, and which ones are being offered this session?
Today, villagers chose between 4 potential day schedules at Waldsee, with the winner being the schedule we would adhere to today! Take a look at what villagers were able to do today.
At Waldsee last night, many dressed up in a Dirndl or Lederhosen to celebrate the well-known Oktoberfest of Germany. We snacked on foods such as Bretzeln (pretzels), Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and drank Wurzelbier (root beer). We also learned how to dance Polka, among other Waldsee dances. König Ludwig joined us at the feast, leading dances most of the time, but...
What did Waldsee eat this morning?
Today, students from an LKT classroom led a group of villagers around Waldsee, and introduced popular sights of Hamburg to them.
Today we enjoyed all of the events at Waldsee that a traditional German Fest has to offer!
Villagers had an opportunity this week to try out the Sinnespfad (sensory adventure course). The villagers went through a course in the woods while not being able to use their Gesichtssin (eyesight). They had to rely on their other senses, for example touch or hearing. The villagers walked barefoot through a course with different textures on the ground, such as rocks or sticks. They also had to rely on their partner to tell them when they were getting off...
Today we celebrated northern Germany and explored its pirate history in a variety of ways!
Deutschland wins the game!!!!
All of the Concordia Language Villages got together to celebrate International Day at Waldsee.
Waldsee holds a Kasino Abend (casino evening)
Waldsee welcomes new T and KT to our village. Our newest villagers get to know each other, and create their own culture to simulate total cultural immersion.
Waldsee watched the Germany vs. USA World Cup game as well as viewed productions from the theatre and music groups.
Waldsee varied the routine on Sunday, playing two games: a human version of Stratego and a very fun simulation!
Waldsee takes a break from its normal schedule on Samstag (Saturday) to watch Deutschland (Germany) play in the World Cup and eat at our very own Italian restaurant.
Villagers enjoyed a comfy Abend with their house while the sky poured down Regen (rain).
Waldsee feiert (celebrates) Karneval! Everyone is excited and they show it through their bright clothes and enthusiasm.
Waldsee uses Musik (music) and Lieder (songs) at various times throughout the day to help make learning German even more fun.
Waldsee welcomes its new villagers.
Waldsee held a Straßenfest on Tuesday, including Festessen and Festspiele from all sixteen of Germany’s Bundesländer.
Waldsee welcomes its first villagers of the summer!