Waldsee Blog

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I'm a First Time Parent, What Should I Expect?

Published: May 25, 2017

Maifest at Waldsee

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!

Advice for First Time Family Participants

Published: May 22, 2017

Inge and her two kids, Kaethe and Dirk, with their self-made pizza!

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!

Two week adventure programs: Der Märchenwald

Published: May 1, 2017

Der Märchenwald

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.

Two week adventure programs: Die Grüne Welle

Published: April 27, 2017

Living and breathing Deutsch (german) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, villagers 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 Grüne Welle, our nature adventure program.

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working for the Environment

Published: April 24, 2017

Peter and LKT Gruene Welle on their week-long camping trip.

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.

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working in STEM

Published: April 17, 2017

Erich's first year at Waldsee in 2000.

Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Erich, a 6-year villager, tells us how Waldsee has helped his career in STEM.

AGs

Published: August 4, 2015

​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?

Idealer Tagesplan!

Published: August 2, 2015

​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.

LKT Project: Waldsee wird Hamburg

Published: July 23, 2015

​Today, students from an LKT classroom led a group of villagers around Waldsee, and introduced popular sights of Hamburg to them.