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Two week adventure programs: Das Helvetia

Published: May 18, 2017

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.

Österreich-Tag! (Austria Day!)

Published: August 23, 2016

Austrian ambassador to the United States Wolfgang Waldner speaks to campers about global citizenship.

​When the Austrian ambassador came to visit Waldsee, there was only one thing to do – celebrate Austria Day!

Spätzle Meets Spaghetti: Ristorante-Abend!

Published: August 21, 2016

Spaghetti rossi col pramigiano and filetto di manzo were on the menu last night!

Eine Reise Nach Spanien

Published: August 7, 2016

​Last night Waldsee took a vacation to Spain!


Published: August 5, 2016

​Last night we celebrated Heidefest in Waldsee!

Waldsee Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

Published: August 4, 2016

Straight from the Waldsee kitchen, the recipe for our Hungarian Goulash!

Mahlzeit in Waldsee

Published: July 27, 2016

Not only is the food at Waldsee delicious, but it’s a great way to teach German language and culture!

Restaurant Abend

Published: July 24, 2016

Last night everyone went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant!

The Waldsee Tagesplan

Published: July 21, 2016

After a few amazing first days in Waldsee, our villagers are getting used to the daily Tagesplan (schedule). Every morning, they wake up to the sound of singing as Weckdienst (wake up service) makes their way around the camp. Then, they make their way down to Morgenkreis to sing a few songs before eating Frühstück (breakfast).   After breakfast, everyone goes to Gesang where they learn new songs and sing ones they have already learned throughout the...


Published: June 15, 2016

Waldsee celebrates Oktoberfest!

Ankunftstag in Waldsee

Published: June 14, 2016

Waldsee had a successful Ankunftstag full of laughter, language, and food!


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?


Published: July 28, 2015

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...

Mahlzeit in Waldsee

Published: July 28, 2015

​What did Waldsee eat this morning?

Festival der Farben!

Published: July 21, 2015

​Today we enjoyed all of the events at Waldsee that a traditional German Fest has to offer!

International Ice cream day!

Published: July 19, 2015

​Even Waldsee celebrated International Ice cream Day!


Published: July 14, 2015

​Today we celebrated northern Germany and explored its pirate history in a variety of ways!

Ankunftstag! Everyone has arrived!

Published: July 13, 2015

​We had lots of fun today welcoming everybody after crossing over the Grenze and entering into Waldsee.

Was essen wir?

Published: June 24, 2015

A main aspect of Waldsee life is how we explain what we’re eating each meal, which is told through an Essensvorstellung.

Meet the Kitchen Staff!

Published: June 9, 2015

Kaiserschmarren was the word of the day as everyone’s favourite Abendessen hit the tables tonight. We thought we might take you around our kitchen to see who is behind the amazing meals at Waldsee.

Pizza Delivery and Hausabend !!

Published: July 9, 2014

​The villagers hang out with their cabins and watch the play of another group of villagers.


Published: July 5, 2014

All of the Concordia Language Villages got together to celebrate International Day at Waldsee.

Wilkommen in Waldsee und XYZ

Published: July 1, 2014

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.

Samstag in Waldsee

Published: June 22, 2014

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.

Pizza Lieferung und Hausabend

Published: June 20, 2014

Villagers enjoyed a comfy Abend with their house while the sky poured down Regen (rain).

Waldsee Karneval!

Published: June 19, 2014

Waldsee celebrates Karneval

Waldsee feiert (celebrates) Karneval! Everyone is excited and they show it through their bright clothes and enthusiasm.


Published: June 17, 2014

Waldsee​ welcomes its new villagers.


Published: June 11, 2014

Waldsee held a Straßenfest on Tuesday, including Festessen and Festspiele from all sixteen of Germany’s Bundesländer​.

Wilkommen in Waldsee!

Published: June 10, 2014

Waldsee welcomes its first villagers of the summer!