Waldsee Blog

Welcome to the blog for Waldsee, the German Language Village. To view photos from our summer sessions, please visit our Flickr page.

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Freitag

Published: July 1, 2016

Today was the last full day for the one-week and two-week villagers. The schedule was a little different, as we celebrated the time we spent here at Waldsee. After our second Gesprächsgruppestunde (language learning hour), everyone headed to the Fußballplatz (soccer field) for the Betreuer gegen Kinder Fußballspiel (counselor vs. camper soccer game).  This year, the villagers won! We then got ready for the rest of the night....

Straßenfest

Published: June 30, 2016

​Last night we celebrated the Europameisterschaft by having a Straßenfest!

Grüne Welle

Published: June 29, 2016

​Our very first Abenteuerprogramm goes on a camping trip!

Wilhelm Tell

Published: June 29, 2016

Tonight we heard the story of Wilhelm Tell and played a game along with it!

Flüchtlingskrise Simulation

Published: June 27, 2016

​The Lehrlinge (apprentices) describe an evening program.

Mittwoch in Waldsee

Published: June 24, 2016

​A bit of what we did on Wednesday!

LKT Klassen

Published: June 24, 2016

​Read about what our credit villagers are learning in their daily classes!

Wildsaujagd

Published: June 21, 2016

​Waldsee got colorful with tonight’s Abendprogramm!

Wildsaujagd and Sinnenpfad!

Published: July 20, 2015

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...

International Ice cream day!

Published: July 19, 2015

​Even Waldsee celebrated International Ice cream Day!

Abschluss Programm

Published: June 28, 2015

Missed our closing program for the GB22 and GB31 session? No problem! Watch the video here.

The Final Day

Published: June 26, 2015

Our last day was jam-packed with fun, from our last class of the day, to our disco that night.

Song of the Day: Sprachmeister Funk

Published: June 24, 2015

The villagers at Waldsee have the opportunity to get a prize if they speak German all day long in a program called Sprachmeister.

Asterix und Obelix

Published: June 22, 2015

Asterix und Obelix, a French children’s comic that is very popular in Germany, came to Waldsee for a little bit of help.

Song of the Day: Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Published: June 22, 2015

Our song of the day today is Die Gedanken Sind Frei, a song about the freedom of thought. The lyrics are even inscribed above the doors of our clinic, Heilbronn.

Touristentag and Bach Abend

Published: June 21, 2015

This Sonntag we all slept in a little later than usual and after brunch enjoyed a day in a few other countries.

Song of the Day: Wie Schön

Published: June 21, 2015

Our song of the day today is one of the oldest we learn here at Waldsee! Wie Schön talks about a Mädchen that a young man has fallen for and he sings of her beauty. 

Restaurant Abend

Published: June 21, 2015

The villagers learned how to tell time as well as speak on the telephone this Saturday as Waldsee hosted a restaurant in our Gasthoff.

Song of the Day: Küssen Verboten

Published: June 20, 2015

The weather wasn’t looking so great, so we had Gesang inside today! Check out the video of the song we learned this morning, Küssen Verboten by Die Prinzen.

Wildsaujagd

Published: June 20, 2015

Last night the campers participated in a camp-wide traditional boar hunt, where the Betreuer were the boars!

Straßenfest

Published: June 18, 2015

On Mittwoch​ we skipped our usual family-style meal indoors in favour of Bratwurst and Döner outdoors in the style of a traditional German Straßenfest!

Song of the Day: Finster, Finster

Published: June 18, 2015

Today in Gesang we learned a spooky song called Finster, Finster to match the weather outside.

Grand Prix der Märchen

Published: June 17, 2015

Even the rain couldn’t stop our fun last night! We had a Grand Pix der Märchen with different fairytale characters visiting each Haus​ and telling them who they were.

Song of the Day: Ich kauf mir ein Schwein

Published: June 16, 2015

​At our first Gesang of the session, we learned a song written by a Waldsee Betreuer about pigs and how they make excellent companions.

Meet the Betreuerschaft!

Published: June 15, 2015

Our main two-week and four-week sessions are about to begin today and we couldn’t be more excited!