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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Talentabend

Published: July 15, 2016

Waldsee has talent!

Tag im Mittelalter

Published: July 13, 2016

​We went back in time to the Mittelalter!

Grand Prix der Märchen

Published: July 12, 2016

Our Abendprogramm on Montag!

Sonntag Programm

Published: July 11, 2016

Our villagers took part in many different activities on Sunday!

Restaurant Abend

Published: July 10, 2016

Our villagers ate at a Swiss restaurant here in Waldsee!

International Tag

Published: July 9, 2016

Today we welcomed all the other villages to Waldsee to celebrate international culture!

Europameisterschaft

Published: July 7, 2016

Waldsee watched some of the Europameisterschaft!

LKT Arbeitsgruppen

Published: July 5, 2016

Credit villagers participate in Arbeitsgruppen to complete projects for their portfolio.

Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben

Published: July 5, 2016

Waldsee began again yesterday with a new group of one- and two-weekers. After going through the Grenze (boarder), meeting their new Haus (cabin), and eating Abendessen (dinner), villagers participated in a historical Abendprogramm (evening program). The program was based on von Steuben, a German who aided American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Each group went to many different stations involving different aspects of daily life at Waldsee,...

Freitag

Published: July 1, 2016

The last day of camp for our Ts and KTs.

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!

Waldsee's Got Talent

Published: July 10, 2015

The night before our last day in Waldsee, we put on a Talentabend to show off the best of what Waldsee has to offer.

Die Zauberflöte

Published: July 7, 2015

Two of our Lehrling helped us with our Abendprogramm yesterday, which followed the opera Die Zauberflöte.

Weltmeisterschaft

Published: July 6, 2015

Yesterday saw a resounding win for the United States at the women’s FIFA World Cup, and we played Fußball all day long leading up to the game.

Fourth of July

Published: July 4, 2015

After a wonderful International Day, we celebrated the 4. Juli.

International Day

Published: July 4, 2015

We had a wonderful I-Tag this year! Check out a short time-lapse video of the day along with our closing program dance to Atemlos by Helene Fischer.

How Do You Say Squirrel?

Published: July 2, 2015

In line with the popular Youtube trend in Germany, our villagers and staff try their hand at pronouncing the word “squirrel.”

Song of the Day: Wir haben Hunger

Published: July 1, 2015

This song is one we sing several times throughout the day before eating.

Song of the Day: Glücklich

Published: June 30, 2015

Our first Gesang of this session started off with a well-loved pop song from Farin Urlaub.

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.

LKT Projekt: „Ich, Du & Waldsee“

Published: June 24, 2015

Heute hatten alle LeistungskursteilnehmerInnen den Abschluss ihres ersten Projektes. (A translation is available at the end of the blog post)

Song of the Day: Lieblingslied

Published: June 23, 2015

Our song of the day today is brought to you by our LKT, or credit villagers.

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.

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!

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!