Although a new session is already underway here in Waldsee, we can’t help but think back on the last two weeks. Check out this video on the Waldsee DuTube to see it all!
We had an absolutely crazy (yet amazing) night last night at Fest der Farben (festival of colors)!
This year, we had a Bundestagswahl (election) here in Waldsee. Our two Studis (college credit villagers), Felix and Willibald, helped to plan the election. They wrote this blog post about what happened.
Our weekends in Waldsee are normally ein bisschen anders (a little different). Here’s what we did this weekend!
Waldsee Digital is our digital media adventure program here in Waldsee. They learn all about media in Germany - from film and television, to music, to social media. During one of their Familienstunde (small language learning group hours), they wrote this blog post about themselves.
Yesterday we celebrated a day with Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian camp. Activities included a simulation, a song exchange, and a Fest. Check it out!
Yesterday, we spent our day learning all about Martin Luther and the 30 Years War. Of course, we didn’t do this by sitting in a lecture hall and listening to the facts. Instead, we lived them. At Gesang (singing time), the counselors started teaching the wrong words to one of the songs. Instead of the song being about how much we love Waldsee, it was about how the kids should pay the counselors in Gummibärchen (gummy bears) to get out of Toilettendienst (toilet cleaning...
On our second night in Waldsee, we almost always have an Abendprogramm (evening program) that involves running all over camp so that the kids can figure out how to get around. Last night, we took that idea pretty literally and played a game based on the German public transportation system: Das U-Bahn Spiel (the subway game).
Yesterday was Ankunftstag here in Waldsee! We were so excited to welcome new batches of Ts (one week villagers), KTs (two week villagers), and LKTs (four week villagers).
Throughout the day yesterday, we became more and more convinced that there were Außererdischen unter uns (aliens among us). Were we right?
Switzerland might be best known for its cheese, chocolate, and mountains. But what else does Switzerland have? Four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh! Although Concordia Language Villages doesn’t have a Romansh village, it does have villages for the other three languages. Once a year, we all come together to celebrate die Schweiz (Switzerland)!
While Germany may not be associated with artists very often, there are actually a great many artists that come from German-speaking countries. During Künstlertag (artists’ day), we celebrated that!
In Germany, Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) is a celebration of the coming of spring… and it might just involve some witches as well. Here in Waldsee, we celebrated Walpurgisnacht the only way we know how - with an Abendprogramm (evening program)!
Yesterday was a sehr besonderes Tag (very special day). It was Sonntag (Sunday)! We got up late, ate brunch, went on Reisen (vacations), and played Mario Kart!
Last night was Restaurant Abend (restaurant evening) in Waldsee!
Yesterday, there was a Sturm (storm) in Waldsee! Although it could have been really scary, everyone was safe and sound inside the Gasthof (dining hall). Here’s what we did to pass the time.
Last night, Waldsee celebrated Karneval! Check out this video to see all of the festivities!
Pause (break time) is arguably one of the villagers’ favorite times of the day. Although Familie (small language learning group) and Veranstaltungsstunde (activity hour) are fun, there’s nothing like getting a half hour to sit back, relax, and pig out on all of the candy they can buy. Read this post to find out more about what villagers can do during the Pause.
After a hectic Ankunftsag (arrival day) here in Waldsee, everyone was excited to being a normal day the following morning. We ate Frühstück (breakfast), sang songs at Gesang, and so much more!
Today was the very first day of second half sessions! All of the new Betreuer (counselors) were so excited to welcome new sets of Day Campers, Ts (one weekers), KTs (two weekers), and LKTs and Lehrlinge (four weekers). Here’s what we got up to on our first day in Waldsee!