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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Two Weeks in Waldsee Video

Published: August 17, 2017

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!

Die Familien Kommen An!

Published: August 15, 2017

Yesterday was yet another Ankunftstag (arrival day) here in Waldsee. But this time, things were a little bit different. Instead of dropping their kids off for the week, many of the parents decided to stay for Familienwoche (family week)!

Fest der Farben

Published: August 9, 2017

We had an absolutely crazy (yet amazing) night last night at Fest der Farben​ (festival of colors)!

Waldsee's Bundestagswahl

Published: August 8, 2017

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.

A Weekend in Waldsee

Published: August 7, 2017

Our weekends in Waldsee are normally ein bisschen anders (a little different). Here’s what we did this weekend!

A Day with Lesnoe Ozero!

Published: August 5, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated a day with Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian camp. Activities included a simulation, a song exchange, and a Fest. Check it out!

Martin Luther Day

Published: August 4, 2017

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...

Das U-Bahn Spiel!

Published: August 2, 2017

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).

Schweizer Tag!

Published: July 27, 2017

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)!

Sonntag in Waldsee

Published: July 24, 2017

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!

Restaurant and Disko

Published: July 23, 2017

Last night was Restaurant Abend (restaurant evening) in Waldsee!

Ein Sturm in Waldsee

Published: July 22, 2017

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.

Waldsee Feiert Karneval!

Published: July 21, 2017

Last night, Waldsee celebrated Karneval! Check out this video to see all of the festivities!

The First Day in Waldsee

Published: July 19, 2017

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!

Die Kinder Kommen An!

Published: July 18, 2017

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, Lehrlinge, and Studis (four weekers). Even before the Grenze (border) opened up for the day, kids were lined up and ready to go. After getting their passports checked, it was time for them to choose a new name at the Namensbaum (name tree). This is one of our favourite rituals...