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!
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)!
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!
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).
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)!
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!
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, 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...