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!

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!

Meet Waldsee Digital!

Published: August 6, 2017

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.

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).

Die Kinder Kommen An!

Published: August 1, 2017

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).