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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I'm a First Time Parent, What Should I Expect?

Published: May 25, 2017

Maifest at Waldsee

Sending your child away to summer camp for the first time can be scary – especially if they’ve never been away from home before! We know that many first time Eltern (parents) don’t know what to expect, so we went to our staff to see what they think is most important for you to know!

Advice for First Time Family Participants

Published: May 22, 2017

Inge and her two kids, Kaethe and Dirk, with their self-made pizza!

Sommer 2017 is fast approaching and we are getting more excited every day! We are always begeistert (excited), but even more so when families decide to try out our Familienwoche (family week)! Many families are nervous or unsure – it’s a new environment for their kids, and it can be difficult to learn a new language as an adult. But take it from a family that has been coming to Familienwohe for sechs (six) years – take the plunge!

Two week adventure programs: Die Kollegstufe

Published: May 8, 2017

Living and breathing Deutsch (german) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, Villagers want to do something new. That’s what our Abenteuerprogramme (adventure programs) for two week Villagers are all about! Today, we take a look at die Kollegstufe, our grammar adventure program.

Two week adventure programs: Der Märchenwald

Published: May 1, 2017

Der Märchenwald

Living and breathing Deutsch (German) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, Villagers may want to do something new. That’s what our Abenteuerprogramme (adventure programs) for two week Villagers are all about! Today, we take a look at the Märchenwald, our medieval theatre adventure program.

Two week adventure programs: Die Grüne Welle

Published: April 27, 2017

Living and breathing Deutsch (german) is what Waldsee is all about. But sometimes, after a few summers at Waldsee, villagers want to do something new. That’s what our Abenteuerprogramme (adventure programs) for two week villagers are all about! Today, we take a look at the Grüne Welle, our nature adventure program.

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working for the Environment

Published: April 24, 2017

Peter and LKT Gruene Welle on their week-long camping trip.

Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Peter, a two-year villager and ten-year staff member, tells us how Waldsee and the Grüne Welle program have led him to a career working for the environment.

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working in STEM

Published: April 17, 2017

Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Erich, a 6-year villager, tells us how Waldsee has helped his career in STEM.

Advice for First Time Campers from a Nine Year Villager

Published: April 10, 2017

Anika, a nine year Waldsee villager

​Whether it’s your first time at Waldsee or your ninth, it’s always an exciting experience. For first time villagers it can be a little bit more daunting, though - that’s why nine year villager Anika is here to give you some advice

AGs

Published: August 4, 2015

​Among the programs credit villagers can choose from is something called an AG. What exactly is this, and which ones are being offered this session?

Familie Bellobias Macht Waldsee Blog!

Published: July 29, 2014

Daniela Ich heiße Daniela. Meine Familie heißt die Echte Gummibärchen. Ich komme aus St. Paul, MN, aber im Waldsee wohne ich im Haus Oberammergau.  Mein Lieblingsessen im Waldsee ist Spâtzl. Mein Lieblingsspiel im Waldsee ist Wildsaujagd. Während der Pause bin ich mit Freunden, und ich male gern. Rika Ich heiße Rika. Meine Familie heißt die Echte Gummibärchen. Ich komme aus Monticello, MN. Ich wohne im Haus Oberammergau im...

Familie Verenzi Macht Waldsee Blog

Published: July 19, 2014

Lisa Ich heiße Lisa, und meine Familie heißt Verenzi. Ich komme aus Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ich wohne im Haus Stuttgart. Mein Geburtstag ist 8. November. Mein Lieblingsessen ist Obst, und mein Lieblingsaktivität im Waldsee ist Bogenschiessen. Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist lila! Ich schlafe gern.   Hannes Ich heiße Hannes. Ich bin in der Verenzi Familie. Ich komme aus Minnesota. Ich wohne im Haus Hamburg im Schwarzwaldhaus. Ich habe Geburtstag am 13. Februar....

Familie Käse Käse Käse Macht Waldsee Blog!

Published: July 18, 2014

Artur Ich heiße Artur. Ich wohne im Haus Hamburg! Meine Familie heißt Käse Käse Käse. Ich habe keine Lieblingsfarbe, aber ich mag viele. Mein Lieblingsessen im Waldsee ist Kuchen. Im Waldsee,mache ich alles gern! Alex Ich heiße Alex. Ich wohne im Haus Hamburg. Meine Familie heißt Käse Käse Käse. Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist rot. Mein Lieblingsessen im Waldsee ist Haribo. Ich spiele Fußball gern! Arabella Ich heiße...

Familie Kollegestufe Macht Waldsee Blog 

Published: July 17, 2014

Ich heiße Liesbeth. Meine Familie heißt Kollegestufe. Ich komme aus Kentucky. Ich wohne im Haus Salzburg im Schwarzwaldhaus. Ich habe Geburtstag in November.

Weltmeisterschaft and Various Performances

Published: June 27, 2014

Waldsee watched the Germany vs. USA World Cup game as well as viewed productions from the theatre and music groups.

Sonntag in Waldsee

Published: June 23, 2014

Waldsee varied the routine on Sunday, playing two games: a human version of Stratego and a very fun simulation!

Lieder in Waldsee

Published: June 18, 2014

Waldsee uses Musik (music) and Lieder (songs) at various times throughout the day to help make learning German even more fun.