Waldsee Blog

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Österreich-Tag! (Austria Day!)

Published: August 23, 2016

Austrian ambassador to the United States Wolfgang Waldner speaks to campers about global citizenship.

​When the Austrian ambassador came to visit Waldsee, there was only one thing to do – celebrate Austria Day!

Sunday in Waldsee!

Published: July 25, 2016

​Learn a little bit about what we did this Sunday!


Published: July 20, 2016

​Learn a little bit about what happens at Gesang​ here in Waldsee!


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?


Published: July 28, 2015

At Waldsee last night, many dressed up in a Dirndl or Lederhosen to celebrate the well-known Oktoberfest of Germany. We snacked on foods such as Bretzeln (pretzels), Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and drank Wurzelbier (root beer).  We also learned how to dance Polka, among other Waldsee dances.       König Ludwig joined us at the feast, leading dances most of the time, but...


Published: July 14, 2015

​Today we celebrated northern Germany and explored its pirate history in a variety of ways!

Song of the Day: Himmel und Erde

Published: July 6, 2015

Our song of the day today has three verses that, when sung together, create amazing harmonies!

Song of the Day: Regen, Regen

Published: June 25, 2015

During yesterday’s storm, our one-week campers and day campers learned a song about the rain.

Song of the Day: Sprachmeister Funk

Published: June 24, 2015

The villagers at Waldsee have the opportunity to get a prize if they speak German all day long in a program called Sprachmeister.

Song of the Day: Lieblingslied

Published: June 23, 2015

Our song of the day today is brought to you by our LKT, or credit villagers.

Song of the Day: Finster, Finster

Published: June 18, 2015

Today in Gesang we learned a spooky song called Finster, Finster to match the weather outside.

Song of the Day: Fliegerlied and a Gesangsgeschichte

Published: June 11, 2015

​Gesang is a key part of life here at Waldsee and one of everyone’s favourite parts is the Gesangsgeschichte, ​a short story told through improvisation usually based on an existing myth, period of history, or book.