Our summer language and cultural immersion programs for teens combine traditional summer camp fun with complete immersion in one of 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish.
Our style of language immersion teaches through real conversation. Participants improve their ability to speak and comprehend the language, while gaining skills for global citizenship.
Our four-week, accredited residential High School Credit Program is offered in 14 languages.
Each summer, participants (we call them “villagers”) come from all 50 states and several foreign countries to attend our programs. Villagers experience full cultural immersion in one of our lakeside, scenic locations in the Northwoods of Minnesota. Our main site on Turtle River Lake near Bemidji, Minn. features seven sites with culturally authentic architecture, while the remainder of our Villages are located at nearby camps.