Explore the world – close to home!
Since 1961 more than 150,000 villagers have joined us in our mission to create responsible global citizens. Our summer programs combine traditional summer camp fun with complete immersion in one of 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish.
Our style of language immersion teaches through real conversation. Participants leave with the ability to better speak and comprehend, in a surprisingly short time.
Sleepaway camps are offered for ages 7-18. Day camps are available for children as young as 6, and family programs are available for children and adults of all ages. View our Rates and Dates.
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.