Welcome to Salolampi!
First, a friendly staff member will greet you in Finnish and help you go through “customs” and select a Finnish name. From that moment on, Finnish will be incorporated into every daily activity — from summer camp favorites like canoeing, swimming, and soccer, to culturally authentic Finnish activities like kyykkä (Karelian skittles), pesäpallo (Finnish style baseball) and kankaankudonta (loom weaving).
Activities at Salolampi reflect Finns’ love of sports. Visitors love learning the national sport of Finland, called pesäpallo, a sport that is similar to baseball.
Your time at Salolampi’s beautiful wooded, lakefront site will give you the chance to live like the Finns, who typically spend a lot of time outdoors walking, swimming and boating. You’ll have opportunities to swim, canoe, play soccer, sing Finnish songs, learn about Finnish music, and try a variety of arts and crafts. We offer a variety of choices to please every taste, and we never get bored!
Päiväohjelma (Daily Schedule)
Every day is different from the one before, but here's something to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a Salolampilainen (Salolampi villager). The Finnish fun starts the moment you say hyvää huomenta (good morning) and doesn’t stop until you leave the evening nuotio (campfire) and say hyvää yötä (good night) to your new friends.
Jokainen päivä on erilainen, mutta tästä saat kuvan minkälainen on normaali päivä Salolammella.
8:00 Hyvää huomenta!
11:00 Tauko (hedelmä)
14:00 Vapaa-aikaa (pelejä, kirjasto, leffoja, sauna jne.)
Free time (games, library, movies, sauna etc.)
15:00 Ensimmäinen toiminta
17:30 Toinen toiminta
21:30 Hyvää yötä!
Salolampi has a relaxed atmosphere. You won’t need much more than shorts, T-shirts, a swimsuit, long pants, and warm sweatshirts. You’ll have the opportunity to dress up for a few events if you wish, such as Restaurant Night.
Located near Bemidji, Minn., on Turtle River Lake, Salolampi cabins are nestled in the woods along paved trails that connect your cabin to the rest of the Village. Learn more about lodging and accommodations.
Borders: Turtle River Lake
Population: 85 Villagers
Time Zone: CDT (Daylight Savings)
Contact Info While in Session
10915 Ojutkangastie NE
Bemidji MN 56601
Villager Fax (218) 586-8788
Summer Villages Session Choices:
· One- and two-week sessions
· Four-week sessions: high school credit for students entering grades 9 through 12
Thanks to generous donations to the Passport Fund from our supporters, scholarships are available.
Is your child ready for a Concordia Language Villages overnight immersion program?