Italian: Lago del Bosco
Being a Lago del Bosco villager isn’t about sitting in a classroom learning grammar and memorizing facts. When you arrive here and walk through “customs,” you will be surrounded by Italian sounds, sights, and flavors and flooded with opportunities to learn and practice new language skills.
First, you’ll choose a new Italian name and exchange your American dollars for euros. Then you’ll find your cabin and settle into your new Italian home. The whole time, our caring, friendly counselors will help you learn the words and phrases you need to say buongiorno (hello) to your new cabin mates, ask them where they’re from, and figure out where to go next.
While you’re at Lago del Bosco, you will be with other kids your own age who also have an interest in making new friends, trying new things, and learning Italian. You will play sports and games, learn how to cook, and explore your artistic side. Your Italian immersion experience will be different from every classroom you’ve ever been in. You will completely change your surroundings and learn by doing.
09:15 Attività con tutto il gruppo
09:45 Gruppi di lingua
10:30 Attività dirette
13:00 Tempo libero
13:15 Gruppi di lingua
14:45 Programma Culturale
19:30 Programma della sera
21:00 Pausa, falò e buona notte
At Lago del Bosco in Hackensack, Minn. you'll be right next door to the beautiful Chippewa State Forest. Before villagers arrive, our staff transforms the peaceful, traditional summer camp setting by bringing in Italian language signs and authentic Italian décor.
You’ll be living in a comfortable dormitory-style cabin with staff members and about 30 other villagers who are all your same gender and about your age. You’ll have your own bunk for your sleeping bag and pillow, as well as a place to store your clothes and other belongings.
Each of the four dormitories features its own bathroom and shower facilities shared by the villagers and staff living in that dormitory. Please pack wisely as there is limited storage space. Learn more about our location.
· Founded: 2003
· Borders: Baby Lake
· Population: 80-130
· Language: Italian
· Currency: Euro
· Time zone: CST (Daylight Savings)
Contact Information While in Session
Italian Language Village
Lago del Bosco, Hackensack
c/o Camp Holiday
4395 14th Ave NW
Hackensack, MN 56452
Phone: (218) 682-2570
Fax: (218) 682-2565
Lago del Bosco offers three choices of Summer Villages experiences for young people:
· One-week overnight exploratory sessions
· Two-week overnight immersion sessions
· Four-week sessions for high school credit
Special program: Helvetia Explorer
When you arrive for a regular session at Lago del Bosco, you can sign up to explore Swiss culture as part of your activities. In addition to Italian, try French and German, and learn about the land of the alphorn and Toblerone! For a more extensive Swiss experience, try our week-long youth or family Helvetia Swiss Week hosted at Waldsee.
Is your child ready for a Concordia Language Villages overnight immersion program?