Since 1961, our two-week immersion program has defined what Waldsee is all about. Villagers are introduced to a wide variety of language skills through interactive learning, language games, singing and real-life situational learning.

Recreational activities form a core element of the Waldsee experience. Villagers can choose from Schwimmen (swimming), Fußball (soccer), Tonarbeit (pottery), Malen (painting), Kanufahren (canoeing), Fechten (fencing), Bogenschießen (archery) and many more. Returning villagers can choose from a whole host of adventure programs, from environmental learning and radio to soccer and medieval theater.

At the root of all these opportunities is the mixture of learning and having fun in the outdoors. Where else can you take a sauna with twenty of your closest friends or learn your prepositions while on a ropes course? At Waldsee, German is fun. We provide a supportive atmosphere that can challenge any type of learner from a beginner to a near-native speaker to use their German, naturally and with confidence.

Typical Day         

Time Activity  
7.15 Weckdienst Wake Up
7.45 Küchendienst Kitchen Duty
8.00 Morgenkreis/Frühstück Morning Circle/Breakfast
9.00 Putzzeit Prep Time (Clean Up)
9.15 Gesang and Vorführung Song Time
10.00 1. Gesprächsgruppe First Small Language Group
10.45 1. Pause First Break Period
11.15 1. Veranstaltungsstunde First Activity Period
12.00 Küchendienst Kitchen Duty
12.15 Mittagessen Mid-Day Meal
13.15 Dienstzeit Service Jobs (Clean Up)
13.30 Mittagsruhe Rest Period
14.15 2. Gesprächsgruppe Second Small Language Group
15.00 2. Veranstaltungsstunde Second Activity Period
16.00 2. Pause Second Break Period
16.30 3. Gesprächsgruppe Third Small Language Group
17.30 Post Mail Call
17.45 2. Veranstaltungsstunde Third Activity Period
18.15 Küchendienst Kitchen Duty
18.30 Abendkreis/Abendessen Evening Circle/Evening Meal
19.30 Abendpause/Freizeit Evening Break/Free Time
20.15 Abendprogramm Evening Program
21.30 Haustreff Cabin Council
21.45 Gute Nacht! Good Night!

 

Rates and Dates

Registration for summer 2017 will be opening soon! Please check back for next year's rates and dates. If you are a past or current villager, you will be notified by email when registration is open. If you’re not a past villager and would like be notified by email when registration becomes available, please submit a Request for Information.