Health and Wellness at the Villages | Concordia Language Villages

Health and Wellness at the Villages

At Concordia Language Villages the safety and well-being of our villagers, staff and volunteers have always been our first priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we remain committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our entire community.

We continue to carefully monitor all guidelines from the American Camp Association (ACA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Beltrami County health department, as well as keep abreast of the latest available research and understanding of SARS-CoV-2. Our Health and Wellness team uses guidance from these governing bodies to design protocols and procedures for our employees and all Concordia Language Village programs.

Virtual Villages

If you require any specific accommodations for e-learning, please contact us.

On-Site Academic-Year Programs

We will assist in gathering basic emergency contact and dietary information to help best accommodate you during your time on-site at the Villages.

For all 2020-2021 residential programs, we will require an additional COVID-19 prescreen prior to arrival and the following guidelines should be followed while on-site:

  • All participants are required to wear facial coverings, maintain spatial distancing and follow good respiratory and hand hygiene.
  • A small group or “pod” structure will be utilized. 
  • Outdoor programming will be maximized — be sure to bring appropriate clothing!

On-Site Summer Programs

We're excited for summer 2021 at the Villages, and we have a few important Health & Wellness notes we want to share with you. Read more about our COVID-19 Approach while preparing for camp.


Any specific health or wellness questions or concerns can be directed to: or 218-586-8771

Mollie Nelson RN, PhD
Associate Director of Health and Wellness

Candace Kretchmar
Villager and Staff Health Coordinator