At Concordia Language Villages, the safety and well-being of our villagers, staff, volunteers, and the entire community has always been our first priority. Over the past four months as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, we have been very carefully monitoring 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.
After much careful monitoring and deliberation, we have come to the difficult decision to transition our summer programming entirely into Virtual Villages. We will be able to provide culturally and linguistically enriching one-, four- and five-week programs where children will be able to interact in fun and creative ways all in the target language. While we recognize this is not the same as in-person immersion experience, we are guided by our first priority of ensuring the safety of our villagers, staff, volunteers and the entire Northern Minnesota community.
We want to provide a healthy experience for each villager. To accomplish this goal, we partner with you. You know your child’s health needs; we know the capabilities of our program. Our healthcare plan is designed to complement the growth and development needs of children and youth within normal parameters.