Closing Day: What to Expect | Concordia Language Villages

Closing Day: What to Expect

Parent Program lasts from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Families can arrive no earlier than 9:00 a.m., and leave no later than 12:00 p.m. to pick up and depart with their camper.


On the last Saturday of your villager’s session, they will check out of their cabin, have an exit health interview and receive back any non-perishable contraband that was held for them during the session.

Closing Ceremony/Parent Program

Villagers celebrate with each other at the Village the night before the last day of the session, as some villagers must depart before the Parent Program on Saturday due to travel arrangements. Villagers receive awards and celebrate with a feast.

Every Village presents a Parent Program for parents/guardians and friends at 10 a.m. on the last Saturday of each session. Villagers demonstrate their new language skills and perform skits, songs and dances they have learned throughout the session. Five- and 10-year villagers and staff members are recognized. The Village store is open following the program. Closing programs will last approximately one hour and all villagers and visitors should depart the Village by 12:00.

The Village dean and staff members are available to speak with parents on both opening and closing days.

Lost and Found

You should mark all belongings, including all towels and linens, with your full name. It is helpful to use the provided checklist before leaving the Village, as we cannot guarantee finding lost items after a session. If an item is left at the Village, call (800) 450-2214 or write to:

Lost and Found
Concordia Language Villages
8659 Thorsonveien NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Give a detailed description of the item and include your name and Village session number. We will make every effort to find the lost item. Families are responsible for postage. After December 1, all lost and found items are donated to a local charity.

We consider it a privilege to spend time with your child each summer and help him or her along their journey toward global citizenship. As your child returns to your home, we hope that his or her path of world- and word-discovery will continue because of the broadened perspective and new insights into other ideas, cultures and perspectives gained at Concordia Language Villages. We are eager to welcome your villager back next year to continue the journey.