Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has maintained a permanent site nestled on 800 acres of woodland on Turtle River Lake near Bemidji, Minn. This is home to eight of our authentically built Village facilities (Finnish, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish). French Voyageurs also has a base campsite on the property where they cook their meals outside and set up tents for sleeping.
Some of our other Language Villages populate these facilities for part of the summer, while some Villages are at more traditional lakeside camps and resorts that Concordia Language Villages leases around the state of Minnesota.
Our culturally authentic sites for Finnish, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish are on Turtle River Lake, near Bemidji, Minn. The Russian Language Village is located on the north shore, while the other seven sites grace the south shores. The Bemidji site also has a year-round administrative office. Other sites leased by Concordia Language Villages are at camps located throughout Minnesota.
Some of our facilities are only used during the summer; consequently, sometimes wood walls and studs are visible. Our facilities are inspected on a regular basis by state fire marshals and health officials. We ensure that smoke alarms work, fire extinguishers are charged, emergency directions are posted and sanitation standards are implemented.
Part of the daily schedule includes staff and villagers working together to assist in the upkeep of their own cabins and bathroom facilities. Our on-site maintenance staff keep everything running smoothly.
Here you’ll find the mailing address, phone and email for each Language Village. Please note that individual Villages are operated seasonally. Village phones and emails may not be regularly monitored outside of the summer months. You can reach us by calling 800-222-4750 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just north of Bemidji, Minn., Concordia Language Villages is beautifully nestled into the shores of Turtle River Lake, making it an ideal setting for your next retreat, workshop, conference, reunion, banquet or wedding. From September through May, Turtle River Lake can accommodate groups of 25 to 120. We look forward to welcoming you!