Nordik Folk

We are a Scandinavian Culture Club who meets Monthly September-May on the 3rd Monday of each month at Ridge United Methodist Church on Columbia Avenue in Munster, IN. 6:30 pm. All are welcome! We enjoy Scandinavian culture by celebrating the holidays, music, language, crafts and history of Scandinavia!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nordikids at camp

Nordikids Invade Sjolunden

 This summer, 4 of our Nordikids had the opportunity- thanks to Nordikid and District Lodge Lake Michigan No. 8 Camp Scholarships- to experience Sjolunden at the Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota!!!!  Sofia and Erik Nelson, Jennifer Pearson and Harry Ogrentz will be fully immersed in the Swedish Language for two weeks.

When we arrived at camp, the first order of business was checking in with camp passport and choosing a Swedish camp name.  From the get-go only Swedish was spoken to them and they had to make their way to the bank, the nurse, language test, their cabins for contraband check and claiming their bunk.  Then off to paint their nameplate which they will wear around their neck for the next two weeks.

Throughout the two weeks, the campers will experience all of the major Swedish Holidays, as well as participate in dances, shows, International Day, and so much more.  When they return, they will give a presentation to the lodge.  Can't wait!

You can go to http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/
to view photos of the activities and progress of our campers.  If you go to the Swedish Language Village Pages, then hover over their session...you can then go to the photos taken each day.
What an amazing opportunity for our Nordikids to experience this together.

Harry, jenny, Erik & Sofia
Pre-camp stop at Itaska State Park 

Erik

Harry


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