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Fun traditional activities, dancing, and lots of ethnic food are just some of the things that make the stay at Concordia Language Villages a trip to remember. Concordia Language Villages is a language and culture program that is located in Bemidji, Minnesota. There are many villages inside the grounds of the camp-  each highlighting a different language – ranging from Swedish, to Arabic, to Japanese. The seventh grade class at St. Robert has the option every year to take coach bus up to Bemidji to stay at either the French or Spanish camps, depending on what language they take at St. Robert. It is a very engaging experience where kids fully immerse themselves in their language of study and make memories to last a lifetime.

Seventh graders Owen and Agrim recently visited the French village at the Concordia Language Villages and thought it was an interesting experience. Agrim added, “It made me feel like I put all of the stuff I learned to use.” Agrim was explaining that all of the work he did in class finally paid off. At the French camp, there are many activities that everyone participates in. Owen said, “Most of the activities were pretty good; I liked the ones that were games.”  Activities at French camp ranged from baking, games, and dancing. Also, along with these engaging experiences, there was scrumptious food served for every meal. Owen claimed, “I really liked the food because it was different every day and there were lots of delicious vegetarian options.”

Eighth graders Madeline and Maggie visited the Spanish camp at Concordia Language Villages last year and they had mixed feelings about their experience. To start off, Maggie said, “I did not enjoy a lot of the activities at the camp. However, I did enjoy free time and buying candy.” She also added about the food, “The meals were delicious especially the very ethnic ones.” Madeline stated, “Making Spanish pottery and art activities gave a unique insight into Spanish culture, and it was really fun!” Unlike Maggie, Madeline found that the activities were engaging, fun, and an awesome way to learn about Spanish. Of course, pleasing everyone all the time is hard, but despite this, year after year, students hold onto positive memories from these camps.

This year, the group of 7th graders did hit a “bump” in the road. The group ended up having to stay an extra night due to the crazy Wisconsin weather. Despite the spring month, the group was hit by a blizzard. They had to postpone their bus trip back to Wisconsin for 24 hours. Luckily, the camp generously hosted and fed the group for that extra day!  Over all, it seems that those who traveled to the Concordia Language Villages had a very memorable time!

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15 Responses to “Hola! Bonjour! Welcome to Camp!”

  1. Dana on May 10th, 2018 12:27 pm

    I would look forward to this trip in 7th grade. I wonder what it will be like

  2. Dana on May 10th, 2018 12:28 pm

    I would look forward to this trip in 7th grade. I wonder what it will be like.

  3. Izzy on May 10th, 2018 12:28 pm

    Sounds fun! cant wait until I get to go next year.

  4. Jonas on May 10th, 2018 12:30 pm

    I am looking forward to next year, so I can do this. It seems like a lot of fun.

  5. Jack on May 10th, 2018 12:32 pm

    Nice article I can’t wait to go on the trip.

  6. Jack on May 10th, 2018 12:49 pm

    I can’t wait to go on the trip next year after reading this. Great article.

  7. Ricky on May 10th, 2018 12:51 pm

    This sounds super fun. I hope this trip was super fun for them. Can’t wait to do it next year. Good article to.

  8. Mitchell on May 10th, 2018 12:54 pm

    Awsome article. I can’t wait to go to the camp in 7th grde. Good job.

  9. Ava on May 11th, 2018 1:13 pm

    This camp seems so much fun! I can’t wait to go next year. Nice job on the detailed explanations!!!

  10. Caroline on May 11th, 2018 1:58 pm

    The German Camp was the best part!!

  11. Abby on May 11th, 2018 2:06 pm

    Great article! This bring brings back all those good memories from the camp.

  12. Madeleine on May 11th, 2018 2:08 pm

    The camp was fun!

  13. Will on May 11th, 2018 2:13 pm

    Hearing my classmates got stuck was a weird experience. Good Article.

  14. Maura on May 11th, 2018 2:13 pm

    Great article! Concordia was super fun this year!

  15. Anna on May 18th, 2018 2:04 pm

    Great Article! You highlighted the fun parts of the camp extremely well. I really enjoyed visiting French and German camp this year!

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