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Try a Nordic language summer camp!

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Are you looking for something for your little ones to do this summer? Try a language camp! There are many camps around the Pacific Northwest and we are excited to share information about some of them.

 

Looking to learn Norwegian?









Camp Nidaros from Sons of Norway (District 2)

Gearheart, Oregon

Dates coming soon

9-12, all skill levels are welcome!


Camp Nidaros is a Norwegian Heritage youth camp for kids aged 9-12. Activities include Norwegian language class, singing, cooking, arts and crafts and folk dancing. Since we are close to the beach, we also take trips to the beach, have campfires and many more fun activities! Nidaros is a great place to form lifelong friendships while learning Norwegian traditions and cultural history.


Tuition is $700 with scholarships are available through Sons of Norway Lodges.


To learn more go to https://www.sofncamps.com/camp-nidaros/ or reach out to Camp Director, Hannah Thom at mshannahthom@gmail.com

 
Camp Normanna from Sons of Norway (District 2)

Arlington, Washington

Dates coming soon

Ages 9-12, all skill levels are welcome!


Camp Normanna is a Norwegian Heritage youth camp for kids aged 9-12. Activities include Norwegian language class, singing, cooking, arts and crafts and folk dancing. We have campfires and many more fun activities! Normanna is a great place to form lifelong friendships while learning Norwegian traditions and cultural history.


Tuition is $700 with scholarships available through Sons of Norway Lodges.


To learn more go to https://www.sofncamps.com/camp-normanna or reach out to camp directors Seth Tufteland and Melissa Rude at camp.normanna@gmail.com

 
Camp Trollhaugen from Sons of Norway (District 2)

Stampede Pass, WA

Dates coming soon

Ages 13-15


Camp Trollhaugen is a Norwegian Heritage youth camp for kids aged 13-15. Camp is held in a ski lodge, where we have our own outdoor wooden dancefloor, as well as a huge playing field. Activities include Norwegian language class, folk dancing, arts and crafts, cooking, and singing. Since we are in the mountains, we enjoy going on hikes, especially to a hidden waterfall! Trollhaugen is a great place to form lifelong friendships while learning Norwegian traditions and culture.


Tuition is $700 Scholarships are only available through Sons of Norway Lodges at this time.


Contact information:

Ashley Huff - Director abzdel90@gmail.com 253-318-8804


Chris Hicks – Registrar chrisd2sofn@outlook.com 425-766-3537

 

Looking to learn Danish?









Himmelbjerget Danish Camp from the Northwest Danish Association

Corbett, Oregon at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

Join us June 25th - July 1st, 2023

Ages 10 - 18, all Danish language speaking levels welcome! Most campers are beginners while some speak fluently at home.


A week jam packed with Danish culture, traditions, language, songs, food, sports, history, crafts, dance, and more! The theme for this year’s camp is Hans Christian Andersen, so campers can expect an exciting week with time spent exploring the grand and creative stories from the mind of the beloved Danish author. Campers sleep in bunk style dorms and meals are provided by the deliciously talented kitchen staff of the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center. With a location overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the views resemble that of our namesake, the Himmelbjerget Tower in Denmark.

Tuition ranges from $800-$950 however scholarships are available to help families cover this cost. Many are through local Danish Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods for children and grandchildren of members, but scholarships through the Danish Sisterhood Mt. Hood Lodge #81 are open for anyone to apply. Website: nwdanishcamp.com

YouTube: HimmelTube


Contact Information:

Camp Director Kayti Hilzinger

509-936-2926

 

Looking to learn Swedish?








Trollbacken, Swedish Language and Culture Camp

Corbett, Oregon at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

Join us August 14th - August 19th, 2023

Ages 7-13


The summer camp offers a unique opportunity for kids ages 7-13 to learn about Swedish language, culture, people, history and traditions of Sweden.


Trollbacken engages campers in Swedish language, culture and traditions in a creative and fun atmosphere. Activities include classes in Swedish language (bilingual classes and classes for beginners) music, crafts, songs, folk dance, games, swimming, campfire and Swedish foods.


Since 1997, Trollbacken has engaged campers and counselors in a week filled with lots of sunshine, outdoor activities and good times. A majority of our campers return every summer and lifetime friendships are formed. Our campers have the opportunity to become counselors themselves one day, and many choose to do so! The success and popularity of Trollbacken is due to the generosity of time and effort given by its volunteers, and the financial contributions from Swedish organizations and private individuals.


Trollbacken preserves Swedish culture through generations while having a great memorable and fun times!


Price; $655/$625 for additional siblings (scholarships available)

Registration and payment deadline; May 12, 2023



To learn more head to www.trollbacken.org and contact Tina Kreft-Tengblad at director@trollbacken.org or 503-720-1739

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