Try a Nordic language summer camp!

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

Join us from July 10th - July 23rd, 2022

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

Join us from July 24th – August 6th, 2022

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

June 26 – July 9, 2022 for this sleep away camp great for all skill levels!

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.


To learn more head to https://www.sofncamps.com/camp-trollhaugen/

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 for our 34th summer camp from June 26th - July 2nd, 2022

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 VIKINGS, so campers can expect a ferocious week of activities that celebrates the history and traditions of Danish Viking culture. 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 $750-$800 and scholarships are available. 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.


To learn more go to nwdanishcamp.com or contact Camp Director Kayti Hilzinger, himmelbjerget@northwestdanish.org, (509) 936-2926

 

Looking to learn Swedish?








Trollbacken, Swedish Language and Culture Camp

Corbett, Oregon at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

Join us from August 15 – 20, 2022 for a week to make new friends and have lots of fun!

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!


Tuition ranges from $480-$510 with a discount for any additional child in the same family. Scholarships are available.


To learn more head to www.trollbacken.org and contact Tina Kreft-Tengblad at trollbacken2022@gmail.com or 503-720-1739