Tagged: Skogfjorden

Love letter to a summer camp

Nick Johnson Trondheim, Norway Skogfjorden. What better way to introduce this little slice of summer than with a proper pronunciation lesson. Never will someone who learned that name through my actions pronounce it as...

The gift of a second language

Jessica “Dina” Korynta Seattle, Wash. When I was seven, my family gave me a gift. My mom and grandparents gave me the gift of learning how to multi-task, enhance my attention control, focus on...

My Norwegian inheritance

Elsa Lund Skogfjorden Recently, my friend Ross “Odin” Dybvig wrote a piece about the relevance of Norwegian language as a skill in today’s world. I want to try to convince you of the value...

Language: the key that opens doors

Ross “Odin” Dybvig Bemidji, Minn. When I tell people that I can speak Norwegian, often I get responses like: “Why would you learn that language,” or “What good will that do you in today’s...

Skogfjorden from the inside

Barb Keith, RN PHN Mankato, Minn. “Alt for barna.” For Skogfjorden staff, “Everything for the sake of the children” is not an empty phrase; it’s the reason behind everything they do, around the clock,...

Keeping the Spark

A youth’s perspective on learning Norwegian To explore the question of why contemporary youth in the United States choose to study Norwegian, four villagers in Skogfjorden’s high school credit program (through Concordia Language Villages)...

Friendship and fun at Skogfjorden

Skogfjorden celebrates 50 years of learning By Kelsey Larson For 50 summers now, Skogfjorden Norwegian Language Village has allowed kids to escape the modern world and enjoy nature, friends and learning. Located on Turtle...

Let’s play at Skogfjorden!

Skogfjorden’s annual family fun weekend takes place next week in Bemidji, Minn. Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year? Does your New Year’s resolution include trying something new or learning...

Skogfjorden, July 22, 2011

Skogfjorden – July 22, 2011 by Valerie “Magna” Borey Editor’s note: Valerie “Magna” Borey, a staff member at the Norwegian language camp Skogfjorden in Bemidji, Minn., wrote about the camp’s reaction to the news...