2016 Nordic Summer Camp

August 1, 2, 3, 2016 - Thanks to all who made this so memorable for the children.

Here is a summary of the camp activities:

During the first week of August, thirteen children, ages 7 – 10, spent three mornings getting involved in Nordic culture at the Waldemar Ager Museum. They began each day learning Finnish with Krister Paakkonen as their instructor: Huomenta (good morning), Moikka (Goodbye), Kiitos (Thank you). Next they went outside to play Kubb. Stan Hillestad helped them with the rules and strategies (somehow the arrangement pitted the girls against the boys).

Snacks came next: fruit and cheese (Fontina, Swedish; Jarlsberg, Norwegian; Havarti, Danish).

Then, with maps provided by AAA, the campers developed their map-reading skills. Just where in the world are the Nordic countries? And they also got acquainted with the Museum library—and the Library of Congress classification system.

The last event of the first two days, conducted by Mary Elworthy, introduced the campers to the Finnish national anthem as well as The Kalevala (the Finnish national story). The highlights were the rope “snakes” (a graphic way to demonstrate an episode in the story) and some tasty cakes that provided food for thought about the last episode of the story.

On the last day of camp, paint brushes in hand, Deb Jarvar and Mary helped the campers try out the techniques of rosmaling. By the time the session ended, using about five different colors and different rosmaling techniques, each one had produced a decorative ornament with an image of a nisse. And no one got very much paint on their clothes.

Here are a few pictures:

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Here is the invitation to the community:

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Schedule      
Time Mon. Aug. 1 Tue. Aug. 2 Wed. Aug. 3
9:00 - 9:45 Finnish:
Krister
Paakkonen
Finnish:
Krister
Paakkonen
Finnish:
Krister
Paakkonen
9:50 - 10:15 Kubb:
Stan Hillestad
Kubb:
Stan Hillestad
Kubb:
Stan Hillestad
10:15 - 10:25 Snack Snack Snack
10:25 - 11:10

Tour of Ager House; Reports.
Geography:
Doug Pearson

Geography:
Doug Pearson
Geography:
Doug Pearson
11:15 - 12:15

Art/Music/ Story:
Mary Elworthy

Art/Music/ Story:
Mary Elworthy

Rosmaling:
Mary Elworthy, Deb Jarvar