Steamboat briefs: Steamboat’s David Kelley attends Norwegian camp
July 26, 2012
David Kelley, 16, of Steamboat Springs, attended the Norwegian Language Village Skogfjorden from June 25 to last Saturday in Bemidji, Minn.
Kelley, the son of Randy and Mary Kelley, is a rising senior at Steamboat Springs High School and has attended the camp for nine years to learn Norwegian. His camp participation has earned him two foreign-language credits at the high school, according to his father, Randy.
The camp, presented by Concordia College, is intended to simulate a visit to another country. Those who attend Skogfjorden are issued a passport, exchange currency and adopt a new name. Participants are immersed in the language and culture of another country through learning groups, authentic food, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and foreign-language conversations, according to a news release.
Randy Kelley said his son visited Oslo, Norway, in the spring and was able to speak Norwegian fluently.
Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse Project holds silent auction
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