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Immersion Weekend at Concordia Language Villages’ German Camp, Waldsee

Sept. 22-24, 2023

MN AATG is excited to announce that MN German Educators of all levels are invited to participate in an immersion weekend at Concordia Language Villages’ (CLV) German Camp, Waldsee, Sept. 22-24, 2023. You do not need to be a member of AATG to attend, but please do consider becoming a member.

The weekend will include presentations and workshops led by Waldsee staff on topics such as Musik im Unterricht and Environment/Sustainability, as well as opportunities for networking, collaboration, and connecting led by MN AATG board members. Further, MN German Educators will be able to experience first hand what it feels like to be a camper at Waldsee and will learn about the opportunities that CLV can provide for their students and for themselves. This event will bring MN German Educators together for the first immersion weekend since the pandemic with the aim to forge new relationships and avenues for collaboration. Educators will leave with materials and ideas they can immediately utilize in their classrooms.

The MN AATG Fall Workshop includes two nights of lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, and one lunch, plus CLV led workshops and sessions. All meals are freshly prepared culturally authentic meals made by CLV staff. Please fill out any dietary needs or restrictions on the registration Google form

Cost to participants: $200*

*Does not include an optional excursion to Bemidji Brewing on Saturday night. 

Rough Itinerary

Friday, Sept. 22: The weekend begins with dinner at 6:30 followed by a social hour and a chance to explore CLV facilities (late arrival is OK)

Saturday, Sept. 23: Sessions, meals, and optional excursion to Bemidji Brewing 

Sunday, Sept. 24: The weekend ends after breakfast that starts at 8:00 a.m. 

Please register with this form by August 4th to participate in this exciting opportunity! Payment will happen through the CLV system directly and once you register they will be in touch about payment.

If you need any other additional information, or more detailed information, please don’t hesitate to reach out here or to Helena Ruf (rahd0001 (at) umn.edu) or Katie Engevik (kengevik (at) isd700.org).



Please see our Workshops page for information on our current and past workshops!

Mission: The MN-AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The MN-AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, transcultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world.

Professional Workshops: The MN AATG sponsors a fall (September) and spring (April) professional workshop each year. See Workshops for updated information.

Meetings: MN AATG holds two member meetings each year in conjunction with the biannual professional workshops.  

National German Exam: We encourage High School students to participate in the National German Exam.

MN AATG Banquet:  Each May MN-AATG hosts a banquet honoring German educators, programs, and students who have performed well on the National German Exam.  However, we are not offering a banquet in 2023.  As we search for a new banquet coordinator, we are rebuilding, and plan to offer the Minnesota AATG Banquet again soon!

Membership: We strive to serve all former, current, and future German educators in our state, and encourage each to become a member of the National AATG organization, which provides our funding and structural center.  

Our Partners:

AATG National
Germanic American Institute
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Goethe Institute Chicago

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Archived Website: mnaatg.blogspot.com