Fall Work Weekend

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Seeking volunteers for the Salolampi Work Weekend October 6-8, 2017.

Help keep Salolampi Looking great! Tasks small and large, indoor and outdoor, high and low. All skill levels welcome.

Learn more about work weekends and what to bring here.

RSVP by clicking HERE. Please RSVP by September 22nd to ensure the kitchen staff can accommodate our volunteers.


NEW! Culinary Arts & Handcrafts Weekend

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Join us this October for this new offering featuring cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts and handcrafts. Yes, you too can make Finnish food and crafts at home!

  • Bake classic Finnish treats like pulla, Karelian rice pies, rye bread, and spoon cookies.
  • Cook dishes such as salmon soup, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish market meat pies.
  • Handcrafts will include the use of our looms, basic or more advanced yarn projects and holiday favorites.
  • Our saunas will provide additional inspiration and reflection time for participants.
When: Oct. 28-Oct. 30, 2016
Where: Salolampi Finnish Language Village, Bemidji, Minn.
Cost: $195 for adults; $155 for children 4-18. Children 0-3 are free.
Note: While this program is geared toward adults, youth programming for families with children will be available upon request. 

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OHE Scholarships Available!

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In addition to the OHE Stipends listed below, check out the Salolampi Foundation Scholarships listed here.


$1,000 OHE Stipends for Minnesota Students

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) stipends are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These $1,000 stipends completely cover the cost of a one-week session at the Language Villages, or can be applied toward a longer session.

Who is eligible?

  • Students must be a Minnesota resident, and
  • Eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, and
  • Currently in grades 3-11, and
  • If students are in grades 7-11, they must have an overall “C” average.

Please encourage students to visit our website for more information and how to apply: ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/OHE

Passport Fund Scholarships

Additional need-based scholarships are available for 2016 summer youth residential immersion programs, including one-week, two-week and four-week programs. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. Visit our website for information on how to apply: ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/scholarships

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OPI 1 & 2 Now Available!

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The OPI Book – Volume 1 and 2 Now Available

OPI Volume 1 and 2 by former Salolampi Dean, Larry “Lauri” Saukko is based upon monthly “OPI” columns published in the Finnish American Reporter. The book includes 52 one-page chapters, some based on themes, some on random collections of sentences, where readers can learn many interesting Finnish sentences and phrases and also test their knowledge of English to Finnish or Finnish to English.

Larger quantities for shipment are also available, please inquire. Retail outlets selling Finnish or other Nordic items may also acquire the book for resale at a reduced rate. Inquire by email to opi.vol.two@gmail.com for further information.”

Opi Volume 1


Opi Volume 2opi2

Click here to purchase Opi Books thru the Concordia Language Villages Website. Kiitos!

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