“P?SVENSKA 2011″ – an adult Swedish language and culture immersion camp — will be in session again this year in Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona in northern Wisconsin June 12-17.
EVA APELQVIST (www.evaapelqvist.com), who is the dean of P?Svenska, grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. She first came to the United States as an exchange student in high school. A few years later she returned to the U.S. as an exchange student to Gustavus Adolphus College. At the age of 25 she immigrated to this country.
MS. APELQVIST has worked with student exchange for many years, at the University of Uppsala in Sweden and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has also taught Swedish in her hometown, Spooner, for a number of years. She now works as a full-time writer and translator. Her book “Swede Dreams,” a young adult novel about Sweden, was published in 2007.
THE SWEDISH language and culture camp combines love of nature and a longing to learn more about one’s Swedish heritage. Except the language training, the camp also offers instruction in how to cook a number of popular Swedish dishes, as well as information about modern, and not so modern Swedish culture, history and politics. On the program is also Swedish dining, Swedish crafts, guided nature walks, and a genuinely Swedish midsummer celebration, and social evening programs and including lectures, movies and live music.
The registration deadline for “P?Svenska 2011″ is Friday, May 27. For more information, visit: http://hunthill.org/experience-hunt-hill/swedish-immersion-camp/.