Summer Camps at Nordland Heritage Park

Summer Camps at Augustana's Heritage Park

The Nordland Heritage Foundation provides an outstanding series of camps for children, adolescents and adults.

Summer Camps

  • Learn Norwegian, Swedish or Spanish

For students who have completed 1st grade through age 12, these 5-day, three hours-per-day camps will introduce children to Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. In addition to learning basic vocabulary, the children will learn about the cultures and foods of the respective countries and participate in recreational activities related to the languages.

  • Children’s Introductory Swedish Camp: June 17-21, 1-4 p.m.
  • Children’s Introductory Spanish Camp: July 15-19, 1-4 p.m.
  • Children’s Introductory Norwegian Camp: August 5-9, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

We are also offering 3-day, introductory/review camps for adults that will also run for three hours per day. The emphasis will be on vocabulary but with cultural and cuisine insights, as well. These camps are ideal for planning to travel to the countries where the language is spoken, as well as for reconnecting with one’s roots.

  • Adult’s Swedish Camp: June 17-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Adult’s Norwegian Camp: August 12-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Adult’s Spanish Camp: September 10-12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Genealogy Camp

For teens (ages 11-16) wanting to get started in learning their family history. Offered for the first time this summer, these 5-day camps in genealogy for adolescents will have the students discover and prepare a family tree, learn techniques used in researching one’s heritage and gain an appreciation for their family heritage. Each student will be provided with access to the electronics and databases necessary to research their ancestors. The genealogy camps are funded in part by the Mary Chilton Foundation of the South Dakota Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Adolescent’s Genealogy Camp Session I: June 24-28, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • Adolescent’s Genealogy Camp Session II: July 22-26, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • Adolescent’s Genealogy Camp Session III: July  29-Aug 2, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Tuition and Discounts

A $10 discount will be given to the second child or adolescent from a family in a single class and a $20 discount for each additional child or adolescent from the same family.

  • 1st  child from family: $85
  • 2nd child: $75
  • 3rd or more children: $65 each
  • Adult's camp: $75

Class Size

The language classes will be limited to a maximum of 20 students on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. The genealogy camps will be limited to a maximum of 12 students.


All classes will be held in Augustana Heritage Park at 1111 W. 33rd Street in Sioux Falls (south side of the Augustana campus). The classes will be led by these highly qualified instructors:

  • Norwegian: Judy Stadem
  • Spanish: Cari Eastman
  • Swedish: Anna Kooistra
  • Genealogy: Marge Robinson

Food Sensitivity or Allergies

Does your student have any food or other allergies of which we should be aware? If yes, explain on the registration form.  If use of an epi pen or other treatment might be required, you are responsible for informing the teacher and providing instructions for treatment before the first class. Your submission of a registration grants permission for the instructor to follow your directions.


Registration deadline is five days prior to the start of the language camp. Register and pay online or mail completed form and payment to Nordland Heritage Foundation, Augustana University, Box 735, Sioux Falls, SD 57197. Tuition payment must accompany registrations either by check or electronic payment to Nordland Heritage Foundation Language Camps. Payments accompanying registrations after a class is full will be returned.


For more information, contact the Nordland Heritage Foundation at or call 605.681.6650.