Summer Camps at Nordland Heritage Park

Summer Camps at Augustana's Heritage Park

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

Summer Camps

​For students who have completed 1st grade through age 12, these 4-day, three hours-per-day camps will introduce children to Spanish. In addition to learning basic vocabulary, the children will learn about the culture and participate in recreational activities related to the language. Learn Norwegian or Spanish

  • Introductory Spanish Camp: June 28-July 1, 9-12 p.m.

We are also offering 3-day, introductory/review camps for those who are ages 16 and older. The emphasis will be on vocabulary but with cultural insights, as well. These camps are ideal for learning another language for communication as well as for reconnecting with one’s roots.

  • Norwegian Camp: Tuesdays in September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Camp: September 6-8, 9-12 p.m. Evenings are negotiable

Genealogy Camp

For teen and adults, age 14 and older, wanting to get started in learning their family history. These 3-day camps in genealogy 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.

  • Camp Session 1: July 12-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Camp Session 2: September 15-17, 6-9 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
  • Genealogy: Mary Schultz

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. Click here for a paper registration form


For more information, contact the Nordland Heritage Foundation at or call 605-809-7631