Do you speak Finnish and like working with young people? Salolampi Finnish Language Village is searching for summer camp teachers and counselors who can speak Finnish and English to join us in the summer of 2022 in beautiful Bemidji, Minnesota.

Responsibilities include designing and implementing Finnish language lessons and managing a variety of camp activities, where instructors can use their own creativity to engage students in learning.  Teaching can happen, for example, when baking, making crafts, playing ball games, enjoying the sauna, or joining the children for singing around the Midsummer bonfire.

This unique camp is supported by the Concordia Language Villages, Finlandia Foundation National and Salolampi Foundation, non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting Finnish language and culture in the United States. Salolampi aims to “transport” American students to the country of Finland by providing a completely immersive experience. The lakeside location features traditional Finnish architecture to recreate an authentic Finnish village. It is a special place in the United States, where camp instructors speak Finnish, and children, who are called “villagers,” participate in Finnish language classes and activities daily. In addition, a full range of delicious and traditional Finnish meals are served.

The employment offer includes six weeks beginning in June 2022 and ending the middle of July 2022. Instructors will receive competitive stipends, as well as room and board.

Dean Iida Tervola-Hultberg and Lydia
Dean Iida Tervola-Hultberg and Lydia
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Salolampi is committed to offering in-person language instruction while taking full precautions to keep our students and instructors safe. To learn more about about our approach to COVID-19, please visit:

For more information, contact Salolampi Dean Amy “Iida” Tervola Hultberg [email protected] and visit: