The Freundschaft Gruppe began in the summer of 2016 when 3 of our youth members, Jessica Hill, Samantha Hild, and Shayla Herold joined our youth Supervisor, Glenn Herold at the Jugendlager in Toronto. It was there that the idea formed to have a youth focused social group within our Club to share experiences and learn traditions in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Our members range in age from 13-25 and have enjoyed game nights, movie nights, outings like laser tag, skating, and going to Canada’s Wonderland. We were invited to attend a weekend camping event at Hubertus Haus to learn more about fishing, archery, range shooting and wildlife.
We have attended Jugendlagers in Toronto, Akron, St.Louis, and Cincinnati. These events have allowed our youth and the supervisors that have attended with them the ability to learn more about out culture and bring back their knowledge to share with others. It is a way to strengthen our bonds with others across America that hold onto the same desire to keep our traditions alive.
If you are interested, please contact our Group leaders: Lea and Emma Becker or Lena and Shayla Herold through the Schwaben Club or by emailing us at email@example.com.