Adult Spanish Language and Culture Immersion

ATTENTION! There are currently NO SINGLE ROOMS or DOUBLE ROOMS available for Spanish Camp 2016. Additional campers will be housed in Cross Dorm, with bunk-style sleeping arrangements: one large room with 7-8 shared beds. Please call 715-635-6543 or email Katie at if you have questions or concerns, and thank you for your understanding and flexibility! 

Sunday, July 24 –  Friday, July 29 2016
Register by: July 8


                  Final night Fiesta Party

Spanish Registration Packet-16
Spanish Camp Questionnaire
Spanish Language Assessment

‘Until coming to Hunt Hill I had never taken a Spanish class so even as a ‘real’ beginner I learned more than I had even hoped to!’

‘Camp was fun and full of laughter as well as fit to the needs of the students, I looked forward to each class’


       Small class sizes in a beautiful setting

Join Hunt Hill and native Spanish speaking instructors as we laugh and learn throughout the week.

Participants look forward to a schedule of daily language lessons, afternoon music, great food featuring authentic Hispanic evening meals, daily happy hour with cooking classes and nightly cultural programs for a true language and culture immersion.

Ecuadorian Meal with Maria

        Ecuadorian evening meal

During the week, participants will have opportunities to attend guided hikes, explore our crystal clear glacial lakes by pontoon or canoe and find relaxation among the trees and gardens on the grounds of Hunt Hill.

Immersion participants are divided into small groups based on language skill levels. Student-Instructor ratio tends to be no more than 10 to 1. In order to provide a richer experience for participants, enrollment will be limited to 30 students. We accept applicants on a first come, first served basis.

With organized, experienced and enthusiastic instructors in addition to a structured curriculum and fun cultural experiences in a beautiful setting, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s Spanish


         Campers preparing for a nature hike.

Language and Culture Immersion Camp is one not to miss!

Space is limited.  The  camp is all-inclusive for the week (food, snacks, lodging-shared room, educational staff, program supplies).   Dependent on requests and camp attendance, single rooms may be available for an additional fee of $100/week. Please indicate your preference on the registration form.   A HALF deposit must accompany each registration.  Final payment is due at least two weeks before the beginning of camp.

Sign up by April 24 and save $25

Deadline: Preregistration and payment required by July 8.
Program Fee: $560.
Hunt Hill Member Fee: $530.

To register for our Spanish Immersion Camp, download the Adult Spanish Registration Packet here!  You may also register and pay online through Brown Paper Ticket.

*NEW IN 2016* Campers have the option to arrive a day early on Saturday, July 23rd. We’ve had this

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     2014 Spanish Camp Staff

request many times in the past, and we’ve heard you! Campers may arrive between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. No meals are provided until camp starts on Sunday. However, there are many local restaurants to choose from, and camp participants may store their own food in the designated area of the dining hall. Please be aware that due to health regulations, access to the camp kitchen is restricted; please bring foods that are simple to prepare. There are no scheduled activities that evening… just relaxation and settling in to your dorm and Hunt Hill! The cost is $25.



This is the fourth year for Spanish Immersion Camp Director, Pete Ducós. Pete is a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico and currently resides in Shell Lake.  Pete has served as the Shell Lake school’s Spanish interpreter and documents translator and he has taught Spanish to adults of all ages through the Community Education programs in Shell Lake as well as WITC. Pete also gives private individual Spanish lessons. “I love having the opportunity to offer my native language and culture to my community. I always tell my students that when someone wants to learn Spanish I am flattered and honored to be asked to help.” Pete’s pride in the Spanish language and culture shows in his attention to detail when he teaches.

In addition, the Immersion camp includes 2-3 additional experienced language educators. These staff members are experienced teachers and most are native speakers from Central and South America. Each excels in creating a comfortable learning environment for language learners of all levels.bear-trail-with-lake-good

Because of the interest of my family in international affairs and in the tolerance which makes for peace, not only within each nation, but between nations, it is my hope that the Society will, as its plans develop, encourage international participation in the activities at Hunt Hill, thus promoting such interchange of ideas as tends to further international understanding the spread through the world of true conservation practices.” Frances Andrews, original landowner, in a letter to the National Audubon Directors in 1954.