Adult Spanish Language and Culture Immersion


Sunday, August 6 –  Friday, August 11 2017
Register by: July 21

Adult Spanish Camp Registration Packet 2017

Hunt Hill Spanish Camp Brochure 2017

‘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’

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.

During the week, participantsIMG_1284 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 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 21 and save $25

Deadline: Preregistration and payment required by July 21.
Program Fee: $620.
Hunt Hill Member Fee: $590.

To register for our Spanish Immersion Camp, download the Adult Spanish Camp Registration Packet 2017 here!  You may also register and pay online through Brown Paper Ticket.

*Want to move in one day earlier?* Campers have the option to arrive a day early on Saturday, August 5. We’ve had this request many times in the past, and we’ve heard you! Campers may arrive between 3:00pm 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 sixth 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.