Adult Spanish Language and Culture Immersion Camp


Sunday, July 29 –  Friday, August 3, 2018
Register by: July 13

Spanish Camp Registration Packet 2018
Spanish Camp Brochure 2018

‘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 19 and save $25

Deadline: Preregistration and payment required by July 13.
Program Fee: $620.
Hunt Hill Member Fee: $590.

To register for our Spanish Immersion Camp, download the Spanish Camp Registration Packet 2018 here!  You may also pay by credit card online through Brown Paper Ticket.

*Want to move in one day earlier?* Campers have the option to arrive a day early on Saturday, July 28. 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 seventh year for Spanish Immersion Camp Director, Pete Ducós. Pete was born in New York City and grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico and currently resides in Shell Lake. He has worked with area schools to teach Spanish to after school children, and has taught Spanish to adults through individual tutoring and local Community Education programs. Pete’s pride in the Spanish language and culture shows in his attention to detail when he teaches.

“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.”

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.