Robert Kohl – Spanish Camp Co-Director

Robert (Bob) is a Wisconsin native who has lived in various states and traveled internationally.  He taught himself Spanish and speaks 4 languages. He served 2 years as the Assistant Operations Director for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Currently a retired Ph.D., he taught undergraduate and graduate chemistry at the Universities of Iowa, Colorado, Michigan and Detroit. Bob has been a Hunt Hill Spanish Camp volunteer since 2014.  He learned Spanish through immersion, and brings both teacher and student’s view to the Hunt Hill adventure.

Luis Gatgens Jimenez – Spanish Camp Co-Director & Instructor

Luis is from Miramar, Costa Rica. He has been a familiar face to students at Hunt Hill since 1998 as an instructor, although not continuously.  He also was a Spanish instructor for Concordia Language Villages for 5 years. Through those experiences, he has acquired many tools for teaching and developed teacher friends from many Spanish speaking countries (plus the USA).  Luis is a firm believer in engaging students in immersion learning through activities and cultural exchanges – and having fun.


Camp includes up to four additional language educators. These staff members are experienced teachers and are native speakers from Central and South America. Each instructor excels in creating a comfortable learning environment for language learners of all levels.