Camp includes up to four 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.

2023’s instructors have a combined experience of 100 years of full-time Spanish teaching! Learn more about the instructors below.

My name is Ana Lia. I am from Argentina, but I lived the past 22 years in the US. I have a son who is a teacher, and a daughter about to graduate from college. I am married to Rodolfo. I love reading, hiking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Ana Lia will be leading the Advanced class.

My name is Cristina. I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where most of my family still
resides. I try to visit regularly, and travel throughout the country while there. Traveling is my passion! I
am a retired educator after more than 30 years teaching Spanish in higher education. During my tenure I
taught Spanish at all levels (from 101 to graduate classes). Elvira and I worked together for many years,
and we had the pleasure to work with Peter for several years as well. Now that I have more free time, I
work part-time as a translator and interpreter for several school districts, score AP Spanish (with Ana
Lía) and of course, Hunt Hill Spanish camp!

Cristina will be leading the Beginner-Intermediate class.

My name is Elvira. I am a native of Spain. I worked at Rock Valley College where, for 19 years, I taught Spanish and several Humanities courses including “Latinos is the United States”, and “Spanish and Latin American Cultural Expression.” Alongside with my colleague and friend, Cristina, I also served as the Coordinator of the Modern Language Department, conducted cultural tours to Spain, Peru, and Argentina, and presented foreign language films to the RVC community 3 times per semester on a volunteer basis. I believe in the full integration of language and culture which, as a native speaker, I can do with relative ease…..teaching Spanish brings me home.

Elvira will be leading the Intermediate-Advanced class.

My name is Peter. I grew up trilingual speaking Ukrainian, Spanish and English. My grandparents fled Ukraine and took refuge in Argentina. I have taught Spanish for 29 years at the high school level. In addition I have taught community college level and have also taught adult continuing education classes. While I have visited family and friends in Argentina several times, I have traveled to six different Spanish-speaking countries and love international travel. I love sharing my love of languages with others.

Peter will be leading the Beginner class.