Sessions: June-August

For those learners who are just beginning to form an interest in all things Español, a one-week Youth Exploration may be just for you!  Through our Spanish immersion program, you will be immersed in all the wonderful programming for El Lago del Bosque and will focus on conversational skills.  You would be surprised at all that you can learn in only one week! You will be arriving on Monday afternoon and the week culminates in a closing program on Saturday afternoon. During your time there, you will be surrounded by fun activities, with the counselors conducting every activity in Spanish.  

You don’t need to know any of the language when you arrive at our Spanish immersion program. You’ll be surrounded by kids your age who are also interested in making friends, having fun and trying new things. You’ll enjoy the authentic meals, games, arts and crafts, sport, and songs of the Spanish culture. Prepare to be amazed by how much you have learned and how fast the week flies by!

Typical Day

This sample schedule will vary depending on the age of villagers and session length as well as from year to year and site to site, but basic activities remain the same at our Spanish immersion program. These things include: fun activities, delicious food, a mix of structured and free time, music and sports, choices of activities — and of course, complete immersion in Spanish language and in the cultures of the Spanish speaking world!

Time Activity
8 a.m. Buenos días | Good morning
8:25 a.m. Presentación cultural  | Cultural presentation
8:30 a.m. Desayuno  | Breakfast
9:10 a.m. Comunidad  | Community
9:25 a.m. Limpieza de las casas  | Cabin cleaning
10:10 a.m. Canto  | Singing
10:45 a.m. Encuentro lingüístico I  | Small language learning groups I
11:30 a.m. Merienda/Recreo  | Snack/Recess
11:55 a.m. Encuentro por casa  | Cabin activity
12:45 p.m. Encuentro lingüístico II  | Small language learning groups II
1:40 p.m. Almuerzo  | Lunch
2:30 p.m. Siesta  | Nap
3:20 p.m. Encuentro deportivo  | Sports activity
4:05 p.m. Recreo  | Recess
5:20 p.m. Pasaporte  | Passport
6:05 p.m. Encuentro cultural  | Cultural activity
7 p.m. Telenovela  | Soap opera
7:25 p.m. Cena  | Dinner
8:30 p.m. Programa de Noche  | Evening program
10 p.m. Preparación en casa   | Cabin time
10:30 p.m. Luces apagadas  | Lights out