Spanish Language Village

At El Lago del Bosque, our Spanish immersion camp, you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Language Village

Learn Spanish

Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion

El Lago del Bosque is the Spanish Language Village and is offered at two sites: Bemidji, with its authentic architecture, and Cass Lake, with its traditional camp setting. Both sites feature the same immersion approach and cultural activities.


<p>Villagers take part in an art activity.</p>

Villagers take part in an art activity.


Every session of our Spanish immersion camp provides the opportunity to use Spanish language while participating in activities such as canto (singing), telenovela (the Village soap opera) and la fogata (campfire). Other cultural activities include periodismo (journalism), culinaria (cooking), and arte. There’s always something for you to enjoy. Learn more.

Authentic Cuisine

<p><i>¡En El Lago de Bosque, siempre se come bien!</i></p>

¡En El Lago de Bosque, siempre se come bien!

Authentic Cuisine

With foods from a variety of Spanish speaking countries - our menu is big and varied! Tempt your taste buds with familiar fare like enchiladas and tacos, as well as foods you may not have had before, like asado argentino (Argentine barbecue) or pollo al ajo. Made from fresh ingredients, our meals are always tasty! Learn more about the food you’ll enjoy at El Lago del Bosque.


<p><i>¡Vamos a jugar mucho en El Lago del Bosque!</i></p>

¡Vamos a jugar mucho en El Lago del Bosque!


You will have many opportunities to practice your Español while participating in athletic activities, such asfútbol (soccer), canoas (canoeing) and voleibol (volleyball). Learn more about sports at El Lago del Bosque.

Song and Dance

<p><i>¡Vamos todos a cantar y bailar juntos!</i></p>

¡Vamos todos a cantar y bailar juntos!

Song and Dance

At El Lago del Bosque, you’ll get to know the Spanish-speaking world through its music, from singing Spanish songs to learning traditional dances like la salsa and el tango. A popular pasatiempos is the line dance, where villagers dance to modern songs from Latin America and Spain. Learn more.


Family Weeks and Weekends

Unplug from the bustle of your regular life and spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family during a Family Fun Weekend or Family Week.

Programs for School Groups

View our programs for school groups.

Why Learn Spanish?

Why learn Spanish from our Spanish immersion camp? Spanish is spoken by more than 364 million people worldwide. The United State is currently home to one of the largest Spanish-speaking populations in the world.

Meet Our Staff

Our caring, professional staff at our Spanish immersion camp come from all corners of the Spanish-speaking world, and they love to share their traditions. Each El Lago del Bosque site is led by an experienced dean.

Our Locations

​El Lago del Bosque offers two sites in northern Minnesota to fully immerse you in all things Español! Learn more about our Bemidji site and our Cass Lake site to find the best fit for you.