One of the reasons we began Immersion Island was because there were so few Spanish Camps and especially so few full immersion camps for all age groups in North Carolina and especially in the Triangle area. We want kids and young adults to have the opportunity to really use their language in settings very different from the classroom. As a Spanish teacher with classes of 25 plus students I know how difficult it is to get everyone talking. However, in the camps we have the opportunity with a ratio of just 4 or 5 students to one native- ability Spanish speaker to hold conversations doing a wide range of activities. So many of my students get in to upper levels and say “but I can’t speak.” At Immersion Island our goal is to speak! Students use their language to talk about daily activities, to get where what they need in a wide range of scenarios from shopping experiences to airports and bus stations and more! We also just make it fun to use the language in such a comfortable setting that the students use it and don’t even realize it! We make the language real and live for these students!
We are conveniently located just off I-40 in Chapel Hill. We are close to many areas of NC and we have overnight camps too so of course we welcome campers from far and wide and can arrange to pick your student up at RDU if you want to send them from farther away! But you folks in Cary, Durham, Chatham, Raleigh, Apex and more, we are convenient for you! See our schedule on the camps page and get signed up now! We look forward to seeing you this summer – or even at Spring Break if you can from March 28-30th for a mini camp!