Coffee Shop Spanish hosted its first Spanish Immersion Program in Cincinnati at Woodward High School in the summer of 2016. During the program, participating high school students connected with three generations of native Spanish speakers, experiencing language immersion while gaining cultural understanding and achieving community improvement. This opportunity lead to lasting friendships and opportunities with the Spanish-speaking community for our students.
In 2017, we are picking up right where we left off.
Beginning this summer, we will host our second annual High School Spanish Immersion Camp in Cincinnati. The camp will take place from June 12-16, 2017 and will offer immersion experiences for both beginner and intermediate-level Spanish students. Students can expect to take part in a variety of immersion activities, including interviewing native Spanish-speaking immigrants, taking part in breakout games, and performing short skits with small groups. 
Find more information and click to register below!

What past students are saying…

I gained confidence in using my Spanish with native Spanish speakers during this camp.

Michaela B.

Walnut Hills H.S.

This camp gives you an experience like you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll meet new people you’d have never met otherwise while gaining confidence speaking Spanish with natives.

Taylor P.

Convington Latin H.S.

This camp is a great opportunity to improve your Spanish skills. Working with immigrants and their children was a meaningful experience.

Renee B.

Indian Hill H.S.

The registration deadline for the summer ’17 program is May 31, 2017.

Pick-up and drop-off location:

Woodward Career Technical High School

7005 Reading Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45237


Coffee Shop Spanish’s Immersion Camp will take place from June 12-16, 2016 from 10am – 2pm each day.

Students and volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:45am to get through the check-in process. Pick-up time is no later than 2:15pm each day.




Participating students should have at least one year of quality Spanish instruction before enrolling in our camp. Students will be required to submit a signed letter from their Spanish instructor stating that he/she is an above average Spanish student with the ability to communicate at a basic level in Spanish and is dedicated to learning the Spanish language. Once students are admitted, they will be expected to make every effort to communicate in Spanish throughout the immersion week.



Monday June 12, 2017:

  • Welcome to Camp presentation (Daniel Braun, director)
  • Immigration and Cultural Sensitivity training (Daniel Braun, director)
  • Beginner Spanish Immersion class (Lindsay Skipper, from Covington Latin)
  • Intermediate Spanish Immersions class (Dr. Jeff Stahley, from Wilmington College)

Tuesday June 13, 2017:

  • Beginner Spanish Immersion class (Instructor TBA)
  • Intermediate Spanish Immersions class (Instructor TBA)
  • Day 1: “Immigration Stories” project. Students will interview native Spanish-speaking immigrants.

Wednesday June 14, 2017:

  • Beginner Spanish Immersion class (Instructor TBA)
  • Intermediate Spanish Immersions class (Instructor TBA)
  • Day 2: “Immigration Stories” project. Students will revise interview transcript with the interviewees

Thursday June 15, 2017:

  • Beginner Spanish Immersion class (Instructor TBA)
  • Intermediate Spanish Immersions class (Instructor TBA)
  • Day 3: “Immigration Stories” project. Students will revise final presentation in groups.

Friday June 16, 2017:

  • Beginner Spanish Immersion class (Instructor TBA)
  • Intermediate Spanish Immersions class (Instructor TBA)
  • Day 4: “Immigration Stories” project. Final presentation to be given in Spanish by students.
  • Intercultural ‘FIESTA’ with food, drinks, and music provided

Tuition for the 2017 camp is $299 per student. A reduced tuition of 10% ($269) is offered to those who return full payment with their waiver forms, which will be sent in a separate email after registration. Otherwise a 50% payment of $150 is due at the time the waivers are submitted, and the remaining balance of $149 is due by May 15, 2017.

We offer a reduced tuition of $249 for any student who participated in the 2016 camp.

*Note: We offer a voucher for a free half-hour, one-on-one Spanish class ($60 value) with one of our masters-level tutors to each student who makes a successful referral for the camp. Referrals must complete payment and participation in the camp in order for the student to receive their one-on-one class. The one-on-one class will be scheduled post-camp. All referrals must be first-time participants. There is a limit of three referrals per student.