Camp Family Resource Center

Welcome! We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 season of Interlochen Arts Camp. Important information and forms for families are posted here.

Located in northwestern lower Michigan, Interlochen is a part of the Grand Traverse region, which is a popular travel destination. If you plan to accompany your child to or from Interlochen, we hope you have some time to explore our beautiful area. There's a lot to see and do, and we've put together some of our favorite Traverse City events, attractions, restaurants, and online resources.

Arrival/Departure and Travel Information

Completing Forms in Aspen

Nearly all forms, both required and optional, are completed through the Aspen Family Portal. We suggest families new to this system view this tutorial video before beginning this process.  For returning families, the process is the same as last year.  Click the family tab at the top to begin. 

Registering for Electives

This process is done through the Aspen Family Portal.  Within 3 business days of paying your deposit, you will receive an email with your Aspen credentials.  Log into Aspen and follow the directions there for requesting electives and private lessons.

Click here to determine if your student's program includes electives. Not all camp programs include electives. We suggest families view this tutorial video before beginning this process.

To request elective classes for your student:

  • Please click on the Family tab at the top of this page.
  • Check the box next to your student's name. If you have more than one student attending camp, repeat these steps for each child, respectively.
  • Click on the Schedule tab on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Follow the instructions to make primary and alternate requests.

Questions regarding electives should be directed to

Student schedules will be available to view in June. All students will receive a paper copy of their schedules upon arrival at camp.


The Student and Family Handbooks and Packing Lists

  • Student and Family Handbooks and Packing Lists

    Click here to reach the Camp Student and Family Handbook (for programs June 24-August 7)
    Click here to reach the Camp Packing List (for programs June 24-August 7)

    Click here to reach the INSTITUTE Camp Student and Family Handbook (for programs June 17-23)
    Click here to reach the INSTITUTE Packing List (for programs June 17-23)

Camp Questions

Click here to submit a question. Please allow 1-3 business days for a response depending on the time of year. Our busiest times are May and June. 

Institute Draft Schedules

Draft schedules for the one-week Institute programs (June 17-23) are posted below. Final schedules will be distributed to students when they arrive on campus in June.


Click here for the 2017 performance schedule.

Ordering Student Tickets for Guest Performances

Special Guest Artist Performances Only - Not for Student Performances

Students have the opportunity to attend performances that are part of the Interlochen Presents 2017 Interlochen Arts Festival performance series. If you would like your child to attend any of these concerts, tickets must be purchased using this process.

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Student tickets for the Interlochen Presents 2017 Interlochen Arts Festival performance series may be purchased starting April 29.
  • Students should not use the public link on Interlochen's box office website.
  • The deadline for purchasing these tickets is one week prior to the event.
  • Popular shows sell quickly.
  • Students do not need to order tickets for student events.  
  • Camp life staff arrange for students to sit with chaperones.
  • Some events can run very late. Interlochen staff reserves the right to limit concert selections or have students leave a performance early.

Purchase Student Tickets Now


Families do not use this process for ordering their own tickets. Families may order their own tickets to any of the Interlochen Presents 2017 Interlochen Arts Festival performances at

Ordering Camp Uniforms

Students in the Junior, Intermediate and High School divisions wear a uniform. Students in one-week Institute programs do not wear uniforms. More information about the uniform can be found in this section of the Camp Student and Family Handbook. There are three ways to order uniform pieces and supplies:

  • Download the printer-friendly order form available here and mail it in
  • Complete the online form at
  • Call the Interlochen Scholarshop at 800.681.5931 (Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm Eastern Time)

Email questions or comments:

High School Orchestra and Wind Symphony Audition Excerpts

Audition repertoire is available for students enrolled in the high school orchestra and wind symphony programs via Aspen.

Photos, Student Recordings, and Performance Programs

Throughout the summer, our roving staff photographers will post images to our SmugMug site at The site is free to use. You may view images at no charge; prints and other items may be purchased. While we strive to capture photos of as many campers as possible, we can not accept photo requests or guarantee that every camper will appear in the gallery.

Audio of many student performances is available online through Interlochen Public Radio: 

Performance programs are located on the Archives website: Use the search bar near the top of the page. Try to be as specific as possible. Multiple search terms may be comma separated.

Other Useful Links