Parents of campers that attend Interlochen Arts Camp share about their Interlochen experience.
Welcome! We are currently accepting applications for summer 2016 Interlochen Arts Camp programs. 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
One Week Institute Arrival and Departure Information
High School Boys and Girls Arrival and Departure Information
Intermediate Boys and Girls Arrival and Departure Information
Junior Boys and Girls Arrival and Departure Information
Click here to reach the Travel Information section of the Camp Student and Family Handbook
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.
Register for Electives and Private Lessons
The Student and Family Handbooks
The Student and Parent Handbook contains a wealth of information about preparing for your summer at Interlochen as well as guidance during your time on campus.
- Student and Family Handbook 2015
- Institute Student and Family Handbook 2015 (one-week program June 20-26)
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 20-26) are available here. Final schedules will be distributed to students on campus.
The summer 2015 performance schedule is now available. You can view it as a calendar or use the event search. Or, click here for a list of all upcoming events. Schedule is subject to change. Some performances will be webcast live.
Student Ticket Ordering Information
Students have the opportunity to attend performances that are part of the Interlochen Presents 2015 Interlochen Arts Festival performance series. If you would like your child to attend any of these concerts, tickets must be purchased through the process outlined here and not from the public ticketing site.
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 and mail it in.
- Online at http://shop.interlochen.org
- Or call the Interlochen Scholarshop at 800.681.5931 (Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm Eastern Time)
Email questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos, Student Recordings, and Performance Programs
Throughout the summer, our roving staff photographers will post images to our SmugMug site at http://ica.smugmug.com. 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: http://interlochenpublicradio.org/term/interlochen-recordings
Performance programs are now located on the Archives website: http://library.interlochen.org/client/archives
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
- Click here for audition excerpts for High School division.
- Do-it-yourself (DIY) Camp Press Release - Download, complete the information and send to local news providers.
- Lost and Found Lose an item while at Camp? Fill out this form and we'll do our best to find it and return it to you.
- Luggage Tags
- Send your camper a "BunkNote" one-way email through Bunk1.
- Current and archived photos: http://ica.smugmug.com
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Learn more about Camp life
Summer 2014 Camper Directories
Each list is a case-sensitive password protected .pdf file. A mailing was sent in August 2014 containing the password.