Intermediate Packing List (Grades 6-8)

Below you'll find the button to the complete packing list for intermediate students, along with helpful information about the uniform, the cabins, and shipping your belongings ahead of Camp using our luggage tags.

The Intermediate Packing List provides a checklist for all needed items, including arts area supplies and other essentials. Get packed for Arts Camp today!

Intermediate Packing List

Interlochen Arts Camp intermediate uniform
Interlochen Arts Camp socks for Intermediate students

The uniform is both simple and flexible. The most important aspect of wearing the uniform is neatness. It is worn every day to the dining room, classes, concerts, performances and all activities on main camp. Students are required to purchase Interlochen logo polo shirts from the Scholarshop. If needed, corduroy slacks  may be borrowed from Interlochen. All other uniform part options must be provided by the student. Please access our uniform sizing chart for the best fit.


  • Shirts are Interlochen logo polos, purchased from the Scholarshop 
  • Tuesday-Saturday: light blue
  • Sunday: white 
  • Monday: either white or light blue


  • Navy blue shorts (mid-thigh, no denim) 
  • Navy blue cotton slacks or capris (classic styled, tailored, hemmed – no denim) 
  • Navy blue skirt, skort or jumper
  • Navy blue knickers: Female cut, button-knee, and with pulled up knee-high red socks

    Performing Music Ensembles: Navy blue slacks OR knickers may be worn for performing music ensembles (required for music ensembles). A limited number of corduroy slacks and knickers are available for music majors to borrow from Interlochen. These are available to other non-performing students as inventory allows.


  • Casual Option 1 - Red belt + white socks
  • Casual Option 2 - Red socks
  • Casual Option 3 - Red belt + red socks
  • Dress Option 1 - Navy trousers + red belt + navy socks
  • Dress Option 2 - Navy knickers + red long socks, pulled up + optional red belt


  • Shoes (sturdy, comfortable shoes – athletic, clogs, street shoes)
  • Camp ID on Red safety lanyard around neck (provided)


Concert Attire: Students who appear on stage for performances or presentations must wear a Dress Option.  Solid red sweaters or solid nice red sweatshirts (not hoodies) are the overlay for those appearing on stage. Because concert attire is especially important to present to all, performers are expected to adjust to this special request for a more unified appearance (i.e. red sweaters/sweatshirts only).  The Interlochen Scholarshop has a large selection of appropriate items. 

Shorts, Skorts, Skirts, Jumpers, Capris, Knickers, and Pants: All shorts, capris, and pants must be worn at the natural waistline. Shorts must be navy blue cotton or corduroy, tailored, and mid-thigh length. No short shorts, denim or jeans fabric, cut-offs, or gym shorts. Shorts are available for purchase at the Interlochen Scholarshop. Cotton pants and corduroy pants must be classic styled, tailored, hemmed, and capri or ankle-length. No denim or jeans fabric, no exercise, biker shorts, or sweatpants style or fabric. Knickers must be buttoned around the calf and worn with long, pulled-up red socks.

Accessories: Small and unobtrusive accessories are preferred. Those who wear hats may be asked to remove them while indoors and during rehearsals. 

Outerwear: Red is an important (but not the only) color for sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets. Performers wear only red sweaters or sweatshirts for concerts. They may be pullover or cardigan-style, no hoodies. The Scholarshop has a selection of pullovers available in the Scholarshop.

Footwear: Students enrolled in visual arts classes or design and production must wear closed-toed shoes at all times when in the studio and shop. Students in large ensembles (choir, orchestra, band) are asked to bring dark performance-appropriate shoes.

Rehearsal Attire: Refer to arts area materials lists as applicable.

Labels for Clothing and Equipment

It is IMPORTANT that all articles of clothing and other belongings have a name clearly marked for quick and easy identification. Please mark other personal items with a permanent laundry marker and on the inside of all clothing. Experience has proven that iron-on labels do not withstand several weeks at Interlochen. 

Paste an inventory list of clothing and equipment inside a footlocker or suitcase to facilitate packing at the close of the Camp session. Pack in duffel bags, suitcases or footlockers, as storage space is limited. All bags will be stored in the cabin rafters, and are not used during your time at Interlochen.

Illustration of a typical summer cabin

The cabin is “home” for students at Interlochen. Students form friendships at Interlochen with cabin mates, and the staff do their best to ensure that students work together to foster a comfortable, clean, and congenial living environment. Cabins are inspected every morning and each student is responsible for an assigned job during cabin clean-up. 

Although the cabins differ slightly from one another, each contains similar furnishings and bath fixtures. Cabins are rustic, wooden, and unheated. Students have a bunk bed (safety rails are available upon request by student and/or family member), a locker or closet (about 8" wide) to share, two shelves (20” wide), and a place to hang towels. Storage space is very limited, so bring only clothing and other items that are absolutely necessary. Lofts in cabins provide storage space for trunks and suitcases. Musicians store instruments in the cabins. Double bass players will store their instruments in an assigned location.

Specific LUGGAGE TAGS should be printed and fastened to each bag you are bringing or shipping to Camp.

Note that you can find your housing assignment in the Education Community.

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