Pre-Arrival Checklists

We are excited to welcome you to Interlochen Arts Camp! Please follow the checklists below to ensure a smooth arrival.

Required for All Students

The Education Community is your personalized information resource. Log in to the Education Community to view your arrival and departure dates, complete required forms, receive personalized assistance, view your enrollment agreement, and more. Once logged in, click "Next Step: Welcome to Camp" to get started.

The Camp Handbooks contain important and useful information to help you prepare for camp and have a successful summer. 

Camp Handbook  Intensives Handbook

Log in to the Education Community to pay your enrollment deposit and reserve your space at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Visit the Scholarshop to order your Interlochen Arts Camp uniform today. The Camp uniform, worn by all campers (except Intensive students), faculty, and staff, is one of Interlochen's oldest traditions and dates from the first summer in 1928. Properly worn, the Interlochen uniform serves to distinguish faculty, staff, and students from our thousands of campus visitors each day, important in these times of security. Students are expected to remember that they are always representing Interlochen whenever they are in uniform.

From the beginning, the Interlochen uniform has meant:

A spirit of unity
A simplified day
A means of identification
A blurring of class distinctions

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 and corduroy knickers may be borrowed from Interlochen. All other uniform part options must be provided by the student.

Junior Camper Uniform Specifics
Intermediate Camper Uniform Specifics
High School Camper Uniform Specifics

Please note: Students enrolled in a 1-week summer Intensive do NOT wear the Interlochen uniform.

Log in to the Education Community to submit your Arrival Travel Plans Form. This is due four weeks prior to your arrival date. Submit your Departure Travel Plans Form as well. All student travel plans must be submitted using this form, including those arriving and departing by car.

A Camp Health Form is required annually, and needs to be received in Health Services at least two weeks prior to the start of your camp session (a late fee of $25 will be charged for late Health Forms). Medical information is kept confidential and shared with others on campus only on a “need to know” basis. Due to confidentiality issues, information about completing the Camp Health Form through Camp Doc is sent to parents via email.

Additional Items for Boarding Students

You can find a complete packing list by following the appropriate link below:

Junior Packing List
Intermediate Packing List
High School Packing List
Intensives Packing List

High School Camp Students

In summer 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions all campers were enrolled in our laundry service. For High School campers, the fee for laundry service was deducted from student accounts ($70 for 3 weeks; $124 for 6 weeks). We will communicate Arts Camp 2022 policies in the spring.

Junior and Intermediate Camp Students
Laundry for Junior and Intermediate students is sent each week to a professional laundry service. The laundry service charge is included in the tuition and is non-refundable, a laundry bag is also included. All sheets, towels, and dirty clothes must be in a color-coded Interlochen logo laundry bag. Students are permitted to send one bag of laundry per week. Additional bags, or if emergency services are required, will result in an additional fee per incident. Interlochen is not responsible for lost items, including those left in pockets of clothing.

Personal Account

Nearly all students maintain a personal account with the Interlochen Business Office. The recommended amount is $50 per week for Juniors and Intermediates, and $75-100 per week for High School. Depending on the Camp division, this money is accessed in a variety of ways. Parents can deposit money by sending a check to the Business Office. Families may also use the Personal Account link to deposit money.

A dispensing-only ATM is also located in the Stone Hotel Lobby. We strongly discourage students from keeping large amounts of money in their wallets or in cabins.

If your program requires any permission slips, these will be available in the Education Community.

Optional Services and Forms

Interlochen Arts Festival concerts are presented by Interlochen Center for the Arts and take place on main campus. These concerts feature commercial artists like Josh Groban, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Reba McEntire, and more. These concerts are not a part of the instructional program, and campers are not required to buy tickets or attend these concerts but many do. Access to student ticket order forms for Interlochen Arts Festival events will available in mid-April. Please only order tickets for students through the Student Box Office, available in early May in the Education Community.

Some events may not be appropriate for younger students and can run very late. Interlochen staff reserve the right to limit concert selections or have campers leave a performance early. Junior campers will depart these events at 9 p.m., which may result in missing the headlining act.

While the Dining Services team cannot provide individualized diet plans, they do work closely with students and families to accommodate students with food allergies. If you have a food allergy, taking the following steps will help Interlochen serve your needs during your stay at Interlochen.

  1. Contact the Dining Service Office at dining@interlochen.org to schedule a consultation. Typically these meetings are held when parents are dropping their student off at the beginning of the Camp session.
  2. Prepare a written description of the student's food allergies for the dining service staff prior to the meeting. Also notify Health Services about the student's health needs.
  3. During your consultation, a member of the dining services staff will develop and share a plan that accommodates the student's needs. This may include setting up a system of communication to inform a student in advance of any menu item containing allergens. If necessary, Interlochen will also provide access to food storage, refrigerators, and microwaves that are safe from cross-contamination.
  4. Work with the student to ensure that they are implementing their food plan. The student must be an active participant in adhering to their dietary needs for any plan to be successful.

Here are some helpful phone numbers to print out and save.

CAMP SEASON OFFICES
JUNE 18 - AUGUST 8

Scheduling for All Students

231.276.5230

High School Pines HQ

231.276.7275

High School Lakeside HQ

231.276.7271/70

Intermediate Pines HQ

231.276.7265

Intermediate Lakeside HQ

231.276.7260

Intermediate Meadows HQ

231.276.7280

Junior Pines HQ

231.276.7255

Junior Lakeside HQ

231.276.7250

Duck Lake Health Center

231.276.7225

Green Lake Health Center

231.276.7224

Main Health Center

231.276.7220

Campus Safety

231.276.7575

Dining Services

231.276.7560

Student Banking

231.276.7348

Travel (Arrival/Departure)

231.276.7373

Click here to check out virtual resources for Interlochen Arts Camp.

Interlochen Arts Camp teams with Bunk1.com, a service that allows friends and family to send one-way emails called Bunk Notes to students during their stay at Interlochen for a small fee.


New Parents 

How to register with Bunk1:

  • Click here to reach Bunk1
  • Click on “Register Here” below "Need an Account" heading on the right side
  • Your Invitation code is: Kresge
  • Fill out the remaining information

Customer Support Contact Information: 800-216-9472 or support@bunk1.com


Returning Parents 

  • Click here to reach Bunk1
  • If you had an account last season, do not re-register
  • Log in with your existing account in the left column 
  • If you do not remember your password click on forgot password

Customer Support Contact Information: 800-216-9472 or support@bunk1.com

Music Students

Music students should log in to the Education Community to complete these tasks:

  • Private Lesson Request
  • Review Your Audition Repertoire
  • Rent an Instrument (if needed)