Interlochen Center for the Arts to launch revamped summer day camp

Arts Discovery Day Camp gives local children ages 7-12 the chance to experience the magic of an Interlochen summer at a reduced cost, with flexible one-week sessions offered between June 20 and Aug. 5.

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Beginning this June, Interlochen Center for the Arts will offer a new summer day camp for local children. Arts Discovery Day Camp will give students ages 7-12 the chance to experience the magic of an Interlochen summer at a reduced cost, with flexible one-week sessions between June 20 and Aug. 5. Registration opens Tuesday, Feb. 1; enrollment is limited and families are encouraged to register as soon as possible at

“We’re thrilled to launch Arts Discovery Day Camp and provide a fun and affordable way for local children to experience our world-renowned creative community,” said Interlochen Executive Dean of Enrollment Management Katherine Luellen. “As we continue to strengthen  our many partnerships and connections with the greater Grand Traverse region, this enriching new program is a natural next step.” 

Arts Discovery Day Camp students will have the opportunity to work with Interlochen’s world-class summer arts faculty and experience music, dance, and theater dress rehearsals and performances at Interlochen Arts Camp. Each week will feature a unique theme, with arts activities and enrichment led by world-class instructors. Students will also explore the outdoors with environmental workshops in ecology and sustainability, taking advantage of Interlochen’s sprawling 1,200-acre campus, including its R. B. Annis Botanical Lab and Community Garden

Interlochen’s investment in the surrounding community builds on its growing engagement with the broader Traverse City area. Recent initiatives include, free performances and education guides for local students,  a partnership with Traverse City’s Parallel 45 Theatre, as well as the Winterlochen festival, a free on-campus arts celebration for families with children of all ages. Interlochen also co-funds the position of a community police officer to help keep Green Lake Township safe, and donates 50 percent of the farm-fresh organic produce harvested on the Interlochen campus to the local food pantry at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Interlochen.