In pictures: Arts Camp 2022

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Interlochen Arts Camp 2022—from campus-wide celebrations to candid moments.

A cellist smiles during a World Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.

Every summer, Interlochen Center for the Arts president Trey Devey concludes First Gathering with three simple requests for the students of Interlochen Arts Camp:

"Make art. Make friends. Make it the best summer of your life!"

In the few short weeks since the first strains of "Sound the Call," the students of Arts Camp 2022 have responded to Devey's instructions with enthusiasm, participating joyfully in classes, rehearsals, performances, and Camp Life activities.

Interlochen, too, is having one of its best summers in recent memory: the Camp returned to full capacity in-person programs for the first time since 2019 with 3,024 campers from 42 countries and 53 U.S. states and territories—the largest enrollment in the institution's 95-year history.

Below, we share just a few of the highlights from the 95th season of Interlochen Arts Camp.


A cellist smiles during a World Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.


Intermediate students draw outside their cabins during Opening Weekend.


High school students cheer during First Gathering.


Intermediate students sing along to the traditional Camp song, "Sound the Call."


Junior singers rehearse Greg Gilpin's "Ubi Caritas."


A high school creative writer participates in an in-class writing exercise.


A cellist performs during the final round of the High School Concerto Competition.


A saxophonist performs a solo with the Jazz Orchestra.


A high school painting student mixes colors.


Pop students rehearse a song.


An Intermediate Symphony Orchestra percussionist participates in a sectional.


Visual arts instructor Elijah Van Benschoten helps an intermediate student make a print.


An intermediate pianist performs for his peers during class.


Junior violinists rehearse in the Music Center.


Junior theatre students participate in a movement exercise.


A junior student runs through Osterlin Mall during the Color Run.


A high school visual artist works on a drawing.


High school musical theatre students pair off for an in-class exercise.


Intermediate drawing students discuss their works.


Junior campers run down the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.


An intermediate hornist practices beneath the pines.


A high school animator draws a frame.


Emmy Award-winning film, television, and video game composer Laura Karpman (IAC/NMC 70-74) leads a master class for music and Film & New Media students.


Junior dancers rehearse in a lakeside studio.


An intermediate film student slates a scene.


Intermediate drawing students practice life drawing during a dance class.


A theatre student performs a monologue from
The Matchmaker during "Collage."


A visual artist paints during "Collage."


The cast of
Anything Goes performs at "Collage."

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