Why Interlochen Arts Camp

Here, you’ll do what you love best all day long — in the most beautiful place imaginable.

Experience all the fun of summer camp — from cabin games to exploring the outdoors — while practicing, performing, and making art. Perfect your skills and learn new ones alongside soon-to-be lifelong friends.

interlochen arts camp students running through campus happily

Create Art Alongside Adventure

Bring your curiosity and excitement. Leave with new techniques, lots of experience, and lasting memories. You’ll find mentors who will help your talent grow and inspiration from fellow young artists from around the world.

student playing flute at interlochen arts camp

Learn, Create, and Perform

You’ll spend your days practicing your art, or stretching your creativity by trying something new. And you’ll do it surrounded by exceptional instructors and talented friends who will cheer you on.

Roasting marshmellows during Interlochen Arts Camp

Explore the Outdoors

Experience the wonders of nature in environmental studies classes. Enjoy our scenic campus during your free time. Go for a relaxing swim or hike, take on some friendly competition in individual and team sports, or even learn to sail.

Josh Groban Reflects on His Interlochen Summers

“I experienced firsthand how life-changing it can be to be surrounded by kids who all have the same passion and vision for the arts. It was something that I desperately needed at that age.”

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Josh Groban on stage at Kresge Auditorium on June 8, 2019.

Josh Groban on stage at Kresge Auditorium on June 8, 2019.

By the Numbers


students from around the world attend Arts Camp every summer


ratio of adult faculty and staff members to students


Arts Camp alumni form an incredible global network

Arts Camp News & Features

Act for Art at Interlochen Center for the Arts
Act for Art 2021

Interlochen’s first Act for Art Giving Days takes place this week, May 4 - 6. This is a 3-day opportunity for alumni, parents, and friends of Interlochen to come together, give back, and support current and future Camp and Academy artists.

Enrique Márquez
Interlochen Center for the Arts names Enrique Márquez Director of Music

An accomplished educator, arts leader, and musician whose career in the arts spans continents and cultures, Márquez will bring a unique global perspective to his role leading music programming, pedagogy, and curricula at Interlochen.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra clarinetist instructs Interlochen Arts Camp student
Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians to mentor Interlochen Arts Camp students this summer

DSO musicians will lead master classes for each orchestral instrument as part of the 94th season of Interlochen Arts Camp.