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.

Applications open now until Jan. 15

The priority deadline for Summer 2023 applications is Jan. 15, 2023. Applications will remain open after the deadline as space permits.

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Interlochen Arts Camp Programs

We offer a diverse selection of summer camp programming in seven arts disciplines: creative writing, dance, film and new media, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Choose your desired division below to learn more.

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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.

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

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Violinist and Interlochen alumnus Kuan Cheng Lu is the first Taiwanese classical musician to play in the New York Philharmonic

Lu wasn’t considering coming to the United States until an elementary school classmate told him about Interlochen.

JoAnn Falletta, Cristian Măcelaru, Erina Yashima, Jader Bignamini, Gemma New, and Jung-Ho Pak
Meet the 2023 Interlochen Arts Camp ensemble conductors

JoAnn Falletta, Cristian Măcelaru, and Gemma New headline the star-studded World Youth Symphony Orchestra season that will feature major symphonic works by Beethoven, Mahler, and Shostakovich.

Jeremy Robb performs with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band during the 1994-95 Academy year. 
‘Good for the soul’: Jeremy Robb reflects on transformational experiences at Interlochen

Robb, an auto industry expert for Cox Automotive, shares his Interlochen story and explains why he chooses to give back as an Interlochen Evergreen.