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 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.

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.

By the Numbers

2,800

students from around the world attend Arts Camp every summer

1:2

ratio of adult faculty and staff members to students

90,000

Arts Camp alumni form an incredible global network

Upcoming Arts Camp Concerts & Events
All Concerts & Events
Jun
26

Academic Info, Student Life, Camp Faculty, Camp Student

First Gathering

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium FREE, no tickets required

Jun
28

Music, Camp Faculty

Piano Faculty Recital

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Jun
30

Music, Camp Student

Intermediate Concerto Finals

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Arts Camp News & Features

Girls hugging with violins
A season of joy, music, and making up for lost time

Emerging after the challenging and isolating years of COVID-19, this summer young musicians at Interlochen Arts Camp will find mentorship, friendship, and opportunity.

Delta David Gier
Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus wins 2022 Ditson Conductor’s Award

Delta David Gier, conductor of the South Dakota Symphony, follows in the footsteps of previous honorees John Adams, Howard Hanson, and Frederic Fennell.

Material Exploration during Interlochen Arts Camp
How to make the most of your arts summer camp experience

Interlochen Arts Camp’s students and staff share their top tips for thriving artistically and socially at a summer arts camp.