Why Interlochen Arts Camp

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

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


Arts Camp applications remain open as space permits

The priority deadline for Summer 2023 applications has passed. Applications will remain open after the deadline as space permits.

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Arts Camp Sessions and Dates

Interlochen Arts Camp offers a variety of session lengths and dates for multiple age ranges (grades 3-12). Six-week programs are available for ALL age groups, four-week sessions are available for grades 3-6, three-week sessions are available for grades 6-12, two-week sessions are available to grades 3-6, and one-week "Intensive" programs are available for grades 9-12.

One-week Intensives (Grades 9-12)

June 17 - June 23

Six-week sessions
(Grades 3-12)

June 24 - Aug.6

Four-week sessions (Grades 3-6)

June 25 - July 22
July 9 - Aug. 5

Three-week sessions (Grades 6-12)

June 24 - July 15
July 16 - Aug. 6

Two-week sessions (Grades 3-6)

June 25 - July 8
July 9 - July 22
July 23 - Aug. 5

Interlochen Arts Camp Programs

We offer a diverse selection of summer camp programming and education 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 life and camp experience, and lasting memories. You’ll find counselors, faculty, and mentors who will provide exceptional instruction and help your talent grow—and you'll feel energized from the inspiration of your fellow young artists from around the world.

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Learn, Create, and Perform

You’ll spend your days practicing your art, or stretching your creativity by trying new opportunities at one of the best summer camps for the arts. You'll explore interests and experience adventures outside of your arts discipline in an amazing environment. 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 swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or sailing on one of our two freshwater lakes—or take on some friendly competition in individual and team sports.

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

Arts Camp News & Features

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Arts Academy senior Tendekai Mawokomatanda wins position with Orchestra Noir

A 17-year-old double bass major, Mawokomatanda becomes the youngest serving musician in Atlanta’s African-American orchestra.

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“We Shall Overcome”: Interlochen alumnus recalls marching on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963

Damon Richard Evans, a successful actor and singer, looks back on his involvement with the struggle for civil rights.

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A beautiful sound: Trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf shares his journey from Arts Camp to the New York Philharmonic

Bensdorf, whose talents were heard on the theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, is excited to work with Interlochen students in March.