*We are at capacity for certain Summer 2023 programs. Applications stay open as space permits for remaining programs.*
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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.

interlochen arts camp students running through campus happily

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.

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 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.

Josh Groban performs at Interlochen's 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

Sleeping Bear Dunes Junior trip 2016
Sleeping Bear Dunes and Maddy Gras: Interlochen Arts Camp traditions provide students with friendships, memories for years to come

Camp staff share their favorite activities and traditions, some dating back to Arts Camp’s founding in 1928.

A man in a blue shirt stands in front of a large industrial oven and smiles.
Director of Dining Services Paul Hickman brings energy, fresh options to Interlochen’s cafeteria

Hickman plans to start a bowl station, incorporate student recipes, and bring in additional international cuisine.

FTT scholarship winners 2023
Three Interlochen Arts Academy students win From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Joaquín Chávez, Edwin Osorio, and Madelyn Zoller will be heard on NPR and receive up to $10,000 each.