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.


Summer 2023 Dates

One-week Intensives (Grades 9-12)

  • June 17 - June 23

Six-week session (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 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.

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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

Arts Camp News & Features

Adam Pelty and Barbara Pelty, 1979
The Lost Letter of Cabin 12

When Adam Pelty’s mother passed in April of 2022, he didn’t expect to receive a letter from her a few weeks later.

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Arts Camp alumna Tovah Feldshuh Takes the Stage in Broadway’s “Funny Girl”

Feldshuh (IAC/NMC 63-65) reflects on a life in acting and her transformational experience at Interlochen.

"Les Préludes," 1978
Remembering “Les Préludes”: Alumni look back on their experiences of the symphonic poem

From pre-performance rituals to rooftop dancing, these alumni have fond memories of the traditional Arts Camp finale.