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 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

Arts Camp News & Features

Debra Lew Harder as a student at Interlochen Arts Camp in 1977
Interlochen Arts Camp alumna Debra Lew Harder named Metropolitan Opera radio host

The broadcaster, concert pianist, and former emergency room physician is just the fifth person to host the company’s syndicated broadcasts in its 90-year on-air history.

Broadway producer Kristin Caskey
Bringing Broadway back

Arts Camp alumna Kristin Caskey discusses Broadway’s return, her advice for young artists in theatre, and more.

Henry Charles Smith III conducts Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra with guest Yo-Yo Ma in 1995.
Remembering Henry Charles Smith

Henry Charles Smith, National Music Camp alumnus and beloved director of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra for 16 seasons, passed away Sept. 8 at age 90.