Interlochen Arts Camp 2023: Music, Performing Arts & Film Camp in a Picturesque Setting

Interlochen Arts Summer Camp

*Interlochen Summer Arts Camp is part of the 2023 West Michigan Summer Camps Guide.

Michigan’s World-Class Summer Arts Camp

With every kind of summer camp available, how do you know you’ve found one that speaks to your child?

If your student is into the arts – music, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, film, etc. – we’ve found the perfect option for you!

Summer Performance at Interlochen Arts Camp
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Let’s take a look at what Interlochen Arts Camp, a world-renowned summer camp tucked away in Northern Michigan, promises your child:

Spark Your Child’s Creativity in Interlochen’s Beautiful Setting

Picture your child happily engaged in their art on a beautiful 1,200-acre campus with two freshwater lakes.  

Interlochen Arts Camp View of Campus

Each summer, 3,000 students from around the globe convene in Interlochen, MI, to share in the joy of creative pursuits alongside an unforgettable camp experience at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Student Experiences

Each young artist is encouraged to explore their particular interest in the arts.

In-depth, hands-on experiences, led by top-notch instructors, help students refine their creative talents and flourish.

Interlochen Arts Camp Film

Imagine your student artist learning from Disney storyboard artists, your aspiring writer working with published authors, or your young musician rehearsing with the conductor of the New Zealand Orchestra.    

There’s a reason Interlochen is the longest-running arts camp in the country. It’s a special place. 

The Best of Both Worlds

Interlochen’s current Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Elizabeth Stuk, attended Interlochen from 2006-2007.

A voice alumna herself, she notes the profound, life-long impact Interlochen had on her own journey. Now, she’s eager to share this magical place with today’s emerging artists.

Perhaps she’ll take you to her magical spot when you meet her. Every summer, you’ll find her standing in her favorite place on campus – on the little pathway near the practice cabins and the stone huts in the woods, looking at the lake.

 small stone practice hut at Interlochen Arts Camp

For five minutes each day, she stands on that walkway, letting all of the sounds and the music and cacophony of the students practicing wash over her. This tingly magic is what Interlochen is all about.

Students walk past a small stone practice hut

Back in the practical realm, Stuk relates, “At Interlochen, it’s a nice mix between camp and arts instruction. We offered 690 recreation activities last summer. Plus, the two freshwater lakes and wooded campus make an idyllic setting to find inspiration for your art.”

Stone Hotel at Green Lake Interlochen Arts Academy

Indeed. Interlochen is where students get to do what they love all day long – in the most beautiful place imaginable.  

Camp Details

2023 Camp Dates:

  • 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 and July 9 – Aug. 5
  • Three-week sessions (grades 6-12) June 24 – July 15 and July 16 – Aug. 6 
  • Two-week sessions (grades 3-6) June 25 – July 8, July 9 – July 22, and July 23 – Aug. 5
  • One-week Discovery Day Camp sessions (grades 1-6) June 19 – Aug. 4
Interlochen Arts Camp Violin


Interlochen Center for the Arts: 4000 J Maddy PKWY, Interlochen, MI 49643 


(231) 276-7200

Immerse Your Child in the Arts at Interlochen Arts Camp

Young creatives ages 8-18 convene at Interlochen to expand their capacities in:

  • Music Interlochen Arts Academy Summer Music Camp girl with violin
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Theatre Interlochen Arts Summer Camp Theatre Students
  • Film 

Top-notch faculty and world-renowned artists teach students in group and one-on-one settings. Each program culminates with a showcase of your student’s work.  

Camp Life at Interlochen Arts Camp

A refreshing mix of camp and arts instruction awaits your child at Interlochen. Intense rehearsals are followed by a quiet walk in the woods or a dip in the lake with friends. 

From cabin games to exploring the outdoors, students will experience all the fun of summer camp while practicing, performing, and making art. 

Interlochen Arts Camp S'mores

Your child will feel welcome at Interlochen whether it’s their first summer or their third. Many students return year after year to their summer home away from home – they’ve found their place at Interlochen. 

Interlochen Arts Academy camp cabins
Camp Cabins

What Campers Say

“One of the most amazing and responsible places I have ever sent my child for an away experience.

He has traveled extensively to many summer experiences since he was in 1st grade. As a parent – never had such a uniformly positive experience.” Parent of Camper, 2019 

Interlochen Arts Camp Dance

“My favorite thing about camp is how everyone is passionate about their art in a special, individual way. Despite the campers being from many various places, Interlochen is one of the only places in the world where everyone can feel like they belong together through the power of the arts.” Camper, 2019  

Your camper will spark creativity, forge friendships, and find adventure at Interlochen Arts Camp. 

Interlochen’s Additional Offerings  

Did you know that Interlochen Center for the Arts doesn’t just have a summer camp? It’s also home to the nation’s premier arts boarding high school, Interlochen Arts Academy, with hundreds of year-round students.

Interlochen Arts Academy High School Students

And, Interlochen can come to you, too!

Interlochen Online is the school’s virtual arm and serves as your child’s connection to accomplished arts instructors year-round, from the comfort of home.   

Sign up for Interlochen Arts Camp This Summer!

Now is the time to sign up for Interlochen Arts Camp’s world-renowned summer arts programs.

All applications for Interlochen Arts Camp are submitted online. An audition or portfolio is part of the admissions process.

Interested students are encouraged to apply. Admission is given on a rolling basis, but programs fill up quickly so don’t delay. 

Interlochen Arts Camp Pottery

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available, including dedicated financial aid for students in the Grand Rapids area. (85% of families that apply for financial aid receive assistance!)

Make it a Summer Well Spent with Interlochen Arts Camp

If you give your child the gift of a summer spent fulfilling their creative passions, they’ll not only be fulfilled artistically but make life-long connections that will benefit them for years to come.

flute practive by the lake at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan

Truly, Interlochen Arts Camp is the place to send your student artist for an unforgettable summer.    

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