Discover an arts camp unlike any other

Spend your days practicing your art, or stretching your creativity by trying new opportunities at one of the best summer camps for the arts. Explore programs for grades 3–12.


Learn, Create, and Perform

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.

  • Find a program that fits your interests and passions with options in 7 different arts areas
  • Meet other students who love the arts as much as you do, and who will become lifelong friends
  • Learn from accomplished, renowned guest artists from across the globe
  • Participate in activities outside the classroom like camp traditions, cabin games, and water activities
  • Grow as an artist and as a person, and leave forever changed

Areas of Interest

Interlochen Arts Camp offers a variety of programs in seven different arts disciplines for students in grades 3–12. Join a one-week intensive and dive into a hyper-focused topic, or spend your summer doing what you love in a two-, three-, four-, or six-week session. If you're interested in multiple art forms, you'll have the opportunity to explore through our Interdisciplinary Arts programs for grades 3–8.


Creative Writing

Our creative writing camp offers summer programs in multiple focus areas like Creative Writing, Novel Writing, Performance Poetry, and more.

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Take a one-week intensive in ballet, contemporary dance, or hip-hop, or spend even more time doing what you love.



Pursue your love of theatre in Acting or Musical Theatre, or explore backstage with a Theatre Design & Production program.



Summer music camp programs are offered for young musicians in grades 3–12 with programs in a variety of genres, instruments, and skill levels.


Film & New Media

Take your stories from your head to the screen through filmmaking and animation programs taught by industry professionals.

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Visual Arts

Explore painting, drawing, ceramics, or fashion in a visual arts program. At the end of the summer, you'll share your work in an exhibition or runway show. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dates vary by age and program of interest.

One-week Intensives (Grades 9–12): June 15-21

Two-week sessions (Grades 3-6): June 23–July 6; July 7–July 20; July 21–Aug. 3

Three-week sessions (Grades 6–12): June 23–July 13; July 14–Aug. 4

Four-week sessions (Grades 3-6): June 23–July 20; July 7–Aug. 3

Six-week sessions (Grades 6-12): June 23–Aug. 4

The priority application is Jan. 15. We will continue to welcome applications after Jan. 15 as space permits. In 2023, over 3,000 students attended Interlochen Arts Camp, so the earlier a student can apply the better. Applying early gives you priority consideration for scholarship opportunities, for your first choice program, and gives you time to plan ahead.

We believe that each and every talented student who is offered admission should be able to attend Interlochen Arts Camp. 85% of families that apply for assistance receive financial aid. Need- and merit-based financial aid is available, and financial need does not affect admission.

Interlochen exists to help artists develop and improve, so it is most important that students showcase potential to learn and a capacity for continued growth. Students are not expected to be "perfect." We recommend that you learn more about Interlochen, visit our campus, or apply.

Interlochen's beautiful 1,200 acre campus is located in the northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula, near Traverse City. By car, we are about four hours from Detroit, and six hours from Chicago. Our region is served by Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), which offers multiple daily flights to and from Chicago and Detroit, and seasonal service to/from Minneapolis, New York City, and Newark.

What People Are Saying

“Interlochen is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. I am having one of the best times of my life right now, which will last me forever in memories."

Ian, Flute, Age 13, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan