Discover a theatre summer camp unlike any other

Are you a developing young actor with a story to tell and a passion for expression? Do you love singing and dancing? Is it your dream to create sets and costumes that transport an audience to another world?

Whatever your creative ambitions are, you’ll take your talents to the next level at Interlochen Arts Camp. Explore theatre programs for grades 3–12.


Two girls are back to back smiling as they perform in a play.

What does Interlochen Arts Camp have to offer?

Interlochen Arts Camp is the premiere theatre summer camp for young actors, with programs in a variety of genres and skill levels. Depending on age, sessions range from one-, two-, three-, four-, and six-week program options that will challenge and inspire you to reach your potential. 

When you come to Interlochen this summer, you will:

  • Practice and perform in a beautiful natural setting
  • Work with incredible guest artists, actors, and directors
  • Forge friendships with students from around the world
  • Grow your skills and talents in theatre
  • Enjoy all the fun of camp including cabin games, traditions, outdoor activities

Areas of Focus

Musical Theatre

Immerse yourself in musical theatre by joining a production or showcase program. You'll hone your acting, vocal, and dance technique in daily rehearsals. 


Spend your summer building your technique as an actor as you learn to create characters, strengthen your voice, and develop a compelling onstage presence. Each session culminates with an acting showcase.

Theatre Design & Production

Get hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre production including costume, set, lighting, and sound design as you help design a fully realized show for live performances.


Jump into a hyper-focused topic in the world of theatre. These one-week courses for 9–12 graders are designed to tackle topics like preparing for acting auditions, songwriting for musical theatre, costume design, and more!

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

“My three weeks here have been unforgettable. The amount of knowledge I have gained is crazy, not to mention the unexpected friendships and newfound skills I have developed. I am so lucky to be able to pursue my dreams and just be at a place where those dreams become reality."

Kaylin, Musical Theatre

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