Interlochen Center for the Arts has become the leading and most respected destination for aspiring, motivated young artists from third through twelfth grade. Founded in 1928 as the first music camp in the United States, Interlochen today is widely acknowledged as a globally connected leader in the arts and education. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of its campus. Interlochen’s core purpose is to ignite lifelong passion for the arts by inspiring and engaging people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs.