Interlochen to hold 2021 arts camp in person, at 50 percent capacity

Posted on: March 12, 2021

“Interlochen Center for the Arts will hold its 2021 Arts Camp in person with reduced capacity this summer, with protocols in place to limit the spread of COVID-19,” writes Beth Milligan in Wednesday’s (3/10) Traverse Ticker (Michigan). “The organization will also offer a virtual educational option of two three-week summer sessions through Interlochen Online. Programs in all arts disciplines will continue this summer with 50 percent fewer students. As part of safety protocols, campers will be grouped by their program and will experience all aspects of camp within their ‘cohort,’ including classes, recreational activities, and meals. All students and employees will be required to wear masks at all times on campus except while seated and eating six feet apart, or in cabins (special masks will be provided for wind and brass players). Interlochen’s year-round faculty and staff were already vaccinated for COVID-19 in the ‘1B’ priority vaccination group in Michigan…. Instructors will take advantage of open-air classes and rehearsal spaces, and several performances will be livestreamed or broadcast on Interlochen Public Radio.… Interlochen is also eyeing a possible return of summer concerts this year, with more details to come later this spring.”