Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

logo_blfc Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp strives to maintain an atmosphere where students who want to learn may do so in an environment that encourages creativity and recognizes the importance of the individual. Students are accepted at whatever their proficiency level may be and are encouraged to grow. Faculty and staff strive to motivate campers and share with them the joy of achievement in the fine arts.  Enthusiasm is contagious at Blue Lake as campers discover, learn, experience, progress, and succeed. Blue Lake is located north of Muskegon, Michigan, in the Manistee National Forest and on the shore of Little Blue Lake. The campus is situated in the middle of 1,300 acres of preserved forest containing large white and red pine, oak and maple trees. In all, Blue Lake maintains over 270 rustic buildings, shelters, and cabins.

Blue Lake International Exchange Program

Blue Lake annually sends seven performing groups on concert tours in Europe:

  • International Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • 2 Concert Bands und Ensembles
  • Chor
  • 2 Jazz-Bands
  • Ballettensemble oder Adult Community-Band

Members of these groups are selected from among the Blue Lake’s summer campers. Approximately 6-15 European Performing Groups visit Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and tour Michigan and the Midwest each summer as a part of our International Exchange Program. These groups, which have previously hosted a Blue lake International group in Europe, visit the United States for a one to two week tour. Interview with the Director and Founder of the BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP: Fritz Stansell