The 2023 Summer Program will offer workshops for all ages and abilities on our picturesque mountain campus. The tradition of gathering an impassioned community of artists during the summer months in Idyllwild dates back over seven decades and has served generations of musicians, painters, writers and performers in a variety of disciplines including dance and theatre. Join us in discovering the magic of an Idyllwild Arts summer, and explore your creativity in an inspiring setting with an enthusiastic community of students, faculty and staff. Residential options exist for adults and students aged 10 and up.

Summer FAQs Headline

Kids & Teens can register here. The Summer Program partners with CampMinder to offer easy, secure and robust online registration and payment. Registered families can login to their CampInTouch account at any time to find out the latest information about application status, what to pack, and when to arrive. You can even send your camper emergency cash, safely and securely, from any computer or smartphone. Make sure summer@idyllwildarts.org is on your email safe list so that important communications from CampInTouch don’t end up in your spam folder.

Adults and Native American Arts Program can register here. Registration will open in February 2023.

The current circumstances regarding Covid-19 are ever-changing and best practices for safety are constantly evolving. The following guidelines have been used in past years to keep our community safe. Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies for the upcoming summer season.

public spaces, increased hygiene practices) two weeks before arriving on campus, and to continue to exercise as many precautions as possible while traveling to Idyllwild. Depending on the situation during the current summer, safety regulations may include:

  • Requiring students to provide COVID test results immediately upon arrival on campus.
  • Holding smaller classes in well-ventilated or outdoor spaces.
  • Change from 3 students per dorm room to 2 students per dorm room.
  • Staggering Dining Hall meal times to accommodate smaller groups of students at a time.
  • Daily Health Symptom screenings.
  • Social distancing rules and wearing masks while in indoor spaces.

We are excited to announce that Family Camp will be returning during the last week of June 2023!

Scholarships are available based on financial need.

Learn more about scholarships for Kids & Teens

Learn more about scholarships for Adult and Native Arts programs

There is an Honor Music Discount for teens who participate in regional, state and national honor ensembles. Learn more by clicking on the scholarship link above.

All registrations and payments are done online.

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