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Idyllwild Arts Summer
& Auxiliary Programs

Programs for Artists of All Ages

Kids & Teens Summer 2023 Workshops

2023 Summer Programs


Registration for 2023 Kids & Teens Summer Workshops is now open!
Click on the Kids or Teens tile below to find class offerings and to register!

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 Info

Important Dates:

Adult Winter Workshops
January 3-5, 2023

Adult Arts Center and Native American Arts Programs
June 11 – July 1, 2023

Family Camp (Returning for 2023!)
June 25 – July1

Kids & Teen Programs
July 2-29, 2023

General Summer Questions or Comments

How do I register? Can I register and pay online?

Kids & Teens can register at 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 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 at Registration will open in February 2023.

What COVID-19 safety regulations will be in place for Summer 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.


We ask that students start exercising increased precautions (stay at home as much as possible, wear masks in 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.

Will Family Camp be returning in 2023?

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

Are there scholarships and discounts available for Summer 2023?

Scholarships are available based on financial need. 

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.

How do I contact a live person or find out information?

All registrations and payments are done online. Start at

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How do I join a waitlist for a program?

To join the waitlist, please complete the Camper Application for all ages. Here is a guide to joining the waitlist.

Summer Contact Form

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the tiles above to find more FAQ’s specific to each program.

Meet the Team
Director of Summer Enrollment
Associate Director of Summer Enrollment
Executive Director, Native American Arts Center
Director of Program Operations
Guest Services Manager
Program & Events Coordinator
Parks Exhibition Center Manager / Visual Arts Faculty

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, a nonprofit educational program of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identification, religion, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, admission policies, employment practices or financial aid procedures.

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