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Summer & Auxiliary Programs Programs for Artists of All Ages
Idyllwild Arts Summer
& Auxiliary Programs

Programs for Artists of All Ages

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering in-person workshops on our beautiful Idyllwild campus this summer!
There will be a new look and feel to the experience, as we adapt to the health and safety concerns of you, our extended Idyllwild Arts Family, and our cherished faculty and staff. We will be offering fewer workshops due to the new safety limitations on gatherings, but will continue our tradition of offering the highest caliber programs and intensives for the experience of a lifetime.
We will be offering Teen, Adult and Native American Arts workshops this summer. 

Register now for our on-site Summer 2021 Teen Programs and our online Spring Auxiliary Programs

More information for on-site Summer 2021 Adult Arts Center programs will be announced soon.

Shop Online at Parks Exhibition Center.

Summer Info

2021 Summer Dates:

Adult Arts Center
and Native American Arts programs

June 13-27, 2021

Teen Programs
July 3-24, 2021

4-Week Summer ESL

Information coming soon.

Teens & Kids Registration
Register Now! 
– For Spring Auxiliary Programs. Teen Summer Program registration opens early December.

Adult Registration
Register Now!
– For Spring Auxiliary Programs. Summer Registration opens February 2021.

Summer Questions or Comments?

How Do I Register? Can I Register and Pay Online?

Register now 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. Sign on any time at Click here for the updated Summer 2021 Enrollment Agreement.

Will there be Summer Programs in 2021?

Yes, there will be on-site Summer Programs in Summer 2021. Click here for a letter from the president with more information: 

2021 Summer Programs Update from Pamela Jordan, President

2021 Summer Programs Announcement Letter & Teen Programs FAQ

What COVID-19 safety regulations will be in place for Summer 2021?

The current health crisis is ever-changing and best practices for safety are constantly evolving. At this time, we anticipate the following processes to help keep students safe. Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2021. 

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. Other safety regulations include:

  • Requiring students to provide COVID test results before arrival to campus. 
  • Holding smaller classes in well ventilated or outdoor spaces. 
  • Only two 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 at all times on campus.

Students who do not follow all health and safety guidelines will be subject to school discipline, up to and including being immediately dismissed from the program and sent home.

Will Idyllwild Arts be offering programs for younger children and families like Multi-Arts and Family Week for Summer 2021?

Due to the stringent safety measures and staffing requirements to protect students on campus from COVID-19, we will not be offering children’s programs or Family Week in Summer 2021. We are offering programs for students 12 years old and older, as this will allow us to present the safest program possible to students.

Are there scholarships and discounts available for Summer 2021?

Due to the increased cost of running programs during the pandemic, we will not be offering marketing-based discounts. Scholarships are still available based on financial need. Click here to learn more about scholarships for teens. Updated information about scholarships for adult students is coming soon.

What is the refund policy for Summer 2021?

How Do I Contact a Live Person or Find Out Information?

All registrations and payments are done online. Start at

Summer & Auxiliary Programs Team
All phone calls will go directly to voicemail and voicemails will be answered as soon as possible since we are working remotely.

Academy Admission Office

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Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for our Teen Programs FAQ, which has even more common questions and information about Summer 2021. Adult Arts Center FAQ coming soon.

Meet the Team
Director of Summer Enrollment
Assistant Director, Native Arts & Community Outreach / Dorm Parent
Director of Program Operations
Director of Adult Arts Center and The Native American Program & Festival
Parks Exhibition Center Manager / Visual Arts Faculty
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