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2022 Summer Programs registration is open for Kids Programs & Teen Programs for ages 5-18. These programs will run from July 3 to July 30, 2022. Our programs are filling up fast, so please apply soon if there is availability in the program of your choice. We have both residential and day programs options and our program offerings include one-, two-, and four-week sessions.

Teen Programs (13-18)

High School Intensives and Workshops – Giving Creativity Wings

High School Intensives and Workshops provide focused, practical, hands-on experiences. In this supportive and creative environment, students immerse themselves completely in their chosen craft. High School programs nurture passion and talent, and help channel the creative spirit into a foundation for continued study. Instructors successfully work with students of all levels of ability and experience while emphasizing educational values, personal values, and achievement. Students will be challenged to improve and build skill and confidence.

If you have any questions or need assistance please call 1.951.468.7265 or email summer@idyllwildarts.org

FAQ’s

Register and make payments online at www.idyllwildarts.org/register. We accept VISA, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Completed applications must include the $50 application fee and the per-course deposit to ensure placement. The deposit is applied toward tuition. If you are applying for financial aid, we encourage you to register early. If you cannot afford to pay the deposit, you can choose “Pay by Check” and your application will remain in Applied status. Your enrollment will not be confirmed until a scholarship is awarded or a deposit is paid. Scholarship applications in applied status will still be required to pay the $50 application fee.

Enrollment status is confirmed upon payment of application fee and deposit. Enrollment (class placement) is not guaranteed until the balance is paid in full. Auditioned workshops also require acceptance before enrollment is confirmed. 

The complete balance is due at least 30 days before class begins; a $100 late fee will be assessed to past due accounts.

Click here for the updated Summer 2022 Enrollment Agreement.

Below is a breakdown of our Teen & Kids Program costs based on the length of the program. 

PROGRAM  **APPLICATION FEE HEALTH & SAFETY FEE LAB FEES RESIDENT TUITION 2022 DAY TUITION 2022
Multi-Arts $50 per Summer Season $30 $30 NA $410
1 week* $75 Varies per program $1,680 $990
2 weeks* $150 $3,380 $1,980
4 weeks* $300 $5,800 $2,990

*Pricing for Teens & Kids Programs for ages 9 – 18.   

**Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee. Only one application fee is charged per summer season, per person. If you enroll in more than one program, you will not be charged a second application fee.   

Health & Safety Fee:
The Health and Safety Fee is $75 per week. Idyllwild Arts has a professional Health Care center on site and trained staff are available 24 hours per day.

Lab Fees:
Lab Fees cover the materials and supplies necessary for each student to participate in the program. The Lab Fee varies from program to program based on the amount of materials and supplies provided to the students. Please see the course description for the cost per program. You may still need to purchase and bring additional materials not covered by this fee for your program.

Residential tuition covers all meals, housing, and the intensive or workshop, program instruction, concerts, student performances, student life, private instruction, and art showings. 

Day tuition covers lunch, intensive or workshop, program instruction, concerts, student performances, student life, private instruction, and art showings.

General Daily schedule  
Below is a general schedule to refer to. Times vary by about a half an hour, depending on the child’s age and the course they enroll in:
Children and Junior Artists – ages 5-13
Students are supervised at all times
Day and Residential
6:30 am – 7:30 am – Wake up and get ready
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9 am – Instruction begins
11:30 am – 12 pm Lunch is served
12 pm – 12: 45 pm Supervised break time at dorms or children’s center
1 pm – 3 pm Class resumes (some classes will go until 4:30 pm)
3:15 – 5 pm Supervised free time (swimming or planned activity)
Residential students (10 – 13 years)
5:30 pm – 7:15 pm Dinner
7:30 – 8:45 pm Evening activity
9:00 pm Check into dorms/curfew
9:30 pm Lights out

Teens /High school – ages 13 – 18

Day and Residential
6 – 8 am Teens are responsible for waking up themselves and getting to class on time
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9 am – Instruction begins (Some classes will start as early as 8:30 am)
12 – 1 pm Lunch is served
1 pm – 4:30 Class resumes (some classes will go until 5 pm)
Residential students
5:30 pm – 7:15 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9:45 pm Evening activity
Some workshops or intensives may have evening rehearsals
10:00 pm Check into dorms/curfew
11:00 pm Lights out
Weekend
Saturday 9 am – Noon Half day of class
Saturday  Noon -1pm Lunch
Saturday Afternoon and Evening planned activities.
Sunday  Free Day with planned activities
Meals times on the weekend follow a similar schedule to weekdays
Examples of Evening activities for Kids & Teens
From 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm, campers will be able to choose from a variety of planned social activities for each age group. Activities include hiking, field games, swimming, pool parties, dances, basketball, game nights, movie nights and many other fun social activities. Each Wednesday night we have a BBQ dinner outside by the stage with music and open mic.

The Idyllwild Arts dormitories are designed to provide our students a “home away from home” and a welcoming, comfortable, and friendly environment in which to relax between classes, rehearsals and other student life activities. Each dormitory on campus also has a common room or outdoor social gathering space so students can enjoy social interaction with fellow dorm mates. Each dorm room has a maximum capacity of three students and each room has their own en suite bathroom.

We do our best to provide a family-like atmosphere in our dorms. There is close interaction between students and residential life staff, fostering an atmosphere of care and mutual understanding.

Here is a link to some pictures of our dorm rooms and facilities on campus. Here is a link to our website with some general information about our campus and facilities.

Dorm Parents and Counselors
Residential life staff reside in or next to the dormitories. They are visible, available, and approachable for students. They  are responsible for the well-being of students and the implementation of dormitory policies.
Other information regarding Student life and Dorms
How many students are there per room?
Each room has a maximum capacity of three students.
What is the dorm housing like?
Our campus has a variety of dormitory-style housing options for residential students. Students can attend as a residential student starting at ten years old. Housing for Junior Artists (ages 10-13) and Teens (12-18) have rooms with an attached private bathroom. Each room has a maximum capacity of three students.
How do you decide who gets what bed in the room?
Beds are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Each student chooses their own bed upon arriving in their room.
Is my child responsible for getting themselves up in the morning?
Junior Artists: For our students living in Junior Artists dorms, a counselor will be there to make sure students wake up on time. They will go to breakfast with their counselor and have enough time to get to class on time.
Teens: Teen students are expected to set an alarm on their phone or alarm clock in order to get to class on time. If they do not arrive to class on time, our counseling staff is informed by faculty and will check on them.
What are the expectations for the condition of the room? Do you make students keep their rooms clean?
Dorm Staff encourage their students to maintain a certain level of tidiness in their rooms. If a dorm parent or counselor believes a room needs to be cleaned up a bit, they will let the students know and provide them with the proper cleaning supplies to address the issue. Roommates are each assigned a specific chore (vacuuming, trash removal, cleaning the sink, toilet, etc.) at the end of the session, and they will not be permitted to check out if their designated chore has not been completed.

Campus Facilities and Services
The campus features several residence halls/dormitories and a large dining hall. The Health Center, The Krone Library, campus bookstore and laundry facilities are also available for summer students. Indoor and outdoor art studios and exhibition areas include the Parks Exhibition Center and the Eymann Sculpture Garden. Performance halls include the William M. Lowman Concert Hall, IAF Theater, Stephens Recital Hall, Holmes Amphitheatre, and the Junior Players Theater. Dance studios, rehearsal halls, film studio and practice rooms are located across the campus.

The Margaret Cargill Commons, located at the heart of campus between Lowman Concert Hall and the IAF Theatre, offers areas to relax, converse, and mingle. Smoking is prohibited in all campus facilities.

The Idyllwild Arts campus is rustic with several steep hills. While we make every effort to keep our campus accessible to students, we recommend that you visit campus and assess the terrain with respect to your specific mobility needs and comfort. If you would like to schedule a visit to assess campus accessibility for your specific workshop, please contact the Summer Registration Office for more details.

Food Service and Dietary Accommodations
Food service is provided by CulinArt Dining Services. Whenever possible, CulinArt caters to specific student needs and student food preferences (e.g., vegetarian, food allergies, etc.). Our dining hall staff are used to dealing with specific diets, it is the same staff who feed the 300 teenagers that attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy for 9 months out of the year. There are always vegan and vegetarian options and gluten-free choices as well.

There are plenty of food options in the dining hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is always a salad bar at both lunch and dinner as well. Our dining hall can accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies.
 All meals are provided to residential students. Options include:
  • Healthy hot and cold options for each meal
  • Fruit and salad bar
  • Gluten-free options (students will need to ask for these)
  • Vegetarian options
  • Allergens like nuts, honey, etc. consistently posted for meal selections
  • Hot and cold beverage station

         *Medical meal accommodations can be made if needed*

How do I let Idyllwild Arts know about my child’s food allergies and dietary restrictions?
All campers are required to complete a Health History Form, this form will ask about allergies and any other medical conditions the nursing staff will need to know. Any food allergy information will be given to our Dining hall. Our dining hall is able to accommodate these dietary needs.
We suggest that your child speaks to the Director of Dining Services when they go to dinner the first night or have them talk to their RA or dorm parent. This way the dining hall can let your child know the food options available to them. Our dining hall is really good about labeling any food in the salad bar that contains an ingredient that someone on-site is allergic to, for example peanuts and shellfish.

Health Center & Services
See Idyllwild Arts Health Center and Services page for information.

Mail
Students may send outgoing mail from the school. Mail for Kids and Teens is delivered to dorm offices Monday through Friday, and students can stop by during office hours to collect mail and packages. Postage stamps are available at the campus bookstore or the campus mailroom.

All student mail should be addressed to:
(Student’s Name)
Dormitory name and room number
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
P.O. Box 1682
Idyllwild, CA 92549

UPS and FedEx packages should be sent to:
(Student’s Name)
Dormitory name and room number
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
52500 Temecula Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

UPS and FedEx pick up and deliver packages daily. If students need to ship belongings, they may do so in the mail center across the street from Nelson Dining Hall.

Student Book Store
There is a student store on campus that sells books, snacks, clothing and apparel, personal supplies, water bottles, school, and art supplies, Idyllwild Arts memorabilia, and more.

Student I.D. Badges
All students and employees are issued an ID card which must be worn on a lanyard or clipped to their clothes and clearly visible any time they are outside of their dorm.

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 2022. 

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 either provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results before arrival to campus. More detail to be provided closer to the start of the program.
  • Holding smaller classes in well ventilated or outdoor spaces. 
  • Three 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.

Due to the increased cost of running programs during the pandemic, we will not be offering marketing-based discounts. The Honor Ensemble Discount will still be available – more details coming soon. Scholarships are still available based on financial need.

Click here to learn more about scholarships for kids and teens. Updated information about scholarships for adult students is coming soon.

Click here to see the What to Bring list for teen students.

Yes, Idyllwild Arts offers Airport pickup and drop off. Click here for more information on Airport Pickup and Drop costs and General Travel Guidelines.

Click here for our Teen Programs FAQ, which has even more common questions and information about Summer 2022.

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Catherine Sustana Chorpita
Parent

"Thank you to the entire faculty and staff of Jazz in the Pines Student Workshop for keeping the spirit of Idyllwild alive. Our family isn't comparing this online year to what "should" have been; we're comparing it to what the summer would have been like without any Idyllwild at all.This has been amazing. 2020 has demanded unprecedented improvisation from all of us. Who is better suited to this moment than a bunch of jazz musicians?"

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Andrew Dela Peña
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"I love Idyllwild’s diversity of the attendees and the amazing faculty that worked with us. I will always remember the speakers and role models brought to us during the 21st Century Musician as part of the online Orchestra & Concert Band Program."

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Andrew Dela Peña
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Gracie Modean
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