2023 Season

Summer Arts Camp

Four 1-week day camps at Macon Creek for 6th-12th graders featuring Instrumental Music, Theatre & Dance, Choral Arts and Industrial Arts on a stunning campus with walking paths, a pond, expansive fields, a creek flowing through historic woods and outstanding faculty dedicated to art, innovation and sustainability.

We are unique.

Why Macon Creek?

We are creating and preserving a place dedicated to art, innovation and sustainability where the creative process is revered and nurtured. By positively impacting those around us through creative and generative processes on a picturesque 215-acre campus in southeast Michigan, we are simply and profoundly putting more good into the world.

interdisciplinary focus

  • High quality performance values
  • Learning about the intersection of the arts with media, science, technology and the environment
  • Addressing issues important to youth today, like navigating peer relationships, social media, current events

activities unique to Macon creek

  • Local History & Rural Rediscovery
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Composting & Sustainable Gardening
  • Exploring Ecosystems
  • Science of Cooking
  • Tunnel Tours & Creek Hikes

share our joy!

SO MUCH FUN for artists, young and old!

guest lectures in the arts

  • Program-specific topics: Music Technology, Theatre Improv, Songwriting, Experiential Anatomy and more!
  • The Arts & Engineering, Business, Urban Development and Healthcare
  • Marketing, Digital Media & the Entertainment Industry
  • Entrepreneurship: How to Have a Sustainable Career in the Arts
  • Dealing with Performance Anxiety & Preparing for Auditions
  • Mindfulness & the Creative Process
  • The Value of Collaboration & Multimedia Performance

opportunities for adults & families

Evenings & Weekends

  • Jam Session
  • Karaoke
  • Ukulele Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Charades Night
  • Dance Party

Session 1
June 12 – 16, 2023
Instrumental Music

Our Faculty

Camp Schedule (Google Calendar)

Will be posted in January 2023!

Camp Fees

Instrumental Music Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before April 1, 2023); $475 (apply after March 31, 2023)

Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

Scholarships available.

Eligibility
  • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
  • Students interested in full orchestra, chamber music, and jazz (instruments include: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, bass, drums).
  • Intermediate to advanced players are welcome (not suitable for beginners).

Session 2
June 26 – 30, 2023
Theatre & Dance

Our Faculty

Camp Schedule (Google Calendar)

Will be posted in January 2023!

Camp Fees

Theatre & Dance Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before April 1, 2023); $475 (apply after March 31, 2023)

Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

Scholarships available.

Eligibility
  • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
  • Theatre students interested in learning all aspects of theatre performance, including diction, stage direction and technical theatre OR
  • Dance students interested in technique classes and choreography in a variety of dance styles.
  • All experience levels are welcome.

Session 3
July 17 – 21, 2023
Choral Arts

Camp Schedule (Google Calendar)

Will be posted in January 2023!

Camp Fees

Choral Music Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before April 1, 2023); $475 (apply after March 31, 2023)

Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

Scholarships available.

Eligibility
  • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
  • Students interested in vocal technique and performance in choral, cabaret and musical theatre styles.
  • Intermediate to advanced singers are welcome (not suitable for beginners).

Session 4
August 14 – 18, 2023
Industrial Arts

Camp Schedule (Google Calendar)

Will be posted in January 2023!

Camp Fees

Industrial Arts Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before April 1, 2023); $475 (apply after March 31, 2023)

Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

Scholarships available.

Eligibility
  • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
  • Students interested in learning to work with textiles, ceramics, painting, writing, and exploring other media.
  • All experience levels are welcome.

Interested in learning more?