Blue Lake’s faculty members come from universities, colleges, professional ensembles, and private and public schools from around the country. They serve as motivators and role-models for the campers by teaching artistry, discipline, and appreciation of formal study. In addition to instructing small and large group classes, faculty members regularly demonstrate mastery of their craft through exhibition and performance in concert, master class, studio demonstration, and recital settings.

Central camp students audition on the first day of the session for placement in groups. Theater students should prepare a memorized one-minute monologue from standard theatrical repertoire. Music auditions consist of several major scales, a chromatic scale the full range of the instrument (strings excluded), sightreading, and possibly an excerpt of a prepared piece from home. You will receive more information following enrollment.

Outstanding Campers
Faculty and staff at Blue Lake consider all of our campers to be exceptional individuals. But during each session, every department and ensemble recognizes one camper who demonstrates outstanding leadership, citizenship, artistic accomplishments and progress, and enthusiasm throughout their camp experience. These campers receive a scholarship to return to Blue Lake the following summer.