General Information


Accommodations for participants are available in the White Lake and Muskegon areas. Visit or for a listing of lodging in the area. We strongly recommend early reservations as the West Michigan area is known for summer tourism. Blue Lake offers a small camping area for self-contained travel trailers and tents. We provide electric and restroom/shower only. Water is available nearby. There is no septic available for hook-ups. Some size restrictions may apply for larger recreational vehicles.


Four-Day Session: $275, includes all instruction and meals. Applications must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to the total fee. The balance is due 30 days prior to the session. Refunds: If written notice to withdraw arrives 14 days before the first day of the session, all payments made, less the $100 deposit, will be refunded.

One-Day Sessions: $80, includes all instruction, lunch, and dinner. Applications must be accompanied by the full $80 payment. Refunds: If written notice to withdraw arrives 14 days before the first day of the session, the $80 payment will be refunded.


Meals are included in the instructional fee. Participants dine with Blue Lake instructional faculty in Kresge Lodge. Spouses of camp participants can purchase a meal package for a $50 fee.

Health Services

Blue Lake’s Health Lodge provides first-aid care for all campers and deals with any emergencies which may occur. A camp nurse and other certified personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist participants with any medical needs that may arise. Urgent and hospital care are available 15 minutes from camp. A health form is required for participants in order to provide staff with essential health history and contact information in the event of an emergency.

Camp Uniform

Blue Lake is a uniformed camp! The official camp uniform shirt is a light blue cotton/polyester polo and must be purchased in the camp store upon arrival. The remainder of the uniform consists of navy blue slacks, jeans, skirt, or shorts. Details will be sent upon enrollment.

Good to Know

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp expects all participants in all programs to abide by the camp policies. Smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco products are prohibited throughout central camp and any public facilities on camp. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited throughout central camp. Pets are not allowed. Camping and campfires are permitted in designated areas only. Participants are required to wear the uniform during classes, at meals, and while on central camp.