General Information

Accommodations for participants are available in the White Lake and Muskegon areas. Please visit or for a listing of lodging in the area. We strongly recommend early reservations as our 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. Campsite Availability: Limited number available for self-contained travel trailers or tents. Camping is not allowed in any of the Camp Niblock buildings.

$265 (which includes instruction and meals for duration of session). All applications must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable registration fee, which is applied to the basic fee. Balance of the fee must be paid approximately 30 days prior to the first day of the session to be attended. If written notice to withdraw arrives 10 working days before the opening of the session, all payments made, less the $100 deposit, will be considered for refund. Early registration is recommended.

All meals during the session 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 Facilities
The 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. Med-center and hospital care are available 15 minutes from the camp. A health history form is required of participants.

Camp Uniform
A camp uniform is worn by all participants. The official camp uniform shirt is a light blue cotton/polyester knit polo with collar and short sleeves, 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.

Camp Policies
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp expects all participants in all programs to abide by the camp policies. Smoking is prohibited throughout central camp and any public facilities on camp. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited throughout central camp. Pets are not allowed on camp. Blue Lake encourages low impact camping and preservation of our environment – 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.

Directions to Blue Lake
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is located 12 miles north of Muskegon and 3 miles east of U.S. 31 expressway. Take U.S. 31 to the Russell Road exit. Follow Russell Road for approximately five miles to the camp entrance on the right, which is Crystal Lake Road. Turn right on Crystal Lake Road and turn left in to the Camp Niblock entrance.

Visiting West Michigan
When you’re here for Blue Lake’s Summer Camp for Adults, make sure you budget time to visit some of the most beautiful areas of the Great Lakes region. Make your reservations early, as accommodations tend to fill quickly. For more information on places to stay, great restaurants, and things to do, explore these sites below, and check out our Visit page.

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