Hosting Opportunities

Host a European Camper

Every summer, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp enrolls more than 50 European campers who experience our American summer camp as part of the International Exchange Program. Like the hospitality that is shown to our Blue Lake students traveling in Europe, American host families from our Blue Lake community are encouraged to share traditions, food, and customs of their family and community with their European guest. Contact the Blue Lake International Exchange Program at international@bluelake.org for more information on how you can become a host family for our special European guest campers.

Host a Visiting Guest Group

Many European communities that have hosted Blue Lake International student ensembles in the past choose to send their own ensembles to the United States to participate in a two-week tour arranged by the Blue Lake International Exchange Program. Blue Lake is always seeking enthusiastic volunteers, past participants, community leaders, and eager arts and cultural enthusiasts who are interested in helping to host a visiting European group in their hometown or community. Ensembles travel by motor coach, stay for 2–3 days with host families, and provide a free public performance in exchange for the local hospitality. If your community, school, church, or organization places value and importance on cultural exchange and international understanding, consider this a perfect opportunity to help make the world a little smaller while providing your community with a free and fun performance. We hope to invite our next European guest groups to visit the United States by the summer of 2024. Contact the International Office at international@bluelake.org to learn how to get involved.

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