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Opportunities To Host

Host a European Camper
Every summer, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp enrolls more than fifty European
campers who experience our American summer camp as part of the International
Exchange Program. Every European community that hosts a Blue Lake
International ensemble receives several camp scholarships to present to young
musicians from that community. As part of the program, Blue Lake coordinates
a one week host family stay for the student before or after their camp session.
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 International Office for more information on how you can
become a host family for our special European guest campers.

Host a Visiting European Guest Group
Many European communities who 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. Contact the International
Office to learn how to get involved.