Class trips facilitate class bonding

  • The freshmen and their chaperones pose on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Traverse City.

  • A junior student enjoys the zip line at Crystal Mountain Resort.

  • Another junior on the zip line at Crystal Mountain.

  • Senior students snap a selfie before boarding the boat back to the mainland from Mackinac Island. Photo courtesy of Nancy Stagnitta.

  • Two seniors explore Mackinac Island on a tandem bicycle. Photo courtesy of Nancy Stagnitta.

October 17, 2017

After a busy first week of academic and artistic classes, Arts Academy students unwound with daylong class trips on Sept. 8.

The freshman class visited nearby Traverse City and spent the day exploring the downtown area. While in the city, the students shopped, sampled the local cuisine and participated in a scavenger hunt created by Residence Life staff.

Sophomores spent the day at Lake Ann Camp, where they took on a challenge course that includes a Jacob’s ladder, climbing tower, Goliath balance beam and ropes course.

The junior class traveled to Crystal Mountain Resort. At the popular ski resort, the students found plenty of facilities for late-summer fun: swimming pools, a ropes course and the Michigan Legacy Art Park, which combines a nature hike with sculptures by Michigan artists.

Senior and postgraduate students participated in an Interlochen tradition: a day trip to Mackinac Island. Students rented bikes or explored the island on foot, enjoying both the natural beauty of the island and its historic buildings and shops.