September 2014

Dear Blue Lake Friend,

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s summer season is now complete and it is gratifying to reflect on the significant impact we had on so many young lives. In fact, more than 6,000 students attended Blue Lake this summer from 72 Michigan counties, 37 states and 10 foreign countries.

Our mission since 1966 has been to inspire children to achieve their potential in the arts in a beautiful, natural setting. Recognized by the Governor’s office as Michigan’s largest provider of arts education, Blue Lake continues to serve that mission through our summer camp and NPR affiliated Public Radio Stations.

The Blue Lake International Exchange Program further inspires our students by providing a window to the world. More than 11,000 Blue Lakers have performed throughout Europe since 1969, and this summer’s program featured 7 performance groups with 300 students touring France, Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Denmark. In turn, 11 European performance groups visited the Midwest United States under the auspices of Blue Lake, advancing our mission of international understanding through cultural exchange in the arts.

Your support is critical to sustaining our work and we appreciate your partnership. With your help, we are bridging the gap for those students who would otherwise be unable to attend Blue Lake. Remember that a scholarship contribution doesn’t have to be large to make an impact. Each gift is another step toward giving a child an experience that will have meaning for years to come, and 100% of each scholarship donation is utilized for tuition assistance.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Your participation truly makes a difference as we work to inspire the next generation of Blue Lake campers.

Sincerely,

Fritz Stansell, President

Bill McFarlin, Vice President - Development

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