Interlochen Center for The Arts Speaks Out About Epstein Connection

Epstein has connections to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Grand Traverse County.

Jeffrey Epstein was a camper here at Interlochen back in the summer of 1967.

He then became a big time donor from 1990 until 2003.

Epstein was part of the 1967 National Music Camp at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

He went on to later donate to the school, with his biggest contribution being the funds that built “The Epstein Lodge”.

All proceeds from the lodge went towards scholarships.

We reached out to Interlochen about the ties Epstein had with them.

They said:

“When Interlochen administration learned of his conviction in Florida, the cabin was renamed “The Green Lake Lodge,” and all tangible donor recognition for Mr. Epstein was removed from campus. There is no record that Interlochen had any contact with him following his arrest in the Florida charges in 2007.”

In regards to his charges the school says:

“We have no record of any complaint ever lodged about Mr. Epstein at Interlochen. Our policies, both presently and during the time in which Mr. Epstein was an active donor, do not permit unsupervised contact between students and donors. We are committed to ensuring a safe, nurturing environment in which our students can excel. Their safety and well-being remain our priority.”

Interlochen’s full statement can be found below.

“Jeffrey Epstein was a camper at the National Music Camp at Interlochen in the summer of 1967, and a donor to Interlochen from 1990 to 2003. His most significant gift was to fund the construction of a cabin on campus, owned by Interlochen, but named for him (“The Epstein Lodge”) for which the rental proceeds would be dedicated toward scholarships.

When Interlochen administration learned of his conviction in Florida, the cabin was renamed “The Green Lake Lodge,” and all tangible donor recognition for Mr. Epstein was removed from campus. There is no record that Interlochen had any contact with him following his arrest in the Florida charges in 2007.

We have no record of any complaint ever lodged about Mr. Epstein at Interlochen. Our policies, both presently and during the time in which Mr. Epstein was an active donor, do not permit unsupervised contact between students and donors. We are committed to ensuring a safe, nurturing environment in which our students can excel. Their safety and well-being remain our priority.”