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The Baltimore Folk Music Society

presents the Twenty-Fifth Annual Spring and the Twentieth Annual Fall

Catoctin Mountain Music & Dance Weekends

Weekends of Traditional Music, Dancing, & Crafts

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at Camp Misty Mount in Catoctin Mountain National Park, near Thurmont, Maryland

Concerts, Dances, Song Swaps, Hiking, Swimming*, Campfires**, & Great Food!

*Swimming at Spring weekend only. • **Campfires contingent on weather conditions.

Dates to be determined. Please check back in mid-December for the 2010 dates.

Spring: Usually the weekend that includes the 3rd Saturday in June.
Fall: Usually the weekend that includes the 4th Saturday in October.

The camp runs from about 6 p.m. on Friday to about noon on Sunday.

Exterior photograph of the mess hall taken in October 2000.

Admission prices have not yet been set. Please check back in March 2010.

Member discount applies to members of BFMS, FSGW, ATDS, and CDSS. • Discount for Children age 4-14. • Under 4 free with parent.
Scholarships will be available.  Discounts for children and members of associated organizations and scholarships will be available.
Contact Matt Bieneman at 410-799-9180 or email with your questions.


All workshops taught by the campers! We have recently had workshops in:
Dance Workshops: Square & Contra Dancing - English Country Dancing - Clogging - Polka, Schottische, Waltz - Longsword & Rapper Dancing
Instrumental Workshops: Appalachian Dulcimer - Banjo - Fiddle - Flute & Recorder - Mandolin - Guitar - Toy Orchestra - Swing Band Jam
Vocal & Other Workshops: Harmony - Song Swap - Gospel - Storytelling - Children's Songs - Children's Clogging - Crafts - Juggling
The workshops will depend on the campers. There are usually about 15 to 20 workshops. -Look here for a sample schedule of workshops (from October 2009).

For camp information call Matt Bieneman at 410-799-9180. Admission by advance reservation only!

This event is sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. BFMS is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council


Small image of area map, click to download PDF version of map. Small image of cabin 25, click to begin camp tour.
Download map to camp Camp tour!
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Click on one of the above pictures to download a map to the camp or to start the tour.

Answers to typical questions about the weekend:
What is It? - What to Bring - Shoes - The Cabins - Workshops - Parking & Carpools

Links to other events and places of interest in the area.


Registration not yet available for the 2010 camps.


We also sponsor an annual Cajun & Zydeco camp. Click here for details of this past August’s Buffalo Jambalaya weekend!.


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