Dates for 2022 are listed below

Applications are coming

Add these dates and see you there!


Held at the beautiful
Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

July 9 through July 16,2022
9 AM - 5 PM

Audition dates
Virtual after application received

Under the Direction of
Susan Taylor

Assistant Directors:
Tommy Atkinson & Diana Benson


Coronavirus information

For 2021, Balto String Orchestra Camp will follow the Garrison Forest School rules, regulations and protocol for Coronavirus.  We are also followong the CDC guidelines for COVID-19.  The requirements that we are following are also listed on our Facebook page.  Students will be dropped off and picked up at the designated locations and no parents are allowed on campus during camp time.  If any parent or child violates the protocols or requirements, they will be asked to permanently leave camp and there will be NO camp refunds.

Garrison Forest rules and regulations for 2021:

A.  While on campus for the concert, visitors may park only in designated parking areas.  In addition, GFS has the right to search and/or consent to a search of any vehicle on its premises.

B.  GFS is a smoke-free, tobacco-free, and drug-free campus.  Furthermore, no participants or staff member shall smoke, consume alcoholic beverages, or use illegal drugs on campus.  Any knowledge or suspicion regarding the possible use of any susbtance shall be reported immediately to the directors.

C.  GFS campus phones are not available for personal use.

D.  Animals are not allowed on the GFS campus.

E.  No staff member or student should initiate or participate in the solicitation of funds on campus or in GFS's name.

F.  Community members may not wear clothing advocating violence, sex, or the use of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco. Symbols of racial, ethnic, or religious slander may not be displayed on the campus.  Clothing which is unduly revealing may not be worn.  Shoes must be worn at all times.

G.  No staff or participant may be on the GFS campus outside of the camp hours.

H.  GFS is not responsible for any personal property on campus of any type.  Persons should avoid bringing expensive items on campus and should secure items they do bring on campus. 

I.  GFS reserves the right to request the removal of any staff, participant, or parent from its premises who, in the reasonable opinion of GFS, is inappropriately disruptive or is detrimental to the well-being of GFS's reputation or the management of its campus.

J.  Masks must be worn at all times when inside of the GFS buildings.  The masks must cover the mouth and nose.  Masks may be removed when outside of the buildings, as long as social distancing is observed.

K.  There will be no eating inside of the GFS buildings.  All food must be consumed outside, except for inclement weather.

Mission Statement

Having the belief that music nourishes the mind, body and spirit of the individuals and enriches the community, Balto String Orchestra Camp, Inc. provides a rigorous and inspiring string orchestra experience to youth musicians ages five to eighteen

General overview

At the Balto String Orchestra Camp, students will strengthen musical skills in small group and large ensembles in an understanding, dynamic atmosphere. Daily group or orchestra rehearsals will provide the opportunity to work with highly qualified musicians and music educators from Maryland and Pennsylvania. All groups will perform in a concert setting, open to the public, at the conclusion of their session.



 Director and Assistant Directors
Susan Taylor, Tommy Atkinson, Diana Benson