Baltimore Folk Music Society


Catoctin has been cancelled for 2021. We hope to be able to dance with you in 2022!

35th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain...

Music and Dance Weekend

Friday - June 19 to Sunday June 21, 2020

Sword Dance Lock

Sword Dance Lock

Music, Dance and Song - Fun for All Ages

Smores by the Campfire

Smores by the Campfire


Who comes to Catoctin?

Couples, singles, families. Young folk, old folk, and those in the middle all become part of the Catoctin community. Enjoy an unplugged time with real people! That's the magic of the BFMS Catoctin Weekend.


The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a changce to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.


You don't have to play an instrument, sing, or dance to have fun at the Catoctin Mountain Weekend. But bring your instrument if you have one - even if you don't think you're very good. Catoctin is a great place to jam with friendly musicians and to learn from more experienced players.

Saturday Morning Song Circle

Saturday Morning Song Circle


What do we do?

Campers lead activities. See last year's schedule. Past workshops included dance, instrumental, singing, craft, yoga, juggling and storytelling.

Dance contra, square, English, and international dances on Friday and Saturday night.

Dancing to the Open Band

Dancing to the Open Band.


Play with the Catoctin Open Band.

Swim in the pool, hike up the Cunningham Falls, climb on the rocks, read a book.

Walk the 25 miles of hiking by trails with scenic mountain vistas, listen to the birds, go fishing, swap recipes from the Friday night potluck, start a jam session.



What are the accommodations at Camp Misty Mount?

Historic log cabins built circa 1935 by the WPA with electric lighting (but no outlets).

Modern bath houses with lots of water and indoor plumbing.

Meals are family style in our large indoor dining/dance hall with vegetarian and omnivore options, prepared by campers under the guidance of an experienced chef.

Snacks and hot and cold drinks are always available.

volunteer work


How do you make it so affordable?

It's an all-volunteer weekend.

All campers sign up for two short jobs when they arrive, that each take an hour or less. This is also a fun part of the weekend with good conversation and sometimes singing!

Work scholarships are available so that all may attend. For information email  catoctin at

Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to check out last year's schedule.

Please download our Catoctin flier for more information.

For more information and pictures we also have a Power Point presentation, which you can download here. (Large file - 18 MB)

No Walk-ins!

Questions? E-mail catoctin at

Facebook Group

Check our Facebook group for more pictures and other information.

Ticket Prices

Member pricing is for BFMS and CDSS affiliates.
Child pricing is for ages 4-14 and full-time Student with ID. (Under 4 is free.)

  Member Pricing Non-Menber Pricing
Adult Child or
Adult Child or
Before May 1st $89$69$105$79
May 1st to June 6th $99$79$115$89
After June 6th $119$89$135$99
  • No Walk-ins! You must pre-register.
  • Friday Arrivals: As early as 3:00 PM
  • Friday Potluck Dinner at 6:45 PM
  • Camp Ends Sunday at 1:00 PM


By Mail:
Download our flier and complete the form on the inside page.


On-Line ticket sales have ended.
Please contact catoctin @ with any questions.

See the National Park Service website for directions to Misty Mount Park.

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