Baltimore Folk Music Society


Registration is open for the BFMS Annual

Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend

Father's Day Weekend
Friday, June 14 through Sunday June 16, 2024

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 have been updated in 2022. Cabins have overhead electric fans, electric lighting, and outlets.

Modern bath houses with lots of water and indoor plumbing.

New heated beach-entry pool is available for camper's use.

Meals are family style in our large well-ventilated indoor dining/dance hall with vegan, 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 a previous year's schedule, but note that this year we will have Sunday afternoon workshops!

Check back for an updated Catoctin flier, but 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.

2024 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, but ALL campers must fill out a registration form)

  Member Pricing Non-Menber Pricing
Adult Child or
Adult Child or
Before May 15 $119$99$134$114
May 16-29 $134$114$149$129
After May 29 $149$129$164$144
  • No Walk-ins! You must pre-register.
  • Friday Arrivals: As early as 3:00 PM
  • Friday Potluck Dinner at 6:30 PM
  • Camp Ends Sunday after Dinner (by 8:00 PM)

Health and Safety

Per BFMS policy, this event will be mask-optional.. Masking and the addition of any testing requirements are subject to change as deemed necessary by BFMS at the time of event. Should conditions or policies change, we will notify campers by email. Most dance and activity spaces at Camp Misty Mount are outdoors or in very well ventilated spaces. If your health situation changes after you register (you feel ill or if you test positive with COVID) please stay home and let us know ASAP (no later than 48 hours after the event). We will gladly refund your admission!



All Campers must fill out an online registration form and, when the link becomes available, purchase an online ticket. The registration form is where you will tell us your housing & food preferences

Camp is mostly full and General On-Line ticket sales have ended.
Please contact catoctin @ to see if we can squeeze you in.

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

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