The official youth symphony of West Virginia

WVYS Strings Camp 2024

Cadet Strings

June 17–21, 2024

Looking to stay inspired with strings through the summer months? Here’s an opportunity designed for students with 0 to 4 years of experience on their instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass). The West Virginia Youth Symphony will offer a one-week strings camp at the Mountaineer Montessori campus, 308 20th St. SE, Charleston, WV 25304. This year’s Strings Camp will feature small group instruction, small ensemble practice and afternoon string orchestra. In addition, there will be music-related classes, arts and crafts, outdoor free-time and lunch (bag lunch from home required). Strict supervision will be provided by our staff and counselors.

WHEN: 8:30AM to 3PM for each day June 17-21

In a typical camp day for your student, the morning will consist of 4 half-hour blocks, including small group lesson, singing and elective (choices TBD). 

After lunch and free time, there will be chamber ensemble and orchestra practice.

There will also be a daily class session, covering topics like good posture, practice techniques, music theory, plus a lot of fun games.

On the final day there will be a performance recital showcase of the week’s accomplishments.

HOW TO SIGN UP: No audition necessary. Here is your link for registration, a completely on-line process.  PLEASE NOTE:  Registration is guaranteed only up to June 9.  After that it will be possible only if space is available.

FEE: $175. Assistance available upon request. Here is your link for payment, where you may use the donate button to pay with credit card. Checks may be made payable to and mailed: West Virginia Youth Symphony, P.O. Box 4908, Charleston, WV 25364.  Payment or assistance requests should be made to

REQUIREMENTS: Students must have their own instruments, accessories (shoulder pads and rosin), and bag lunch. All music and teaching materials will be provided on the first day of camp. Please address any further questions about camp to