Strings Camp

July 11 - 22, 2022

2022 Strings Camp: July 18–22 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM)

Due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, all information is subject to change.

Lilly Hall at Butler University
Tuition: $235
Registration deadline: May 1   


Butler strings camp for ages 7–11 is designed for students with prior strings study (violin, viola, cello, upright bass). It is required that students have at least one year of prior study. Basic note reading is also required. Our intent is to maintain interest, stimulate imagination, and provide attainable challenges. Classes include orchestra and sectionals, along with music theory and games.

Students should bring a favorite solo piece to share (memory optional). Ensemble pieces will be provided the first day of camp. Tuition includes a T-shirt and all materials. Campers should provide their own instrument.

Afternoon option: Arts Camp
Arts Camp from 1:30–5:00 PM during the week of Strings Camp. Students can take an adventure through all of the arts, including visual art, dance, music, and theatre. No prior experience within these art forms is necessary. Please see Arts Camp description for tuition. Students staying over for Arts Camp (Monday-Friday only) should bring a packed lunch, lunch will not be provided. Students will be supervised by designated camp staff from 12:30–1:30 PM.

Registration form, $50 non-refundable deposit, and remaining tuition are due in full by May 1. Payment plans available. All refund requests must be submitted via email to No refunds will be issued after May 1. Payment can be made online by selecting “Make a Payment” on the BCAS homepage. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Tentative Schedule

  • Monday, 8:30 AM: Camp check-in
  • Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM: Campers follow daily schedule*
  • Friday, noon: Informal camper concert at Schrott Center for the Arts*

*Provisions for after-camp care are not available; all campers should be picked up at 12:30 PM daily (unless camper is enrolled in afternoon Arts Camp)

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under; you may apply for scholarship on the camp registration form OR complete the separate Scholarship Application Form.