2022 String Camp

String Camp

Jan. 13-15

YMCA Camp Campbell

In a valuable kick-off to the second semester, Orchestra students spend a week rehearsing and playing together; make, renew and strengthen friendships; learn and hone skills, gain confidence and become a musical family. String Camp is the primary rehearsal block for upcoming events such as String Fling, Spaghetti and Strings and the Homestead Festival.


On Sunday afternoon, families and friends are invited to join the students among the Redwoods at YMCA Camp Campbell for a concert. Every Orchestra student is encouraged to attend.


Scholarships are available.

Questions? Contact Jo Smith-Nilsson.

Permission Slip

Due Friday Dec. 9, 2022, to

Instrumental Music

c/o Mountain View High

3535 Truman Ave.

Mountain View, CA 94040

Parent and Student Information Meeting

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6


via Zoom

Meeting ID: 935 5567 5627

Financial Information

Cost: $300 per camper

Financial aid is available. See Jo Smith-Nilsson. 

Donations are welcome.


How to pay 

  • Pay online at the Spartan Web Store

  • Drop off your check in the Packard Hall drop-box; envelopes are available in Packard Hall

    • Include the student name in the memo.

    • Make your check payable to "MVHS Orchestra."

  • Pay at the Finance Office, Room 108.


NOTE: In the event of a trip delay due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a natural disaster, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is not liable to pay the additional room, board and transportation costs associated with a prolonged stay. Parents are highly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to prepare for the possible, though unlikely occurrence of such an event. In the absence of such insurance, parents are fully liable for any additional expense.

Important Dates and Times

  • Departure: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

  • Pickup at Camp Cambell: Sunday, Jan. 15, after 2 p.m. concert

What String Campers Do


  • Rehearse for upcoming performances (and there are plenty!)

  • Receive workshops and clinics on string-specific technique

  • Align the department mission and values

  • Strengthen connections with fellow musicians