2024 Summer Music

BYSO Summer Camp

At Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra summer camp, you’ll study your instrument with professional musicians, learn new skills, and prepare a great last-day concert, all in a fun relaxed summer setting. You’ll meet lots of other musicians and leave even more inspired about music!

BYSO offers three camp sessions, each specialized for different musicianship levels. All students will rehearse in an orchestra, play in a small ensemble with professional coaching, get specialized instruction for their instrument, and enjoy fun music workshops to improve musical skills and understanding. Favorite electives in the past have included recorders and boomwhackers, world drumming, theory with ukulele, and sight reading.

Because the camps are structured to meet different ability levels, we have included the typical age ranges, school grade levels, and samples of music played in previous camps to help you select the camp that best meets your student’s current ability level. If you are unsure about which camp would be best for your student, please email musicdirector@byso.org

Students will bring their instrument and a lunch. BYSO will provide a mid-morning snack. On Friday, there will be a free concert involving all camp participants – family and friends are all invited!

Tuition includes all instruction, one daily snack, camp T-shirt, water bottle, and music folder. Financial aid is available and BYSO meets 100% of all requested aid.

Summer Camp 2024: Details

All 2024 Summer Camps will take place at:

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Traditional Summer Camp Sessions

Extended Care

Extended morning and afternoon care will be available at all of our summer camps from 8:00 am and until 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, for an additional fee of $16 per hour per student. You may sign up for any number of hours on any day or days of your child’s week at camp (except Friday afternoon). Students cannot be left unattended at the camp site.


Still have questions about our camps? Unsure which camp is right for your student? Send us an email at admin@byso.org. We are happy to help to make sure your questions are answered and we find the perfect camp for your young musician.

How to Register

  1. Registration is now closed. If you have any questions about this, please email admin@byso.org.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  3. Within two weeks you will receive an additional email containing a link to submit tuition payment.
  4. Once tuition is received, you will receive an email confirming your student’s enrollment in Summer Camp. Until we receive payment, a student’s spot is not guaranteed.

During the month before your camp, we will email additional camp information and pre- and aftercare sign-up options.


Refund of tuition minus $50 handling fee for withdrawal before June 24. No refunds will be issued after June 24.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Tuition assistance is available for all camps.  All tuition assistance is based on requested need and BYSO has a commitment to meeting 100% of all requested tuition assistance.

We’re glad you’re joining us for camp!

Sponsors & Partners