Cellists and Bassists:
If you are traveling by plane and wish to rent a local instrument to simplify travel, you can rent an instrument for $50. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st to reserve yours.
Students coming from out of town should make their own hotel reservations at:
The Holiday Inn Oceanside
3384 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL
You can book your room by calling them directly at 772-231-2300, or toll-free at 1-888-670-7470. Make sure to mention “in-house reservations for the Mike Block String Camp" in order receive our group discount rates. Due to increased call volume, you may be transferred to their “Reservations Line” - please use our group code “MBS” in this event. You must book your room by June 7 in order to receive the group discount.
Room Options in our Special “MBS” Group Discount:
Single/Double Room: $139/night
(Note: You can split a double room with more than two people, to save on cost!)
Oceanfront room: $179/night
The Hotel’s back door opens right onto a beautiful beach, where most of the socializing will happen after class! We are located in the exciting Vero neighborhood of Central Beach, surrounded by many nice coffee shops, restaurants, ice cream, bars, etc., all within walking distance.
If you are attending camp alone, but still want to find roommates to share in lodging costs, join our Facebook Group to post and connect with other MBSC students directly. (Note: this is different than "Liking" the Facebook Page.) Children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Children 15-18 years of age may attend camp by themselves (without parent/guardian), if they submit a letter signed by a parent/guardian relieving the camp from any legal liability, as we can not monitor student's out-of-class activities. That being said, we are usually all hanging out together, anyway!
Rental Cars are strongly encouraged, as we don't organize pickups from the airport or rides to/from class. We also recommend that you join our Facebook Group to connect with other students about sharing rides as necessary. Class activities are a 5-minute drive from our hotel. All students are responsible for coordinating their own transportation to/from the hotel. If you would prefer to not rent a car, it is easy to make new friends with drivers early in the week, or you can connect ahead of time via the Facebook Group.
West Palm Beach (PBI)
(1hr 15 min drive south)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
(1hr 30 min drive northwest)
Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
(45 min drive north)
Other airports in the region
Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL)
(2hr drive south)
Miami International Airport (MIA)
(2hr 30min drive south)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
(2hr 35 min drive west)
If you need to secure a shuttle to/from an airport, try these great websites:
There are additional shuttle options you can find via a Google search based on your scheduling needs: