We need a camp space!

Girls Rock! DC is still looking for a summer camp space! If you or anyone you know has any leads please email info@girlsrockdc.org or call Jenn at 202-487-5366

Here are the details of our camp space needs:

Dates and Times

  • Late July or early August 2015
  • Access to space for approximately 9-16 days (1 or 2 weeks of camp, including weekends before and after)
  • Monday through Friday for 1 camp week
  • Weekend prior to start of camp for instrument load in, camp set up and volunteer training
  • Weekend following the camp week for clean up
  • Camp runs from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Organizers arrive as early as 7:30 am and stay as late as 7:00 pm.

Our Space Needs (needs can be adjusted to specific availability)

  • Girls Rock! DC’s programs serve 50-60 campers and 80-100 volunteers per camp week. We need:
  • One large room, hall, auditorium or cafeteria for assemblies, lunch, performances and workshops. This space should have access to power outlets.
  • Between 6-18 smaller rooms for instrument instruction, band practice and workshops, with access to power outlets. (The number of rooms depends entirely on the number of campers we are able to accommodate at our host site and can be adjusted accordingly.)
  • One smaller room or private area for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Counselor.
  • One smaller room or station for the Registered Nurse.
  • One room with computer/internet access to be used as the camp organizers’ headquarters.
  • One room that can be used as a Volunteer Lounge.
  • Access to kitchen with refrigerator for camper and volunteer lunches.
  • Access to an art room if possible – we provide all supplies.
  • Outdoor space for games and workshops if possible.
  • Elevator access is appreciated if building is 2 stories or more.
  • Ramps that make entrances and exits fully accessible are also desirable.
  • Secure site to leave musical equipment and other gear and supplies throughout location is essential.

Other Considerations
During our camp week, we teach instrument instruction in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals and DJing. Thus, our program gets very loud. It is preferable to use the space at times when no other students are in the building, and when teachers and other staff do not mind sharing their classrooms and space with us and will not be bothered or deterred from completing work by the noise we create.

We also decorate the space in hallways, on doors, and within rooms but make sure to not damage any property or leave anything behind.

The space needs to be accessible to people of all abilities.

The ability to copy and print is ideal and Girls Rock! DC commits to reimbursement for any expenses incurred by the space providers.

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Join us at the 2015 GR!DC Volunteer Kick-off on March 15th!

Dear Fantastic Girls Rock! DC Community!

Do you love kids, music, and designing educational programs? Do you love spreadsheets and numbers? What about PR and talking to people about how awesome Girls Rock! DC is? Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity and have always dreamed of supporting Girls Rock! DC in a major way?

If you answered yes (or even maybe!) to any of those questions, we need you!

We always need you, but as we gear up for camp this summer, Ladies Rock Camp this fall, GR!ASP (Girls Rock! After School Programming), and everything else we do year-round, we need volunteers! We’re hoping that means you!!!

Think you can help? Wondering how you can help? Come learn more and get involved at:

2015 GR!DC Volunteer Kick-off
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Stephen’s Church, Basement Dining Room, 1525 Newton St. NW (corner of 16th and Newton)
RSVP at our Facebook event here: facebook.com/events/918310128199866

We’ll tell you about our volunteer needs, both for camp and year-round, including how you can get involved in the GR!DC Leadership Team. And we’ll want to hear from you about what you’d like to do!

There will be presentations from GR!DC organizers that you don’t want to miss. There will be music. And there will be snacks!! (YES SNACKS!) Bring friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, anyone you think might be interested in getting involved.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Rock on,
The GR!DC Leadership Team