Ladies Rock Camp Is Here! – Deadline Extended!

GirlsRockDC-27Don’t you wish Girls Rock Camp had been around when you were a kid? How about if there was a camp for you now? Well, we’re not time travelers, but we’re making that second dream come true! 

Girls Rock! DC is pleased to announce our first ever Ladies Rock Camp for adult women! 

Ladies Rock Camp (LRC) 2014 will be held Saturday, October 11 – Monday, October 13 at the SEED School (4300 C St SE, W, DC 20019). Ladies Rock Camp is open to adult women age 19 and up and is a three-day version of our summer girls rock camp. Campers will learn an instrument, form a band and collaborate to write an original song to be performed in the Camper Showcase at the end of the weekend at a local music venue for a live audience. No musical experience necessary to participate in LRC! 

Campers will also participate in women- and music-focused workshops like Songwriting, Stage Presence and Performance and the History of Women in Music, while meeting other awesome women-rockers! 

Tuition for Ladies Rock Camp is $400 with an option to make an additional donation of $150 to cover the full cost of one camper at our summer girls rock camp. (Tuition for one girl to attend Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp is $550). Because tuition from Ladies Rock Camp helps to support the cost of our summer camp, we are, unfortunately, unable to offer financial aid. (Please see fine print below for more info on payment). 

Apply to be a Ladies Rock Camp Camper TODAY! 

Application Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014  September 26, 2014

Acceptance and Registration Notifications Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

*We can accommodate a total of 25 campers. Priority will be given to complete applications and applications submitted earlier. Payment instructions will be provided with your notification of acceptance.


Tuition Payment Due: Monday, October 6, 2014 

You can fill out your camper application here

We need LRC Volunteers!!

Want to volunteer at Ladies Rock Camp? We need instrument instructors, band coaches, roadies, food crew, childcare, showcase crew, and workshop instructors. Think you can help us out while making new friends and hearing some of the best music ever? 

Fill out a volunteer application here (deadline rolling) 

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, first read the fine print, below. If you still have questions, please email us at LRC@girlsrockdc.org

And if you have friends, family, colleagues, whoever else who might be interested, please feel free to pass this on! 

With rock camp love, 
Girls Rock! DC Leadership Team 

The fine print: 

Ladies Rock Camp will be held from 9:30 am – 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday and from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday with the Camper Showcase Monday evening (location TBD). Campers must attend all of Ladies Rock Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided.We will offer instruction in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. No musical experience is necessary to participate in Ladies Rock Camp.Initial acceptances for Ladies Rock Camp campers will be sent out by September 24. They will include instructions for tuition payment. We accept credit/debit cards and money orders only for tuition payment. No checks will be accepted. If you are not accepted initially due to insufficient space, you will be placed on our wait list and notified in the order of when your application was received if space becomes available. Once you have been accepted, tuition payment must be received within two weeks. If we do not receive your tuition payment within two weeks of notifying you of your acceptance, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist.While we are called “rock camp,” we welcome women interested in all musical genres. Girls Rock! DC Ladies Rock Camp is open to adults who identify as female, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability.

Girls Rock! DC 2014 in the News

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Big thanks to The Washington Post and Washington City Paper for writing about Girls Rock! DC camp 2014. Read more below!

Rebel Girls: At Girls Rock! DC, Punk Starts at Preteen by Perry Stein – Washington City Paper
At Girls Rock! camp, guitars and Girl Power reign by Lavanya Ramanathan – The Washington Post

Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcases

Girls Rock! DC camp culminates in spectacular rock out of epic proportions. Each girl performs in a band or DJ crew, assembled in just one week, at one of two historic venues, Black Cat and 9:30 Club.

Ask anyone who has witnessed this event and they will tell you they’ve never been the same since.  It is pure awesomeness cheering on a group of girls aged 8-18 take the stage with confidence and perform an original song.

All are welcome to the event!  Friends, families, guardians, volunteers, and all lovers of music.  Tickets at the door are $15 and go directly to support the efforts of Girls Rock! DC.  There isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday in the District.

Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase – Session 1 -July 12. 2014
Cost: $15
Time: 3pm
Location: Black Cat DC (14&S)
1811 14th St. N.W. Washington DC

Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase – Session 2 -July 19. 2014
Cost: $15
Time: 11AM
Location: 9:30 Club (9th & V)
815 V ST. N.W. Washington DC