GREAT NEWS! We Rock! Camp (formerly Ladies Rock! Camp) is back on!

 

wrc2Have you always wanted to play an instrument but didn’t know where to start?
Have you dreamed your whole life of being in a band?
Do you want to have the most fun you’ve ever had in your life?

Join us for We Rock! Camp – rock camp for grown folks
~open to women, trans-identified, and genderqueer adults age 19+

Apply to be a We Rock! camper right now!

Click here to sign up and give the gift of We Rock! Camp this holiday season.

What is We Rock! Camp (WR!C)?
WR!C is the adult version of Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp. Grown folks (age 19 and up) come together for one weekend, learn an instrument, form bands and DJ crews, collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, and perform on stage at a premier DC venue. At WR!C you can learn electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals, or DJing. No musical experience necessary. You’ll also participate in awesome workshops focused on collaboration and teamwork, gender and music, stage presence, and more!

Who can come to WR!C?
WR!C is open to any adult age 19 and up who identifies as a woman, as trans, and/or as genderqueer. We intentionally changed the name from Ladies Rock Camp to We Rock! Camp to create a more inclusive space. This means we are open to folks who identify as women as well as folks with a range of gender and sexual identities.

Do I need to play an instrument or bring one?
You do not need to have any musical experience to attend WR!C. We take campers from beginner to advanced, and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. We’ll even provide you with an instrument for the weekend!

When and where is WR!C?
Camp: Saturday, February 13 – Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
The SEED School, 4300 C Street, SE
Showcase: Monday, February 15th at 7pm, Songbyrd.  More showcase updates on our Facebook Event Page!

How much does it cost? Is there financial aid? What will my tuition cover?
Tuition for WR!C is $400 with the option to make an additional donation of $150 to cover the full cost of one youth to attend GR!DC’s summer camp. Unfortunately, we do not offer financial aid as WR!C is a fundraiser for our youth programming. But a portion of your tuition is tax-deductible, and we’ll happily work with you to develop an interest-free payment plan! Please see the fine print below to learn more.

How do I apply to be a camper?
We’re so glad you asked! Just click here to apply!!
Deadline to apply is Friday, January 22, 2016. Space is limited. Apply now!

Do you need volunteers for WR!C?
Why yes, yes we do! We need volunteers with musical experience and without – instrument instructors, band coaches, roadies, food crew, childcare, showcase crew, and workshop instructors. Click here to apply to be a WR!C volunteer. Deadline: rolling.

Still got questions? Email us at wrc@girlsrockdc.org

We can’t wait to see you in February!!!

With (grown folk) rock camp love,

GR!DC’s We Rock! Camp Team

The Fine Print
We Rock! Camp will be held from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, with option for potluck jam session until 9 pm, Sunday, and from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday with the Camper Showcase Monday evening, location TBD. Campers must attend all of We Rock! Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided.

Girls Rock! DC’s We Rock! Camp is open to adults who identify as women, female, transgender, genderqueer, and/or gender non-conforming, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability, and while we are called “rock camp,” we welcome adults interested in all musical genres.

Tuition for We Rock! Camp is $400. We are unable to offer financial aid as your tuition will go directly to covering the costs of Girls Rock! DC summer camp participants. We are happy to offer fundraising suggestions and/or interest-free payment plans. We also humbly request that all who are able make an additional donation of $150. Your $400 tuition + $150 donation = $550 covering the full cost of tuition for one summer camp youth. Regardless of what you pay, a portion of your tuition is tax-deductible. If you pay $550, $400 of that amount is tax-deductible and if you pay $400, $250 of that amount is tax-deductible. Girls Rock! DC is happy to provide you with a tax-deductible receipt on request.

The camper application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2016 and initial acceptances for We Rock! Camp campers will be sent out by Wednesday, January 27. 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 waitlist and notified in the order of when your application was received if space becomes available. If you are in the first round of acceptances, once you have been accepted, tuition payment must be received by Friday, February 5. If we do not receive your tuition payment by February 5, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist (unless you have set up a payment plan with GR!DC).

Fall Jobs with GR!ASP

The Girls Rock! After School Program (GR!ASP) has openings for P/T after school music coaches at partnering DC-area schools for the fall semester! We hope to expand GR!ASP programming to new schools and after school programs, but we need more musicians’ talents and time! If you know any DC-area women who would be interested, please forward along and share with your networks! More details on the paid position(s) below:

 

GR!ASP Band Coach Job Description

Dates-  October 2015- December 2015

Schedule-  5-8 hours per week, day/time will be finalized with individual program site (expect between 5pm-8pm + curricula planning meetings, band showcase prep)

Pay Rate-  $15 hourly

Objective-  To assist with advising DC-area school’s Girls Rock! After School Program

Contact-  info@girlsrockdc.org  (Subj: GR!ASP Coach)

 

Mission Statement:

With a base in music education, Girls Rock! D.C. aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls to develop their self confidence, build community, stand up, and ROCK OUT!

 

Duties

  • With Site Lead plan and oversee a varied program whose objective is empowering girls through music, including curricula development
  • Supervise and assist students in learning instruments and developing musicianship
  • Supervise, lead, and assist groups in creating and performing songs
  • Empower girls to “find their voice” and express themselves through encouragement
  • Promote youth engagement in GR!ASP activities
  • Assist with setting up, breaking down, and proper storage of all equipment
  • Foster a “safer space” environment and ensure that all in attendance support this vision
  • Work in alliance and support fellow Group Mentors
  • Work with and demonstrate respect towards school staff and facilities

 

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency with at least 2 instruments
  • Self motivated and reliable
  • Experience creating and playing original music
  • Comfortable performing
  • Ability to carry out daily agendas based on a given curriculum
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills while also being a team player
  • Must have unwavering support for the GR!DC mission
  • Pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading and encouraging DC-area youth
  • Multi-instrumentalist highly encouraged

 

Please read our non-discrimination and inclusion policies here: GR!DC Non-Discrimination Policy

We Rock! Camp is ON! – Postponed–more news as it becomes available

***Postponed–more news as it becomes available***

Have you always wanted to learn an instrument? Start a band? DJ a dance party? Perform on stage for screaming fans? All in an amazing, fun, and supportive environment? Now is your chance!!!

Girls Rock! DC is proud to announce our 2nd annual We Rock! Camp – rock camp for women, trans*-identified and genderqueer adults (formerly Ladies Rock Camp)!

GR!DC’s 2nd annual We Rock! Camp is just like our youth summer camp, but for adults age 19 and up who identify as women, female, trans*, genderqueer, and/or gender non-conforming. We Rock! campers learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to write an original musical expression, and perform for a live audience all in one weekend! No musical experience necessary to be a camper at We Rock! Camp. Campers will also participate in inclusive, gender and music-focused workshops like Songwriting, Stage Presence and Performance and the History of Women in Music, while meeting other awesome rockers!

Tuition for We Rock! Camp is $400 with an option to make an additional donation of $150 for a total contribution equal to 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 We 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).

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

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

The fine print:

We Rock! Camp will be held from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, with option for potluck jam session until 9 pm, Sunday, and from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday with the Camper Showcase Monday evening at Comet Ping Pong. Campers must attend all of We Rock! Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided.

We will offer instruction in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals and DJing. No musical experience is necessary to participate in We Rock! Camp.

Initial acceptances for We Rock! Camp campers will be sent out by September 21. 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 by October 2. If we do not receive your tuition payment by October 2, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist. While we do not offer financial aid, we can accommodate payment plans.

While we are called “rock camp,” we welcome adults interested in all musical genres. Girls Rock! DC’s We Rock! Camp is open to adults who identify women, female, trans*, genderqueer, and/or gender non-conforming regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability.