We Rock! Camp is ON!

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)!

When: Saturday, October 10 – Monday, October 12 (Camper Showcase Monday evening)
Where: SEED Public Charter School, 4300 C St, SE, W, DC 20019
Who: campers and volunteers aka YOU!

Applications for campers and volunteers are now open!

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).

Apply to be a We Rock! Camper today!

Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015
Acceptance and Registration Notifications Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015
Tuition Payment Due: Friday, October 2, 2015
We can accommodate a total of 40 campers. Priority will be given to complete applications and applications submitted earlier. Payment instructions will be provided with your notification of acceptance.

Want to volunteer at We! 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 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.

The 7th Annual Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase!

Camper Showcase

Artwork by: Jamie Langhoff Color by: Alex Tyson

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Join our Girls Rock! After School Program bands from The SEED School and E. L. Haynes at their end-of year showcase THIS Saturday!


When: Saturday, June 13 at 3pm

Comet Ping-Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC

Tickets: $5 at the door

Bands include:
Crimson Moon
Chain Reaction
The Zodiacs

These 8th to 12th graders are going to blow your mind. Come out and support the next wave of rad musicians in the DMV.

GR!ASP is Girls Rock! DC’s after school program for girls from 8th to 12th grade. GR!ASPers build their self-esteem and receive instruction for multiple instruments including drums, guitar, and more…