Girls Rock! DC is proud to be working towards our TENTH ANNUAL SUMMER camp!
With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls, non-binary, and trans youth of varying racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; abilities; identities; and experiences to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up, and rock out!
Following in the footsteps of girls rock camps across the United States, Girls Rock! DC was founded in October 2007 by an all-volunteer collective of DC metro area musicians, teachers, artists and community organizers.
We build upon our diverse musical backgrounds, connections to local youth, and approaches to grassroots organizing to create a week-long day camp for Washington, D.C. area girls ages 8-18.
During the week, campers receive small-group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntables, digital music, or vocals; form bands, and collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, which they perform at a showcase at the end of the week.
Campers also learn about the history of women in rock, gender and cultural identity, band merchandise and promotion, conflict resolution and other skills young folks need to take over the world of music!
What people are saying about Girls Rock! DC:
“In the summer of 2008, my daughter Mariana participated in the Girls Rock! DC program. At first we did not know much about the program but signed up because we both thought it would be fun. However, the program got better and better every day…. The end product was an amazing empowerment to girls, with great organization and love. I personally enjoyed my daughter’s performance and growth, but I mostly admired the diversity of the group and how every girl was special in their own way. The diversity was present in many different ways. I want to thank the entire team who with great dedication and love made each girl feel so special during the program. The concert was an amazing production, perfectly planned, you should be very proud of yourselves! Mariana is ready for next year’s program, and we both would like to help in any way possible.”
2008 Camper Mom
Girls Rock! DC is a member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance