Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Girls Rock! DC’s mission?
This is our MISSION STATEMENT: With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up and rock out!
What happens during Girls Rock! DC camp?
Girls Rock! DC is a one-week day camp for 60 girls ages 8-18, culminating in a performance showcase of campers’ music on Saturday. During the week, we offer small-group instrument instruction based on skill level (electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit, keyboard, DJ/turntables, vocals). Campers will form bands or DJ crews, coached by musical mentors, and collaborate to write and perform an original song or DJ set. We also host guest artists, and offer workshops on gender and cultural identity, making your own band merchandise, songwriting, conflict resolution, and other skills young women need to take over the world (of music!). We are excited to be offering several new workshops for returning campers this year.
When is Girls Rock! DC 2013 Day Camp?
Where is camp held?
How much does camp cost?
Head to the Girls Rock! DC Portal to fill out an application.
Who may apply?
Any D.C. Metro Area girl between the ages of 8 and 18 during the camp week may apply. No musical experience is necessary. Also, we are called “rock camp”, but we welcome girls interested in all musical genres, plus DJing!
What about lunch?
Each camper will need to bring her own lunch each day, although GR!DC will provide small snacks. If you are eligible for free lunch at school and would like free lunch at camp, please check the box on the financial aid application.
What about instruments?
Instruments and one pair of earplugs will be provided during the camp week. If you have your own guitar, bass, or keyboard feel free to bring it, although GR!DC takes no liability for personal instruments.
Girls Rock! DC Nondiscrimination Policy
Girls Rock! DC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, body type, physical ability, gender expression, or other individual identities in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer policies and activities. All Camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff.
Girls Rock! DC welcomes individuals who identify as female (regardless of the sex assigned them at birth) and individuals who were raised/socialized as female (regardless of current gender identity) to apply for leadership positions within the organization. Individuals of any gender may apply for non-leadership positions. Please see the Volunteer Position Descriptions section for a list of these positions and what the responsibilities and expectations.
A special note to male-identified volunteers: Girls Rock! DC is primarily led by and for women and girls. We also value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity toward all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women.
Girls Rock! DC is a DC-based, cooperatively-led 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers and on donations.