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Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp Information and FAQs

Hello, and thanks for your interest in Girls Rock! DC.

Si desea una solicitud en español, por favor escribe a campers@girlsrockdc.org o llama Michelle a 202-997-1447 por telefono.

What is Girls Rock! DC’s Misson?

What happens during Girls Rock! DC camp?

When is Girls Rock! DC 2017 Summer Camp?

Where is camp held?

What about lunch?

What about instruments?

How much does camp cost?

Who may apply?

What are some important dates to consider?

How do I access and complete the Summer Camp application?

Girls Rock! DC Nondiscrimination Policy

What is Girls Rock! DC’s mission?

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!

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What happens during Girls Rock! DC Summer camp?

Girls Rock! DC is a one-week day camp for girls, non-binary, and trans youth ages 8-18, culminating in a performance showcase of campers’ music on Saturday. During camp 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, be 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, 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, new this year.Apply through the Girls Rock! DC Portal!

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When is Girls Rock! DC 2017 Summer-Day Camp?

June 26-30, 2017 at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School

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Where is camp held?

June 26-30, 2017 at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School

Showcases

July 1st at a location, TBD

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How much does camp cost?

Application Fee: $10, nonrefundable (payable online via our website or checks payable to “Girls Rock! DC”).

Camp: Full tuition is $550. Financial aid packages are available. Head to the Girls Rock! DC Portal for more information.

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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. Apply through the Girls Rock! DC Portal!!

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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.

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Who may apply?

Any DC Metro Area girls, non-binary, and/or trans youth 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 campers interested in all musical genres, plus MCing/Rapping and DJing!

Girls Rock! DC is open to all youths who identify as female, transgender, or gender non-conforming, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability.

Si desea una solicitud en español, por favor escribe a campers@girlsrockdc.org o llama Michelle a 202-997-1447 por telefono.

Apply through the Girls Rock! DC Portal!

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Important dates to remember.

Applications deadline for campers and volunteers- April 30th, 2017.

MandatoryVolunteer trainings-June 3rd and 25th, 2017.

Camp!-June 26th-30th at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School

Showcase-July 1st, location TBD

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Instructions for accessing and completing the 2017 Summer Camp application

The 2017 Summer Camp application can be completed online at www.girlsrockdc.org/registration. (Please be careful to fill out all required fields—sadly, incomplete applications will not be considered). If you’d prefer to receive a paper copy of the application, or materials in another language, or just have questions– please email campers@girlsrockdc.org.

You can also access the Camp Portal, here.

Account Password: If you forgot your password from last year, contact campers@girlsrockdc.org

Once you access the web page:
Select Camper Application
On the left of the next layout-

For returning campers: enter your Account Name and Account Password. Select Login.
This will sign you in under your existing account and bring you to your Profile layout.

For new campers: Click Apply for Camp Now and follow the prompts.

You may change your Account Name and Account Password on the Profile layout.
If you have any technical difficulties, please contact campers@girlsrockdc.org

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.

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