Girls Rock! DC 2015 Summer Camp Information
Hello, and thanks for your interest in Girls Rock! DC. We’re now in our seventh year and tremendously excited about another amazing camp summer. This year we have made a few changes, which those of you who are coming back after one or more summers may notice as you go through the sheet. To explain them, we added a list of “frequently asked questions” (a FAQ) to talk through what’s new and why. We hope it answers many of your questions, but please let us know if you have others. We’re here to help!
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What is Girls Rock! DC’s mission?
Girls Rock! DC Mission: 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 girls 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 this year.
When is Girls Rock! DC 2015 Day Camp?
Camp Week is July 27 – July 31, 2015. Camp will meet daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where is camp held?
The British School of Washington
2100 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
The British School of Washington campus is located along several bus routes:
Dupont-Georgetown Circulator, 30N, 30S, 31, and 33 lines
The closest metro stations are Dupont Circle (red line) and Rosslyn (blue/orange/silver lines).
Please do not contact The British School of Washington directly about the camp.
Camper Band Showcase is August 1, 2015. Location and time are TBA, but plan for an 11am start.
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.
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.
Who may apply?
Any DC Metro Area girl between the ages of 8 and18 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!
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.
Important dates to remember.
Final application deadline (incl. Financial Aid form, camper art piece & application fee): June 24, 2015.
Camper acceptance notifications: the week of June 28, 2015.
Volunteer application priority deadline: June 13, 2015.
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.