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GREAT NEWS! We Rock! Camp (formerly Ladies Rock! Camp) is back on!


wrc2Have you always wanted to play an instrument but didn’t know where to start?
Have you dreamed your whole life of being in a band?
Do you want to have the most fun you’ve ever had in your life?

Join us for We Rock! Camp – rock camp for grown folks
~open to women, trans-identified, and genderqueer adults age 19+

Apply to be a We Rock! camper right now!

Click here to sign up and give the gift of We Rock! Camp this holiday season.

What is We Rock! Camp (WR!C)?
WR!C is the adult version of Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp. Grown folks (age 19 and up) come together for one weekend, learn an instrument, form bands and DJ crews, collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, and perform on stage at a premier DC venue. At WR!C you can learn electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals, or DJing. No musical experience necessary. You’ll also participate in awesome workshops focused on collaboration and teamwork, gender and music, stage presence, and more!

Who can come to WR!C?
WR!C is open to any adult age 19 and up who identifies as a woman, as trans, and/or as genderqueer. We intentionally changed the name from Ladies Rock Camp to We Rock! Camp to create a more inclusive space. This means we are open to folks who identify as women as well as folks with a range of gender and sexual identities.

Do I need to play an instrument or bring one?
You do not need to have any musical experience to attend WR!C. We take campers from beginner to advanced, and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. We’ll even provide you with an instrument for the weekend!

When and where is WR!C?
Camp: Saturday, February 13 – Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
The SEED School, 4300 C Street, SE
Showcase: Monday, February 15th at 7pm, Songbyrd.  More showcase updates on our Facebook Event Page!

How much does it cost? Is there financial aid? What will my tuition cover?
Tuition for WR!C is $400 with the option to make an additional donation of $150 to cover the full cost of one youth to attend GR!DC’s summer camp. Unfortunately, we do not offer financial aid as WR!C is a fundraiser for our youth programming. But a portion of your tuition is tax-deductible, and we’ll happily work with you to develop an interest-free payment plan! Please see the fine print below to learn more.

How do I apply to be a camper?
We’re so glad you asked! Just click here to apply!!
Deadline to apply is Friday, January 22, 2016. Space is limited. Apply now!

Do you need volunteers for WR!C?
Why yes, yes we do! We need volunteers with musical experience and without – instrument instructors, band coaches, roadies, food crew, childcare, showcase crew, and workshop instructors. Click here to apply to be a WR!C volunteer. Deadline: rolling.

Still got questions? Email us at

We can’t wait to see you in February!!!

With (grown folk) rock camp love,

GR!DC’s We Rock! Camp Team

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, location TBD. Campers must attend all of We Rock! Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided.

Girls Rock! DC’s We Rock! Camp is open to adults who identify as women, female, transgender, genderqueer, and/or gender non-conforming, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability, and while we are called “rock camp,” we welcome adults interested in all musical genres.

Tuition for We Rock! Camp is $400. We are unable to offer financial aid as your tuition will go directly to covering the costs of Girls Rock! DC summer camp participants. We are happy to offer fundraising suggestions and/or interest-free payment plans. We also humbly request that all who are able make an additional donation of $150. Your $400 tuition + $150 donation = $550 covering the full cost of tuition for one summer camp youth. Regardless of what you pay, a portion of your tuition is tax-deductible. If you pay $550, $400 of that amount is tax-deductible and if you pay $400, $250 of that amount is tax-deductible. Girls Rock! DC is happy to provide you with a tax-deductible receipt on request.

The camper application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2016 and initial acceptances for We Rock! Camp campers will be sent out by Wednesday, January 27. 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 waitlist and notified in the order of when your application was received if space becomes available. If you are in the first round of acceptances, once you have been accepted, tuition payment must be received by Friday, February 5. If we do not receive your tuition payment by February 5, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist (unless you have set up a payment plan with GR!DC).

The 7th Annual Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase!

Camper Showcase

Artwork by: Jamie Langhoff Color by: Alex Tyson

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Join us at the 2015 GR!DC Volunteer Kick-off on March 15th!

Dear Fantastic Girls Rock! DC Community!

Do you love kids, music, and designing educational programs? Do you love spreadsheets and numbers? What about PR and talking to people about how awesome Girls Rock! DC is? Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity and have always dreamed of supporting Girls Rock! DC in a major way?

If you answered yes (or even maybe!) to any of those questions, we need you!

We always need you, but as we gear up for camp this summer, Ladies Rock Camp this fall, GR!ASP (Girls Rock! After School Programming), and everything else we do year-round, we need volunteers! We’re hoping that means you!!!

Think you can help? Wondering how you can help? Come learn more and get involved at:

2015 GR!DC Volunteer Kick-off
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Stephen’s Church, Basement Dining Room, 1525 Newton St. NW (corner of 16th and Newton)
RSVP at our Facebook event here:

We’ll tell you about our volunteer needs, both for camp and year-round, including how you can get involved in the GR!DC Leadership Team. And we’ll want to hear from you about what you’d like to do!

There will be presentations from GR!DC organizers that you don’t want to miss. There will be music. And there will be snacks!! (YES SNACKS!) Bring friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, anyone you think might be interested in getting involved.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Rock on,
The GR!DC Leadership Team