We Rock! Camp

We Rock! Camp – rock camp for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19+!

This is your chance to learn the instrument of your dreams! Form the DJ crew that will play all the hottest parties! Perform on stage for screaming fans with your new pals that will for sure be your BFFs!

Sign up for 2017 We Rock! Camp right now!

Click here to fill out our camper application.

Click here to fill out volunteer application.

The 411:

When: Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29. The Camper Showcase will be Monday, May 29 in the evening at Black Cat!

Where: SEED School of Washington, 4300 C St, SE

Who: YOU!

We Rock! Camp is just like our youth summer camp, but for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19 and up. We Rock! campers learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to write an original musical expression, and perform for a live audience all in one weekend! No musical experience necessary to be a camper at We Rock! Camp. Trust us. It can be done.

Tuition for We Rock! campers is sliding scale: $250 – $1,000. Any amount over $400 is a tax-deductible donation. Your tuition payment will go directly towards supporting our youth programming. Payment plans are available.

$550 is the full tuition cost for one youth camper to attend summer camp.

Camper Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 14th!

Notification of Acceptances: On or before Monday, April 17, 2017.

Apply to be a We Rock! camper today!

Want to volunteer? We want you to! We need instrument instructors, band coaches, roadies, food crew, childcare, showcase crew, and workshop instructors. Basically, we need you!

Apply to be a We Rock! volunteer today!

Deadline rolling. All volunteers will be offered a small stipend for their time at We Rock! Camp.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, first read the fine print below. If you still have questions, please email us at WRC@girlsrockdc.org.

And you should definitely pass this on or buy We Rock! Camp as a gift for your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, bus driver, mail delivery person, or anyone else you think might love it. (Which is everyone).

The Fine Print

We Rock! Camp will be held Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9:15 am – 6 pm and Monday, May 29 from 9:15 am – 2 pm with the Camper Showcase Monday evening, location TBD. Campers must attend all of We Rock! Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided for both campers and volunteers.

We offer instruction in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals (singing and MC/rapping), and DJing. No musical experience is necessary to participate as a camper in We Rock! Camp.

Initial acceptances for We Rock! Camp campers will be sent out on or before Monday, April 17, 2017. They will include instructions for tuition payment. Tuition is sliding scale $250-$1,000. Payment plans are available. Any amount over $400 is a tax-deductible donation to Girls Rock! DC. Your tuition payment will go directly towards supporting our youth programming. $550 is the full tuition cost for one youth camper to attend summer camp.

We accept credit/debit cards and money orders only for tuition payment. No checks will be accepted. Again, payment plans are available–just ask. We have limited space for campers. If you are not accepted initially due to insufficient space, you will be placed on our wait list and notified in the order of when your application was received if space becomes available. Once you have been accepted, tuition payment must be received by Monday, May 15. If we do not receive your tuition payment by May 15, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist.

While we are called “rock camp,” we welcome adults interested in all musical genres. At We Rock! Camp, we strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for our campers and volunteers. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a GR!DC community that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community and strongly encourage people of color, people who are queer, gender non-binary, and/or trans, and any folks who come from traditionally oppressed experiences to apply to be We Rock! Camp campers and volunteers. We ALL need role models.