Summer Camp 2017!

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Applications for Girls Rock! DC’s 10th Anniversary 2017 Summer Camp are now OPEN!!

2017 GR!DC Summer Camp Info:

When: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30. Camper Showcase – Saturday, July 1 (location and time TBD).

Where: E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Georgia Ave campus, 3600 Georgia Ave, NW

Who: Girls, trans, and gender non-conforming youth age 8-18 in the Washington, DC area

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

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 7 at midnight.

At Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp, youth come together to learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to put together an original song or DJ set, and perform their piece at the end of just one week at a local DC venue. No musical experience is necessary to participate in Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp.

Apply to be a Girls Rock! DC camper right now! Please email campers@girlsrockdc.orgwith question or for more information.

Introducing Girls Rock! DC’s First-ever Youth Leadership Program!

We are also happy to announce our first-ever Youth Leadership Program! The Youth Leadership Program is open to returning campers age 16 – 18. Youth Leadership Program participants will help will help us plan our 2017 summer camp, including choosing daily themes, assembly activities and workshop topics.

Click here for more information and to apply for our first ever Youth Leadership Program!(Please note that Youth Leadership applicants must also separately apply for summer camp here. Please email saman@girlsrockdc.org with questions or for more information).

Volunteering at Girls Rock! DC’s 2017 Summer Camp

And for you all you adults, do you want to volunteer at Girls Rock! DC’s 10th Anniversary Summer Camp? Of course you do!

We need all kinds of volunteers with all kinds of experience and skills (musical and non-musical).

Click here for more information and to access the volunteer application.

Deadline to apply – Sunday, May 7 at midnight.

Please email volunteers@girlsrockdc.org with questions or for more information.

We can’t wait to rock out with you this summer!

With rock camp love,

The Girls Rock! DC Leadership Team
Katie, Saman, Frankie, Olya, Laura, Megan, Shelly, Sophie, Ebony, Annie, Jenn, Ruth, Tiik and Jackie

PS – Camper and volunteer applications for GR!DC’s 2017 We Rock! Camp happening Memorial Day weekend are still open! Click here for more info and access to applications!

At Girls Rock! DC, we strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for our campers and volunteers in all of our prorams. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a volunteer base that reflects the diversity of our youth and 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 Girls Rock! Camp volunteers. We ALL need role models.

Youth Leadership!

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Dear Girls Rock! DC Community,

We are thrilled to announce that applications for our first ever YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM are NOW OPEN!

Youth Leaders will be a group of 5-10 teens that meet to strengthen communication and leadership skills as well as to make GR!DC more youth-driven. The program aims to give young folks a louder voice in deciding GR!DC’s programming.

You should apply if:

  • You will be 16-18 years old at this summer’s rock camp (June 26-30, 2017).
  • You have participated in a Girls Rock program at least once before (this includes Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp, After-School Program, or a Girls Rock program in a different city).
  • You care about creating change in your community!

Want more info? Click the link below to learn more and apply to be a Youth Leader right now! 

Click here to find out more and apply to be a youth leader.

Youth leaders will still be campers and will still receive instrument instruction, participate in workshops, and form DJ crews or bands. They will also plan & lead activities including assemblies and workshops!

This summer’s Youth Leadership Program is the first step in creating a permanent, year-round youth decision-making presence at Girls Rock! DC. It was formed to be a leadership body for GR!DC teens, but the exact scope of its work will be explored and defined by its 2017 members. Additionally, this summer’s youth leaders will have the chance to develop into a year-round youth advisory board that will consult with the adult leadership team to make decisions about GR!DC’s future priorities and actions. If you still have questions after taking a look at the application, you can email saman@girlsrockdc.org.

Apply to be a youth leader today! 

Deadline to apply is APRIL 10, so don’t wait!

With rock camp love,

The GR!DC Leadership Team

P.S. Summer camp applications for all campers are coming super soon. Note that YLP applicants MUST also complete the standard summer camp application-apply through the Girls Rock! DC Portal! 

The Fine Print

The meeting dates have not been chosen as we want to pick dates/times that work best for this group of members. So when applying, be sure to give us as much information as possible about your schedule and availability! Remember, youth leaders will begin meeting in the weeks & months BEFORE camp.

Participants will be selected by the GR!DC leadership team on the basis of eligibility and with an aim to ensure that participant’s viewpoints and experiences are reflective of GR!DC’s camper base as a whole. There will be an opportunity for compensation – more information to come!

The Youth Leadership Program will strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for all applicants and participants. As is the case at all Girls Rock! DC programs, we do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a YLP that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community and strongly encourage youth of color, youth who are queer, gender non-binary, and/or trans, and any folks who come from traditionally oppressed experiences to apply to be Youth Leaders.

We Rock! Camp applications are OPEN!

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Dear Girls Rock! DC Community,

We are so excited to announce that applications for our 3rd annual We Rock! Camp – rock camp for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19+ are NOW OPEN!

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 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 email 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).

With rock camp love,

Olya, Saman, and Annie on behalf of the GR!DC Leadership Team

P.S. Check out our “Save the Dates” for summer camp and other upcoming events!

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.