Girls Rock! DC is a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls and non-binary and trans youth of varying racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, identities, and experiences to develop their self-confidence, build community, rise up, and rock out! We live at the intersection of art, activism, and music education. We host summer camps, workshops, after school programs, and more!

Check our our 2019 Annual Report and read all about Girls Rock! DC’s amazing year!

GR!DC includes teachers, musicians, artists, and community organizers. Together we bring diverse approaches to grassroots organizing in Washington, DC and beyond. GR!DC builds upon the experience of our organizers, including musical background, connection to local youth, and social and political organizing. Women and gender non-conforming and other trans people are so often underrepresented in both mainstream music and the images of our daily lives. The organizers, volunteers, and supporters of the camp are local, relevant role models so that campers see themselves reflected in leadership from their own city and communities.

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We rock by donation!

Your support goes directly towards to creating a safer space for youth to develop their self-confidence, rise up, and rock out! We welcome both individual donations and organization sponsorships — every little bit helps our campers reach their full potential.

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Camp and other programming rocks!

GR!DC offers the opportunity to express yourself through music, conversation, and through your interactions with others. This is a space created especially for you to discover your many layers and express yourself while surrounded by love and support!

We offer programs for youth, adults, and the community. At Youth and Adult Camp, we offer small-group instrument instruction based on skill level (electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit, keyboard, DJ/turntables, vocals). Campers form bands or DJ crews, are coached by musical mentors, and collaborate to write and perform an original song or DJ set. We also offer an after school program and community instrument share.

Discover your rockin’ self!

Volunteers Help Us Rock!

We appreciate the continued support and love from our volunteers! Please join us in making the GR!DC community stronger by sharing your talents and resources. GR!DC has roles for all skill levels and time availability regardless of sex and gender identity. Many roles need to be filled prior to camp, during Camp Week, and all year long. Some roles require specific musical experience but many volunteer positions are open to those without music or instrumental ability. All of them are fun!

Rock out with us!