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Special update, May 2019:

Girls Rock! DC will not be holding a full-length Summer Camp in 2019.

We have searched and searched over the past several months for the best spot to hold our beloved week-long Summer Camp. Over 40 locations were sought out for consideration, but none were able to fully accommodate our needs.

We know this is a bummer, but it’s also a gift. This provides us with the opportunity to carry out our transition effectively, lay the groundwork for more year-round programming, and, more importantly, plan some really fun summer activities!

Throughout July and August this year, we’ll have free workshops for girls and non-binary and trans youth on music, justice, activism, and art. Our Youth Leaders are playing a big role in designing these summer activities, and they’re going to be great.

Then, on August 10 we’re having an end-of-summer party to celebrate our community of Girls Rock! DC youth, families, volunteers, and friends. We’ll have performances by GR!DC bands and DJs, mini workshops, lots to eat and drink, and some surprises, too!

Join our mailing list for information on how to lead workshops, perform, volunteer, and, of course, attend!

Learn Drums, Guitar, Bass Key, Voice or DJ!

Join Us! No music knowledge needed!

We’ll teach you how to play and help you form a band or DJ crew with fellow campers and then write an original song.

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Help us make camp accessible to all DC youth!

We offer scholarships to many campers and even go pick them up for camp! GR!DC provides instruments to use during camp. That’s 12+ guitars! 12+ basses! 12+ drum kits! 12+ keyboards! and more.

Girls Rock! Camp is run by volunteers! Hug them (if they like hugs).

We have roles for all skill levels and time availability regardless of sex and gender identity. Even if you don’t know a thing about music!

“Girls Rock has been my favorite experience of my entire existence and is something I don’t plan to ever let go of.”

Neenah W.2017 Camper, age 17

Girls Rock!DC Program Goals

  1. To provide our campers with self-empowerment, self-advocacy, and leadership skills and guidance to use these skills in a positive and ethical manner, as well as opportunities to practice these skills.
  2. To provide our campers with the team-working skills and practice spaces they need to successfully participate in a collaborative musical group and create their own original musical expression.
  3. To develop among our campers a sense of history, community, and pride for women and other marginalized groups in rock, including a sense that they are part of that movement and can affect positive social change through the tool of music.
  4. To provide basic and advanced instruction in instrumentation and creative composition of a song.
  5. To introduce campers to the experiences of musical recording and performance.

GR!DC Principles

All Girls Rock! DC camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff regardless of socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other individual identities.

Girl Rock! DC will function administratively as a non-profit, non-hierarchical, woman-, trans-, and non-binary-powered volunteer organization that demonstrates and operates within the empowerment and collaboration standards our camp seeks to promote in our campers.

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. We do not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.