Have you dreamed of being a rock star? Do you feel like you missed your chance to learn a musical instrument? We Rock! Camp is for you.

It’s all the fun of our summer youth camp, condensed into two days for trans and cis women and non-binary and other gender expansive adults, ages 19 and up!

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Camp date

November 20-21, 2021


Saturday, 9am-6pm and Sunday, 9am-4pm

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Location

7DrumCity


Camp is held at the local practice space, venue and Girls Rock! DC partner, 7DrumCity

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The Vibe:

Electric Collaboration


We Rock! Campers will learn to jam on electric guitar, sing like a diva, and rock out on drums

DON’T MISS THE FINAL WE ROCK! CAMP OF 2021

We Rock! Camp is a two-day retreat for adults to explore their creativity and connect with their inner rock star. It’s all the fun of our summer youth camp, condensed into two days for trans and cis women and non-binary and other gender expansive adults, ages 19 and up!

Our final We Rock! Camp of 2021 is being held at 7DrumCity (1506 North Capitol St NW) November 20-21.

We Rock! Camp tuition is $50-350, available on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. 

Here’s what you can expect at We Rock! Camp

  • Learn to jam on guitar, sing like a diva, or rock out on drums from local DC musicians. 
  • Form a band with your fellow campers and collaboratively write an original song.
  • Spend quality time in workshops and conversation with other rad folks like you.
  • Perform on stage with your new band at a live show for a real audience. 

We Rock! camp makes a great gift!

Know a friend who could use a fun, healing retreat? We Rock! Camp makes a great gift! Email us if you’re interested in sponsoring a camper!

Answers to all your questions

When is We Rock! Camp?

Camp is Saturday, November 20, 9am-6pm and Sunday, November 21, 9am-4pm with an optional after party following camp.

When is the Showcase?

Campers will perform their original songs on stage at The Pocket! Doors are at 1pm and the show is from 2-3:30pm on Sunday, November 21. Tickets are $5-20 and can be purchased online or at the door. All the proceeds from this event go to supporting Girls Rock! DC’s youth programs, so we can encourage the next generation of rock stars!

How much does We Rock! Camp cost?

We Rock! Camp tuition is $50-350, available on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. You’ll pay tuition after being sent your acceptance email.

Where is camp?

Camp is held at 7DrumCity, a local practice space and venue at 1506 North Capitol St NW. It is accessible by bus and metro.

How physically accessible is the space?

There are stairs into the front and back of the building and stairs up to some of the practice spaces. We will provide folding chairs in practice and workshop spaces. We will be using several different rooms in the same building, and participants will walk between them. There are two ADA-sized bathrooms on the first floor of the building.

What language is camp held in?

Camp will be held in English. If you would like to request support such as a live translator, please contact us at info@girlsrockdc.org by October 30.

Will there be food?

Coffee, tea, and water will be available each morning, and campers will be provided with a delicious lunch both days. Feel free to bring any snacks or treats you’d like.

Is We Rock! Camp COVID-compliant?

Yes! We’re taking every precaution to make this a safe and healthy camp. The following protocols must be followed by all participants and volunteers. Anyone found not following these rules may be removed from the program.

  • All participants and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination upon arrival. 
  • Workshops and concerts are held in a large room, and instrument lessons and band practices are held in small rooms. No more than 10 people at a time are allowed in a small room and no more than 30 people at a time are allowed in a large room. 
  • Rooms are sanitized and cleaned by the venue before and after each session. You are responsible for keeping your own equipment and self safe and clean.
  • If you feel sick, do not come. If you have new symptoms that aren’t related to an existing medical condition (including any of the following: fever over 100.4, intense shivering or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, muscle or body aches, unusual headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea), email us at info@girlsrockdc.org to let us know that you will be absent and do not come to the session. 

In addition to these protocols, our host for the Showcase, The Pocket, has the following guidelines: In order to protect our staff, patrons, and traveling bands and comply with city-wide mandates, proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test result is required in order to perform at The Pocket. Masks must be worn at all times in the venue when not actively eating, drinking, or performing. If a performer arrives without proof of vaccine or negative test, we will offer an at-home COVID 19 self-swab test for a fee.

These protocols and guidelines are subject to change based on public health guidance and best practices.

Do campers need to bring anything?

Just their own radiant selves, their mask, and their own water bottle/cup for drinks!

What is the registration process?

Apply to We Rock! Camp at https://girlsrockdc.org/apply/. Applications are open Oct 20-November 10, 2021. Camp acceptances will be sent out on November 12.

This online application page is for campers comfortable completing these forms in English. If you need help completing the application, please email us at info@girlsrockdc.org.

Who can attend We Rock! Camp?

We Rock! Camp is for trans and cis women and non-binary and other gender expansive adults, ages 19 and up.

Do I need to have musical experience?

Nope! We welcome campers of all experience levels, from “not musically inclined” to “sings in the shower” to “composes original rock operas”. The only requirement is a love of music!

I have another question!

Email us at info@girlsrockdc.org and we’ll be happy to find you an answer!

We Rock! Camp is more than an opportunity for the campers. It’s an opportunity for youth as well.

Tuition for We Rock! campers tuition helps to support youth programming. We Rock! Camp tuition is $50-350, available on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. Net proceeds go directly to supporting Youth Summer Camp.

Liner Notes

We also strive to create a GR!DC community that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community. We 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. Everyone deserves to rock!

“Music has always been an important part of my life, but I had never played with anyone before. We Rock! Camp gave me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and try something scary and exciting. Camp is a chance to be creative and feel supported. I loved the other people in my band, friends I wouldn’t have met without camp. We had so much fun that we still play music together, two years later!”

Lindseyformer We Rock! camper

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.