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 one day for trans and cis women and non-binary and other gender expansive adults, ages 19 and up!

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Camp date

May 15, 2021


Camp is 9:30am-5pm, what a great way to spend a Saturday!

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Location

Mt Ranier, MD


Camp is held in-person in a beautiful outdoor green space in metro-accessible Mt Rainier, MD

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The Vibe:

Acoustic Groove


We Rock! Campers will learn singing, hand drums, and acoustic guitar and collaborate on original jams

WE’RE EXCITED FOR THE FIRST WE ROCK! CAMP OF 2021

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

Our first We Rock! Camp of 2021 is being held on Saturday, May 15 from 9:30am-5pm! The camp is held in-person in a beautiful outdoor green space in Mt Rainier, MD. (Lots of room to commune while keeping our distance!)

Applications are now closed for the May 2021 We Rock! Camp, but join our mailing list to be the first to hear about the next session!

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

9:30am: Join us for coffee, tea, and grounding

10am: Meet your fellow campers and participate in a bodywork and movement session

11am: Try your hand at singing, hand drums, and acoustic guitar through instrument speed dating

12pm: Take a deep dive into one of the instruments in a small group lesson

1pm: Enjoy a homemade lunch alongside a songwriting workshop

2pm: Collaborate with your new band to create an original song

3pm: Share your music

4pm: Close out camp with an open jam

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?

Our first We Rock! Camp of 2021 is being held on Saturday, May 15 from 9:30am-5pm.

How much does We Rock! Camp cost?

We Rock! Camp tuition is $50-250, available on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. You’ll pay tuition after being sent your acceptance email.

Where is camp?

The camp is held in-person in a beautiful outdoor green space in Mt Rainier, MD. The space is metro accessible and has available street parking. You’ll be sent the address upon acceptance to camp.

How accessible is camp?

The camp is held in a grassy outdoor space. The space is metro accessible and has available street parking. The space is accessible for people using mobility devices. Ground and chair seating will be available. If you have a favorite cushion or outdoor chair you like to use, you can bring it! Restrooms are available on the premises and are accessible via a stairway.

Camp is held in English.

Will there be food?

Coffee, tea, and water will be available for campers all day, along with a variety of snacks. We’ll also have lunch with delicious food tailored to campers’ dietary needs.

Is We Rock! Camp COVID-compliant?

Yes! We’re taking every precaution to make this a safe and healthy camp. Camp will be held outdoors and we encourage all participants to take measures that will make them feel safe. All shared instruments, equipment, and other materials are thoroughly sanitized between uses.

Do campers need to bring anything?

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

What is the registration process?

Applications are open April 5-25, 2021.

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 $50-250, 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.