We help girls, non-binary youth, and women build self-esteem through music creation and performance, provide music and art based workshops, and create leadership opportunities for teens and women by cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors that encourage social change and the development of life skills.
WHY A GIRLS ROCK CAMP?
We want to eradicate all the limiting myths about music and gender that make girls and nonbinary people afraid to speak up, sing out, and make noise. We want to abolish all the obsolete traditions that restrict many girls’ and women’s free musical expression and obstruct their access to the world of music. We seek to demonstrate—through lessons, mentorship, positive examples, and the shared experiences of the volunteers—that every genre of music from the heaviest to the most delicate, and every technical job and creative endeavor in the music industry, is available to any girl, nonbinary person, or woman who wants to explore it. The enormous amount of community support given to campers affords them a unique opportunity to express themselves in any way they wish. It’s not just about rock ‘n’ roll; it’s about all musical genres. And it’s not just about being a musician; it’s about being an active agent in music culture and industry. We believe that by teaching these things, we can help our campers develop—musically, mentally, and emotionally—toward their own ideas of who and what they want to be.