The mission of Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles is to empower girls through music

Vision

We strive to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in girls, in a world that doesn’t always give girls permission, space, or tools to do so.

Our programs are designed to promote collaboration, build confidence, and celebrate unique and diverse voices.

Through mentorship and the transformative power of music, we hope to inspire girls to be their best selves – to rock in life.

We challenge the old paradigms of who gets to make music and who gets to make noise, we hope that our programs will help make the world a more equitable place.

RCGLA is a member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, an international 501(c)3 coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls and women using the tools of music education to foster self-esteem and confidence.

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Goals

  • To build self-esteem in girls.

  • To provide a safe space for risk-taking and creative expression.

  • To create opportunities in music participation.

  • To build community among female musicians and their supporters.

Herstory

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles was founded in 2010 by a group of local musicians and community activists. The first Summer Camp took place that year, serving 50 girls. Ladies Rock Camp was added as a 3-day fundraiser program in 2011. Immaculate Conception School, in the neighborhood of Westlake and bordering downtown L.A., has been a home to RCGLA programs from the very beginning.

Since 2013 (except for in 2014 when just one session was offered) RCGLA has offered two sessions of Summer Camp, serving 140 girls each summer. A Volunteer-In-Training program was launched in 2015, and in 2015, RCGLA began offering a Music Video Program to girls ages 12 and up. Beginning in December of 2016, RCGLA launched its first series of all-ages events outside of Summer Camp, Sunday Fundays.

RCGLA was the first “Girls Rock Camp” to be established in Southern California, inspired by the Girls Rock Camp movement taking place around the world, but particularly the first west coast camps: Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and the first-ever Girls Rock Camp in the world: Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Portland. RCGLA is a proud member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.