Summer Camp

Photo by Bryan Mir.

Photo by Bryan Mir

Summer Camp

• July 7-12, 2014 •

Enrollment Closed


New for 2014: Intern Program.

Returning campers ages 16-17, learn about this special opportunity here!

Questions? E-mail us:


Please read carefully –  we’ve made some changes!

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls L.A. is a day camp where girls ages 8-17 explore the joys and challenges of collaborative music-making while guided by inspirational female mentors.

In one week, campers form bands, write an original song and perform live at a music venue in L.A. such as El Rey or The Troubadour. Each day kicks off with punk-rock-yogaerobics to get our bodies moving, an inspired rendition of the camp theme song “We Rock L.A.,” and a hilarious yet educational skit by the Famous Rock Camp Skit Time Players. Morning sessions consist of group instruction in the instrument each camper has been assigned for the week and a workshop. Workshops at camp may include designing and screen-printing camper band t-shirts, songwriting, self-defense, zine-making, image and identity, recording, media literacy, and more! At lunch, a guest artist will take the outdoor stage to perform, talk about their work and take questions from campers. After lunch, campers have plenty of time to jam and write and rehearse their band’s song.

Any self-identified girl between the ages of 8-17 is encouraged to apply. Prior music experience is not required. All instruments are provided.

When & Where

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11
10am – 5 pm (please note new hours)
at Immaculate Conception School (downtown L.A.) [See map]
Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Showcase: Saturday, July 12
Showcase at a music venue in Los Angeles TBA.
All campers are required to attend, and should be available all day.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $425 per camper for the week of camp. Limited financial aid is available to those in need. See the financial aid section of the application for further details.

Tuition is not considered a donation.

Enrollment Process

Any girl between the ages of 8-17 by July 7, 2014 is encouraged to apply to summer camp. It is our goal to form a balanced and diverse camper population. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and acceptance notices will be sent out in several rounds. The order in which we receive applications is one factor that we consider, but we also look at age, instrument choice and other elements. We expect to have more applications than available spots and we may reach full capacity before the May 15th deadline. Therefore, it is advantageous to apply as early as you can.

The first step is to submit your application online or by mailing in the printable version.  We will send you an email confirming that we have received it. If you don’t get that email within a week of applying, email or call us. Please make sure your email address is correct. You must also email or mail us the camper’s “Express Yourself” piece within a week of applying. The instructions for the EYP are new this year.

Within four weeks of submitting your application we will contact you by email or phone to let you know if the camper has been accepted. Accepted applicants will be informed of their tuition amount due. Do not send tuition before you have received your acceptance notice.

Once you have been informed of the camper’s acceptance and your tuition amount, you have two weeks to send in your tuition. If we don’t receive your tuition or hear from you within two weeks of us contacting you, your spot will no longer be held and may be given to someone else.

The camper’s enrollment is confirmed once we receive your tuition. More information about camp will be provided to you after that point.

A wait list will be formed as spots fill up.

Express Yourself!

As part of the application process, we want to hear from campers. Campers are required to respond to a set of questions in written, audio, or visual form.

Instrument Assignment

Campers will be assigned one instrument to focus on for the week. They will have a group lesson in that instrument each morning of camp. In the application, campers are asked to indicate their first, second and third choice of instrument. Their choices are: voice, guitar, bass, keys or drums. Certain instruments are in greater demand than others, and we also have to factor in even distribution across ages so that bands can be formed. Not all campers will be assigned their first or second choice. Campers cannot change instruments once their instrument has been assigned.

All instruments will be provided. If a camper has their own guitar or bass, they may bring it, but Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles does not accept liability for personal instruments.

Arrival and Pickup Times + Extended Hours

Camp starts promptly at 10am, Monday – Friday. Campers should arrive at camp between 9:30am – 9:45am each day, except for Monday when they need to arrive between 9am – 9:30am. Camp ends at 5pm each day and that’s when they should be picked up.

Anyone requiring an early drop-off or late pick-up MUST contact us in advance so we know what to expect and can plan accordingly. Extended hours child supervision is free. Early drop-off begins at 8:30am. Late pickup is available until 6pm sharp. Please contact us and let us know what your needs are. Any campers arriving early or staying late should bring a book to read or other activity.


All campers must bring their own lunch and a snack each day. We do not provide lunch for campers. We will provide a small snack each afternoon. Re-usable water bottles are recommended to help stay hydrated throughout the day.


We do not provide transportation. However, we would like to help facilitate carpooling and use of public transportation if we can. In the application you can let us know if you’re interested in carpooling and we will do our best to connect you with others in your area. There are metro bus, rail and DASH lines near Immaculate Conception School. If the camper will be using public transportation and you would like our assistance, please call us to discuss options.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteer mentors are thoughtfully selected and screened through an online application, in-person or phone interview, and fingerprinting. They are an incredible bunch and we hope you get to know some of them this summer.

Photo by Bryan Mir

Refund Policy

If you cancel on or before May 15th, 2014 we will refund 75% of your payment. If you cancel after May 15th, 2014, we will refund 50% of your payment.

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, 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.

Are You Ready to Apply?

Follow these steps to make sure you successfully complete your application:

1. Fill out the application online or print and send by mail.
Apply Online - or - Print & Mail

2. Download the instructions to complete your Express Yourself piece here.

3. Do not send in any tuition until you have received confirmation of acceptance.


photo by Beth Schore