Summer Camp

Photo by Bryan Mir.

Photo by Bryan Mir

Summer Camp

• Session 1: June 22 – 27, 2015 •

• Session 2: July 6 – 11, 2015 •

 

Applications for 2015 are now closed.

Please join our wait list to be notified if more spots open up.

Wait List

 

Applications for the Music Video Program are accepted until May 1st.

Click here to learn more and to apply.

 

New for 2015

• In order to allow more girls to experience camp this summer applicants may sign up for one session of camp but not both. Applicants will be able to indicate session availability on the application.

• Dates, deadlines and enrollment process have changed, see details below.

• We’re launching a new Music Video Program and you can read about it here.

Dates & Deadlines

Enrollment opens on Feb. 15th and closes April 1st. We will let you know if you were accepted or not during the week of April 13th. If you are accepted, payment will be due by May 1st.

When & Where

Session 1
Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
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, June 27
Showcase at a music venue in Los Angeles TBA.
All campers are required to attend, and should be available all day.

Session 2
Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
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 11
Showcase at a music venue in Los Angeles TBA.
All campers are required to attend, and should be available all day.

About Camp

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.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $425 per camper for the week of camp. Limited financial aid is available to those in need. We offer tuition on a sliding scale so that girls from all financial backgrounds have the opportunity to attend camp. See the financial aid section of the application for further details. Tuition is not considered a donation.

Photo by Bryan Mir

Enrollment Process

Any girl between the ages of 8-17 by the first day of camp is encouraged to apply. We will be accepting applications from Feb. 15th to April 1st. After April 1st we will look at all the applications together and assign spots and instruments. Applicants will be informed of their status during the week of April 13th and not before then. Payment for those accepted will be due May 1st. Do not send tuition until you receive an acceptance email from us with payment instructions. If we don’t hear from you after we’ve made attempts to contact you, your spot may be given to someone else. Enrollment is not fully confirmed until we receive your tuition payment.

This camp is not a talent contest. Prior musical experience is not required and not necessarily something that would increase a girl’s chance of getting in. When we assign instruments and spots we have to make sure we have an even distribution of ages and instruments. Preference is given to local applicants because one of the goals of our program is to build community in our own backyard. However, out-of-towners are welcome to apply. We’ve had campers from different parts of the U.S. as well as other countries. The most common reason we have had to turn an applicant away is that there were simply too many applications from girls of the same age. We hope to alleviate this by adding a second week.

Instrument Assignment

Campers will be assigned one instrument to focus on for the week based on their indicated preferences. 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 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.

Lunch

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.

Transportation

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 LiveScan fingerprinting. They are an incredible bunch and we hope you get to know some of them this summer.

Refund Policy

If you cancel after May 1st, 2015 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.

Express Yourself

As part of the application, we ask our future campers to answer a few questions so we can get to know them better. We want to hear from them in their own words. Their responses may be submitted in writing either directly in the online application, or they may be emailed or mailed separately either handwritten, typed or in a video format (.mov). We’re posting the questions here so applicants can get a head start.

EXPRESS YOURSELF QUESTIONS:

1) Tell us about a fear or challenge that you have been faced with and explain how you overcame it.

2) How do you express yourself?

3) Who is a female musician that inspires you and why do you admire them?