Summer Camp

2015 S1 Group Photo

Photo by Jen Rosenstein

Summer Camp

• Session 1: June 26 – July 1, 2017 •

• Session 2: July 10 – 15, 2017 •


2017 Applications Available Soon!

Join our mailing list and/or follow our social media to be notified when enrollment opens.

Please read the following information before submitting your application below.

NOTE: Changes have been made to the enrollment process, refund policy, financial aid and Express Yourself sections.


When & Where

Session 1
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
10am – 5 pm
at Immaculate Conception School (downtown L.A.) [See map]
Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Showcase: Saturday, July 2
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 11 – Friday, July 15
10am – 5 pm
at Immaculate Conception School (downtown L.A.) [See map]
Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Showcase: Saturday, July 16
Showcase at a music venue in Los Angeles TBA.
All campers are required to attend, and should be available all day.


Photo by Bryan Mir

Photo by Bryan Mir

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 and who live in the Los Angeles area. 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.

Enrollment Process

March 1: Enrollment Opens.

April 8: LAST DAY to submit an application for the first round.
April 9 – 14: First round applications reviewed.
April 15: Notifications sent to all first round applicants.
April 29: LAST DAY to pay tuition for first round applicants.

Round 2 only happens if after reviewing applications from the first round we find that there are still spots that need to be filled, or if a spot opens up. A spot can open up when someone who has been accepted decides not to attend, or if someone does not pay tuition on time. Round 2 applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

A complete application includes the online application AND Express Yourself submission. Without an Express Yourself piece, the application is considered incomplete. Instructions are below.

Applicants will indicate their preferred camp session in the application. Campers are limited to one session because that allows more girls to experience camp.

Enrollment is only confirmed after tuition has been paid. Do not send tuition until you receive an acceptance email from us with payment instructions. If tuition is not paid by the due date (which may vary for Round 1 and Round 2), the unpaid spot will be offered to the next eligible applicant.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first served basis however several factors influence final decisions regarding camper placement. Those factors include: age, instrument, level of experience, diversity and interest. When we assign instruments we’re making sure there is an even distribution of ages and instruments so that bands can be formed. Some ages and instrument choices are in greater demand than others. The most common reason we turn an applicant away is that there were too many applications from girls of the same age. We hope to alleviate this by offering two weeks of camp.

This camp is not a talent contest. Prior musical experience is not required. 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.

Instrument Assignment

RS1267_BASS_IMG_9302Campers will be assigned one instrument to focus on for the week. Every day they will have a group lesson in that instrument, and play that instrument in their band. Applicants are asked to share their instrument preferences in the application. Their choices are: voice, guitar, bass, keys or drums. Not all campers will be assigned their first choice. Campers cannot change instruments once their instrument has been assigned.

All instruments are provided. If a camper has their own guitar or bass, they may bring it. 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.


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.

vocals class huddle 2014Transportation

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

We understand that things come up and you may need to cancel. Please email or call us as soon you know you need to cancel.

If you cancel within two weeks prior to the first day of the session you are signed up for, your tuition is non-refundable.

If you cancel more than two weeks in advance of the first day of the session you are signed up for you will receive a 50% refund.

Session 1: June 27 – July 2
If you cancel on or after June 13th tuition is non-refundable.
If you cancel before June 13th you receive a 50% refund.

Session 2: July 11 – 16
If you cancel on or after June 27th tuition is non-refundable.
If you cancel before June 27th you receive a 50% refund.

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.

Express Yourself

rcgla_floor_guitaristThis is a REQUIRED part of the application. Without it, an application is considered incomplete.

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. Express Yourself pieces can be submitted in the form of an audio clip, video clip, or hand-written essay. Preferred audio file is mp3, preferred video file is .mov. Or you can send us links where we can listen or view online.

Express Yourself pieces are to be emailed to Or you can mail to:

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles
4470 W. Sunset Blvd. # 284
Los Angeles, CA 90027

If you need technical assistance or any assistance at all in getting your Express Yourself Piece to us, please call or email us. We are happy to help!

Express Yourself Questions:
1) What social issue(s) do you care about and why?
2) What do you love about music?
3) Who is a female in your life that you look up to and why?

Are You Ready to Apply?

Follow these steps to successfully complete your application:

1. Fill out the application.
Apply Here

2. Remember to send in your Express Yourself responses.
Email to: Put “Express Yourself” in the subject line and include applicant name in the email.

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