June 25 – July 1, 2017
Session 2 + MVP
July 9 – July 15, 2017
Applications are now available for Summer Camp 2017.
Please read all of the information below before filling out the application at the bottom.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles! Summer camp is a one-week day camp. Our campers are girls ages 8-17 and camp will take place at Immaculate Conception School in downtown L.A.
We are looking for volunteers who put the best interests of youth and their physical and emotional safety above all else, who understand and believe in our mission and who will show up every day, on time and ready to work. A variety of different volunteer positions are available. Some require musical or filmmaking knowledge, and many do not.
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles is strongly rooted in valuing female leadership and mentorship. We believe in giving girls as many chances as possible to see all kinds of self-identified women and girls in positions of leadership. For this reason, we prefer to place female-identified mentors in teaching, coaching, and managing positions, but there are several other positions open to all gender identities.
In addition to filling out the online application, all new applicants are required to attend a group interview in person. There are three dates to choose from: Tuesday, April 11, 2017; Thursday, April 13, 2017; or Saturday, April 15, 2017. Due to the large number of applicants, we cannot schedule any other interviews.
Volunteers that are accepted are required to complete a background check prior to the start of camp. You must be 18+ to be a volunteer.
Please note that preference is given to volunteers in the greater Los Angeles area. If you are applying from outside of the Los Angeles area, please consider applying at a girls rock camp closer to you. Visit the Girls Rock Camp Alliance website to find a camp near you, and help us grow the girls rock camp community worldwide!
There is a mandatory volunteer orientation and training session on the Sunday before the week of camp starts at Immaculate Conception School. Please consider this to be the first day of your volunteer shift. We will talk about what to expect from the week, how to have a fun and safe camp session, teaching strategies, troubleshooting, etc. This is also a time when volunteers get to know each other, start collaborating, and do last minute camp set up.
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.
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles is strongly rooted in valuing female leadership and mentorship. We believe in giving girls as many chances as possible to see all kinds of self-identified women and girls in positions of leadership, including teaching positions. We welcome support from self-identified males, trans, gender-nonconforming and all gender identities and expressions. Several of our volunteer positions are suitable for everyone. We expect all of our volunteers to respect the importance of female leadership and mentorship.
Some positions require musical experience but many do not, and some require a full-time commitment while others may be part-time. All volunteers must be available for orientation and training. Counselors and band coaches are also required to attend the Showcase. (But seriously, who would want to miss the showcase??)
Full-time positions require you to be at camp Monday through Friday from 10am to approximately 5:30pm. You are encouraged to arrive between 9:30-10am if possible. Campers go home at 5pm but volunteers must stay for a brief meeting at the end of each day so we can go over any issues or questions.
The following positions are available. Click on a title below to learn more:
No musical experience necessary, female-identifying preferred, full-time.
This is one of the most rewarding volunteer positions at camp! You will serve as a mentor for your assigned band of girls, make sure they are where they need to be at all times, and attend the end of the day staff meeting each day. Camp counselors also partner with a band coach to help campers write and rehearse their original song during band practice, as well as help model a cohesive and supportive creative environment.
Musical skill and songwriting experience required, female-identifying preferred, part-time.
Band coaches are assigned a band to help prepare an original song for the showcase. You will help the girls during band selection on the first day, and partner with a camp counselor to assist them each camp day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and interpersonally. Being able to work collaboratively is essential. Knowledge of more than one instrument is preferable.
Proficiency on a musical instrument required, female-identifying preferred, part-time.
Our campers possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it’s time to teach them what you know. We are looking for women to teach: guitar, bass, keys, drums, and vocals. You may do some collaborative large-group teaching, as well as small-group and/or individual instruction. You will also meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to decide on curriculum and what style and level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. Instrument Instructors must be available to teach Monday through Friday, for about 3 hours per day. This position combines well with band coach, support crew, or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering!
Music/production experience preferred but not required, all genders, part-time or full-time.
Lead by the Production Manager, you will be part of a team of people setting up, breaking down, moving around and trouble-shooting musical equipment throughout each day of the week. You will also have the option, and are encouraged to be part of the production crew at the showcase. Desirable though not required skills: setting up a simple PA system, running sound, comfortable carrying heavy objects. Any additional technical knowledge and skill equals bonus points.
No musical experience necessary, all genders, part-time or full-time.
Throughout the week, you will be called upon to help with daily morning set up, camper and visitor check in/out, serving lunch to volunteers, sell showcase tickets and camp merchandise, volunteer break room maintenance, errand-running, camper lunch supervision, general clean up duties, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at Rock Camp! This is a great position for someone without musical experience who really wants to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand however needed. Various part-time and full-time shifts will be available, and we are looking for some people who can be available starting at 9am, and some who can stay until 6 or 6:30pm.
Music production experience required, female-identifying preferred, part-time or full-time.
Assembly sound crew is responsible for setting up our primary PA system on an outdoor stage every morning before campers arrive; running sound every day during morning assembly, lunch time performance, afternoon assembly, plus occasional additional activities; setting up and sound-checking lunch time performers; breaking down the primary PA at the end of the day and safely moving gear inside in an organized manner. The primary PA consists of a digital mixing board, two main speakers, three monitor wedges, and three mics.
No musical experience necessary, all genders, part-time or full-time or on call.
Available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, prescriptions, and assisting Team Feelings as needed. If you prefer to volunteer on site, it combines well with other volunteer positions such as front desk, Team Feelings, support crew, etc. If you are unable to come to camp each day, we are also looking for a nurse or doctor that would be available by phone during camp hours to offer advice as needed.
Specific requirements dependent on workshop details, female-identifying preferred, part-time.
Each of our workshops value the development of life skills and self-esteem, as well as encourage creativity, self-expression and awareness. Each workshop is delivered 2 times over a 1-2 day period, to groups of 20-30 campers loosely divided by age. This position may supplement other volunteer positions well. If you are interested in leading a workshop, please let us know in your application. Below is a partial list of some workshops that we may offer this summer, please let us know if you have another idea that is not listed here.
Self-defense, Image and Identity, Zine writing and production, Songwriting, Band t-shirt screen-printing, Recording, History of women in music, The science of sound.
No musical experience necessary, all genders, part-time.
This is a supplemental position open to counselors, coaches, instrument instructors, or for volunteers who have limited hours available to spend at camp each day. Supervision of campers who must be dropped off before or picked up after regular camp hours.
Some filmmaking experience necessary, female-identifying preferred, full-time.
Coaches will be assigned a crew of girls to cheer on to music video victory! You are responsible for seeing your crew through from the beginning to the end of their project. You’ll help them out and be their guide as they choose a song, come up with a concept, storyboard or shotlist, shoot the video, and edit their final cut. Seeking inspirational leaders! While some filmmaking experience is necessary, the ability to keep your crew jazzed up and having fun is most important. Familiarity with camera and editing is great, but not necessary. You’ll have a camera mentor and an editing mentor by your side!
Camera proficiency, familiarity with camera operation and lighting, female-identifying preferred, full-time preferred.
Camera Mentors will be assigned a crew of girls to pass on your mad camera knowledge to! You should be a proficient camera lady, familiar with camera operation, lighting, and able to answer all sorts of camper questions! Get ready to pass on your skills to the next generation of camera ladies! Monday – Wednesday mandatory, Thursday – Friday optional, Saturday showcase mandatory.
Editing proficiency, familiarity with Adobe Premiere, female-identifying preferred, full-time preferred.
Editing Mentors will be assigned a crew of girls to pass on your mad editing knowledge to! You should be a proficient editor, experienced and comfortable in Adobe Premiere, and able to answer all sorts of camper questions! Get ready to pass on your skills to the next generation of editors! Monday, Thursday, Friday mandatory; Tuesday and Wednesday optional, Saturday showcase mandatory.
All genders, part-time or full-time.
Seeking ninja tech types to keep things running smoothly for our campers! Lots of different opportunities here! Seeking volunteers familiar with camera, lighting, and grip to set up equipment and gear prior to camper arrival, and to help break it down and pack it up after camp. Seeking post-production warriors to offload footage onto computers and import into Premiere, sync video footage to music tracks, and export final music videos. This is a great position for volunteers who can come part-time, or who have early availability beginning at 9am, or who can arrive in the afternoon and stay late until 6:30 or 7pm.
New volunteers, apply here:
Returning volunteers, please check your email for details on how to apply.