Summer Camp

2015 Summer Camp Registration is LIVE!

Tell your FB friends, tweet your followers, tell your IRL friends, tell your pets, tell your mom, tell your pets’ mom! Yes! Summer Camp 2015 is here! Applications can be found here along with hopefully every possible question you might have about the process.

As of now, here’s how camp is filling out…

  • For Session 1, we only have spots left for Bass (ages 8-17), Guitar (12-17), Drums (12-17), and Vocals12-17).
  • For Session 2, we only have spots left for Bass ages (8-17), Guitar (12-17), Drums (12-17), Vocals (12-17), and Keyboard (8-17).
  • For Session 3, we only have spots left for Bass (ages 8-17), Guitar (8-17), Drums (12-17), Vocals (12-17), Keyboard (8-17), and Hip Hop Elements (8-17).

Oh yeah, one more thing… RNRC4G IS NOW PAPERLESS!!!! Finally! This means that this summer we are accepting online applications only! So send those cool forms in at your earliest convenience (camp is still first come, first serve after all).
****If this aspect is at all limiting to your family, please contact us directly at [email protected]
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

2015 Summer Camp session DATES will be…

July 6 – 10th
July 20th – 24th
Aug 3rd – 7th

Showcases will be at Alberta Rose Theater again this year (SWEET!) and will be the Saturdays following each summer camp session.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for another awesome Summer Camp season!  

We love our amazing community of supporters and SC 2014 sponsors!rock summer camp

SW Charter School and Waterfront Church, Alberta Rose Theatre,  North, Moderator Band, Key Bank, Apizza Scholls, Pine State Biscuits, Corwin Beverage Co., Lion Heart Kombucha, Mississippi Pizza, Collage, Big Ass Sandwiches, The Blazers, Ernie Ball, IPRC, Naegeli Deposition and Trial, Jennifer Murdock Photography, Social Justice Fund, BiAmp, Guitar Center, Stumptown Coffee, Grand Central Bakery, Einstein Bros Bagels, New Seasons, La Bonita, ChickPeaDX Falafel, Cascadia New Traditionals, Sweetpea Bakery, Kill Rock Stars, Sock It To Me!, Susan Matlock Jones & Associates, PSU Girls Rock Camp Capstone, South Waterfront Heated Storage, Moldex, Finnegan’s Toys, New Avenues INK Screenprinting Shop, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls Board of Directors, all our volunteers, interns, and many more!

Want to see your name/business on this list? Email [email protected] to find out how!

What is Summer Camp all about?

We offer three sessions of our summer day camp each year for girls ages 8 to 17. Monday through Friday, campers participate in instrument instruction, workshops, and band practice, where they write original songs. The showcase performance is held at a local music venue that weekend. No musical experience is necessary! Girls of all skill levels can take lessons on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals or learn about DJing, MCing, and beat producing.

Play rock, punk, hip-hop, country, pop, indie, lounge, blues, reggae, jazz, ska, metal, experimental, hardcore, R & B, screamo, alternative, classic, or any other musical genre you can think of!

Attend workshops like zine making, self-defense, songwriting, screen printing, positive self-image, and more!

Catch a live lunchtime band or DJ every day! Past performers have included the Gossip, the Donnas, the Decemberists, Peaches, and Kaia Wilson.

Our mission is to help girls build self-esteem through music creation, performance, and workshops. In a supportive community of peers and mentors, we provide positive role models, hands-on experience, and access to technical and creative resources. Classes, workshops, and events are designed to foster self-esteem and life skills development in every camper while having fun, creating music, and making friends.

Instructors, band managers, band coaches, and other mentors come from all over to volunteer at Summer Camp. Many are female musicians with years of experience in writing, performing, recording, and touring with their bands or as solo artists. Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls was founded in 2000 and held its first Summer Camp in 2001. Nearly 250 girls participated this past summer, and many campers go on to become interns, volunteers, and run many of the 40+ Girls Rock Camps worldwide — among other amazing things, of course!

Tuition is $400 plus a $10 per camper nonrefundable application fee. Financial aid is available upon request.

Summer Camp is Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with an end-of-session showcase on the following weekend. All campers should bring a lunch, but no instruments are necessary — we provide all the gear!

Email [email protected] with any questions about Summer Camp.