Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Summer Camp is a 6-day music empowerment program welcoming girls, transgender (regardless of identity), and gender non-conforming youth ages 9-17.
At summer camp we encourage our campers to discover the power of their voice through collaborative music creation and performance.
At summer camp every camper learns an instrument (guitar, bass, vocals, or drums) with the help of dedicated and talented volunteer instructors and teen interns. Campers also experience a wide range of music-based workshops such as “Hip-Hop Elements,” “The History of Women and Trans Artists in Music,” “Stage Presence,” and more!
Rock Camp is a community of supportive allies who are committed to lifting each other up and supporting positive social change through music. Made up of musicians, our campers, their families, our volunteers, staff, board, activists, and donors who all value and uphold what we believe.
At summer camp we engage our campers in workshops on gender identity, cultural appropriation, racial and gender equity in music, and identifying stereotypes in the media. We encourage campers to understand and engage with these topics so they feel confident in supporting social justice in the world.
Collaboration, problem solving, effective communication, listening, and time management are just some of the skills that are learned during the course of tackling the challenges of a week at Rock Camp.
Dancing, singing, getting loud, being silly, making a zine, designing a logo, screen printing, sometimes even slip ’n’ slides are all part of the fun at Rock Camp!
This is a half-day program from Monday — Friday. It is imperative that you select a week of camp where you can commit to the full 5-day program. Campers will spend the half-day learning an instrument and creating an original song with their band.
Summer Rock Camp – Hybrid Edition will be a live and online program that is the next step in safely returning to our regular camp programming. Campers will join us in our new space in SE Portland for half day sessions, either AM or PM, to learn an instrument; bass, drums, guitar, or vocals, form a band, write a song, and record their song for our virtual showcase. Then in the morning or afternoon, at home, campers will engage in workshops, including logo design and zine making, and performances by our favorite local artists via Zoom.
We are taking careful measures to ensure we follow all COVID safety guidelines. Mask wearing will be required, instruments will be assigned to each camper for the week of camp, and all rooms and instruments will be sanitized twice daily. In accordance with OHA, space will be very limited, 30 campers each week, with 15 campers per AM or PM group.
Session 1 ages 9-11/12: June 21 — June 25, 2021
Session 2 ages 9-11/12: July 5 — July 9, 2021
Session 3 ages 12-17: July 19 — July 23, 2021
Session 4 ages 12-17: August 2 — August 6, 2021
Rock Camp Headquarters
5538 SE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97202
We are offering Rock Camp Hybrid Edition at a minimum tuition of $225.00. However, we will never turn any camper away because of economic need and will once again be offering some level of tuition assistance to all campers who apply. We would also encourage those camper families who can contribute more to consider increasing your tuition to support our efforts to ensure every girl and trans youth who wants to ROCK! can. You can add a camp sponsorship at the end of the registration. All amounts above $225 are tax-deductible
We understand that for some who attend camp this amount may be challenging and we would encourage you to apply for tuition assistance. For others, who are able, we would encourage you to consider giving above the regular tuition amount to support our assistance program and help meet our mission of ensuring everyone can attend Rock Camp.