Ladies’ Rock Camp

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Become a part of our empowering community of women who support each other’s creativity, our right to take up space, and the belief that women can play any kind of music they want!

Ladies Rock Camp (LRC) is a weekend retreat in Portland, OR that provides an opportunity for women 21 and over to let loose for the weekend and create original music together. This fall we are offering an alternate program to our usual retreat – LRC: Strings Retreat a guitar/bass weekend intensive. You’ll learn instrumentation, TLC for your instrument, tuning, re-stringing, setting up amp’s and PA’s and much more!

Choice of instruments: Beginner or Advanced Bass and Beginner or Advanced Guitar. There will be approximately 10 spots in each section. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. You don’t have to bring your own instrument, but if you choose to please note Camp cannot accept liability for personal equipment and please label all your belongings well.


TUITION: New Sliding Scale Model

This session we are piloting a sliding scale tuition for LRC, a tool that can provide equitable access to skill-building and life-long learning opportunities, regardless of financial resources. This method of payment requires active participation and personal reflection on what makes sense for your family’s financial situation, and how you would like to support learning in the Rock N Roll Camp for Girls community. The  is one way of acknowledging differences in wealth, income, costs, and privilege and actively addresses the economic disparities in our communities and society. RNRC4G is using this model as a way to say ‘no’ to the way things are and ‘yes’ to the way we believe things can be, while providing an excellent rock camp experience for all. We hope that this fee structure offers more awesome people the opportunity to engage in our community.

Utilizing the Active system for registration and payment offers you the option of making payments toward tuition, rather than needing to pay the full tuition up front. However, you are also welcome to mail in your tuition balance to Rock N Roll Camp for Girls at PO Box 11324 Portland Or 97211.

The tuition scale has been set at the absolute lowest amount possible ($200 – $400) for us to cover our costs and meet expected financial goals for our programs. If you can give more than the full tuition ($400) or would like to sponsor another Ladies Rock Camper, we will gratefully accept your donation! While your tuition is not considered a donation, any amount beyond the full tuition amount ($400) is, and all donations are tax deductible. Whether you can give $5.00 or $500.00 above, every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!



The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland Or 97201 – We would like to thank The Old Church for donating their beautiful space to RNRC4G for our LRC: Strings Retreat.

There is a parking lot for all participants and the location is walking distance to many restaurants and bars.



We are now taking LRC registration through Active. To enroll for LRC visit this link here. Space is limited and enrollment is on a first come-first served basis. Sessions and instrument choices fill up fast so get your application in early! We will confirm your enrollment as soon as we process your application and tuition. There is additional paperwork we will have you sign day of camp, if you would like to see this paperwork in advance please send us an email and we will send you that information.

If your first choice of instruments is full we will notify you by telephone or email, and automatically assign you to your second instrument choice and add you to a waiting list for your first choice.



We understand that life happens and things come up that might prevent you from attending Ladies Rock Camp this Fall. Should you need to cancel, the policy of Portland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is to follow the schedule below when refunding any portion of tuition that you paid toward attending our programs.

*Please note that we cannot roll over your application to a different session or transfer your tuition to a Ladies Rock Camp in another city.

Time until the program’s first day: Camper gets: Camp keeps:
6+ weeks 100% 0%
5 weeks 75% 25%
4 weeks 50% 50%
3 weeks 25% 75%
20 days or less 0% 100%

*We follow this policy except in cases of health or family emergency, at which time refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



Ladies Rock Camp does not provide housing accommodations. Some local participants may be willing to host out-of-town campers.



Several meals are included over the weekend. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but if you have strict limitations, allergies, or preferences please consider bringing some food for yourself just in case. We can provide refrigeration. Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes and a water bottle are highly recommended.