Liberation Rock Camp

November 7th – 10th 2019

Video Produced by Liz Vaughan

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! Registration Open Now


Liberation Rock Camp (LRC) is a weekend retreat in Portland, OR that provides an opportunity for women, transgender and gender-expansive folk 21 and over to let loose for the weekend and create original music and community together. 

How it works: You’ll learn an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, vocals), form a band, write an original song, and perform live for all your screaming fans, in just 2 1/2 days. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We provide all the instruments and amazing instructors, along with skill-based and empowerment workshops. Plus meals and an outrageous KARAOKE PARTY!!


Thursday, Nov 7th – 6pm – 9pm: Meet & Greet, Dinner & Welcome, Song Writing Workshop, Band Formation

Friday, Nov 8th – 6pm – 9pm: Potluck dinner with performance by Piefight!, Instrument Instruction

Saturday, Nov 9th – 9am – 11pm: Breakfast, Instrument Instruction, Lunch & Pedal Demo, Band Practice, Dinner & performance TBA – KARAOKE PARTY!

Sunday, Nov 10th – 10:30am – 8:30 pm: Band Practice, Lunch & performance TBA, more Band Practice, Showcase Prep, dinner on your own, Showcase!



Tuition for LRC is based on a sliding scale, 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. This  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, if necessary, 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 ($150.00) for us to cover our costs and meet expected financial goals for our programs. If you can give more than the full tuition ($150.00) or would like to sponsor another Liberation Rock Camper, that option is available and warmly welcome when you register! While your tuition is not considered a donation, any amount beyond the full tuition amount ($150.00) 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!



Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center – 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217



Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument choices fill up fast, so register early! We will confirm your enrollment as soon as we process your application and tuition. 

If your first choice of instruments is full, we will notify you by telephone or email, 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 Liberation 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 Liberation 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, in which case refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



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



Several meals are included during the retreat. 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.