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Music Video Program

Welcome aboard Rock Camp Express:
An online summer camp experience brought to you by Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles!

We’re committed to providing a safe and supportive space for girls and gender-expansive youth – even if it’s online! Together we’ll dive into creativity, connect with each other, sharpen our social justice tools, and have FUN!

This is the Music Video Program application page.

About the Music Video Program

July 6-10 and July 13-18
10am-12pm and 5pm-6pm
Ages 12 – 17

Make a music video with your Rock Camp friends! Come up with a concept, learn how to use a camera, and edit in Adobe Premiere! Open to ages 12-17. All levels are welcome. No previous experience is required. Equipment provided.

This year, the Music Video Program will take place over two consecutive weeks. The first week will focus on pre-production & filming. The second week will focus on editing, and learning from special guests.

Each day will kick off with all-camp Morning Assembly. We’ll sing the theme song and move our bodies with Yogaerobics. After Assembly, you’ll meet up with your MVP crew for lessons on camera, lighting, editing, and DIY filmmaking. Next, you’ll head to an all-camp workshop (examples include zine-making and social justice activism). After you’ve had the afternoon to yourself for IRL activities, Music Video Program meets up again from 5-6pm to dive deep into collaborating on the production of your original music video. The two-week program will culminate in a final Saturday Showcase (on Zoom) with the debut screening of your video!

The online Music Video Program is designed to be dynamic and compact. It will include movement, breaks, special surprises, and non-screen activities. Our volunteer mentors will be there every step of the way.

All sessions will happen live on Zoom. Internet access and a device to connect to the Internet such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone will be needed. We’ll help make sure everyone gets connected. If you need a device or help getting internet access, we are here to help. If you need help with Zoom, we’ll walk you through it.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition is $450 per camper for the two-week program. Tuition assistance is available. We offer tuition on a sliding scale so that youth from all financial backgrounds have the opportunity to attend camp. Tuition is not considered a donation.

For those requesting assistance, tuition is based on a sliding scale between $25 – $450. Tuition assistance typically goes to families that are low-income, have many dependents, lost work because of COVID-19, or are facing other financial hardships. We do not grant tuition assistance because of a camper being enrolled in multiple summer camps, private school tuition or other situations involving elective activities.

We realize that families have different abilities to pay. It’s part of our mission to make summer camp accessible regardless of financial situation. Applying for tuition assistance will neither increase nor decrease the chances of acceptance.

The tuition assistance application is within the main application. The link to the main application is at the bottom of this page.

In the application you will be asked the following questions:

  • How much can you pay towards your child’s tuition?
  • What is your household annual income?
  • How many dependents are in your family?
  • Are you a single income family?
  • Does the child receive child support?
  • Does the child receive free of reduced-priced meals?
  • Did you lose work because of COVID-19?

Enrollment Process

Everyone who wants to attend Music Video Program needs to submit an application. If you had previously submitted an application for the in-person Music Video Program, you must re-apply with this new, streamlined application.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. Please note that Music Video Program runs at the same time as the Instrument Instruction and Songwriting programs. You cannot attend both.

Do not send tuition until you receive an acceptance email from us with payment instructions.

Enrollment is only confirmed after tuition has been paid. If you do not pay tuition by the due date in your acceptance email, your spot may be released to someone else.

Enrollment Timeline:

  • June 12, 2020:
    Applications open.

  • June 19:
    Applications close.

  • June 26:
    We will let you know which week or weeks we were able to enroll you in and how to pay tuition.

Crew Formation

Crews will be formed by RCGLA staff before camp starts, and campers will find out who is in their crew on Day 1 of camp.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteer mentors are thoughtfully selected and screened through an online application, in-person or phone interview, and LiveScan fingerprinting. They are an incredible bunch and we hope you get to know some of them this summer.

Refund Policy

We understand that things come up and you may need to cancel. Please email or call us as soon you know you need to cancel.

If you cancel before camp starts, you will receive a 50% refund.

Once camp starts, your tuition is non-refundable.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, 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.

Prepare Your Answers

New applicants only: Camper input is a very important part of the application. Campers should prepare their answers in advance. Here are the Express Yourself questions in the application:

Campers please respond in your own words. You must answer all questions.

  1. Tell about a music video that you totally love. What makes you the most excited about it?
  2. If you could make a music video for any artist, who would it be and what would it look like?
  3. Name a problem that you see in your community or your world. How would you address this issue in a music video?

Campers please respond in your own words. You must answer all questions.

  1. Tell us about a music video that you totally love. What makes you the most excited about it?
  2. If you could make a music video for any artist, who would it be and what would it look like?
  3. Name a problem that you see in your community or your world. How would you address this issue in a music video?

Are You Ready to Apply?

Follow these steps to successfully complete your application:

  • Have your camper with you to answer relevant questions.

  • Fill out the application.

  • Do not send in any tuition until you have received confirmation of acceptance.

Apply Here

Rock Camp Express FAQ

If I already applied for the in-person camp, do I need to re-apply for Rock Camp Express?

Yes. There is a new application and everyone must submit one. You won’t have to answer all the same questions as before.

Will campers be forming bands?

Campers will not be forming bands. They will be working on individualized goals. They will get to work in small groups and have opportunities to collaborate.

Will campers be forming crews?

Yes. MVP campers will form crews.

Can I attend more than one session?

If we have room, yes. Our first priority is to get everyone who applies into one session. On the application you can indicate which sessions you hope to attend. Please note that Music Video Program runs at the same time as the Instrument Instruction and Songwriting programs. You cannot attend both.

How do I apply for the Music Video Program?

The Music Video Program has a separate application, available here.

Do I need a camera to participate in MVP?

No. We are planning to provide campers with camera equipment.

Can you provide me with an instrument?

If you don’t have an instrument at home and you signed up for instrument instruction, we will try to get an instrument to you. At this point we can’t make any guarantees. If you have an instrument at home, please sign up for that instrument. Vocals does not require an instrument, so please consider that as well.

Can my sibling and I participate together using one screen?

It works best if each camper has their own screen. If two campers in the same household want to participate during the same session, see if you can get them each their own device to connect with. Maybe a friend or family member has a device you can borrow. Let us know – we will be trying to find extra devices but we can’t make any guarantees at this time.

Can I do MVP and Instrument Instruction? Can I do MVP and Songwriting?

No and No. If you want to do MVP, the only other session you can apply for is the Recording session.

I’m applying for the first time, what info do you ask for in the application?

The camper will need to be on hand to answer some questions.