Summer Camp

Session 1

July 6 – 11, 2020

Session 2

July 20-25, 2020

2020 Summer Camp enrollment is now open!
Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.

2020 Summer Camp enrollment opens March 1st.
Please join our mailing list and follow us on social media for updates.

Looking for four 12-17 year old keys players
and one 13-16 year old vocalist Session 2!

Enrollment is full in all other ages and instruments.

Applications for ages 12-17 are still being accepted.
Waitlist for ages 8-11 is full.

Round 1 applications for Summer Camp 2019 are closed.
Applications for Round 2 are now being accepted.

When & Where

Session 1

Summer Camp + Music Video Program:

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2020

10:00am – 5:00 pm daily

Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017


Saturday, July 11, 2020

On Showcase day, campers need to be available 11am – 3pm.

Showcase Venue:

Session 2

Summer Camp:

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2020

10:00am – 5:00 pm daily

Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Saturday, July 25, 2020

On Showcase day, campers need to be available 11am – 3pm.

Showcase Venue:

About Camp

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles is a day camp where girls and youth with marginalized gender identities ages 8-17 explore the joys and challenges of collaborative music-making while guided by inspirational mentors.

In one week, campers form bands, write an original song and perform live at a music venue in L.A. such as El Rey or The Troubadour. Each day kicks off with punk-rock-yogaerobics to get our bodies moving, an inspired rendition of the camp theme song “We Rock L.A.,” and a hilarious yet educational skit by the Famous Rock Camp Skit Time Players.

Morning sessions consist of group instruction in the instrument each camper has been assigned for the week and a workshop. Workshops at camp may include designing and screen-printing camper band t-shirts, songwriting, self-defense, zine-making, image and identity, recording, media literacy, and more!

At lunch, a guest artist will take the outdoor stage to perform, talk about their work and take questions from campers. After lunch, campers have plenty of time to jam and write and rehearse their band’s song.

Prior music experience is not required. All instruments are provided.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition is $450 per camper for the week of camp. Tuition assistance is available to those in need and who live in the Los Angeles area. 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.

Tuition assistance is available on a need basis to campers who live in the Los Angeles area.

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, 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?

Enrollment Process

Campers are limited to one session. The only exception is that Session 2 campers may apply for the Music Video Program during Session 1, and vice versa. The Music Video Program has a separate application.

Enrollment is not confirmed until after tuition has been paid. Do not send tuition until you receive an acceptance email from us with payment instructions. If tuition is not paid by the due date, the unpaid spot will be offered to the next eligible applicant.

Enrollment Timeline:

Due to current events, we’ve removed the deadline to apply. At this time we are still accepting applications.

Round 1

  • March 1, 2020:
    Enrollment opens.

  • April 1:
    LAST DAY to submit an application for the first round.

  • April 13-17:
    Notifications sent to all first round applicants.

  • April 27:
    LAST DAY to pay tuition for first round applicants.

Round 2

Round 2 only happens if after reviewing applications from the first round we find that there are still spots that need to be filled, or if a spot opens up. A spot can open up when someone who has been accepted decides not to attend, or if someone does not pay tuition on time. Round 2 applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

This camp is not a talent contest. Prior musical experience is not required. Preference is given to local applicants, however, out-of-towners are welcome to apply.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first served basis; however, several factors influence final decisions regarding instrument assignment and band formations. Those factors include: age, instrument choices, level of experience, diversity, and interest level. When we assign instruments, we’re making sure there is an even distribution of ages and instruments so that bands can be formed. Some ages and instrument choices are in greater demand than others. The most common reason we turn an applicant away is that there were too many applications from campers of the same age.

Instrument Assignment

Campers will be assigned one instrument to focus on for the week. Every day they will have a group lesson in that instrument, and play that instrument in their band. Applicants are asked to share their instrument preferences in the application. Their choices are: guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals. Not all campers will be assigned their first choice. Campers cannot change instruments once their instrument has been assigned.

All instruments are provided. If a camper has their own guitar or bass, they may bring it. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles does not accept liability for personal instruments.

Band Formation

Bands will be formed by RCGLA staff before camp starts, and campers will find out who is in their band on day 1 of camp.

Arrival and Pickup Times & Extended Hours

Camp starts promptly at 10am, Monday – Friday. Campers should arrive at camp between 9:30am – 9:45am each day, except for Monday when they need to arrive between 9am – 9:30am. Camp ends at 5pm each day and that’s when they should be picked up.

Anyone requiring an early drop-off or late pick-up MUST contact us in advance so we know what to expect and can plan accordingly. Extended hours child supervision is free. Early drop-off begins at 8:30am. Late pickup is available until 6pm sharp. Please contact us and let us know what your needs are. Any campers arriving early or staying late should bring a book to read or other activity.

Lunch & Snacks

Campers must bring their own lunch and a snack each day. We do not provide lunch for campers. We will provide a small snack each afternoon. Re-usable water bottles are recommended to help stay hydrated throughout the day.


We do not provide transportation. However, we would like to help facilitate carpooling and use of public transportation if we can. In the application you can let us know if you’re interested in carpooling and we will do our best to connect you with others in your area. There are metro bus, rail and DASH lines near Immaculate Conception School. If the camper will be using public transportation and you would like our assistance, please call us to discuss options.

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 within two weeks prior to the first day of the session you are signed up for, your tuition is non-refundable.

If you cancel more than two weeks in advance of the first day of the session you are signed up for you will receive a 50% refund.

Session 1: July 6-11, 2020

  • If you cancel before June 22nd, you receive a 50% refund.

  • If you cancel on or after June 22nd, tuition is non-refundable.

Session 2: July 20-25, 2020

  • If you cancel before July 6th, you receive a 50% refund.

  • If you cancel on or after July 6th, 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, age, 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

Camper input is a very important part of the application. Campers should prepare their answers in advance. Here are the questions we need to hear the camper’s voice on:

Campers please respond in your own words. Please answer each question with 1-2 paragraphs. You must answer all questions.

Younger campers or anyone with special needs may get help from a family member or friend.

  1. What is something you are excited to learn about or experience at camp this summer, and why does it excite you?
  2. At Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, we believe everyone brings something unique and valuable to the world. What are your unique qualities that we can look forward to at camp?
  3. If you could change anything about the world, what would it be?

We will assemble bands based on age, experience, musical interests, and Express Yourself answers. Your answers will not affect your chance of being accepted. Experience is not necessary!

  • Who are some of your favorite musicians?
  • What’s your favorite song right now?
  • What experience do you have (if any) playing an instrument? Name instrument(s) and how long you have been playing.
  • What are your interests and hobbies besides music?
  • Do you take music lessons?
  • Are you musically self-taught?
  • Do you like to sing?
  • Do you play in a band outside of camp?
  • Have you written original music and/or lyrics?
  • Can you read music?

You will be asked to rank your choice of instruments: electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keys, vocals.

  • Why is your first choice your first choice?
  • How interested are you in each of those instruments?

Are You Ready to Apply?

Applications will be available on March 1, 2020.

Follow these steps to successfully complete your application:

  • Have your camper with you and/or have their prepared answers on hand.

  • Fill out the application.

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

Apply Here