Program FAQ

I wish this was around when I was a kid!

It’s not too late! We offer Ladies Rock Camp, a three-day rock n’ roll boot camp, to cis- and trans-women and non-binary folks ages 18 and up.

I want to come to your camp but I don’t live in Los Angeles. Can I still come?

Yes! You do not have to live in L.A. to attend camp. We have had campers come from as far away as Boston, Chicago, Greece and Mexico. If you are coming from out-of-town, know that we are not an overnight camp and we do not provide accommodations or meals.

I want to come to your camp but L.A. is too far from where I live. What can I do?

There are girls rock camps all over the United States and in other countries too! There are so many that we can’t keep track of them all. Luckily for everyone, the Girls Rock Camp Alliance does keep track and you can see the list under the “Find a Camp” menu of their website.

Are you hiring?

We are not not hiring at this time. We encourage you to volunteer if you’d like to be involved. You can find more information about volunteering here.

Can men volunteer?

Yes. There are volunteer positions appropriate for any gender. Details are on the “Volunteer” page.

We look for volunteers in whom our campers can see themselves reflected. We believe in “if you can see it you can be it” role-modeling. There are volunteer positions available for folks of any gender, and we prioritize the placement of women, non-binary, and trans volunteers in positions involving direct engagement with campers.

Do campers have to like rock n’ roll music to participate in this camp?

No. The term “rock n’ roll” is meant as an ethos, not literal musical style. Campers, as well as our instructors, are into all genres of music. We expose campers to a variety of styles, and we encourage them to be creative.


Is it possible that camp could be cancelled if someone gets exposed or becomes sick?

Yes. We will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff.

What if someone becomes sick after camp?

The LA County Department of Public Health requires us to notify them if a camper, volunteer, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of having been at camp. Please notify us if you test positive within 14 days after camp.

What should I do if I am sick?

If you are sick, do not come to camp.

What if there are multiple cases at camp?

If 3 or more cases are identified, we will inform the L.A. County Department of Public Health who will help us determine if the cluster is an outbreak and tell us what to do next.

What if someone at camp comes into contact with someone outside of camp who has COVID-19?

This is a question that everyone will be asked at the wellness check in the morning. If they have had contact with someone who has COVID, they will be sent home immediately.

What happens if a camper or volunteer tests positive for COVID-19?

Anyone who tests positive should notify us immediately, stay home, and isolate. If they are at camp when they learn of a positive test result, they would immediately be taken to the isolation room and arrangements will be made to transport them home or, in case of a medical emergency, to a medical facility. Anyone who was exposed to the person who tested positive will be instructed to quarantine.

What happens if a camper or volunteer became symptomatic during camp?

They would immediately be taken to the isolation room and arrangements will be made to transport them home or, in the case of a medical emergency, to a medical facility. We would consult with LA County Department of Public Health for further instructions regarding contact tracing, potential quarantining of that person’s cohort, and other safety measures.

What happens if there are new restrictions or there’s a surge in COVID cases in L.A.?

We are keeping a close eye on day camp protocols, and all relevant guidance from L.A. County Public Health Department. If new restrictions are put into place, we may have to make changes to camp including cancelling camp if needed.

How many people will be at camp?

We’re planning for 40 campers and 30-40 volunteers each week. That’s about half capacity of a normal week of camp.

Do the rooms get aired out between uses?

We will be keeping doors and windows open as much as possible. There will be breaks between activities during which rooms will be empty. Cleaning and further airing out will happen during these breaks.

What’s the ventilation system like at camp?

Immaculate Conception School does not have a centralized ventilation system. We will be keeping windows and doors open.

How many campers and volunteers would be allowed in a classroom at one time?

There will be a maximum of 4 campers and 3 volunteers in any classroom.

How much time will be spent indoors?

As of now, campers in bands will spend 1 hour indoors for Instrument Instruction, and 1 hour indoors for Band Practice each day. MVP campers will spend 2 hours indoors each day. In addition, there will be some transition time moving through hallways and bathroom breaks.

Will campers be singing indoors?

Yes. Campers can sing indoors during band practice. Per Department of Public Health protocols, singing indoors is permitted while wearing a mask and at a minimum of 10 feet away from others. Vocals class will be held outdoors with 10ft distance between each singer and the instructor. Vocalists will each have a dedicated mic to use throughout the day.

Will instruments be shared?

Shared use of instruments and equipment will be limited. Singers will have a dedicated mic for the week that they will not share. All instruments and equipment will be sanitized between uses.

What are cohorts?

The cohort system is a recommended safety measure. It reduces interactions, and helps us with contact tracing if needed. A cohort is a small grouping of campers and volunteers. A single cohort will contain 3 bands, and possibly an MVP crew.

What are the physical distancing requirements?

Campers need to keep 3-ft physical distance from each other within their cohort. Volunteers keep 6-ft distance from everyone. Campers keep 6-ft distance from other campers who are not in their cohort. When singing, singers keep 10-ft distance.

Are campers required to be vaccinated?

Camper vaccination is encouraged if/when eligible, but it is not required at this time. The vaccination process for children is still developing.

Are volunteers required to be vaccinated?

We are looking for fully vaccinated volunteers at our in person sessions. For virtual camp, vaccination status is not a factor.

What’s the mask policy?

Everyone at camp must wear a mask at all times when indoors. Campers and volunteers can wear their own mask that follows LA County guidelines. We will provide a clean, disposable, multi-layered mask to each camper and volunteer upon request. Masks should be washed or replaced daily. Masks with valves are not permitted. Masks must cover nose and mouth.

How do I get a COVID-19 test?

If you need help finding where to get a COVID-19 test, please call us. We are not able to provide COVID-19 testing.

Are campers and volunteers required to get a COVID-19 test?

Yes. Campers and volunteers must take a test within 72 hours of the first day of camp and provide proof of a negative result before Monday morning.