Music Video Program
June 26-30, 2023
2023 Music Video Program enrollment is now open!
Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.
Deadline to apply is April 1st.
2023 Music Video Program details and applications will be available on March 1st.
2022 Music Video Program applications are closed.
Music Video Program 2022 full details and applications will be available here on March 15th.
When & Where
Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023
9:30am – 3:20pm Monday – Thursday
9:30am – 7:30pm Friday
Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
On Friday at 6pm, camper bands will present their songs on the big stage at camp, and MVP campers will share their music video.
About the Music Video Program
In the Music Video Program (MVP) campers ages 12-17 direct, shoot, and edit a music video! Campers work with each other in a crew alongside inspiring filmmakers to bring their ideas to the big screen! No prior filmmaking experience required!
In one week, campers will direct a music video for a local musician, learn how to operate professional cameras, edit with cutting-edge software, and finally screen their video in front of a live audience at camp!
Each crew will have their very own camera mentor and editing mentor, making sure that each camper has plenty of one-on-one time with the gear, and ensuring that there’s always someone close by to answer questions and teach tips and tricks! Every MVP camper will have an opportunity to direct, shoot, and edit.
Crews will be formed by RCGLA staff before camp starts.
Girls and gender expansive youth between the ages of 12-17 are encouraged to apply. All equipment provided! Bring your awesome!
Campers will be assigned an arrival time, pickup time, and drop-off/pickup location.
Arrival times will range from 9:05am – 9:25am. Camp activities start at 9:30am.
Pick up times will range from 3:20pm – 3:35pm. Camp activities end at 3:20pm.
We are not providing extended hours child supervision. Please drop off and pick up your child at the assigned times.
Campers must bring their own lunch and snack each day. We do not provide lunch or snacks for campers. Bring your own water to help stay hydrated throughout the day.
We do not provide transportation. For COVID-19 safety, please do not carpool with other campers unless you are in the same cohort.
Camper, staff, and community safety is a top priority. We will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the CDC. We will provide updates as we get closer to the start of camp. Guidelines may change.
Full vaccination is required of all volunteers. We strongly recommend that all campers eligible are fully vaccinated prior to starting camp. Unvaccinated campers may be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
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 or reduced-priced meals?
March 1, 2023:
April 1, 2023:
Last day to submit an application.
April 10-14, 2023:
We will email you to let you know if you got into camp.
April 21, 2023:
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.
We don’t want to turn anyone away but due to capacity limitations we may have to. Thank you for your understanding.
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 volunteer mentors are thoughtfully selected and screened through an online application, interview, and Live Scan fingerprinting. They are an incredible bunch and we hope you get to know some of them this summer.
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 June 12th, you receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel on or after June 12th, tuition is non-refundable.
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, and your responses should be 1-2 paragraphs per question. You must answer all questions.
- Tell us about a music video that you totally love. What makes you the most excited about it?
- If you could make a music video for any artist, who would it be and what would it look like?
- Can art cause social change? How? Give an example if you can think of one.
Music Video Program campers will be placed in crews made up of 3 or 4 campers. The crews will be formed before camp starts by our staff. Your answers below will help us place you with crew mates of similar skill level and interests.
- Why do you want to attend this camp and what are you hoping to get out of it?
- Are there any specific areas of interest that you’re hoping to learn more about in the Music Video Program this year?
- Who are some of your favorite musicians? Are there any local musicians you like to listen to?
- What’s your favorite song these days?
- What genre of music would you most like to direct a music video for?
- Rate your interest level in each component of the video-making process:
- Coming up with video ideas and concept
- Directing the musicians and actors
- Acting / appearing in the video
- Filming the video and operating the camera
- Working with lights and lighting equipment
- Editing the video and working on the computer
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.