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Music Video Program

MVP Session 1

June 21 – 25, 2021

MVP Session 2

June 28 – July 2, 2021

Music Video Program 2021 applications are closed.

Music Video Program 2021 enrollment is now open!
Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.

Deadline to apply is May 14th.

Music Video Program 2021 (in person) full details and applications will be available here on May 7th.

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.

When & Where

Session 1

In Person

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 2021

10:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Thursday
10:00am – 5:30pm Friday

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

Showcase

On Friday at 4pm, camper bands will present their songs on the big stage at camp in front of their peers and mentors, and MVP campers will share their music video. At this time only campers, volunteers, and camp staff will be able to attend.

Session 2

In Person

Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, 2021

10:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Thursday
10:00am – 5:30pm Friday

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

Showcase

On Friday at 4pm, camper bands will present their songs on the big stage at camp in front of their peers and mentors, and MVP campers will share their music video. At this time only campers, volunteers, and camp staff will be able to attend.

About the Music Video Program

In the Music Video Program (MVP) campers 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 9am – 9:30am. Camp activities start at 10am.

Pick up times will range from 3:00 – 3:15. Camp activities end at 3:00pm.

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.

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?
  • Did you lose work because of COVID-19?

Enrollment Process

Campers are limited to one session. The Music Video Program has its own application.

Enrollment Timeline:

  • May 7, 2021:
    Applications open.

  • May 14:
    Last day to submit an application.

  • May 18:
    We will email you to let you know if you got into camp.

  • May 28:
    Tuition due.

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. We hope next year we can be at full capacity again. And we hope that by offering a virtual week of camp (Rock Camp Express), everyone who wants to participate in some kind of RCGLA program has the opportunity to do so.

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.

We are seeking fully vaccinated volunteers for in person 2021 Summer Camp.

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 day 1 of camp due to COVID-19: full refund.

If you cancel before day 1 of camp not due to COVID-19: 50% refund.

Camper and/or cohort goes home due to COVID-19 after camp has begun: prorated refund.

Camp is cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak: prorated refund.

Camp is cancelled due to any other reason: prorated refund.

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 Express Yourself questions in the application:

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?