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Summer Camp

Summer 2023 dates to be announced.

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2022 Summer Camp applications are closed.

We are currently accepting waitlist applications for Sessions 1 & 2.

Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.

We are currently accepting applications for:

Session 1
Ages 10-12 – bass, drums
Ages 13-15 – guitar, bass, keys
Ages 14-17 – vocals

Session 2
Ages 9-12 – vocals
Ages 14-17 – vocals

All other spots will be waitlisted.

Summer Camp 2022 enrollment is now open!
Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.

Deadline to apply is April 8th.

For Music Video Program details and applications, go here.

Summer Camp 2022 full details and applications will be available here on March 15th.

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 music, connect with each other, sharpen our social justice tools, and have FUN!

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.

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

Overview

This summer we’re offering two weeks of camp.

Please read all camp details carefully.

Regarding COVID-19: Camper, staff, and community safety is a top priority. We will be following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the CDC. Guidelines may change. It is too soon to know now what COVID-19 safety protocols will be required in June.

What we do know now is that full vaccination is required of all volunteers. And we are strongly recommending that all campers eligible for the vaccination receive their final dose at least 2-weeks prior to starting camp. Unvaccinated campers may be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

We will provide updates as we get closer to the start of camp.

  • We’ll be implementing these safety measures including mask-wearing, physical distancing, hand-washing, sanitizing and other protocols and requirements.

  • Days are shorter and will have staggered drop off and pickup times.

  • Showcases will be on campus on Friday after regular camp hours. It’s not a public event and at this time family are not permitted to attend. There will be a way to watch digitally.

  • We are not offering keys as an instrument choice.

  • More time will be spent outside.

  • Doors and windows will be kept open, so it will be noisier than usual.

  • All activities and safety measures are subject to alteration and cancellation. Refund policy is below.

About Summer Camp

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

Go here to learn about Music Video Program.

In one week, campers take lessons on an instrument, form bands, and write an original song. On Friday, each band will share their song at the Showcase on campus. Campers will also get to design and make their own band t-shirt, and participate in other fun and engaging activities.

Prior musical experience is not required. All instruments and equipment are provided.

Activities will take place outdoors and indoors.

Campers will be assigned one instrument to focus on for the week. Every day they will have a small group lesson in that instrument, and they will play that instrument in their band. Applicants are asked to share their instrument preferences in the application. Choices include: 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.

Bands will be formed by RCGLA staff before camp starts.

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 will be providing a pizza dinner on Friday.

We do not provide transportation.

Dive into lyrics, vocal melodies, rhythms, cadence, song styles and structures. Learn to write your first song, or take your songwriting to the next level. The only instrument you need is you!

Each day kicks off with all-camp Morning Assembly. We’ll sing the theme song, move our bodies with Yogaerobics, and engage in general rock camp merriment. After Assembly you’ll head to a songwriting lesson, and then break out with your small groups where you’ll share your progress with your writing and participate in discussions.

The week will culminate in a final “Sharecase” performance (on Zoom) with each camper sharing their song!

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.

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.

Do I need an instrument?

No.

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?

Virtual Camp Tuition

Tuition is $225 per camper for one week of virtual camp. 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 – $225. 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?

Our Volunteers

Our volunteer mentors are thoughtfully selected and screened through an online application, 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 our 2022 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.

If you cancel after camp begins: no 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.