Loading...
Summer Camp

Session 1
(in person)

June 21-25, 2021

Session 2
(in person)

June 28-July 2, 2021

Session 3
(virtual)

July 12-16, 2021

Applications for Sessions 1 & 2 are waitlist only.

Applications for Session 3 are still open.

Summer Camp 2021 enrollment is now open!
Please make sure you read all of the info below before applying.

Deadline to apply is May 14th.

Summer Camp 2021 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 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.

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.

Overview

This summer we’re offering two weeks of in person camp and one week of virtual camp.

Please read all the camp details below as a lot has changed, and be sure to familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 safety measures here.

What’s different at in person 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.

For Music Video Program details and applications, go here.

When & Where

Session 1

In Person Summer Camp
+ Music Video Program

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 Summer Camp
+ Music Video Program

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

Music Video Program will be offered this session.

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 3

Rock Camp Express

★ Online via Zoom ★

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, 2021

10:00am – 12:00pm  Monday – Friday

Showcase

There will be a virtual Sharecase on Friday evening, time TBA.

About In Person 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 with the rest of camp. 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. Their choices are: guitar, bass, drums, 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 do not provide transportation. For COVID-19 safety, please do not carpool with other campers unless you are in the same cohort.

About Virtual Summer Camp

Our virtual camp, Rock Camp Express, will be offered Session 3 and will focus on Songwriting. The week is designed to be dynamic and compact. It will include movement, breaks, and non-screen assignments. Our volunteer mentors will be there every step of the way. Instruments are not required, and no previous musical experience is needed.

Campers will work on their songwriting craft individually. While they are not forming bands, they will get to connect with other campers. At the end of the week, campers will share a creative piece at a digital “Sharecase” that family and friends can join online. Every camper will have their chance to shine!

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.

Do I need my own computer, phone, or tablet to participate?

Yes. Each camper needs to have a computer, phone, or tablet and be able to connect to the Internet to participate. If you need help getting access to a device, let us know and we will try to help.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

In Person Camp Tuition

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?

Enrollment Process

Campers are limited to one session. 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:

  • 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.

This camp is not a talent contest. Prior musical experience is not required. Preference is given to Los Angeles County residents.

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 program has the opportunity to do so.

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.

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 questions we need to hear the camper’s voice on:

Campers please respond in your own words. Answer all questions. Younger campers or anyone with special needs may get help from a family member or friend.

  1. Why do you want to come to camp this summer?
  2. If you could write a song about anything, what would it be about?
  3. What does it mean to be a good friend?
  4. 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, vocals.

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

Tell us more about your experience and interests!

  • What is your experience with songwriting?
  • Have you written a song before?
  • Who are some of your favorite musicians?
  • What’s your favorite song right now?
  • What are your interests and hobbies besides music?

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.

Click here to sign up for
the Session 1 and Session 2 Waitlists

Session 1 & Session 2 Waitlist

Click here to enroll in Session 3

Session 3 Application