The Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 non-profit, builds girls self-esteem through music creation and performance.
Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
Why a Rock Camp for GIRLS?
We want to eradicate all the limiting myths about music and gender that make girls afraid to speak up, sing out, and make noise. We want to abolish all the obsolete traditions that restrict many girls\' and women\'s free musical expression and obstruct their access to the world of music. We seek to demonstrate—through lessons, mentorship, positive examples, and the shared experiences of the staff and volunteers—that every genre of music from the heaviest to the most delicate, and every technical job and creative endeavor in the music industry, is available to any girl or woman who wants to explore it.
The enormous amount of community support given to girls at camp affords them a unique opportunity to express themselves in any way they wish. For 7 years, RnRC4G has provided a wide variety of useful tools to its students: amplifiers, distortion pedals, drum lessons, PA systems, self-defense classes, band coaches, zine workshops, mentorship, and true belief in their abilities.
It’s not just about rock ‘n’ roll, it’s about all musical genres. And it’s not just about being a musician, it’s about being an active agent in music culture and industry. We believe that by teaching these things, we can help girls develop—musically, mentally, and emotionally—toward their own ideas of who and what they want to be.
While \"reverse discrimination\" doesn\'t exist, discrimination does. The concept of \"reverse discrimination\" seeks to imply that one group who is a minority or discriminated against has the ability to discriminate against a majority group or group with regular privilege. By having an all girl and women learning environment, the Rock \'n\' Roll Camp for Girls supports the right for everyone to learn music in a positive environment, making up for the significant lack of such an environment for women and girls.
RnRC4G and places like it will continue to be overwhelmingly supported until women and girls appear in music magazines as something other than a sex object; guitars, amps, and drumsets appear as birthday presents to girls just as often as boys; and the overall response to our success is not met with a demand to return to the kitchen to make someone a sandwich.
If you are like the thousands of women and girls , campers and students, staff and volunteers, plus all of our wonderful community, business, and in kind supporters, and the boys and men who volunteer just as many hours in a week of camp as the next person, you understand the need for girls to have a place like RnRC4G to learn music in a positive and supportive environment. If this is somehow appalling or unacceptable to you, there isn\'t much of a reason for you to visit our website.