Rock Camp is a week-long leadership development initiative that lives at the intersection of art and political education. Our summer camp is open to any girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth ages 9-18 across the state of South Carolina. Campers learn how to play guitar, bass, drums, or the keyboard, write an original song with their band, and perform in front of friends, family, and community members at our camp showcase. Throughout the week, campers also participate in workshops focusing on a variety of issues including: gender and sexuality, anti-racism, self-defense, body image, media literacy, embroidery, screen printing, poetry, self-care, and more.
By sharing your skills, being rockin’ role models, and fostering a positive and collaborative environment, volunteers like you help to transform the communities we live in! We're looking for folks ages 19 and older to volunteer this summer.
Our 2019 camp will take place from Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th at Palmetto Scholars Academy (7499 Dorchester Road in North Charleston). The showcase will take place on Saturday, July 20th at 2pm - location TBD. There is a mandatory volunteer orientation on July 13th and 14th for both new and returning volunteers.
Volunteer Schedule - Summer 2019
★ Applications due - May 30th★ Volunteer roles announced - June 15th★ Volunteer role confirmations due - June 29th★ Load In - July 12th-13th★ Volunteer orientation - July 13th-14th ★ First day of camp - July 15th★ Showcase - July 20th★ Load Out - July 22nd
We feel strongly about ensuring that camp is accessible to anyone who wants to share their summer with us and and our amazing rockers. If you think you may not be able to volunteer due to financial restraints, time commitments, or child care needs, but you would still like to be a part of rock camp, please contact us so we can accommodate your needs.
We also believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, trans people, gender nonconforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply!
CYAP is an abolitionist organization that centers political education and community organizing to build power among girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth. We envision a South Carolina transformed by the radical organizing of girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth, where our communities work collectively to dismantle the existing structures of domination, violence, and punishment that shape their lives and create spaces for growth and healing in their place. Learn more about our organization at www.scyouthaction.org