CAMP INFO:Our mission is to empower girls and gender-nonconforming youth to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through music education and performance. In a weeklong summer session run by adult community volunteers, girls gain meaningful life experiences of collaboration, problem solving, self-expression, and social justice awareness in a creative, supportive environment.
Campers will meet and form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), compose original songs and perform live to hundreds of family, friends, and community members at a local music venue (Headliners Music Hall) and record a song in a professional recording studio (La La Land) – all in one week’s time. Throughout each session, GRL also provides daily workshops geared towards building self-esteem and encouraging self-expression and social justice awareness.
At GRL, we seek to create a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own music heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society. Our programming provides unique opportunities that are rarely found elsewhere: we use music as a vehicle to eradicate limiting myths about gender and age; we increase access and exposure to music education and hands-on learning; and our programming encourages collaboration, leadership skills, and self-confidence.
IMPORTANT DATES:April 4- Camp Applications OpenApril 28- Camp Applications Close*May 1- Parents are Notified of either Acceptance or Wait List StatusMay 8- Parent Confirmation of Camper Participation DueMay 16- Camper Tuition Payment Due- please DO NOT send payment until you have been notified of your camper's application status
*We have limited space available, so please submit your application by the deadline, APRIL 28, 2017. It is very important that campers attend the full week of camp, the showcase, and recording session so they can participate in the entire program. If your child is unable to attend the full week, we ask that you consider applying again another time.
COST OF CAMP:Full tuition for the week of camp is $275. This includes instruments, materials for workshops, art supplies, camp t-shirts, band t-shirts, lunch and snacks for all campers, dinner prior to the June 16th showcase concert, as well as the opportunity to record in a professional recording studio and perform at a real music venue. Girls Rock Louisville receives most of our funding through program tuition and grassroots fundraising. We rely on support from our community to run and grow our programming.
FINANCIAL AID:Girls Rock Louisville uses sliding scale tuition to allow families to pay what they can for tuition. Factors to consider when determining the amount you can contribute include: total household income, number of dependents in the household (children or extended family members to care for), or extenuating circumstances such as medical costs or loss of employment. Our sliding scale system is based on trust. We use this system to ensure economic diversity among our campers and to make camp financially accessible for all.
HOW TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION: •Please have the parent/guardian review these sections, and have campers fill out the section, "To Be Filled Out by Camper"•Please note that we require every camper to submit an "Express Yourself" piece. We want to know more about you and why you want to attend rock camp. Applications are not complete until Express Yourself Pieces are received via email or postal mail.
Girls Rock Louisville uses sliding scale tuition to allow families to pay what they can for tuition. Factors to consider when determining the amount you can contribute include: total household income, number of dependents in the household (children or extended family members to care for), or extenuating circumstances such as medical costs or loss of employment. Our sliding scale system is based on trust. We use this system to ensure economic diversity among our campers and to make camp financially accessible. Please be honest when selecting the tuition that is most appropriate for your family based on your economic resources. We encourage you to contribute what you can. Any amount contributed over $250 is considered a donation and is tax deductible. Additional donations will help us cover the costs of another camper!
Annual Household Income Suggested Tuition less than $25,000 other or 0 $25,000 to $35,000 $125 $35,000 to $45,000 $200 $45,000 to $80,000 $275 (full tuition) more than $80,000 $375 (full tuition plus a partial scholarship for another camper!) More than $80,000 $525 (full tuition plus a full scholarship for another camper!)
In consideration of the acceptance of my child, into the Girls Rock Louisville summer camp this year, I hereby acknowledge and ASSUME THE RISKS BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN related to my child’s participation in this activity and, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE GIRLS ROCK LOUISVILLE, INC. FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, that I may have or my child may have, or that may subsequently accrue to or my child, as a result of my above-named child’s participation in this year’s Girls Rock Louisville summer camp, whether or not resulting from negligence or misconduct of Girls Rock Louisville, Inc. and their agents, employees, volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and Board Members.
I further understand and agree that this GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY applies to the fullest extent permitted by the law to WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE GIRLS ROCK LOUISVILLE, INC. FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILTY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE that may arise from any transportation provided to or for my child during my child's participation in Girls Rock Louisville's summer camp by any agent, employee, volunteer, affiliate or Board Member of Girls Rock Camp Louisville. I acknowledge and ASSUME THE RISKS BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN related to the provision of such transportation.
By Postal Mail:Girls Rock LouisvillePO BOX 5433Louisville, KY 40255