Yukon Girls Rock Camp is a 6 day camp that aims to empower girls and gender non-conforming youth voices through rock music for healing, growth and change. The goal of Girls Rock Camps around the globe is to empower self-identifying girls* to take up historically male-dominated spaces - - like rock music.
In addition to learning an instrument, forming a band, and writing an original song to perform on the prestigious Dawson City Music Festival main stage, campers participate in a variety of workshops designed to build skills and confidence for a lifetime. Past workshops include:
- Women in Media - presentation and discussion of MissRepresentation documentary- Women Who Rock - history of women in music- Gender and Style - using fashion to express yourself- Blanket Exercise - exploration of colonialism and indigenous people in Canada- Being a Community Rockstar - how to be supportive of marginalized people in our communities- DIY activism - planning a show that benefits your community- GNorth! - Northern girls who rock!- Postering and Promotion- Represent Yourself - how to present yourself onstage and on social media- Tech 101 - learning how to set up PAs and basic sound
The sky is the limit, as long as workshops are from an empowering, inclusive, and intersectional perspective.
Workshop Facilitators may be paid an honorarium (pending funding), and must work with camp organizers to plan an effective workshop (particularly if you haven't facilitated before!)
*girls include trans, 2 spirit and all gender-non conforming youth aged 8-18.