Campers will meet and form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, or vocals), compose original songs and perform live to hundreds of family, friends, and community members in the Appalshop Theater – all in one week’s time! Throughout each session, Girls Rock Whitesburg also provides daily workshops geared towards building self-esteem, encouraging self-expression and social justice awareness.
At Girls Rock Whitesburg, 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:January 1st - Camp Applications OpenJune 2nd - Camp Applications CloseJune 3rd - Parents are Notified of either Acceptance or Wait List Status*June 14th - Parent Confirmation of Camper Participation DueJuly 29th - August 2nd - Camp WeekAugust 3rd - Showcase Concert
*We have limited space available, so please submit your application by the deadline, JUNE 2nd, 2019. It is very important that campers attend the full week of camp and the showcase, 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:Girls Rock Whitesburg will be offering camp tuition-free. This includes instruments, materials for workshops, art supplies, camp t-shirts, band t-shirts, lunch and snacks for all campers, and dinner prior to the August 3rd showcase concert. Girls Rock Whitesburg receives most of our funding through grassroots fundraising. We rely on support from our community to run and grow our programming, so we welcome any donations whether monetary or in-kind.
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.