Rock Camp is a week-long leadership development initiative that lives at the intersection of art and political education. 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. Our goal is for camp to be a place where all of our campers can celebrate their whole selves and have a meaningful and inspirational week!
Camp activities begin at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM each day. Campers can arrive as early as 8:30. Instruments will be provided to all campers and no musical experience is required!
Camp Schedule - Summer 2019
May 30th: Applications due!June 15: Acceptance packets mailed!June 28: Forms and tuition due!July 15: First day of camp! July 20: Camp showcase!
We have limited space available for camp each summer, so please submit your application by the deadline of May 30. 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 at a different time in the future to make room for other campers who are able to fully participate.
It is very important to us that our programs are accessible to and inclusive of youth and families of all backgrounds regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, geographic location, ability, and experience. In an effort to create a camper population that reflects the diversity of the Charleston community, we do not select campers strictly on a first come, first serve basis.
Sliding Scale Tuition
Rock camp uses sliding scale tuition to allow folks to pay what they are able to. That means, depending on folks' different financial situations, you can choose to pay between $50 and $350. Our sliding scale system is based on trust. We use this system to ensure camp can be financially accessible to anyone who would like to attend. - - - - -
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