May 20th: Camper applications dueMay 30th: Camper acceptance packets mailedJune 12th: Camper forms and tuition dueJune 26th: FIRST DAY OF CAMP!July 1st: Camper Showcase
Carolina Youth Action Project is a grassroots nonprofit that uses music as a vehicle for social change and builds power among girls and transgender youth in Charleston, South Carolina. We develop feminist and anti-racist youth leaders through cultural organizing practices that blend music education, political education, and DIY media making.
Girls Rock Charleston’s Summer Camp is our longest running program. During the week campers take instrument lessons, write original songs in a band with other campers under the guidance of a band coach, and participate in daily workshops and assemblies. Workshops cover a wide variety of topics from songwriting to recording to self-defense. Our goal is for camp to be a place where all of our campers can bring their whole selves and contribute their own unique talents and experiences. We want all of our campers to celebrate themselves and have a meaningful and inspirational week at camp!
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!
We have limited space available for camp this summer, so please submit your application by the deadline on May 20. 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 in the future to make room for other campers who are able to fully participate.
It is imperative to our mission and vision that we ensure 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, Girls Rock Charleston does not select campers strictly on a first come, first serve basis. In order to help families with planning for the summer, we will have a rolling admission process this year. Every two weeks we will accept a limited number of campers. If your camper is not accepted within two weeks of applying, this does not mean they cannot attend camp, they will be moved to the next round of applications. Please contact us with any questions about the application process. Sliding Scale Tuition
We seek to support each child who wants to participate in Girls Rock Camp. We also recognize that not all members of our community have equal access to financial resources. One way we can acknowledge these economic differences and provide access to our programs for all campers is by providing sliding scale tuition. With our sliding scale tuition, each family is able to determine how much they are able to contribute to our program. We do not want tuition costs to deter anyone from applying to camp.
Girls Rock Charleston 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 $350 is considered a donation and is tax deductible. Additional donations will help us cover the costs of another camper!
Annual Total Household Income = Suggested Tuition
Less than $25,000 = other or 0$25,000 to $40,000 = $150$40,000 to $80,000 = $350More than $80,000 = $450 (full tuition plus a partial scholarship for another camper!)More than $80,000 = $700 (full tuition plus a full scholarship for another camper!)
Carolina Youth Action Project values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships and other camp related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment related policies and activities.
Any photos, recorded (audio or video) and written materials created for and/or during camp are Girls Rock Charleston property and may be used for promotional purposes in the future by Girls Rock Charleston and the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.