Summer Rock Camp 2013 information!
Thanks for your interest in Girls Rock Philly!
There are three parts to the GRP 2013 Summer Camp application:
Part 1: fill out online application form.
Part 2: submit an “Express Yourself” piece (see below for more information).
Part 3: pay $25 non-refundable application fee by paypal, check, or money order (unless you request a waiver for your fee).
Mail check or money order to:
Girls Rock Philly
1867 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers are assigned to instruments based on availability and their requests.
If you have any questions about the application of if you need a paper application mailed to you, please contact us at 215-776-5246 or at email@example.com.
April 15th: Registration opens
May 15th: 1st batch of Acceptance Letters sent out
June 14th: 2nd batch of Acceptance Letters sent out
July 1st: Instrument Notifications
July 15th: Camper forms due
Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th Camp week at University of the Arts! From 9am – 5:30pm each day
Saturday, August 10th Final Showcase
Sunday, August 11th Studio Recording Day
Girls Rock Philly provides up to an hour of before & after care from 8-9am and 5:30-6:30pm.
Tuition: The suggested cost of tuition for Summer Camp is $450.00 – this is for the entire program: the week of camp, the showcase & the recording. Girls Rock Philly operates with very limited resources, and we rely heavily on donations and support from the community to sustain our programs, so we ask those who can afford to pay full price to do so. That being said, we do realize that not everyone can afford our suggested fees, so we have determined a sliding scale that includes a range of tuition amounts. Please consider your family income, resources, and dependents in the household when determining your financial aid request amount. This process is honor-based and confidential. We do not require any supporting documentation for financial aid consideration, so we expect you to be honest in your assessment and statement of financial need
Camp Site: Girls Rock Philly’s 2013 camp will be held in the Terra Building on the campus of the University of the Arts, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. The University of the Arts employs year-round campus security that will work with Girls Rock Philly’s volunteers to ensure a safe environment for all campers.
Next Steps: Upon receipt of your online application, we will send you an e-mail confirming that we have received it. If you have not received a notice 2 weeks after you sent in your application, call us at 215-776-5246. Please don’t call unless you have not received a confirmation and it has been a full two weeks since you sent in your application! Additional information about camp will be sent with acceptance letters in two batches dated: May 15 and June 14.
Camp is first-come, first-served, but we need to receive your complete application in order to send you an acceptance letter.
***Applications are not considered complete until we have received:
1) a completed online application
2) “Express Yourself” piece by mail or email
3) $25 application fee (unless waived)
We will create a waitlist of names and Girls Rock Philly staff will call you immediately if a spot opens.
Frequently Asked Questions!
What is Rock Camp?
Girls Rock Philly’s Summer Camp, is a week-long program featuring instrument instruction, workshops, visiting artists, band practice, a showcase and a day in the studio recording their original songs. Campers have instrument instruction ever day in groups of 3-5 organized by skill level and age. On Day 1, campers form bands with whom they then have to write at least 1 original song collaboratively, assisted by band coaches. Campers also attend workshops on topics ranging from songwriting to improvisation to healthy relationships. At the end of the week, bands perform their original song at a showcase and then spend the next day recording their song in a professional studio.
Do I have to live in Philly to sign up?
No! We’re more than happy to take out-of-towners. However, rock camp is a day camp and we do not provide lodging or accommodations. We are able to assist, but cannot guarantee, some host family arrangements. Please designate on your application if you would like to host a camper, or if you need a host.
What ages do you take?
Girls Rock Philly’s girls rock camps are open to girls ages 9 through 17.
Where is the camp?
Camp will be held at the University of the Arts Terra Hall conveniently located at 211 South Broad Street, at the southeast corner of Broad and Walnut Streets.
When is the camp?
Summer camp 2013 will be held from Monday August 5 to Sunday August 11. The camp day runs from 9am – 5:30pm each day, with a final showcase on Saturday and a studio recording day on Sunday. NOTE: Campers should plan to arrive by 8:45am as the camp day begins promptly at 9am.
Girls Rock Philly provides up to an hour of before & after care from 8-9am and 5:30-6:30pm. Please let GRP know if you’re interested in extended day options by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you assign instruments?
We aim to give every camper their first or second choice, however some years certain instruments are way more popular than others, which means we have to do a little extra work to make it all fit! We want to create a balanced and instrument-diverse camp! So… for example check out the bass — really! Do you like both drums and guitar? Well, bass is kind of like a mixture of the two. Totally awesome!
Fees and Tuition
Application Fee: In order to apply to GRP’s Summer, you must submit a $25 non-refundable application fee with your application. (Fee may be waived; please see the application for more information)
Tuition: The suggested cost of tuition for Summer Camp is $450.00 – this is for the entire program: the week of camp, the showcase & the recording. Girls Rock Philly operates with very limited resources, and we rely heavily on donations and support from the community to sustain our programs, so we ask those who can afford to pay full price to do so. That being said, we do realize that not everyone can afford our suggested fees, so we have determined a sliding scale that includes a range of tuition amounts. Please consider your family income, resources, and dependents in the household when determining your financial aid request amount. This process is honor-based and confidential. We do not require any supporting documentation for financial aid consideration, so we expect you to be honest in your assessment and statement of financial need.
Girls Rock Philly is a fully-insured day camp in Philadelphia. All of our camp week volunteers undergo the standard, up-to-date background checks required of anyone working with children in Pennsylvania. Girls Rock Philly also provides up to an hour of morning & afternoon supervision for campers who cannot be dropped off or picked up right as the camp day begins & ends.
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