Summer Rock Camp 2013 was a blast! Check back in February for information about Summer 2014!
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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