Girls Rock Philly 2010 Camp Week
Girls Rock Philly, a non-profit organization presenting Philadelphia’s only rock camp for girls, returns for its fourth summer of teaching girls how to rock out while building self-esteem through music education, from August 9 – 13, 2010 at Girard College (South College Avenue, Philadelphia). The organization saw record-breaking interest this year, as the camp expands to serve 80 junior rockers ages 9 to 17 and camper slots were filled in less than two months.
GRP provides girls with a chance to unleash their inner rock stars and to learn songwriting, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, DJ’ing and vocals. No previous musical experience is necessary and all equipment and instruments are provided. Campers form bands and write their own songs over the course of a week, allowing the aspiring young musicians a space in which to figure out what and how they want to play, while working in a team setting.
The female-only environment, a rarity in the music world, provides both campers and volunteers with a comfortable atmosphere, emphasizing artistic independence and creative ownership, including copyright to their own songs. The camp also features guided band practice, special guest performers and diverse workshops, including the history of women in music, non-traditional instruments, sound and recording, self-defense, and band art, where participants have the opportunity to create original t-shirts and buttons.
For general information, visit www.girlsrockphilly.org or call (215) 789-4879.