Girls Rock Fort Worth currently offers a one-week Summer day camp for girls, ages 8-17. We have many dreams and goals to expand our programming in the future in order to further our mission of empowering the youth in our community.
Summer Camp 2017
Girls Rock Fort Worth provides a week-long summer day camp to girls, ages 8-17. Qualified volunteers will instruct campers in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals. The campers will form bands and learn how to write original songs together to perform live at a music venue in Fort Worth for the camp’s showcase. The girls will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of life-skill and technical workshops.
Camp is Monday through Friday from 9-5 with the showcase on Saturday. Campers must attend each day of camp AND the showcase.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR CAMP?
Girls Rock Fort Worth welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans or gender non-conforming. No musical experience is necessary, just an interest in learning. Girls must be between the ages of 8-17 at the time of camp in order to apply.
Girls Rock Fort Worth does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid, and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.
HOW TO APPLY FOR GIRLS ROCK CAMP
There are two steps in applying to summer camp. Both must be completed before GRFW will process your application.
- The summer camp application (and OPTIONAL financial assistance application)
- An Express Yourself Piece prepared by NEW campers. Returning campers will not need to submit an EYP this year.
Express Yourself Piece
Express Yourself! Camper enrollment is not based on the quality of this creative piece. Rather, we use the EYP to get to know the camper a little better and to find out more about her interest in coming to Summer Camp. EYPs may not be returned to you, so send us something we can keep! You may send a hard copy of your piece to our P.O. Box or email us a copy. Please have the applicant write a brief letter about herself (parents/guardians should not write this letter on behalf of the applicant). Applicants may also tell us why they want to attend rock camp through a drawing, painting, song, video, etc.
Note: The EYP is a part of your application and must be received for GRFW to process your application.
Campers are currently admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 40 slots available. Upon receipt of your emailed or mailed registration form we will send you a notice via email confirming your reservation number and containing payment instructions.
Intern positions are available for campers ages 14-17 who have attended 2 or more sessions of Summer Camp, either at GRFW or an affiliate camp.
Girls Rock Fort Worth provides lunch for campers. Each camper needs to bring a labeled sack lunch (we cannot provide refrigeration for lunches). However, if you are eligible for free lunch at school, and would like free lunch at camp, please check the box on the financial aid application and we will do our best to make arrangements for lunch to be provided. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided to all campers.
During camp, campers will study one instrument for the week. We have volunteer instructors teaching guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. On the application, campers will be asked to pick their top 3 choices, and cannot change those choices after sending the application in. Instruments are assigned based on availability as well as camper requests. Once instruments have been assigned at camp, campers cannot switch.
Campers new to camp or ages 8-11 will attend our new morning workshop program, Rebel Girls! Returning campers ages 11-17 will have the choice to get in-depth and work the entire week on one topic of their choosing.
Electives include (*subject to change):
- Songwriting: In-depth exploration on how to write a song, using poetic, melodic and harmonic methods.
- Techie 101: Learn how to work your own amps, distortion and looping pedals, as well as other aspects of live sound.
- Recording: Learn the ropes to recording on different technological interfaces like Garage band and recording booths.
- Girls Rock Music Theory: Explore the musical techniques of different genres like punk, blues, classic rock and hip-hop.
- DJing: Learn from a local DJ the basics of DJ skills.
- Music Videos: Learn how to plan, stage and execute a music video.
SAMPLE SUMMER SCHEDULE:
- 9:00am Morning Assembly
- 10:00am Morning Workshops/Electives
- 10:30-NOON Instrument Instruction
- NOON Lunch & Live Performance
- 1:00-2:45pm Afternoon Workshop
- 2:45-4:30pm Band Practice & Workshops
- 4:30pm Closing Assembly
- 5:00pm Dismissal
AFTERNOON ELECTIVES INCLUDE:
- Women in Rock History
- Body Image/Stage Presence
- Team Building
- Standing up to Injustice