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Summer Camp

Each summer, Girls Rock Charleston holds a one-week day camp for girls and transgender youth ages 9 to 17. Campers form bands and take instrument classes in guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums and participate in workshops that explore ways to use music and art to address social issues that impact our communities. At the end of camp week, bands perform original songs at a live showcase event in front of family, friends, and Charleston community members. Full tuition for camp is $350, however we use a sliding scale system to make our program as financially accessible as possible. No music experience is necessary and Girls Rock will provide instruments to all campers.

Summer camp 2017 will take place from June 26th to June 30th at North Charleston High School. The showcase will be held on July 1st at the Charleston Music.

Apply Now!

You can complete our online application here!

You can download our paper application here and mail it to:

Girls Rock Charleston

P.O. Box 20971

Charleston, SC 29413

Applications are due May 20th!

For more information about camp contact Loni at 843-834-4280.

Our New Teen Leader Program!

The Teen Leader program is open to girls and transgender youth who are of high school age (14-17). This year, we want our Teen Leaders to have a role in hands-on organizing alongside adult organizers. The goal is for young people to emerge as facilitators and organizers of youth-centered feminist and anti-racist work. Teen Leaders will work in groups to set up their own workshop tracks about topics that are important to them and inform campers about real-world issues and actions affecting young people. In three Saturday meet-ups Teen Leaders will meet with adult organizers to plan their workshop sessions, learn about facilitation and lesson planning. It is required that you attend these three pre-camp meetings.

Teen Leaders will also be able to take on other roles during camp, which might include instrument instruction, documentation, participating in assemblies, or emceeing our end-of-camp showcase.

Teen leader applications are due on May 12th!

You can complete our online application here!

You can download our paper Teen Leader Application here and mail it to:

Girls Rock Charleston

P.O. Box 20971

Charleston, SC 29413

Youth Artists in Action

icebreakerOur newest program, Youth Artists in Action (YAA), provides an opportunity for 6-8 teens to engage in hands-on, arts-centered organizing apprenticeships alongside adult organizers, and work in coalition with our partner organizations to agitate for gender, racial, and economic justice right here in Charleston. The goal is for young people in these groups to emerge as the facilitators and organizers of a youth-centered feminist and anti-racist movement in that stretches across South Carolina and plugs in with work taking place in larger and better-resourced cities in the region, like Atlanta, Durham, and New Orleans. This semester, the young people in YAA will be supporting our campaign work through action research and by planning an art-centered community-building event that addresses the criminalization of young people.