Summer Camp 2016
Applications for our 2016 camp are now closed. Please join us at the Charleston Music Hall on Saturday, July 30th, for the end of camp Showcase event!
Each summer, Girls Rock Charleston holds a one-week day camp for girls and transgender youth ages 9 to 15. Campers form bands and take instrument classes in guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums and also participate in workshops about topics such as Feminism 101, Local Social Justice History, Self-Defense, Bodies and Consent, and Activism Through Art & Music. 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 $300, 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.
Camp will take place from July 25th to July 29th at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston. Camp runs each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Junior Counselor program is open to girls and transgender youth who are of high school age (15-17). Junior Counselors will participate in most of the above mentioned camp activities and also have opportunities to take leadership roles throughout the week. This may include co-teaching instrument classes or workshops, setting up gear throughout the day, helping with morning and afternoon assemblies, and more!
The Girls Rock Charleston After School Program (GRASP) engages youth ages 13 to 18 through creative workshops, political education, leadership development and music education.The aim is to support girls and transgender/gender non-conforming youth in fighting racism, criminalization, poverty, homophobia, and misogyny by providing the tools and structure needed to lift their voices for change. During the program, Rockers collaborate in their bands and write original music together about issues that they want to amplify. In addition, our Teen Leader program provides an opportunity for select youth in the program build valuable leadership skills as they organize for change in their communities about issues that directly impact their lives and the lives of their loved ones. This semester, our teen leaders are working to eliminate school-based arrests. Check out their first blog post to learn more.
GRASP Spring 2016 takes place at the Stroble Community Center in Downtown Charleston and will take place from February 1-April 28: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm with the exception of school holidays. The end of program Showcase will be held on Friday, April 29th.
How to apply:
Applications are closed for this semester!
* Interested in volunteering? Fill out the Volunteer Application also due January 18th!
Questions? Call Micah at 803-984-6215 or Chan at 843-628-6263 for more info