Is rock ‘n’ roll the only kind of music you do at your programs?
No! We call it “Rock Camp” because we think girls and women rock! Camp is a place for all kinds of music, from types that exist already – like hip hop, punk rock, and salsa – to any kind you want to invent.
Do I have to bring my own instrument to your programs? Do I have to have experience playing music?
No, Girls Rock SB! Camp provides the musical instruments. You can bring your own if you want, but you don’t have to. We even have a Gear Loan Program, which allows you to borrow camp’s instruments so that you can practice at home. And you don’t need any experience – all you need is a desire to rock out!
Why are your programs just for girls & women?
A) Because it’s fun. B) Because girls and women should be HEARD, not just seen. C) Because it’s time for more girls and women to play instruments, write music, work the soundboard, direct music videos, DJ, run music companies, produce records, and do anything else they want to do in music. Or any other field, for that matter. D) Because making music makes you feel good about yourself. E) Because (insert your reason here).
How did these camps get started?
Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls started in Portland, Oregon, in 2000. More information is available at www.girlsrockcamp.org.
Can you recommend a music teacher?
In the fall, Girls Rock SB! will be offering group lessons for many instruments, for girls ages 8-17. Please follow us on Facebook to hear about when we launch Registration for the fall semester.
We also have a small private-instructor database and are happy to make recommendations. You can write to us at email@example.com. Please include age and skill level, and whether you want someone to come to your home or you want to travel to an instructor.
Are you hiring music teachers?
We are hiring music teachers for summer and fall 2013. If you are interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you hiring, period?
We are always accepting resumes. Please send your resume to email@example.com
GIRLS ROCK CAMP
What is Rock Camp for Girls?
Girls Rock SB! Camp is a one-week summer day camp. Campers learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform their own music, attend workshops, make band T-shirts and buttons, and generally rock out.
What happens at a typical day at camp?
Every day, campers go to instrument classes (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, or DJ/turntables) and workshops on different topics, from songwriting to zine making. At lunchtime, there are performances by visiting bands and artists. On the first day, campers form bands, and the bands have practice time every afternoon. During band practice, the band members work together to write a song and practice playing together. The day ends with a brief wrap-up assembly. At the end of the week, the bands perform at a special showcase concert.
There’s more than one instrument I’m interested in. I can’t decide which to pick!
First of all, you’ll have a lot of chances to try different instruments at camp. We ask you to focus on one instrument for instruction for the week, but you don’t have to play that instrument in your band – you can study drums in your classes and play guitar in your band (if your band mates are cool with that). Also, remember that camp is only one week long – you can start a band with other campers after camp, or with your friends from school, and play a completely different instrument.
Who are the teachers and counselors?
Camp classes and workshops are taught by musicians who volunteer their time to help campers learn about playing music. Counselors are also there to lead activities and help campers.
What are the dates for camp this year?
Session 1 June 10th-14th
Session 2 June 17-21st
Session 3 June 24th-28th
Session 4 July 8th-12th
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-4PM; Friday 9AM-4PM
Location: Adam’s Elementary School – 2701 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
You can apply for camp beginning March 15th, 2013, you will need to sign up on the SB Parks & Recreation Website here http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun AND ALSO fill out our Girls Rock SB! Camper Application.
What is the cost of camp?
For a 1-week session camp is $270 for SB residents and $299 for non-residents
Financial aid is available to those in need of assistance. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss financial aid options. Tuition is not considered a donation.
LADIES ROCK CAMP
Can I play keyboards [or banjo or violin or flute or…]?
We offer guitar, bass, vocals, and drums at Ladies Rock Camp. If we have enough requests for keyboards, we may offer it as a class, so feel free to list it on your Registration if you are interested in that. We do not offer classes in any other instruments, however, you can play whatever instrument you want in your band, as long as it’s cool with your band.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, tuition is a sliding scale. That means we offer reduced tuition and full financial aid by application.
We are also always accepting scholarship donations for our Girls Rock Camp and Ladies Rock Camp. Please contact us at email@example.com if you’d like to be a sponsor of a scholarship.
AFTER-SCHOOL OF ROCK
What happens at After-School?
We currently offer lessons in guitar, drums, bass, and keys and an ensemble program by application only. Ensemble is a band-practice format, while instrument lessons are group classes for different age groups.
I can’t get my daughter to After-School in time for class. Can she come late? / What should I do?
We try to begin classes at a time that makes sense for most families, however, we are not always able to accommodate everyone’s needs. If the semester has not yet begun, making your request known could help us better shape the classes. Classes start punctually, and if your child is not yet present, she may miss part of the class or band practice.
GEAR LOAN PROGRAM
What is the Gear Loan Program?
When our gear isn’t being used at summer camp, we rent it out for the duration of the school year to Rock Camp Community members.
Who is eligible for the Gear Loan Program?
Anyone who has ever participated in our programs: Volunteers, Campers, Ladies Rock Campers.
How much does the Gear Loan Program cost?
$35/month. Drum kits require a $200 deposit. The rest of our gear requires a $100 deposit.
What gear do you loan out? What is not included?
We loan out full drum kits, guitars, basses, keyboards, amps, gig bags, and guitar and keyboard stands. We do not loan out the following items: microphones, mic stands, P.A.s, turntables, ¼” cables, XLR cables, tuners, guitar/bass straps, effects pedals, or drum sticks.