GENERAL

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—hip hop, punk rock, or even 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 programs provide all musical instruments and equipment. 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 GRSB'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 and 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).

Can you recommend a good music tutor?

GRSB offers small group lessons for many instruments, for girls ages 7-17. Please see our semi-private session information.

Are you hiring music teachers?

We are hiring music teachers. If you are interested, please send your resume to girlsrocksb@gmail.com

Are you hiring, period?

We are always accepting resumes. Please send your resume to girlsrocksb@gmail.com

SUMMER DAY CAMP & SLEEP AWAY CAMP

What is Girls Rock Camp?

Girls Rock SB offers one-week summer programs in the form of Summer Day Camp and Amplify Sleep Away Camp. Girls learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform their own music, attend workshops, make band T-shirts and buttons, and generally rock out. Beginning Summer 2015, we will also be offering Photography, Filmmaking & Music Journalism programs for the non-music-playing artist in your family.

What happens at a typical day at camp?

Every day, campers go to instrument classes (guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, DJing, or even electric violin) 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 band practice every afternoon. During band practice, 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 incredible musicians from around the country who help campers learn about playing music. Many other female mentors are also there to lead workshops and help campers.

What are the dates for summer camp this year?

Session 1 Ladies Rock Camp Sleep Away July 1st & 2nd at Ojai Valley School

Session 1 Amplify Sleep Away Camp: July 4–9 at Ojai Valley School

Session 2 Amplify Sleep Away Camp: July 11–16 at Ojai Valley School

Session 3 Amplify Sleep Away Camp: July 18–23 at Ojai Valley School

Session 4 Amplify Sleep Away Camp: July 25–30 at Ojai Valley School

Session 1 Girls Rock Summer Day Camp: Aug. 1-5 at Garden Street Academy

Session 2 Girls Rock Summer Day Camp: Aug. 8-12 at Garden Street Academy

* Amplify Sleep Away Camp Can Enroll for 1 week or multiple weeks. Special weekend programming for all girls staying over multiple sessions.
 

What is the cost of camp?

For each one-week session, Summer Day Camp is $350/camper and Amplify Sleep Away Camp is $999/camper.

Financial aid is available to those in need of assistance. Email us at girlsrocksb@gmail.com to discuss financial aid options. Tuition $325 and under is not considered a donation.

Refund Policy

If you change your mind about attending rock camp for any reason, your full tuition minus $100 dollars is refundable up until one month before program begins. After the deadline, we cannot offer a refund except for emergency situations.

LADIES ROCK CAMP

Can I play keyboards [or banjo or violin or flute or…]?

We offer instruction in 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 programs. Please contact us at girlsrocksb@gmail.com if you’d like to be a sponsor of a scholarship.

Are there payment plans available?

We are happy to work with you to create an installment plan. All tuition must be paid by the first day of camp.

AFTER SCHOOL ROCK BAND

What happens at After School?

We currently offer lessons in guitar, drums, bass, DJing, electric violin, and vocals.

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.

Do you offer classes for boys, too?

Nope, sorry. Our mission is to serve girls and women.

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 Girls Rock SB community members.

Who is eligible for the Gear Loan Program?

Anyone who has ever participated in our programs: volunteers, campers, Ladies Rock Camp participants, After School students. Interested? Let us know!

How much does the Gear Loan Program cost?

This program is $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, PAs, turntables, ¼” cables, XLR cables, tuners, guitar/bass straps, effects pedals, or drum sticks.