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Session 2 End-of-Camp Extravaganza

Aug 5th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Session 2 End-of-Camp Extravaganza

Our Session 2 End-of-Camp Extravaganza is coming up this Saturday, August 8th at 11:30 AM! Our campers will be showcasing the brilliant songs they have composed with their bands at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport in Pilsen); you definitely don’t want to miss this.

Campers should arrive at the venue at 10:00 AM to get ready for the show. Campers should be dropped off at the entrance on Allport where a volunteer in a red shirt will escort them upstairs. Parents are welcome to have brunch at Dusek’s, Thalia Hall’s sister restaurant, until the show starts at 11:30 AM.

DJs start their sets when the doors open at 11:30 AM, and the bands start at 12:00 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance (purchase here), and kids under eight get in for free. See you there!

Learn more here. Please call 773 289 2670 if you have any questions or concerns!

A Benefit for Girls Rock! Chicago

Jul 30th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on A Benefit for Girls Rock! Chicago

Come celebrate a successful first session of camp, and get excited for session two this Friday, July 31st at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square! We have a great local lineup booked, including Mystery Actions, Mr. Ma’am (featuring a GR!C volunteer!), Lifestyles, and Daymaker. Doors open at 9:00 PM, and the show starts at 10:00 PM. There’s no charge to attend, and Cole’s will be kindly donating 15% of sales throughout the night. See you there!

Session 1 End-of-Camp Extravaganza

Jul 12th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Session 1 End-of-Camp Extravaganza
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Today’s the big day! Our campers will be showcasing the brilliant songs they have composed with their bands at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport in Pilsen); you definitely don’t want to miss this!

Just a reminder that we need all campers at the venue at 11:30 AM to get ready for the show. Campers should be dropped at the front door of the venue where a volunteer in a red shirt will escort them into the music room. Parents are welcome to have brunch at Dusek’s, Thalia Hall’s sister restaurant, until the show starts at 1:30 PM.

DJs start their sets when the doors open at 1:30 PM, and the bands start at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door, and kids under eight get in for free. See you there!

Learn more here. Please call 773 289 2670 if you have any questions or concerns!

Now Recruiting: Camp Week Volunteers!

Apr 27th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Now Recruiting: Camp Week Volunteers!

We are pleased to announce that our volunteer application for summer 2015 is now OPEN! We are looking for volunteers with a wide variety of skills and availability to help us out as band coaches, instrument instructors, counselors, roadies, and more. This year’s sessions are:

SESSION 1: Monday, July 6th – Sunday, July 12th
Load In: Friday, July 3rd & Sunday, July 5th
Load Out: Saturday, July 11th

SESSION 2: Monday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 9th
Load In: Saturday, August 1st & Sunday, August 2nd
Load Out: Sunday, August 9th

Camp Location: Suder Montessori Magnet School, 2022 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago IL

Our volunteer pool is ever-growing and we want to get to know each and every one of our new members (welcome!). We’ll be scheduling informal interviews with all applicants prior to camp week position placement. During these interviews, we’ll begin paperwork in order for each volunteer to be background checked, which is a requirement prior to working with our campers. We request that volunteers donate to offset the cost of their background check in the amount of $10. In some cases, background checks performed by/for other institutions can be transferred. Please speak with our Operations Manager, Katie (katie@girlsrockchicago.org) for more information.

Returning volunteers who have been background checked in the last two years do not need to submit any paperwork unless contacted specifically.

There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation that is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 27th from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at volunteer@girlsrockchicago.org.

Girls Rock! Chicago welcomes all volunteers who are women, trans* (regardless of identity) and/or gender non-conforming to apply for camp week positions. Positions outside of camp week are open to everyone. We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone, as well as educating staff, volunteers, and community members in order to create an inclusive environment for all.

LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE!

2015 Camp Applications Are Open!

Apr 14th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on 2015 Camp Applications Are Open!

We are pleased to share that Girls Rock! Chicago will be holding two week-long camp sessions once again in 2015! Camp sessions will be:

Session One: Monday, July 6th to Sunday, July 12th 
Recording Session: Saturday, July 11th
Showcase: Sunday, July 12th, starting at 1:30 PM

Session Two: Monday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 9th
Showcase: Saturday, August 8th, starting at 11:30 AM
Recording Session: Sunday, August 9th

Both sessions will be held at Suder Montessori, located at 2022 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago. We welcome girls ages 8 to 16 to join us for five days of instrument instruction and band practice, as well as a performance at Thalia Hall and professional recording session with their band at Wall 2 Wall Recording over the weekend.* Please plan to attend all seven days if you’d like to participate in camp!

*Please note that in the first session, the recording session and showcase will be flipped from the usual schedule. In the first session, the recording session will be on Saturday, and the showcase will be on Sunday. In the second session, the showcase will be starting early at 11:30 AM.

Tuition for each session is sliding scale, with full tuition at $425. Please see our income guidelines here for further details.

START YOUR 2015 CAMP APPLICATION HERE!

Questions? Feel free to give us a call at (773) 289 2670, or send us an email at apply@girlsrockchicago.org.

And the Camp Dates This Year Are…

Apr 2nd, 2015 by info | Comments Off on And the Camp Dates This Year Are…

We are pleased to announce that Girls Rock! Chicago will be holding two week-long camp sessions once again in 2015! Camp sessions will be:

Session One: Monday, July 6th to Sunday, July 12th
Recording Session: Saturday, July 11th
Showcase: Sunday, July 12th, starting at 1:30 PM

Session Two: Monday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 9th 
Showcase: Saturday, August 8th, starting at 11:30 AM
Recording Session: Sunday, August 9th

**Please note that in the first session, the recording session and showcase will be flipped from the usual schedule. In the second session, the showcase will be starting early at 11:30 AM.

Both sessions will be held at Suder Montessori, located at 2022 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago. We welcome girls ages 8 to 16 to join us for five days of instrument instruction and band practice, as well as a performance at Thalia Hall and a professional recording session with their band at Wall to Wall Recording. Please plan to attend all seven days if you’d like to participate in camp!

We’ll be releasing the camp application on our website within the next two weeks. Tuition for each session is sliding scale, with full tuition at $425.

Need more details? Feel free to read more here, give us a call at (773) 289 2670, or send us an email at info(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org.