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YOU’RE INVITED: Camp Kickoff on Saturday, June 14th!

Jun 10th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We are pleased to invite all of our campers, families, fans, and friends to our annual Camp Kickoff! We will be at Suder Montessori (2022 W. Washington Blvd.) this Saturday, June 14th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with food, games, crafts, and music. This event is an opportunity for campers, volunteers, and staff to meet and make new friends. This event is ALL AGES, outdoors, and open to the public. All 2014 campers can attend this event for free!

2013 Camp CDs on Bandcamp

May 6th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Our 2013 Camp CDs are now available to stream or purchase from Bandcamp! We just can’t get enough of these brilliant creations. We hope you enjoy them too!

If we didn’t see you at the listening party on Sunday, May 4th, keep an eye on your mailbox; you should receive your CD this week. Want to purchase extra copies? Follow the links below:

Purchase extra July 2013 CDs

Purchase extra August 2013 CDs

2013 Camp CDs are Here!

Apr 22nd, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Girls Rock! Chicago is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2013 camp CDs! We absolutely love them, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Keep an eye on your inbox for details regarding shipping and pick-up.

CDs will be available for pickup on Sunday, May 4th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at our office (2623 W. Armitage Ave. in Logan Square). We welcome you to stop by and say hello! If you are unable to make it on the 4th, we are happy to ship your camper’s CD directly to you.

July 2013 CDs

Each camper gets one free CD from their session, and extras are available for $5.00 each.

Purchase extra July 2013 CDs

Purchase extra August 2013 CDs

Questions? Contact us at katie(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org or (773) 289 2670.

2014 Volunteer Applications are Now OPEN!

Mar 31st, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We are pleased to announce that our volunteer application for summer 2014 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 ONE: Monday, June 23 – Sunday, June 29
SESSION TWO: Monday, July 28 – Sunday, August 3

Both sessions will be located at Suder Montessori, 2022 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago.

New volunteers will be asked to join us for an informal interview session, and to complete a background check. All new and returning volunteers will be required to attend our mandatory Volunteer Orientation, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, which is followed by the GR!C Camp Kickoff.

Girls Rock! Chicago welcomes all volunteers who are female, 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.


2014 Camp Applications are Open!

Mar 1st, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Thank you for your interest in applying for Girls Rock! Chicago’s 2014 summer camp!

Girls Rock! Chicago will once again be hosting two sessions of our summer camp for girls ages 8 – 16. Both sessions of camp will be held at Suder Montessori Magnet School located at 2022 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago IL.

Session 1: Monday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 29th
Session 2: Monday, July 28th – Sunday, August 3rd


1. The program application & optional financial aid application
2. A non-refundable $10 application fee
3. A creative sample prepared by the camper

This year, we would strongly prefer that creative samples are submitted at the same time as the program application. Be creative! Some ideas: Write a letter, draw a picture, make a collage, record or write a song or a poem. We want to know why you want to participate in Girls Rock! Chicago summer camp.

If you have questions about camp or the application process, please email


Help Fund the Lakota Cultural Exchange!

Feb 24th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

The education and enrichment opportunities taken for granted in communities across the country are dangerously lacking for teen girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This year, the Lakota Cultural Exchange is offering one teen girl the opportunity to attend Girls Rock! Chicago camp. We are proud to say that one of our talented and dedicated campers, Ava, is the founder of this program. She has generously taken the lead on coordinating and fundraising for this exchange.

Girls Rock! Chicago will be providing a full camp scholarship, but Ava is securing donations for travel and incidental expenses. She has estimated about $1,000 total cost for the trip, and has raised nearly $550 so far. We encourage you to make a donation through Girls Rock! Chicago! You can donate through PayPal or by mailing a check to:

Girls Rock! Chicago
2623 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Just specify that your donation is for the Lakota Cultural Exchange Program, and we will see that 100% of the funds are allocated to this wonderful program. Learn more about the program here.