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Save the Date: Girls Rock! Chicago’s Fifth Annual Autumn Auction

Sep 25th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Summer camp season is over, which means one thing: it’s time for our annual Autumn Auction!

Save the Date: 11/20/2014

Please save the evening of Thursday, November 20th, 2014 for Girls Rock! Chicago’s fifth-annual Autumn Auction. You’re invited to celebrate the close of our ninth camp season with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Violet Hour, a long-time supporter of ours.

More details in the weeks to come! Mark your calendars and see you in November!


INFORMATION: rsvp(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org

Read more about the auction here.

2014 Camp Season Has Come to an End

Aug 29th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

As another inspiring year of summer camps comes to an end, we extend our endless thanks to all of our campers, parents, volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped make 2014 a successful year all around.

DJ Remixa, photo by Sarah Frier.

DJ Remixa, photo by Sarah Frier.

We are honored to have worked with nearly 160 campers in creating over 40 original songs and DJ sets that showed the world why they truly do rock. We’re also proud to share that we were featured in an excellent article in the Huffington Post. You can read all about it here.

This fall, we’ll hope that you will catch up with us at our annual Volunteer Party and Autumn Auction–both currently in the works! Stay tuned for details.

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.