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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.

And the Dates for 2014 Camps Are…

Feb 10th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We are pleased to announce that Girls Rock! Chicago will be holding two week-long camp sessions once again in 2014! Camp sessions will be:

Session One: Monday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 29th
Session Two: Monday, July 28th to Sunday, August 3rd

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 The Bottom Lounge and a professional recording session with their band. 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 on March 1st, and about one week earlier for returning families. Tuition for each session is sliding scale, with full tuition at $425.

Get more details about camp here.

Join the GR!C Team!

Jan 23rd, 2014 by info | Comments Off

In addition to the paid, part-time position of Programming Coordinator, Girls Rock! Chicago is looking to fill the unpaid position of Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for working with staff to oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers for all GR!C events, programming, and camps. They will also assist with coordinating workshops, volunteer materials, and maintaining volunteer records.

Read the full job description and learn how to apply here.

We Are Hiring!

Jan 9th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Join the team at Girls Rock! Chicago! We are currently hiring a part-time Programming Coordinator to start in March 2014.

The part-time Programming Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing Girls Rock! Chicago programming, including researching and creating new programming opportunities, activities, and curriculum. The Programming Coordinator will organize workshops, overseeing and collaborating with instructors, band coaches, and other volunteers, and providing a liaison for Camp Organizers during, before, and after camp season.

Deadline to apply is January 26, 2014.