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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.

2015 Camp Dates: Coming Soon

Mar 5th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on 2015 Camp Dates: Coming Soon

Girls Rock! Chicago is working hard to finalize plans for two sessions of summer camp for 2015. We hope to announce camp dates very soon, and open the camp application shortly after. We’ll update our website and social media as soon as we have the dates confirmed, and we’ll also send out a note to our mailing list. Thank you for your patience!

Not on the mailing list? Subscribe using the menu link to the right, or send an email to info(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org.

GR!C Needs Recruitment & Volunteer Coordinators!

Jan 29th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on GR!C Needs Recruitment & Volunteer Coordinators!

Girls Rock! Chicago relies on the dedication and support of volunteers to make our camps happen. Want to be a part of our year-round, behind-the-scenes work? Consider applying for the volunteer positions of Recruitment Coordinator or Volunteer Coordinator!

The Recruitment Coordinator, a new role, will direct the preliminary recruitment of volunteers for camp through grassroots outreach. They will focus on building long-term relationships with racially diverse communities and volunteers. At camp, they will assist in the oversight and retention of volunteers. They will work closely with our Volunteer Coordinator. Learn more and apply here!

The Volunteer Coordinator will implement the recruitment of volunteers for camp. They will lead the creation and management of camp volunteer applications, training manuals, and documents. They will also lead the organization of volunteer training and appreciation events. At camp, they will ensure that all volunteer roles are filled or covered in the case of any absences. They will work closely with our Recruitment Coordinator. Learn more and apply here!

Questions? Email us at volunteer(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org.

GR!C Opens for Kim Gordon on 2/26

Jan 22nd, 2015 by info | Comments Off on GR!C Opens for Kim Gordon on 2/26

We are absolutely thrilled to share that one of our awesome campers, Alex Lund, will be opening for Kim Gordon’s discussion of her memoir, Girl in a Band. Chicago Humanities Festival will be presenting the event at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) on Thursday, February 26th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. We hope you’ll join us to learn about Kim Gordon’s experience of being a woman musician in the post-punk scene, and listen to Alex Lund’s special opening performance. A book signing will follow the discussion, as well as a special party for The Shortlist, CHF’s young professionals group.

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Can’t miss it? Learn more & buy tickets here.

Want to hang out with cool people and dive into the book after the show? Learn about The Shortlist’s special ticket, book & drink package here.

Listen to Alex Lund’s music here!