2013 DATES ARE CONFIRMED!
Summer Camp 2013
Session One: Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14
Session Two: Monday, August 5 - Sunday, August 11
Location: Suder Montessori | 2022 W. Washington Blvd. | Chicago, IL 60612
More details about the application process and camp schedule can be found on our 2013 Girls Camp page.
A TYPICAL DAY AT ROCK CAMP
A typical day at camp includes instrument lessons, band practice, two workshops on musically related interest, performances from local musicians and games designed to help campers and bandmates work together and have fun. The 2009 camp schedule provides a good example of a typical camp day.
END OF CAMP SHOWCASE & RECORDING
The weekend portion of camp offers campers a chance to perform and record the music they wrote and played throughout the week. Campers have had the opportunity to perform on great stages at Schubas, Metro and Bottom Lounge, and record with their band mates at professional studios ESS, Engine Studios, and Wall to Wall. The recordings are then mixed and released on CD. Each camper will receive a copy of their band’s CD. Additional copies of CDs can be purchased through Girls Rock! Chicago, or at saki in Logan Square. Additionally, ALL songs will be made available for FREE streaming at bandcamp.
Our counselors are screened and selected from volunteers with backgrounds in education, music and art. Our workshop counselors are often working professionals in their discipline. Our camper-counselor ratio averages 3:1, meaning campers get plenty of individual attention and assistance when they need it.
Girls are welcome to bring their own bass or guitar, however, we provide campers with all the equipment they need, including guitars, basses, amps, straps, picks, sticks and drum kits.
Full tuition for one week of camp is $425. However, campers are not turned away because of an inability to pay. We offer several financial aid packages to subsidize the cost of camp for interested families. Girls Rock! Chicago also offers before and after care, from 8:00am - 6:00pm at no additional cost, and provides snacks for every camper. Lunch can be provided if arranged in advance - just tell us on your camp application.