June 17th
June 23rd
Recording: June 22nd, 2024
End-of-Camp Extravaganza: June 23, 2024
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July 8th
July 14th
Recording: July 13, 2024
End-of-Camp Extravaganza: July 14, 2024
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girls, trans & gender-expansive youth

ages 8 to 16


Josephinum Academy - 1501 N Oakley Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622


Join us for five days of instrument instruction and band practice, and recording followed by a performance at a local venue. Campers MUST attend all seven days to participate in camp!

Camp tuition is $550 and financial aid is available. Campers are never turned away due to lack of funds.

Need more details? Contact our camp staff at or (773) 289-2670.


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GR!C is excited to introduce “Bandwagon,” our virtual after-school program for Fall 2020. Bandwagon is a six-week experience on Zoom in which students will create and showcase original songs with their newly-formed bands. Bandwagon will meet on Tuesday afternoons over a six-week session, culminating in a celebratory weekend showcase.

Week 1 starts on Tuesday, November 10th and the final class will be Tuesday, December 15th. Our showcase will be Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm. We hope to run another session in January and February as well.

Bandwagon will run from 5:00 – 7:00 pm CST. Each afternoon will include:
– 1 hour of band practice at 5:00 pm
– a 30-minute activity (e.g. a workshop or concert) for the whole group
– 30 minutes of optional instrument support time

Bandwagon is open to girls, transgender youth of all identities, and gender-expansive youth ages 8 – 16. We will loan instruments and gear to campers who need them. Full tuition is $225, but financial aid and scholarships are available in order to make this program accessible to all students.

Our goals are for students to progress on their instruments and in their bands, and to enjoy & expand upon their own self-expression and creativity – all while collaborating with friends in a safe, social space!

For more details and to sign up, Apply Here!
For scholarship info, check out our Financial Aid form!

As always, email with any questions. See you at Bandwagon!

Youth Action Committee

Girls Rock! Chicago’s Youth Action Committee provides our past and current campers, ages 14-16, a new and unique opportunity to be involved at the highest level of GR!C. Our committee members will meet bi-monthly over the next year to work on an action in honor of Girls Rock! Chicago. This could bloom into a workshop series at the next summer camp, a community action related to a social justice cause, a presentation for our community, or a social media campaign. Stay tuned to see what amazing ideas our youth-led committee has in store!

Interested in joining our youth committee? 
Contact out staff at or 773-289-2670.



Girls Rock! Chicago is able to provide a wide variety of programs in schools, community organizations and at fundraisers or events.

– Year-round after-school programs
– Drop-in and weekend workshops
– In-school and after-school workshops and mini-camp programs
– Social Justice and music-based workshops for all ages

Questions? Want to partner with GR!C?
Contact our camp staff at or 773 289 2670.

Let's Rock! Chicago: Extended Play - 2024

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GR!C is excited to pilot our new hybrid fundraiser/adult program, Let’s Rock! Chicago: Extended Play! LR!C: EP will take place over the course of two months (March 9- April 25), participants will meet weekly with their bands to write two original songs and learn a cover song to perform at the final performance. Bands will independently coordinate their own rehearsal times and ideally, their own rehearsal spaces as well.