Camp Week Positions
Calling All Volunteers!
Girls Rock Camp is coming, and volunteers are needed for ALL Camp-Week Positions. Share your talents this summer and have the time of your life, while fostering girls’ creative expression and positive self esteem through music!
Both camps will take place at Suder Montessori (2022 W. Washington Blvd) so please save the dates:
Session One: Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14
Session Two: Monday, August 5 - Sunday, August 11
Applications are expected in the coming weeks so please sign up for our newsletter to be notified as soon as they’re posted. Thank You!
ABOUT GR!C SUMMER CAMP:
COUNSELOR (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday showcase & Sunday recording)
Being a Counselor at GR!C is similar to being a counselor at any other day-camp, but it ROCKS! Your role entails looking after a single band and its members (or a quartet of DJs) throughout the week. Counselors will be called upon to help with everything from escorting wee rockers to the bathroom during practice, to helping girls get to their workshops efficiently, to making sure everyone has a lunch. Counselors should be good at multi-tasking, managing the tween set, and taking charge when necessary. Musical experience is appreciated, but not required.
JUNIOR COUNSELOR (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday showcase & Sunday recording)
The job is the same as the above, but this position is for 17 and 18 year olds with a rock camp past. Each junior counselor will be paired with a senior counselor for the week, where they’ll mold and mentor a single band together. Junior counselors are also expected to work as roadies and foodies as needed.
BAND COACH (Monday – Friday, 2:30pm - 4:30pm; Saturday showcase & Sunday recording)
The Band Coach’s primary role is to help a band of campers write a song, which will be performed at the End-of-Camp Extravaganza. Band Coaches help the girls out with everything from plugging in to singing in tune, from the early songwriting stages to their final dress rehearsal. Naturally, Band Coaches should have experience playing a traditional rock instrument (guitar, bass or drums) in a band and, ideally, some songwriting experience.
INSTRUMENT TEACHERS (Monday – Friday, 10:30am - 12:30pm)
There are 5 instruments taught at camp: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards & turntables. Instrument Teachers should be proficient in one of these instruments and have a broad enough knowledge base to be able to break down fundamentals in a language relevant to the tween-to-teen set. Instrument teachers work with groups of 3 to 4 girls at a time, and are encouraged to lesson-plan and touch base with same-instrument teachers to ensure that all the girls are learning at about the same pace. We especially need bass teachers, so please sign up!
GEAR/TECH ASSISTANT (Monday – Friday; Saturday showcase & Sunday recording: Flexible hours)
There are 5 instruments taught at camp: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards & turntables…and sometimes things break. There are guitar strings to fix, amps to test, cords to plug in and put away, etc. We need someone who knows gear and, if this is you, we’ll work with your schedule. With over 70 campers rockin’ out hard on our instruments—some for the first time—it’s important to have people around who know how to keep the show going. We also need someone who can put that working gear back in the right rooms, so some minor heavy lifting is involved.
WORKSHOP LEADERS (Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 10:30am & 1:30pm - 2:30pm)
Teach a 1-hour class to about 25 campers on a special topic such as Zine-Making, T-shirt Design, or Songwriting. Be creative: We are interested in new workshop ideas. See our workshops page for more information and how to apply.
ROADIES (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm and 1:00pm- 5:00pm; Camp load-in & load-out)
This is an ideal part-time job for volunteers who want to help at camp, but can’t commit to the full week. Just like in the real world, our Roadies help keep things running smoothly behind-the-scenes during rehearsals, as well as at the final show. Gear transportation (e.g. moving amps and drum kits between lessons and practice) is just as crucial as teaching the campers how to play said gear. We encourage Roadies to sign up for at least two shifts, and we LOVE returning Roadies who can show our new ones the ropes! Minor heavy lifting is involved, but not required.
FOODIES (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Camp load-in & load-out)
Another ideal part-time job for volunteers who want to help at camp, but can’t commit to the full week. Assembling healthy lunches and snacks so our rockers can stay focused is just as crucial as teaching the campers where to apply said focus. Minor heavy lifting is involved, but not required. Minor food prep is required; cooking is not.
MORNING CARE (Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 9:15am)
Greet parents, welcome the girls to camp each morning, and usher them as a group to their first activity.
EVENING CARE (Monday – Friday, 4:45am – 6:15pm)
Bid adieu to the rockers and make sure they get home safely.
NURSE / DOCTOR (Monday - Friday, ON CALL)
Camp regulations require that one certified Nurse or registered Doctor be on call throughout camp week. It is not necessary that you are physically present at camp; however, it is helpful if you live or work within a short drive or walk from camp.
All Photos by: Amanda Barbato