Whether the girls in your life rock out to Gwen Stefani, Fergie, or Lady Sovereign, or if they just likes to make a lot of noise of their own, get them to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls this summer. No previous musical experience necessary, just the desire to be a part of a great rock band for a week! Female musicians teach instruments, awesome women demonstrate the fine art of making and selling "merch" and volunteers enthusiastically serve as "Number One Fans" for the week.
In one glorious week of camp, girls learn an instrument, form a band, write a song, and perform it at the best rock show ever. Sounds impossible, but it all comes together at Willie Mae. I had to see it to believe myself when I volunteered last summer and now I'm hooked. There is something moving and emotional about girls rockin' out on stage.
Give a girl an application today! Financial Aid available.
WHEN: Session 1 Monday August 6 - Friday August 10, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Session 1 final concert will be on Saturday August 11th, at a venue to be determined.
Session 2 Monday August 20 - Friday August 24, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Session 2 final concert will be on Saturday August 25th, at a venue to be determined.
Please note that campers may not attend more than one session in the same summer.
WHERE: Urban Assembly School of Music & Art, in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, next to Downtown Brooklyn. The school is located on the 7th and 8th floors of the multi-school building at 49 Flatbush Ave Extension. The building is wheelchair accessible.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR CAMP: Any girl who will be between the ages of 8 and 18 during the camp session may apply for camp. No experience is necessary and you don’t have to live in New York to apply (rock camp provides limited help setting up host families for out-of-town campers).
FEES: Application fee: $10 (non-refundable). This fee may be waived if necessary (see financial aid application)
Tuition: $50-500, sliding scale. Full financial aid is available (see financial aid application).
Round 1 (for camp sessions 1 & 2) Application Deadline: Postmarked by Monday, April 16, 2007 Round 2 (for camp sessions 1 & 2) Application Deadline: Postmarked by Monday, May 21, 2007
Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications can be downloaded HERE.