THESE ARE THE GIRLS WHO WILL BECOME THE WOMEN WHO WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND MAKE IT RIGHT.
If you've had your head in a sock for past few years you might not know about Girls Rock Columbia and we're sorry for you. But it's not too late to get the girls in your life involved in this wonderful opportunity to learn how strong and mighty and awesome they can be. And, glory to all the gods and goddesses, they can do it via Rock 'n' Roll!
The big news is that, this year, Girls Rock Columbia will be offering a two week teen camp!
The first week of TEEN CAMP will take place July 11 – 15 & July 18 – 22 – girls and trans* youth 13 and up will rock out in traditional GRC fashion. The second week, July 18-22, those same rad teens will be returning to camp for FREE as TEEN LEADERS! During this camp session they’ll work with GRC volunteers to carry out camp activities (facilitating workshops, troubleshooting gear, leading assemblies, mentoring younger campers, etc), while continuing to have their own band practices!
For the non-teen tweeners (ages 8 - 12) there will be the One week camp as per usual on July 18 - 22. And both camps will rock the house on July 23rd for the Girls Rock Showcase.
And here's our favorite part --
"Girls Rock Columbia exists to foster a community of girls and trans* youth, ages 8-17, through music, performance, and various workshops. The program encourages an environment that cultivates self-confidence, challenges gender stereotypes, promotes positive female relationships, creativity, and leadership. The ultimate goal of Girls Rock Columbia is to empower everyone involved; both campers and volunteers, to take the sense of community learned from within the organization and carry that throughout the city they call home.
The Girls Rock Camp Alliance values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression."
But you should neither wait nor hesitate to enroll that young woman in your life because