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March 19th, 2015

Harsh Crowd Rocks Poisson Rouge

Veteran camper band Harsh Crowd played a thunderous set at the Feminist Press 2nd Annual Feminist Ball at Le Poisson Rouge on March 13. The grand finale featured the band duetting with Indigo Girl Amy Ray on a cover of Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.”

March 4th, 2015

2015 Jumpstart Registration

Rock Camp Jumpstart is a summer camp for girls aged 5 – 7.  Based on the organization’s award-winning program for older kids, Rock Camp Jumpstart gives campers the opportunity to write their own music and experiment with sound and movement through a wide variety of fun activities.

The 2015 camp will take place at Brooklyn High School of the Arts from Monday, July 13, 2015 – Friday, July 17, 2015. Sign up or find out more info HERE.

February 19th, 2015

Now Accepting Summer Camp Applications

The next deadline to apply for Girls Rock! Camp, our program for girls aged 8 – 18, is April 6. The final deadline is May 1. For more info about the program, and to apply, click HERE.



January 26th, 2015

WMRC is Hiring!

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls seeks a Development Intern to learn about and support our fundraising efforts. Amazing opportunity! Click here for more information.

January 5th, 2015

Bang A Drum! Raise Your Voice! Mini Camp

Bang A Drum! Raise Your Voice!, our special two-day mini-camp over MLK Day weekend, was a huge success. More than 20 girls in grades 3 – 8 had chance to do instrument clinics (drums and vocals), workshops, composition, performances, and a protest march (check out a portion of it captured here). We explored how drumming and singing are used as tools of protest, and created our own protest chants and songs.

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October 21st, 2014

New Season, New Programs

Check out the Village Voice coverage of the Women and Digital Media Conference we co-sponsored with the Lower Eastside Girls Club! We’re also excited about our new after school program at the Young Women’s Leadership Network School of the Bronx, and our upcoming workshop at Girls Write Now.


October 21st, 2014

Hurray for the Riff Raff

The band Hurray for the Riff Raff just released a beautiful new video that was shot this past summer at rock camp. Watch it here! We were also featured on the cable TV shows BK LIVE! and Columbia Teacher’s College’s New Learning Times

October 12th, 2014

How Should We Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary?

We’re turning 10 next year! We’re reaching out to our community for input about how to celebrate. Are you a parent/caregiver of a former or current WMRC camper? Please take a VERY BRIEF survey here . Are you a volunteer, donor, or other friend of camp? Your survey is here. We’re hoping to have all survey responses by Friday, November 14th. Thank you, in advance, for your suggestions!

October 10th, 2014

Tickets Available at the Door!

Tickets will be available at the door for A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, our annual fundraising event, on Monday, December 8,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, at The Kitchen. Electrifying live music by rock camp alumni bands Harsh Crowd, who have played Joe’s Pub and Madison Square Garden, and newcomers Chilldren, and a surprise appearance by Mr. Murray Hill!

August 22nd, 2014

Bowl-a-thon Rocked

The 2nd Annual Rock ‘n’ Bowl-a-thon was a rip-roaring success! Thanks to our amazing bowlers/fundrasisers, we reached our goal, and the WMRC Fairness Fund now has more than $15,000 in new support. This collectively-generated expression of support will make it possible for more girls to make more noise and make more change in the world. The bowl-a-thon event on September 14 reached new hieghts of FUN. Check out the photos here!