Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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February 5th, 2016

Girls Rock! Camp 2016 Applications Are Up


January 8th, 2016

WMRC is hiring!

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls seeks a full-time Development Director to lead all aspects of our fundraising programs and events. Priority deadline to apply is February 15th. We are also still accepting applications for program staff positions.  For more information about the positions and how to apply, click here. Stay tuned for more ways to be involved in Willie Mae year-round!

December 28th, 2015

Donate to WMRC

Become a monthly sustainer of  Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls! Donations are easy to set up, tax deductible, and help nourish our programs year round.

December 3rd, 2015

Rhythm and Soul 10th Anniversary Bash

A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, WMRC’s star-studded 10th anniversary celebration in December, was a huge success. The event honored Santigold, Kathleen Hanna and Sara Landeau, Carla Miller, Chiara de Blasio, and DJ Rekha. Check out the photos here.

November 16th, 2015

Listen Now! Arts & Activism Podcasts

Two of the podcasts that came out of the Arts & Activism program are now available for free streaming & downloading!

Music of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Marie Damus


Get Ready to Roll!(an introduction to Roller Derby) by Lillian Baker


or check them out here: http://williemaerockcamp.org/media/podcasts/

October 12th, 2015

Listen! Harsh Crowd’s EP

We are proud that Harsh Crowd, the longest running band that formed at camp, was recently featured on AFROPUNK, and has become the first camper band to release an EP! We love that we get to mentor them at our year-round practice space and we’re so thrilled that their EP totally rocks! Listen on their bandcamp here!

October 9th, 2015

WMRC ♥ Silent Barn

As some of you may know, the Silent Barn recently had a fire. They need volunteer support, donations, and well-wishes. Check out their helptagon page for their volunteer needs, and their website to donate & for ongoing updates.


September 23rd, 2015

Free Screening “He Named Me Malala”

Join us for a free screening of “He Named Me Malala” on October 3rd at 4:30pm at Sunshine Theater (Houston and Christie). This highly anticipated documentary about Malala Yousafzai was an audience favorite at the Telluride Film Festival. We’re honored to ​screen this film ​and encourage discussion of the empowerment of girls everywhere​.

Please RSVP to info@williemaerockcamp.org. Please note that an RSVP does not guarantee a seat as the event is on a first come, first served bases. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to screening. No admittance once the screening has begun.

September 22nd, 2015

Join Our Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Team

We are so excited for our team of runners running in the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct 10th in support of our Fairness Fund! Support our runners by checking out the half marathon fundraising page & cheering them on as they train in the coming weeks. It’s also not too late to join the team and take part in the first-ever Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

September 12th, 2015

Bowl-a-thon Rocks

Big-League thanks to our 3rd Annual Rock ‘n’ Bowl-a-Thon bowlers, donors and friends for all of your hard work, generous donations, and kind call-outs to your communities! Thanks to you, we have now not only MET but SURPASSED our $15,000 goal (we’ve raised more than $16,500!).


This means that the WMRC Fairness Fund now has almost $17,000 in new support. This collectively-generated expression of support will make it possible for MORE girls & gender non-binary youth to make MORE noise and make MORE change in the world. THANK YOU!!!


Check out photos from the event taken by Justina Villanueva on our Flickr and on social media at #webowl2015