Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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April 26th, 2017

Be Our New Operations Coordinator!

WMRC is currently seeking a year-round Operations Coordinator. Do you just love details and making things work really well? Are you super organized + about social justice & anti-oppression work? Apply and rock this position! See the full job description and application instructions here.

April 9th, 2017

Volunteer This Summer

Volunteer and Youth Intern applications for our summer programs are now up! It takes a BUNCH of brilliant, skilled, dedicated people to make rock camp happen. As we grow toward being more expansive, more transformative, and more fun, we need more volunteer power than ever. Interested in teaching kids how to wail on bass? Apply. Thinkin’ about leading a workshop on music in social justice movements? For real, apply. Daydreaming about making a giant vat of tabouli for a good cause? Live your dream!

Bring your skills and magic to camp, apply to Volunteer, or be a Youth Intern! xoxo WMRC Crew.

April 6th, 2017

$12 for 12 Years

Become a Monthly Sustainer at the $12 level to celebrate 12 years of WMRC’s music-making, collective voice raising and gender justice programing. Your monthly support be vital anchor for our year-round activities and make a huge impact by ensuring that we can offer programs to all of our rockers, regardless of their ability to pay.

April 4th, 2017

Summer Camp 2017 Applications

Summer camp 2017 applications are up for Ladies Rock Camp (our adult version of our award winning youth program), our Jumpstart camp for rockers ages 5-7, and Girls Rock! Camp. Check the links for details and come make some noise with us!

February 2nd, 2017

Welcome our New Executive Director!

All of us at Willie Mae Rock Camp are thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Jennifer Kessler. Jennifer has worked with arts organizations across the U.S. and internationally to develop community, education, and artistic programs with a focus on social justice.

Learn more about our awesome WMRC board and staff.


January 5th, 2017

Camper Band “Harsh Crowd” in the NY Times

Take a moment to read this great article in the The New York Times about Harsh Crowd, who met at Willie Mae Rock Camp, their new EP, as well as the story behind their band name and their inspirations.

Harsh Crowd was also just named on of the the top 20 bands under 20 in The Guardian! Awesome.

December 15th, 2016

Turn It Up for 2016!

It’s almost the end of 2016 and we hope that you will once again support the Fairness Fund and all of our young rockers with a year-end gift. This month our goal is to raise $20,000 so that we can create a bedrock of support for girls and gender non-conforming youth to take up space, tell their stories and make noise in the world.

You can help make a lasting impact with a year-end gift of $11,  $50, $111 or $1,111  to help us reach our goals, amplify our programs, give even more scholarships and sustain the vital space that rock camp creates. Yes! I want to help TURN IT UP for 2016!

November 8th, 2016

The 2017 Arts & Activism Program and Fellowship

This FREE after-school and summer program provides an exciting opportunity for teens to learn about the powerful combination of music and social justice, develop practical journalism and new technology skills and most importantly, have fun!

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October 29th, 2016

Turn It Up to 11 at Rhythm & Soul!

Join us for our biggest party of the year and annual fundraising event THIS FRIDAY at A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, on December 2, 2016 at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn. Our 11th anniversary celebration and benefit boasts celebrity honorees, rad camper band performances, delicious bites, specialty mocktails + cocktails, music, dancing and good times for a great cause.

Get your tickets here!

July 17th, 2016

We Run

Join our team of runners in the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct 8th in support of our Fairness Fund! Do you love to run? Do you love rock camp? It’s not too late to join the Girls Rock! Team. For more info, drop a line to