Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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May 21st, 2018

Adult Rock Camp!

Let’s Rock Camp 2018 applications for women, trans and/or gender non-binary folks ages 19+ are now available! This year LRC will take place October 6-8th. For more information check out the LRC page!

April 5th, 2018

Jumpstart and Girls Rock! Camp 2018 Applications Available

Jumpstart & Girls Rock! Camp 2018 applications are now available! For more information check out the program pages.
See you this summer!

April 4th, 2018

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteer and Youth Intern applications for our summer programs are open.  Wanna teach kids how to wail on bass? Lead a workshop on music in social justice movements? Bring your skills and magic to camp!

January 23rd, 2018

Camper Band EP

We’ve been rockin’ out to these tunes and we’re so excited to share them. Listen + download a new EP from “The Ophelia Phase” and “BoomBox” — each download helps keep WMRC’s programs sliding scale or free or charge. Great original music that supports new music? YES!

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January 1st, 2018

Gigs for Girls!

Calling all bands! Did you know we have a musician-friendly fundraising campaign?

Our Gigs for Girls program is a call to musicians and musical performers to donate some or all of the proceeds from one show or performance to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

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December 11th, 2017

Arts & Activism 2018

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, build community, and of course, have fun!

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November 28th, 2017

Make A Huge Impact

Make a special gift to Willie Mae Rock Camp.  Your support helps build a solid foundation for all of the girls, women and/or gender non-binary youth who participate in our year-round music education and social justice programs. All of our initiatives are free, or sliding scale, and serve over 600 campers from all five boroughs of New York City.

  • $1,000 covers the cost of a full-time scholarship to our 5-day summer intensive where campers learn an instrument, form a band, write a song and perform it live to hundreds of adoring community members.  Over 60% of Willie Mae Rock Camp’s participants get scholarship support for their tuition, and no one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • $500 helps provide food for all of our volunteers during one of our week-long summer camp sessions. All of our summer camps are volunteer-run, which helps ensure that this vital program can remain free, and sliding scale.

  • $250 will purchase a new bass, or snare drum, or guitar that will inspire new music for years to come.

  • $100 helps provide week-long metrocards for 4 campers, who would otherwise be unable to afford public transportation, so they can access rock camp and  invaluable opportunities to make music and make noise in the world.

  • I’d like to contribute a customized amount.

If this gift is in appreciation of a friend, or a board member, please be sure to list their name in the notes section of the gift so that we can inform them.

You may also send your donation via check or money order, made payable to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls:

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
87 Irving Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Attn: Development

October 4th, 2017

“There’s no place like Rock Camp”

Watch our campers, interns, volunteers and awesome supporters share why rock camp is so important on our YouTube channel + support making rock camp happen this year!

October 3rd, 2017

Rent Our Music Gear

Need a guitar to practice with? Want to hold down your peeps with a funky bass line? Or make some noise + create rad new beats but you need a drum kit? CHECK OUT OUR GEAR LOAN PROGRAM. We’ve got kits, amps, epiphones, keyboards, and more. 🎤🎧🎹🎸🥁

August 4th, 2017

Team Girls Rock

Do you love to run? Do you LOVE rock camp? Support Team Girls Rock! who are running + fundraising  in the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct 14th to help replenish our Fairness Fund.