Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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January 26th, 2015

WMRC is Hiring!

WMRC is Hiring!

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls seeks a Program and Communications Director to coordinate and leads a wide variety of aspects of the organization’s core and year-round programs and communications initiatives. WMRC also seeks a part-time Office Assistant to support the organization’s administrative and program-related operations.Priority deadline is Feb. 15. Click the above links for more information about the positions and how to apply.

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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December 17th, 2014

Summer Camp 2015

We’re in the process of securing a location and dates for the 2015 sessions of Girls Rock! Camp and Rock Camp Jumpstart. If you would like to be notified when dates are announced, please subscribe to the camp notification email group through the “contact us” button on the top of this page.

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!

August 22nd, 2014

Check us out in The Village Voice

We had an amazing summer — all three of the Rock Camp Jumpstart and Girls Rock! Camp sessions were joyously noisy and wonderful! For a view of what we did this summer, check out the Village Voice slideshow here.

May 23rd, 2014


Exciting news! We just won a HIVE Digital Learning Fund/New York Community Trust grant to partner with the Lower Eastside Girls Club on a program using music and technology to encourage girls to explore and learn more about science.