Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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October 21st, 2014

New Season, New Programs

We were proud to be part of the Hive/Webmaker tent at World Maker Faire in September at the New York Hall of Science. We’re also excited about our new after school programs at Community Partnership Charter School in Bedford Stuyvesant and the Young Women’s Leadership Network School of the Bronx.

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

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.

April 15th, 2014

Rock Camp at Madison Square Garden

On May 17, Harsh Crowd (the band featured in a recent FUSE TV segment on camp) rocked a crowd of fans at Madison Square Garden at the homecoming festivities for the New York Liberty WNBA team. More than 100 members of the rock camp community came together to enjoy an evening of basketball and good times.

March 13th, 2014

Rookie Scholarship

Exciting news! We’ve just added a scholarship opportunity for Girls Rock! Camp applicants. Rookie, a website for teenage girls, has made a scholarship for girls who love to write. The recipient will be invited to write about her experience at camp… and have her writing reviewed by the editors at Rookie! For more info, check out scholarship info here.

March 12th, 2014

WMRC is Hiring!

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls seeks a year-round Operations Manager to execute and supervise all aspects of organization’s administrative and program-related operations. WMRC also seeks a short-term Program Coordinator to manage a wide variety of aspects of the organization’s core summer programs. Priority deadline is March 25. Click the above links for more information about the positions and how to apply.


March 11th, 2014

Harsh Crowd Rocks Fuse TV and Joe’s Pub

Harsh Crowd, a band that formed at Rock Camp last summer, is going strong. The group performed at a Feminist Press event on March 20 at Joe’s Pub, and were featured in a FUSE TV segment on camp. Watch it here! The four 12-year-olds rehearse weekly at rock camp’s practice space as part of Willie Mae’s band mentoring program. Mark May 17 on your calendars — that’s when the band will play the plaza at Madison Square Garden! Stay tuned…

January 23rd, 2014

Deadline Extended for Volunteers

Summer is coming! Open call for volunteers for this summer’s camp sessions. Want to volunteer as a counselor, band coach, roadie, or one of many other fantastic and rewarding positions? Read all about it and apply today! More info about volunteering here.