Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Ladies Rock Camp 2.0

LRC Banner-Winter2.0Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18 (President’s Day)

“A great experience…and a shot in the arm for your self-esteem.”
– Ladies Rock Camper

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Ladies Rock Camp 2.0 is an intensive, three-day music and mentoring program for adult women with previous musical experience. LRC 2.0 is designed for graduates of Ladies Rock Camp, players with 2+ years experience, and seasoned musicians who are interested in a fresh approach and connecting with a new community.

Like the popular core program Ladies Rock Camp, LRC 2.0 is a “grown-up” version of Willie Mae’s summer camp for girls. The program brings together women from different walks of life and varying levels of musical experience for a long weekend of instrument lessons, songwriting, band practice, and workshops, all culminating in a showcase concert at a professional music venue. Sliding scale tuition makes the program accessible to women from all income levels.

In all activities, collaboration and creative risk-taking are encouraged. Classes are taught by experienced female New York City teaching artists and professional musicians in small, focused groups of students.

What makes LRC 2.0 different from the signature LRC program is the level of the instrument classes, the content of the workshops, and the experience level of the musicians in the bands. The instrument classes are geared towards experienced players, with small group instruction tailored to needs of the campers. All-new workshops on topics such as booking gigs, marketing, and more. Performances by outstanding visiting artists. Band coaching to help each band create a fine original song. And, of course, an exciting showcase at a real club.

LRC 2.0 is designed to offer enjoyable artistic challenges to musicians who are ready to take it the next level, in the same supportive environment that can be found at every Willie Mae program.

(times subject to change)

Saturday, February 16, 12pm – 8:30pm
followed by optional evening band practice (8:30pm – 1am)

Sunday, February 17, 10am – 8pm
followed by optional evening band practice (8pm – 1am)

Monday, February 18, 10am – 3pm
6pm Showcase concert

Please note that campers must be able to perform in the final showcase concert in order to attend LRC 2.0.


Ladies Rock Camp 2.0 will take place at a real rehearsal studio in Manhattan (and it’s woman-owned, to boot)!

Funkadelic Studios is located in Midtown West, Manhattan at 335 West 35th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues. The closest trains are the A/C/E at 34th St. and 8thAve. (For more information on transportation, please see mta.info or hopstop.com.)


Ladies Rock Camp 2.0 participants must be 19 or older at the time of the camp session. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming. LRC 2.0 is designed for graduates of Ladies Rock Camp, players with 2+ years experience, and seasoned musicians who are interested in a fresh approach and connecting with a new community. You don’t have to live in New York to register (please see below for more information about out-of-town campers).


$425 / Full tuition

Financial assistance available; see below

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations made above full tuition are tax deductible, and much appreciated. Tuition, however, is not a donation, and therefore is not tax deductible.


Reduced tuition is available for campers from low- and moderate-income households. Applications for reduced tuition should be included with your camp registration. For more information, see registration materials.


Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.


Ladies Rock Camp is a day camp and we do NOT provide lodging. We are able to offer limited assistance with host arrangements. If you are interested in contacting a prospective host and information on available accommodations (including nearby hotels), or if you are local and interested in hosting a camper, please let us know on your registration.


If you need to cancel after sending in your registration, please notify the office right away. If you choose to donate your tuition fee, you will be given a tax receipt. If you cancel anytime before January 15, you are entitled to a refund of half your tuition minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel after January 15, you will not be issued a refund. In the event of medical emergency, credit for a future session may be available. Please note that absolutely no refunds will be issued after the start of the program.

Registration for Ladies Rock Camp 2.0 2013 is now closed. For information about other programs and services for adult women, click here.