Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Rock Camp Jumpstart


For information about Jumpstart Rock Camp 2018, click here.

Jumpstart is a summer rock camp for girls aged 5 – 7.
  Based on the organization’s award-winning program for older kids, Jumpstart gives campers the opportunity to write their own music and experiment with sound and movement through a wide variety of fun activities.

The camp week includes workshops on musical instruments (drums, guitar, bass, vocals and keyboards), performances by visiting artists, art activities like button-making, and the favorite activity of our camp for older girls: band practice.

In band practice, campers work in small groups of 3 – 5 girls over the course of the week to write an original song. The bands perform their songs at a showcase concert on the Friday afternoon of camp, to the thunderous applause of an audience made up of their peers, teachers, counselors, family and friends.

No musical experience necessary. Our small teacher/camper ratio allows campers to enjoy a high degree of individual attention and work in small groups. Campers with previous musical experience can advance their skills, and beginners get the chance to learn basics and try out different instruments.

All of our activities focus on music, creativity, confidence, and collaboration. Our counselors and teachers provide a warm, encouraging environment for campers to try out new sounds and make new friends.

Each camp day includes two snack times, a quiet time for resting, listening to music or napping, and free play. Campers bring their own lunches and snacks.

Tuition for Rock Camp Jumpstart is $550 for the week. Sliding scale tuition. Jumpstart enrollment is limited to 40 students; registration is on a first-come, first served basis.  Sign up HERE.


Cancellation Policy

50% of all tuition payments are non-refundable. Cancellations 3 weeks prior to the camp session will be refunded the other 50%. For cancellations after 3 weeks (and only up to the MONDAY ONE WEEK PRIOR to camp), you may find a replacement for the spot to receive your remaining 50%. Otherwise, this remaining tuition will be used as a donation to the Fairness Fund, which keeps all our programs sliding scale.