Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Lets Rock! Camp 2018


Thank you for your interest in Lets Rock! Camp (formerly Ladies* Rock Camp)!

Lets Rock! Camp 2018 will be taking place this Fall on Indigenous People’s Day Weekend from Saturday, October 6th to Monday, October 8th.


Application Deadline: Monday, August 27th

Notifications sent on a monthly rolling basis the last Thursday of each month applications are open. Final notifications will be sent on Thursday, August 30th.

Location: Cathedral High School in Midtown Manhattan (350 East 56th street NYC 10022)

Building is wheelchair accessible through 1011 1st avenue entrance

Dates: Saturday, October 6th to Monday, October 8th

Showcase: Monday, October 8th, location TBD


M15 Bus to East 54th/55th streets (1st or 2nd avenues)

M102/103 Bus to 50th/52nd street (Lexington or 3rd Avenues)

M1/2/3/4 to 56th street (Madison or 5th avenues)

M57 to 55th street (Sutton Place or 1st avenue)

M31 to 57th & 2nd Avenue

Express Buses:

BM1/2/3/4/5, X2/5/10/10B/17/17J/22/22A/31 to 57th & 3rd avenue

QM34/40/42 to 55th & 3rd avenue

BXM18, Q32 to 56th & Madison Avenue

X12/14/30/42 to 54th street & 5th Avenue

QM21, X63/64/68 to 57th & Park Avenue

X28/27/37/38 to 57th street & Madison Avenue


4/5/6/N/R/W trains to 59th street and Lexington Avenue

E/F/M trains to 53rd & Lexington Avenue

F/Q trains to 63rd & Lexington Avenue


About: Lets Rock! Camp is an intensive, three-day music and social justice program for adults, a “grown-up” version of Willie Mae’s summer Girls Rock! Camp. The program brings together folks with 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. In all activities, collaboration and creative risk-taking are encouraged. Classes are taught by experienced New York City teaching artists and professional musicians in small, focused groups of students.

*Women (transgender & cisgender), and gender non-binary who will be 19 or older during the camp session may apply. We offer sliding scale tuition, making the program accessible to people from all income levels. Also, you don’t have to live in New York to register (please see below for more information about out-of-town campers).

Tuition Chart:

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.

Instrument Instruction: Instruction is offered in electric guitar, electric bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. Campers focus on one instrument to study for the weekend (they can play whatever they want in their bands, though we have a limit of one full drum kit per band). Due to the need to finalize gear in advance, campers cannot change their primary instrument of study during the camp session.

Accommodations For Out of Town Campers: Lets 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 form.

Non-Discrimination Policy: 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.