Girls Rock NC is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and women, through creative expression, to become confident and engaged members of our communities. To do this Girls Rock NC holds a summer camp where girls spend a week learning to play in a rock n roll band! They learn teamwork, body confidence, zine-making, DIY clothing, recording, self-defense, songwriting and more! These girls form a band, usually 4 to 5 campers, choose and learn an instrument, write an original song and then at the end of the week perform that song on an actual club stage. This year it will be at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC! No prior music experience required!
While at camp the girls are in a supportive environment and where they feel comfortable to speak up and share their experiences as girls — recording them in their songs. All band managers (camp counselors are volunteers on the female spectrum).
This summer we will have our 9th year of Girls Rock NC Summer Camp programming in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, and it's our first year in Raleigh! Previous years we have provided 20 girls with scholarships to be able to attend the camp. This year we would like to provide up to 30 scholarships to girls, so that we may have a diverse group of girls from every socio-economic background. Every girl should have the opportunity to express herself.
Girls Rock Camp has made a huge difference in so many lives. Giving them an arena to safely express their thoughts, feelings and desires. And to do so on stage, in front of their peers, loud and proud. Allowing these girls to grow not only as musicians, but creative members of our community who can contribute.
What We Need & What You Get
Basically we are asking people to help with funding the camp. The camp costs money — rent space, rent band equipment, art supplies and we need sponsors. The camp cost $300 per camper. We would like to offer the camp experience to every girl no matter what their economic background. Unfortunately, it takes money and support. For every $300 we raise, a girl will be able to attend rock camp.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to give, please forward this to a friend and spread the word.
Give a little, Get a lot
Groupie Level: $25
Gets a shout out on our site and GRNC Sticker
Roadie Level: $50
Gets a shout out, GRNC Sticker, and DVD of 2011 showcase performance
Talent Scout Level: $150
Gets you a shout out, GRNC Sticker, GRNC Guitar Pick, Girls Rock NC T-shirt
Band Manager Level: $300
Gets you shout out, GRNC Sticker, GRNC Pick, GRNC T-shirt, GRNC Tote, and 2 free tix to Summer Showcase
Record Label Mogul Level: $600
Gets you a shout out, T-shirt, Tote, Sticker, Guitar Pick, Zipper Hoodie, Fanny Pack, 2 free tix to the Summer Showcase, AND a most awesome multi-band signed Summer Showcase Poster!