San Diego CA— On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the House of Blues San Diego, Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, a nonprofit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music, will host its second annual camper showcase, following a week-long empowerment summer camp for girls ages 8 to 17. The purpose of the program is to empower girls through music education with workshops and activities lead by female mentors and musicians, focusing on collaboration, leadership and self-esteem.
“We’re so excited to rock our second year! This week-long camp and the finale showcase are a unique opportunity for young ladies to receive one-on-one female mentorship,” said Melissa Grove, founder and president of Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego. “It’s a chance to unplug from technology, bond with female musicians and ultimately learn who you are and share your voice with the world.”
In a single week, young campers form bands, write an original song (no cover songs here!), learn an instrument (they can pick from vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards or drums) and perform live in front of an audience at the House of Blues San Diego at the final camper showcase. Each camp day kicks off with an assembly of hilarious yet educational skits, subtly and positively addressing any issues that may arise at camp. Then the different age groups break out into sessions for instrument rehearsals. At lunch, a female musician performs, discusses her work as a female in the music industry and takes questions from campers. Afternoons consists of workshops, which include necessary band-building talents like designing and screen-printing band t-shirts and songwriting, as well as other skills like self-defense, image and identity, media literacy, community impact and more.
“It’s not just a music camp – it’s an empowerment camp with a focus on creative youth development,” said Grove. “The music is merely a tool for helping girls channel their inner confidence to succeed. The week-long transformation is so much more than a music lesson – it shapes the future female leaders of our world.”
Melissa M., a parent whose daughter attended 2016 camp, said the camp is about “teaching girls to explore their unique beauty, strengths and talents, while empowering them to march to their own beats.”
The camp is Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 at the San Diego Performing Arts Center (SDPAC), 4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA, 92120 every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition for the camp is $375 per camper. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
The final showcase will take place on Saturday, July 29 at the House of Blues San Diego at 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 at 12 p.m. Tickets to the camper showcase are $10. The event is open to the public and all ages.
Sponsors include the House of Blues San Diego, Guitar Center, Kirklin Cables and Reverend Bass.
For more information, please visit www.rockcampforgirlssd.org.