Girls Rock! Des Moines, is offering TWO, two-week long camps featuring instrument instruction, empowerment workshops, songwriting classes, band formation, live performances by visiting female artists, and a showcase concert that caps off the end of camp!  The entire camp is lead by women volunteers from all over the US!  We are extremely excited about our 2019 summer sessions!!  Come rock with us!

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When and Where?

In 2019, we will have two sessions of camp, please make sure you are selecting the appropriate session.

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Camp One

OUR JUNE CAMP IS FULL!!! WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!

June 10th-21st  9am – 4pm // Monday - Friday

To be held at Franklin Jr. High with a rockin' showcase performance at Wooly’s in the historic East Village!

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Camp Two

OUR JULY CAMP IS FULL!! WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!

July 8th-19th  9am – 4pm // Monday - Friday

To be held at Franklin Jr. High with a rockin' showcase performance at Wooly’s in the historic East Village!

 

Who May Apply for Camp?

Self identified, gender non-conforming and trans girls who will be between the ages of 10 and 16 during the camp session may apply. No musical experience is necessary, and you don’t have to live in Des Moines to apply.

Note: Campers must be at least 10 years old at the time of camp to join. No exceptions will be made.


Annual Membership Cost

Our year-round membership cost is $500. This includes all costs for our two-week summer camp, social events throughout the year, performance opportunities and most workshops.

Need-based scholarships are available upon application.


Instrument Selection

Campers focus on one instrument to study. Campers are assigned to instruments based on availability and their requests. Applicants can request guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals.  Please rank instruments according to your preference. 

We will be holding an open house / orientation prior to camp where rockers can try out their top three choices of instrument.

Note: Due to the need to acquire the gear we need in advance, you cannot change your selection after you send in your application, and you cannot change the instrument you’re assigned before or during the camp session.


Camper Selection and Notification

Application for admission into the GR!DSM camps will be accepted until the allotted 40 slots/camp are filled or the cutoff date of May 13th. 

 

If you have any questions about your application status please contact Sara Routh at girlsrockdesmoines@gmail.com