The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls presents the third annual
*** Ladies Rock Camp ***
Registration is open!
When: May 5 – 7, 2006. Fri. 12 PM – 9 PM, Sat. 8:30 AM – 5 PM, Sun. 9 AM – 8 PM.
Where: Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls — 8900 ‘A’ NE Vancouver Way, Portland, OR.
Why: To raise money for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls.
Showcase: May 7, 2006 @ 5 PM. Venue TBA.
After hearing too many women say, “I wish the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls was around when I was a kid!” we decided to create a rock ‘n’ roll camp for grownups. Now in its third year, this camp is a chance for women who rock, or who have always wanted to rock, to converge on Portland from all over the country and make a lot of noise.
At Ladies Rock Camp, women spend three intensive days learning an instrument, practicing, and writing an original song with a newly-formed band. Some of them have been playing music for years; some have never touched an instrument or gotten near a microphone in their lives. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. At lunchtime, campers watch excellent female rockers play live on the camp stage while they eat. Throughout the weekend they also attend workshops — about getting the best sound out of gear, writing songs, booking gigs, and balancing rock ‘n’ roll with the requirements of real life — taught by some of the most interesting women working in the music industry. In the evenings, those who can’t get enough of the rock stay at camp until late and jam out. Finally, at the end of the weekend, each camp band takes a turn getting on stage and playing a real rock show at a Portland venue. All this for only $300, which directly benefits the programs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage, engage and showcase the musical, artistic and individual talents of girls and young women ages 8-18. For six years, the camp has provided a wide variety of useful tools to its students: amplifiers, distortion pedals, drum lessons, PA systems, self-defense classes, band coaches, zine workshops, mentorship, and true belief in their abilities. It’s not just about being a musician, it’s about being an active agent in music culture and industry. We believe that by providing these tools, we can help girls develop — musically, mentally, and emotionally — toward their own ideas of who and what they want to be.
PO Box 11324 Portland OR 97211