Our camps fill quickly!! Summer camp registration for all camps opens in January of every year. Most camps are full by March or April. We strongly encourage early registration. We also reserve up to 50% of our summer camp spots for families applying for scholarships and tuition assistance.
Camp tuition can be paid to reserve your camper's spot and families are encouraged to apply for Scholarships if needed.
Our Rock Camps take place in Spirit Square - hosted by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (corner of 7th Street & N College St).
All of our summer camp programs are located in Uptown Charlotte - two blocks from the 7th Street Lynx Station and six blocks from Charlotte Transportation System-Bus Center.
Experience & Instruments
Musical experience for the music camp is not required. In fact, most of our campers have never played an instrument before coming to our summer camp their first year!
We will provide each camper with all the instruments they will need. Campers are also welcome to bring their own instrument. Please note that Girls Rock Charlotte is not responsible for any loss or damage to the camper's own instrument or gear.
Camp Program & Mission
We teach are campers much more than how to ROCK!
Our summer camp curriculum teaches our youth to celebrate, create and collaborate across diverse backgrounds and interests.
We emphasis lessons, workshops and activities that teach allyship across all identities.
We promote positive and inclusive language that affirms all across gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic level, immigration status, abilities (physical, cognitive and mental) and more.
We provide and protect as safe space for campers to affirm and their identities.
We use an art education along with a social justice program that teaches youth to stand up for themselves and each other as artists and allies.
All of our summer camps celebrate and welcome girls, gender diverse and trans youth! We are a safe and affirming space for all genders, races/ethnicities and identities.
Kids Rock Camp = ages 8-12
Teen Rock Camp = ages 12-16
2020 Rock Summer Camps
Kids Rock Camp = July 6 - 11
Teen Rock Camp = July 13 -18
Parents/family of 12 year-old campers can decide which camp (Kids or Teen) will best fit their camper's emotional maturity level. Young campers must be 8 by the time of summer camp. Teen campers must still be age 16 during the week of camp.
Teens who are older than 16 by the time of the camps are encouraged to join our Film Camp and/or our Teen Mentor volunteer program.
Girls Rock Charlotte wants all youth and families to enjoy this amazing experience. The tuition for Girls Rock Charlotte summer camps is on an honor system: a self-reporting, sliding scale from $450 - $300 using the suggested federal guidelines for a family of 4.
A sliding scale is a tool to ensure folks have equitable access to experiences like our Summer Camp, regardless of financial resources. We ask for your active participation in deciding your contribution. If a sliding scale is implemented effectively, everyone pays a similar percentage of their income for tuition. While we are a small organization, we make sliding scale a priority because we acknowledge that we live in a world of differing privileges and income disparities.
We understand that for various reasons not every family can afford to pay the full tuition range, so we have created a range of reduced tuition amounts that makes this amazing opportunity available to everyone. Please consider your family income, resources and dependents when in the household when determining your requested tuition amount. We can also provide lunch for campers and light rail tickets as well, if requested.
For more information on tuition assistance and scholarships, please visit our Scholarship page.
Our summer camp tuition provides full-day programming and instruction Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm along with a required Saturday evening concert. Your camper will be an important part of a band and we will need them there for the big show!
Our tuition provides camper bags w/treats and such, all camp craft supplies, one t-shirt for a DIY workshop, and snacks. Campers are asked to provide their own lunch due to health concerns and food allergy issues.
We understand that plans may change for some of our campers and their families. We will have a waiting list for our camps and will greatly appreciate that you let us know of your change of plans as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy for the 2020 summer camps are: