In 2001 the first Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls was held in Portland, Oregon. 10 years later camps exist all over North America and Europe, with the movement growing in Toronto next week.
On Monday, August 13, Girls Rock Camp Mississauga (GRCM) will host 25 campers to form 5 bands over the course of 5 days. A member of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance, GRCM will take part in the global mission to empower girls and women through music education fostering self-esteem and confidence.
Girls aged 8-16 will participate in workshops covering the essential rock star basics: instrument instruction in guitar, bass, keys or drums; songwriting; band t-shirt design; stage presence; and media awareness. These aspiring girl rock stars will write original songs to be performed at the Girls Rock Camp Showcase on the final night of camp – Friday, Aug. 17 (details below).
The budding rock bands will also perform in a second showcase the following week –
Amphitheatre Unplugged: Girls Who Rock on Aug. 22 (details below).
Friday, August 17: Girls Rock Camp Showcase
Clarke Memorial Hall
161 Lakeshore Road, Port Credit
Doors: 6:30 pm
Showtime: 7 pm – 8 pm
Suggested donation at door: $3 each person, $1 children under 8
Wednesday, August 22: Amphitheatre Unplugged: Girls Who Rock
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Showtime: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Featuring: Girls Rock Camp Mississauga bands, pop-rock duo Hayley Stark, and singer/songwriter Danielle Beaudin
Click here to learn more about Girls Rock Camp Mississauga .