On the heels of our last Friday Fun Thread re: summer camp, I have to give a big shout out to some fierce girls who spend their summers learning to rock. Thanks to commenter Hill Rat for bringing this write-up about Girls Rock! DC to my attention.
Camp not only educates these girls about rocking out and working together but they also learn to hook up their own equipment and how to be confident with themselves.
They start every morning with a bit of scream therapy (!), receive instrument instruction, and take electives such as Women Who Rock, Song Writing, Image, and Self Defense. The girls formed bands on the first day of camp, and devote their afternoons to practice. At the end of camp the girls showcased their talents at popular DC venue the 9:30 Club. The showcase sounds like it was amazing, and the girls’ pride and enthusiasm is heartwarming. I would love to enroll a (hypothetical) daughter in an empowering program like this. There are Girls Rock! camps across the country, and they thrive because of the hard work of donors and volunteers. Check it out!