Youth Virtual Summer Camp

Are You Ready to Rock?

Girls Rock Dallas hosts a month-long summer virtual camp for ages 8-17 to empower girls, trans and gender-expansive individuals through music education. Want to learn how to rock in music and in life? This is the place. 

What happens at Girls Rock Dallas Virtual Summer Camp?

Qualified volunteers will instruct campers in guitar, bass, keyboard, electronic drums and vocals. The campers will form bands and learn how to write original songs together which will be recorded.. 

Campers will attend one instrument instruction a week (pre-recorded) & band practice twice a week (live).  Campers will also have the option to attend any of the live free content that will be available on our social media.  The free content schedule will be posted at a later date. 

Instrument Instruction

We have volunteer instructors who will provide pre-recorded instrument instruction videos based on their skill-level once a week with a prompt for the campers to practice and video their progress. Instruments available: guitar, bass, keyboard, electronic drums and vocals. On the application, campers will be asked to pick their top 3 choices and cannot change those choices after sending the application in. Instruments are assigned based on availability as well as camper requests. Once instruments have been assigned at camp, campers cannot switch.

Who may apply for camp?

Girls Rock Dallas welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans and gender expansive. No musical experience is necessary, just an interest in learning. Campers must be between the ages of 8-17 at the time of camp in order to apply.

How to apply for camp

To apply for summer camp, fill out the Summer Camp Application (and OPTIONAL financial assistance section).

Camper selection: Campers are currently admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 60 slots available. Upon receipt of your emailed or mailed registration form, we will send you a notice via email confirming your reservation number and containing payment instructions.

Camp Cost and Financial Assistance

$200 is the full camp cost. Girls Rock Dallas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations made are tax deductible. Camp payment, however, is not a donation, and therefore it is not tax deductible.

We believe that any qualifying camper who would like to go to camp should be able to, so reduced camp cost is available for campers from low- and moderate-income households. It is our goal to make camp accessible to all because we believe that every youth can benefit from the program. We also value a diverse camper population, reflecting the greater city and world we live in. You may apply for financial assistance by filling out the financial assistance form. Applying for financial assistance will neither increase nor decrease your chances of being accepted to camp.

NOTE: Please do not send your camp payment in with application. You will be notified via email or phone of camp acceptance. If your child is accepted, tuition will be due no later than 30 days prior to camp start. If you need to setup a payment plan, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Intern Opportunities

Intern positions are available for campers ages 14-17 who have attended 2 or more sessions of Summer Camp, either at GRD or an affiliate camp.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans may change for some of our campers and their families. We may have a waiting list for our camp 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 camp is:

  • 30 days before first day of camp:  Full refund
  • 15 days before first day of camp: 50% refund
  • 1st day of camp or during camp: No refund

We appreciate your understanding of this policy in our efforts to create the best camp experience for all campers.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Girls Rock Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

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