R.O.C. Studio

2020 would have been our 9th annual Girls Rock Camp and 3rd annual Pride Rock Camp. This summer, we're shifting our focus from in-person programming to a new online format! Introducing: R.O.C. Studio! Apply online!

Radical Online Collaboration

A new online musical experience for girls and lgbtq+ youth, ages 8-17. We’ll be taking the main parts of Rock Camp (assemblies, workshops, band practice) and adapting them to online hangouts, videos, and digital songwriting collaboration. And of course, R.O.C. Studio will still have all the best aspects of camp: empowerment, friendship, self-care, and more!

Important Dates

R.O.C. Studio begins the morning of Monday, July 27th and runs through the evening of Friday, July 31st.

  • Monday - Friday
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Opening assembly
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Workshop
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Time Performance
  • 1:00 - 1:45 Workshop
  • 2:00 - 3:00 Band Practice
  • 3:15 - 3:45 Closing Assembly

Who can apply?

R.O.C. Studio is open to girls and lgbtq+ youth ages 8 to 17 years old.

Apply Online

We Still Need Volunteers!

We'll be conducting assemblies, workshops, band practices, and showcase entirely online. As a volunteer, you'll receive training on how to use the online tools and how to work with campers in a virtual space. Ages 18+.

Apply Online

Friday Showcase

All campers will present their song at an online showcase Friday, July 31.

Frequently asked questions

When is camp?

Camp is held online from 10am-4pm July 27 - 31 and from 7pm - 9pm on Friday, July 31

How much does camp cost?

Full tuition is $150. Financial aid packages are available for all who need them. Girls Rock! Rochester is committed to making camp financially accessible to all.

What is the registration process?

To register for camp, you’ll fill out an online application. Applications are open from June 1st through July 1st at https://forms.gle/vVsm867si2XX4Cns7

Campers will be selected on a first come first served basis for R.O.C. Studio.

This application page is for campers and families comfortable completing these forms in English. If you need help completing the application, please call for assistance 585-204-7775.

What technology do campers need?

To be able to participate in camp, campers will need:

  • A computer or tablet that can connect to the internet that the camper can use from 10am-4pm July 27 - July 31 and from 7pm - 9pm on July 31. (A mobile phone will not allow campers to engage fully in the program.)
  • A internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps. Run a test of your connection speed here.
  • A modern internet browser such as Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.

All camp activities will be browser-based (meaning campers won’t have to download other programs or apps). Campers will receive passwords and unique logins to access camp materials and sessions.

If you do not have access to either a device or wifi, please email info@girlsrockrochester.org. We’re committed to making camp accessible to all.

What online safety precautions are being taken?

All camp activities will be conducted in a browser, meaning campers won’t have to download other programs or apps. The websites and online tools used for camp comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA).

Campers will receive passwords and unique logins to access camp materials and sessions. No one aside from campers, counselors, and guardians will be able to access these materials.

Trained camp staff will be present in all live sessions to ensure camper safety, and they will monitor material that is shared by campers on the camp webpages.

All campers and staff will sign a safety and security agreement before beginning camp that outlines prohibited activities related to data use, social media, and technology use.

Campers will have access to on-demand tech support during camp should they encounter an issue.

I’m concerned about my camper’s age, will they have fun at Online Camp?

We’ve designed our online camp program to be easy to navigate and engage in for even young campers. Guardians may want to help young campers get set up and logged into the camp webpages, but once there, young campers should be able to engage in workshops, assemblies, and band meetings independently and with ease.

Camp activities are tailored to our two camper age groups. Workshops and camper bands are divided by these three groups, so that campers receive the support and guidance they need.

Don’t worry about older campers getting bored: our collaborative music-making web app, Soundtrap, is easy to begin using and has literally thousands of options for older campers to experiment with and explore.

And if you run into an issue, we have on-demand tech support and counselors (that both guardians and campers can access) who are ready to help out when you need it during camp.

Is online summer camp just for girls?

Nope! Girls Rock! Rochester is open to cis and trans girls, non-binary youth, and other trans and gender expansive young folks, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, size and/or ability.

Will camper’s learn how to play an instrument?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are conducting camp entirely online this year. We will not be distributing musical instruments or providing instrument instruction like in past in-person camps.

This year, campers will learn about music theory, composition, songwriting, and music production using Soundtrap, a free easy-to-use online program. Campers will collaborate with their bandmates to create an original song using the application, and they’ll be able to continue using the program and creating music after camp ends.

Do campers only learn about rock music?

We are called “rock camp”, but we welcome campers interested in all musical genres. Campers are encouraged to explore different styles and genres and express themselves through music.

Do campers need to have music experience?

Nope! We welcome campers of all experience levels, from “not musically inclined” to “sings in the shower” to “plays in the school band” to “composes original rock operas”. The only requirement is a love of music!

How do we apply?

To apply, complete this online application https://forms.gle/vVsm867si2XX4Cns7. Camper applications are open June 1 - July 1.

Didn’t see your question here?

Additional questions should be directed to: kaci@girlsrockrochester.org

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel, please notify kaci@girlsrockrochester.org right away.
If you must cancel, up to 3 weeks prior to a camp’s start date, we will attempt to fill your space from the waitlist. If the spot is filled, a service fee of $75 will be deducted from the refund amount.

Please note that absolutely no refunds will be issued less than 3 weeks prior to the camp’s
start date, including on or after the start of the program.

If you need to cancel for health reasons, you will be refunded in full.

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