Girls+ Rock Ottawa is proud to present OTTAWA's first ever Rock Camp for Women+, a weekend camp for women ages 19+!

Have a blast while you learn to play an instrument, form a band and perform in concert with your peers! Enjoy food from local restaurants, engaging guest speakers, merchandise, workshops, professional band photos and more!

 

WHAT IS ROCK CAMP FOR WOMEN+?

Rock Camp for Women+ is a weekend-long camp where women learn an instrument, form a band and perform a song at a music showcase in front of family and friends! Classes are taught by experienced Ottawa-based artists and professional musicians in small, focused groups of students. There is absolutely no musical experience necessary and we provide instruments for all participants. All proceeds from Rock Camp for Women+  will go to Girls+ Rock Ottawa programming and events.

 

INSTRUMENTS

Choice of instruments includes bass, drums, guitar or keyboards. Please indicate your first and second choice of instrument in the application form. Instruments will be provided to participants, but if you have your own guitar or bass, you may bring it. Please note that Girls+ Rock Ottawa does not accept liability for personal instruments.

 

WHEN IS THE 2017 ROCK CAMP FOR Women+? 

The 2017 Rock Camp for Women+ will take place on June 23-25, 2017.

 

WHEN AND WHERE IS ROCK CAMP FOR Women+?

The camp takes place in three locations over the course of the weekend for the three different events: orientation night; two days of practicing and workshops; and the final showcase. 

The 2017 venues are:
June 23: Orientation Night @ Bar Robo (692 Somerset St W)
June 24 & 25: Camp @ Capital Rehearsal Studios (250 City Centre Avenue, Unit 202)
June 25: Showcase Concert @ Arts Court (2 Daly Ave)
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ROCK CAMP FOR WOMEN+?

The camp is for self-identified women or those who identify as non-binary aged 19+.
 

HOW MUCH DOES ROCK CAMP FOR WOMEN+ COST? 

Tuition for Rock Camp for Women+ is $399, all inclusive.

This includes:

  • Lessons with professional musicians
  • Instrument guidebook
  • Use of a rehearsal studio
  • Fun workshops 
  • Professional band photos
  • Connecting with other women+ interested in music
  • Performance on a professional stage
  • Support provided by experienced audio technicians
  • Girls+ Rock Ottawa t-shirt & other cool merch!
  • Meals provided by local trending restaurants: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch & dinner

If price is a consideration, please contact info@girlsrockottawa.com. Bursaries available on a limited basis.

All proceeds will go to supporting Girls+ Rock Ottawa programming and events.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING ROCK CAMP FOR WOMEN+?

The main focus of Rock Camp for Women+ is for participants to learn how to play an instrument (bass, guitar, drums or keyboard), form a band, and work together as a team. The camp ends with a showcase concert where the participants get to show off the skills they learned during the weekend! In addition, panel talks and workshops will take place during the weekend.

Click here for a sample camp agenda.
 

How do I register for Rock Camp for WOmen+?

Please complete and submit an application by June 1, 2017. A Girls+ Rock Ottawa representative will notify you of your registration status by June 5, 2017.

 

WHO RUNS ROCK CAMP FOR WOMEN+?

Rock Camp for Women+ is run by Girls+ Rock Ottawa, a grassroots organization that uses musical programming to foster empowerment, acceptance and community. Girls+ Rock Ottawa is made up of volunteer female musicians and music lovers who aim to encourage self-identified girls to involve themselves in the musical world, whether it be as musicians, promoters, engineers, etc. Through teaching, mentorship and positive role models, we hope to encourage the next generation of young leaders to take their place and make some noise within the music industry.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

We do not refund or pro-rate tuition fees. If you need to cancel, please notify us right away. Cancellations are available up to 2 weeks prior to a camp’s start date, where we will attempt to fill your spot from the wait list. If your spot is filled, we will provide a refund minus a service fee of $75. In the event of medical emergency, credit for a future program may be available. Please note that no refunds will be issued after the start of the program.