The end of July will cap off another successful year of Girls Rock Camp, an intense, week-long day camp for school-aged girls. Girls learn guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, and vocals – often times with NO prior experience – and by the end of the week they’ve conquered an instrument, formed a band, written a song, and put on a spectacular performance for friends, family, and hundreds of screaming fans.
Five LCEC girls had the opportunity to attend this camp for free earlier this month. Zuri (not her real name) attended Girls Rock Camp for the first time this year – and she had a blast. When recounting her time at GRC, Zuri said, “I got to try drums and violin, and the bass guitar, which is what I liked the best. I also made a new friend. She’s in my band. Our group is called The Moonlight and our song is called Darkness. It’s so good!”
Through our partnership with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, one of our girls took a borrowed violin to camp, got one-on-one lessons with GRC’s musical instructors, and is now playing classics like a pro! The campers’ final performances are recorded, and CDs are distributed to everyone who attends, along with t-shirts and other great swag.
Check out our Facebook page for videos of the girls’ performances.