Rock Camp For Girls Montreal is a space where campers discover and express their talents, and become leaders in creating their own kind of cultural production through music. Our summer program runs from July 20th-26th at the Suoni per il Popolo venue and restaurant space. Our five camp days run from 8am-4pm, resulting in a final showcase concert on Saturday and a recording day at the Hotel2Tango studio in Montréal where bands perform and record their original songs. Our aim is to serve girls and gender nonconforming youth who could benefit from the a freeing and supportive environment created during our summer camp. Rock Camp for Girls Montréal fosters the promotion of self-esteem, skill-building and critical thinking skills for girls through collaborative music composition and performance. We supplement the music component of RCGM with workshops based on feminist and anti-oppression frameworks that provide campers with a space for critical examination and empowerment. We depend on the support of musicians and community members for instrument instruction, tech tutorials, band practice and skill-building workshops. At the week’s end, campers get the chance to show off their talents to friends, family, and community members at the Showcase Concert. We also have donated time from Howard Billerman at Hotel2Tango studios so that bands can record their original song at one of North America's most sought after recording studios.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (June 2015)