Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, a nonprofit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music, will host its fourth annual camper showcase at the House of Blues San Diego on Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m., following a summer empowerment camp for girls ages 8 to 17. At the week-long program, the girls engage in workshops and activities guided by inspirational female mentors and culminate the week with a final performance. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego aims to empower young campers through music education and promotes an environment where girls build skills that encourage self-confidence, uniqueness, creativity and teamwork.
“We are very proud to announce that this year’s Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls is almost full! Our impactful program is all about empowering young girls through the power of music and self-expression. Not only do we aim to inspire the campers, we create a safe outlet for girls to embrace their uniqueness, build strong friendships and lift each other up!” said Melissa Grove, founder and president of Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego. “Our camp goes beyond music education; we shape the future leaders of our community through creative youth development and skill building activities.”
In one week, the girls form bands, collaborate to write an original song, learn an instrument (they can choose from vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards or drums) and perform an original song live in front of their family, friends and the community at the House of Blues San Diego. To promote new friendships and collaboration, this year campers will choose their band mates by drawing names from a hat.
Camp kicks off each day at 9 a.m. in a rock star celebration, with a high-energy assembly that includes hilarious yet educational skits performed by camp mentors. Throughout the day, young campers are divided into age groups and break out into music instruction, workshops and band practice. During lunch time local artists from music, dance and visual art backgrounds are invited to inspire the girls and share their experience working in the music industry. Workshops consist of necessary band-building talents like designing and screen-printing band t-shirts and songwriting, as well as other skills like, image and identity, making a difference in your community and more. Young campers also participate in a professional photo shoot with their band! Camp mentors include local musicians and Nardcast favorites, Becca Paoni and Paige Miller of Becca Jay Band, Kinnie Dye, Veronica May, Tori Roze, Gaby Aparicio and more.
“Each year, I look forward to seeing the campers’ growth as the week carries on,” said Grove. “It’s such an amazing journey to witness their confidence and self-esteem skyrocket from the first day of camp to their final performance at the House of Blues.”
The camp is from Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 at A.R.T.S. (A Reason to Survive), 200 East 12th Street, National City, CA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The camper’s final showcase will be held on Saturday, July 27 at the House of Blues San Diego at 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 at 12 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets to the camper showcase are $10. The event is open to the public and all ages.