When is a summer music camp not just a summer music camp? When it’s Girls Rock Camp Toronto. Run by volunteer musicians, the camp gives girls ages eight to sixteen a safe space to learn instruments, write songs and rock out. But at the core of the camp is the focus on building self esteem and empowering girls through the lens of musical expression.
Summer Music Camp Is Not Just About the Music
In the course of a one-week session, campers learn and practise instruments, form a band and write a song together, all under the mentorship of female musicians. In addition to learning about musical performance, the girls also take part in workshops on self esteem and leadership development. The week ends with a one-hour recording session on the Saturday, and on Sunday, a showcase of all the bands performing on stage for their adoring fans. The show is pretty impressive. But don’t take my word for it. Check out some of the talent from last summer’s showcase:
Get in on the Action
With International Women’s Day coming up on Friday, March 8, 2013, this is the perfect time to register your daughter for an empowering music camp. Girls Rock Camp Toronto is running three sessions this summer, and one of them is sure to work for you (and your daughter):
- July 15 to 21, 2013
- July 22 to 28, 2013
- August 5 to 11, 2013
Camp takes place from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the TRANZAC Club at Bloor and Bathurst. For more information, or to register, visit the camp’s website, or catch up with them on Facebook or Twitter.
Band photo by Alisha Trigatti.