Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a non-profit society that builds self esteem in female youth through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
Vancouver Rock Camp for Girls strives to create an empowering atmosphere for young women by challenging the stereotype that rock music is primarily played by men and for men. For this reason, it is important for our camp to create an environment where music is taught by women, for women, so that young women feel empowered to get involved in all aspects of music making. Our leadership positions are therefore open to individuals who identify as female, including trans women, in order to maintain this dynamic and present positive female role models.
The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women. Non-leadership roles are open to any individuals regardless of gender identity, and we are committed to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all individuals throughout the camp.
We acknowledge that gender is an ongoing and important issue. GRCV is always open to further discussion surrounding this topic.¬† Feel free to contact us with your pro-active input.