Summer Camp


Who can come to Camp?

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is for girls and non-binary children and youth ages 8-17. We usually admit 30-35 campers. A portion of our spaces are reserved for Indigenous folks.

*NEW* Intern Positions!

The Intern position is a valuable way for youth to gain work experience and pass on their knowledge to younger campers. Interns must be between the ages of 16 and 19 at the time of camp, and they must have attended at least one session of Girls Rock Camp! Interns will not be in a Camper band, but they could help 8 Camper bands out (and maybe even form bands with other Interns)! 

When is Camp?

Camp runs for one week in July, Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with a final showcase on the Saturday. There was no camp in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Camp Week Looks Like

Campers participate in instrument instruction, workshops, and band practice where they collaborate with their band an write and original song. No musical experience is necessary! Campers of all skill levels choose their instrument of either guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals.  All gear is provided!

All types of musical preference is encouraged, from rock, punk, hip-hop, country, pop, indie, lounge, blues, reggae, jazz, ska, metal, experimental, hard core, R&B, screamo, alternative, classic, etc., and sometimes new genres even get made up during camp!

Throughout the week campers participate in workshops such as:

  • Song Writing
  • Screen Printing
  • Zine Making
  • Self-Defence
  • Positive Self-Image & Identity Discussions
  • Gear Set-Up, Technical Training and more!

You will meet some new friends, watch and be inspired by local lunch time bands, form your own band, create and design your own band logo, write a song and at the end of the week perform it in front of all your friends and family. The only requirement for this camp is that you just want to be here.

Applications Fees

Our applications fees operate on a sliding scale/pay what you can basis.

It costs approximately $400 dollars per camper to be at camp; this includes such things as daily healthy hot lunches, snacks and juice boxes, showcase venue, music equipment including rentals and repairs, and workshops.

We don’t ask for any personal financial information; more information is located in the Camper Application.

Where is Camp?

The 2019 Camp was at The Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive. Since the inaugural camp in 2009, the Urban Native Youth Association has been our gracious hosts! A very special thanks to the UNYA for the contribution to an accessible and safe space for camp to thrive in.

Feel free to ask us any questions!


Images by Sarah Race Photography


Images by Sarah Race Photography