ALL THE FRESH DEETS
When is camp?
Power Week (camp) is Monday–Friday from July 18–22, 2022. Drop-off is 8–8:30am and pick-up is 5-5:30pm. Concert Day is Saturday, July 23 at Jannus Live. It’s a full day and goes into the evening.
*To qualify for a spot at camp, all applicants are required to attend all five days of camp AND the final concert.
Where is camp?
Camp is at Allendale United Methodist Church (3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703). The concert is at Jannus Live in downtown St. Pete.
How much does camp cost?
Camp tuition is $300. Scholarships are available. Campers are selected in a blind selection process regardless of ability to pay.
How many campers attend?
Camp currently serves 42 campers for our summer Power Week. Due to the limited number of camper spots, we cannot accept all those who apply. While applications are reviewed by a blind selection committee, we reserve the right, and have the responsibility, to ensure camp reflects the diversity of our beloved community.
What ages can attend camp?
8–17 years old. Campers must be 8 by July 18 to apply. Campers who have attended camp previously and are over the age of 14 can apply for our “Punk Rock Prefects” track, which is an amped up version of Power Week with a leadership-based curriculum.
Is Girls Rock Camp St. Pete just for girls?
Nope! Camp is open to all girls, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth, especially Black and brown young people in St. Pete. This means that our programming is explicitly feminist, anti-racist with a focus on uplifting Black and brown young folks and people of non-dominant genders.
Do campers need music experience?
Nope! We welcome campers of all experience levels, from “not musically inclined” to “sings in the shower” to “plays in the school band” to “composes original rock operas.” The only requirement is a love of music and an open mind!
Do campers need their own instruments?
Nope! We’ve got all you need to get rocking. Everyone is new to their instruments and it helps that we are all beginning on the same instruments for consistency. We don’t encourage nor accept liability for the use of personal instruments.
What is the application process?
It’s easy! Our application has two sections: one for the potential camper to complete and one for the parent/ guardian to complete. Any incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the limited number of spots for campers, unfortunately, not all applicants will be accepted. But, every girl matters and there will be other exciting Girls Rock programming offered throughout the year. Stay in touch!
PRO TIP! The selection committee relies heavily on the “Express yourself!” section, so get creative about telling us WHO you are and WHY you want to come to camp.
Is lunch provided?
No. Lunch is BYOB: bring your own bag! Please make sure your campers have a healthy lunch for the energy they’ll need to shred. We do provide snacks and a reusable water bottle for the week.
When is the application deadline?
Applications must be submitted by May 15. We will notify all applicants by May 25.
How do I apply?
Complete the Power Week Application.
Can adults get in on the fun?
Of course! Our volunteers have just as much fun as our campers. No musical experience is necessary. Our volunteer positions include everything from event planning to photography, silent auction to counseling, talent management to crafting. Male-identified volunteers can join our Dude Crew! It’s important to show our girls that boys and men are working to support gender equity here in St. Pete. Only prescreened, female-identified volunteers work with our campers during Power Week, but there are many volunteers working in supportive roles to make the magic happen for our final concert day. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and you will be notified when Volunteer Applications open.
I have another question…
No problem, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can!