We’re celebrating the wrap-up of our fifth year of Gainesville Girls Rock Camp and we’d like to send a special shout out to the following organizations, businesses, bands, and people for their support over the course of the past year: United Church of Gainesville, High Dive, Loosey’s, Satchel’s Pizza, Mama’s Club, Faye Williams, Edmonton, The Repurpose Project, THE FEST, Blue Highway Pizzeria, Alter Ego Fitness, Way Better. Period, Arrow’s Aim Records, Third House Books & Coffee, Baila Alliance 352, Baila Caliente, Chris Fillie, Charles Harriott, Diana Barquet, Cassie Catania, Timber Line Jewelry, Becca Pieters Glasswork, Aurora Healing Arts, RD Bonner, Jackson Stoneworks, Volta Coffee, The Ones to Blame, Night Queen, Bird Eat Bird, The Rochevanies, PISS TEST, Jennifer Vito, Kentucky Costellow, Chelsea Carnes, Pumps, UVTV, In Bed By Ten, Summer A Elholm, Madison Dickmon, Anna Jucker, Maria Fasting, Lara Lookabaugh, Carla, Lily Ruckstuhl, Olivia Floyd, Valeria Larriviere, Nicole Larriviere, Verónica Crespo, Liz Miller, Taissa Morimoto, Stef Røse, Caroline Hament, Mindy Needles Rohrbacher AP, Breanne Schenk, Lexi Bee, Chris Kastle, Lorna Bouret, Flattery O’Ashley, Jessie Lazarchik, Kathy Sohar, Leda Balch, Rosie Melucci, Hope Howell, Holland Hall, Benedetta Follini, Julia Bushnell, Blake-Alexandria Collins, Rachel Yates, Brianna Uknowit Peterson, Jackie Davis, Van Tran, Anna Considine, Becky May, Hillary Carter, Quanisha Madison, Tahlia De Maio, Amanda, Hazel Levy, Denise Hank, Julie Crosby, Emma Brady, Aesthetic Print and everyone else who participated, showed up, donated, and/or encouraged us! THANK YOU!


We’ve been awarded the Satch Cash Grant!


Hey friends and supporters!

GGRC has been awarded the Satch Cash Grant for May 2017! This means that all ATM fees from Satchel’s Pizza from the month of May will be donated to our organization. Go buy a slice and let them know that we appreciate their support!

Also, remember that the early consideration deadline for camp is tomorrow, May 1st, 2017! We still have space at both sessions but they will fill up soon, so get your kids’ applications in asap! Following May 1st, spots are first come first serve until our rosters are full.

2017 Summer Camp Applications

2017 Camp Applications are now available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please indicate your need on the application. Camper applications are due by May 1st for early consideration, after which point we will accept applications on a first come first serve basis until our rosters are full. Click below for either a .PDF or  .DOC. Once completed, please submit to or print and mail to 1040 ne 13th place Gainesville, Fl 32601.


Word Document Version: Application2017.docx or

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Word Document Version: VolunteerCommitmentForm2017.docx (1)

PDF Version:VolunteerCommitmentForm2017.docx

Workshop Instructor Form: WorkshopProposalForm2017.docx

 Dates for volunteer trainings:

Sunday, April 2nd-Optional volunteer Information Session 6:30-7:30pm @ Mama’s Club 435 South Main Street.

Sunday, June 4th-Mandatory Volunteer Training, Location TBA 1-3pm.

Sunday June 11th-Mandatory Training and Camp set-up @ United Church of Gainesville, 4pm.

Sunday, July 2nd-Mandatory Session Two Training, Location TBA 1-3pm.

Sunday, July 9th-Mandatory Training and Camp set-up @ United Church of Gainesville, 4pm.

More optional information sessions TBA.


Hi GGRC friends and family!

I’m writing with excitement, information, and dates for our 2017 Gainesville Girls Rock Camp! If you are interested in being part of camp this year, please carefully read the following information and add the pertinent dates below to your calendar. Feel free to email us at with any questions!
Application forms for both sessions become available on our website and Facebook page on April 1st, 2017. Early consideration ends May 1st, after which time, applications will be first-come first-serve. Please try to get your applications in on time, we fill up every year.
Session 1 (13-17 year olds) Monday, June 12- Friday, June 16th at the United Church of Gainesville (1624 NW 5th Avenue) and a showcase on Saturday, June 17th at High Dive (210 SW 2nd Avenue)
Session 2 (9-13 year olds) Monday, July 10th-Friday, July 14th at the United Church of Gainesville (1624 NW 5th Avenue) and a Showcase on Saturday, July 15th at High Dive (210 SW 2nd Avenue)
Upcoming GGRC events:
Sat, March 25th at Depot Park, 10am-2pm, GGRC will be hosting Live Band Musical Chairs at 352Creates
Wed, March 29th at Santa Fe College, 10am-1pm, GGRC will be tabling at a Women’s History Month Involvement Showcase
Sat, April 1st applications for GGRC campers and volunteers will become available on our website and Facebook page
Sun, April 2nd 3pm-6pm, GGRC is hosting a Kids’ Music Fest in collaboration with Future Music Makers and MAMA’s Club
Sat, April 22nd 9:30pm, Boca Fiesta is hosting a Band Roulette Showcase that benefits GGRC
Fri, June 2nd 10pm, Loosey’s is hosting a 1980s Coverband Show and silent auction that benefits GGRC.

Chelsea Carnes

Director, Gainesville Girls Rock Camp


Hi GGRC friends and family, 2017 SUMMER CAMP DATES are here!
Session One (13-17 year olds) June 12-17th
Session Two (9-13 year olds) July 10-15th

Camp will be held once again at the UCG, 1624 northwest 5th avenue, Gainesville.

Camp is $200 with both full and partial scholarships available, so don’t let cost prevent you from applying!! Applications will available by the end of March, stay tuned!

Email with any questions.

Camp was great! Stay tuned for 2017!

2016 was an amazing summer at Gainesville Girls Rock Camp! We’d like to thank the following folks for their support in our fourth year of camp! We couldn’t do it without you.
United Church of Gainesville, Aesthetic Print, Target Copy, Hardback Cafe,The Repurpose Project, our wonderful accountant Joseph L. Susi, CPA, P.A., Gainesville Iguana, WUFT Media, Thomas Deaton & Endless Pools for the warehouse space, Ilene Goldstein, Jessica Lancia, Devon Vlasin, Bill Bryson, Civic Media Center, Wild Iris Books, The Midnight, HIGH DIVE (Gainesville, FL), everyone who lent us gear, and our volunteers: Elaina Buono, Verónica Crespo, Julia Bushnell, Summer A Elholm, Chelsea Strawder, Maria Fasting, Anna Jucker, Lily Ruckstuhl, Blake-Alexandria Collins, Marcela Martinez, Coco Figs, Holland Hall, Maria Carter, Sylvia Arnold, Tahlia De Maio, Taissa Morimoto, Margo Briggs, Meaghan Monaghan, Kathy Sohar, Somewhere Glassworks, Flattery O’Ashley & Jess,Emily Sara Ott, Aunt Maggi, Kylah Rail, Becca Pieters, Brooke Nantz, Danielle Durham, Kate Conti, Dana Myers, Van Tran, Natalia Callejas,Michelle Parker, Karen Smith, and our staff, Jennifer Vito, Chelsea Carnes, and Kentuckyy Costellow. Y’all are so amazing!

Camp Session One is Now Full

Greetings GGRC friends and supporters. Our camp session one June 20th-25th for 9-13 year olds is now full! We have a waiting list and are no longer accepting applications. Session Two (for 13-17 year olds) is nearly full, but we will continue accepting applications for the session two waiting list. We have an awesome roster of girls this year and are so grateful for the Gainesville community’s continued interest and support in our camp!