Important 2018 Camp Dates to Remember

March 18th: Applications become available on our website and Facebook page

May 1st: Camper Applications Due!

May 8th: Acceptance Emails Go Out to Parents of Campers

May 14th: Mandatory Training Extravaganza for All Camp Volunteers

May 15th: Camper Fees and Registration Forms Due

June 4-9th: Camp Session 1 and Saturday Showcase (Girls aged 13-17)

July 9-14th: Camp Session 2 and Saturday Showcase (Girls aged 9-13)







Hi GGRC friends and volunteers!

We have just announced our 2018 Gainesville Girls Rock Camp dates, please mark your calendars and get in touch if you are interested in volunteering at camp this summer! Help us out by spreading the word to friends who might be interested in volunteering and let us know if you want to be on our 2018 volunteer email list (which will be sparingly used to let you know about upcoming GGRC volunteer opportunities!).
SESSION 1 (13-17 yr olds) June 4-9
SESSION 2 (9-13 yr olds) July 9-14

GGRC is a 501c3 nonprofit that uses music and performance as a platform to encourage self-esteem and self-expression in girls and non-binary youth aged 9-17. We are excited to be holding camp at a new music-focused art space located in the Grove Street community near downtown Gainesville this year. This new location will support our autonomy and offer opportunities to expand camp activities beyond our two weeks in summer!
You do not need musical experience to volunteer at camp! Our camp is staffed by women and non-binary volunteers. We need help in the kitchen, to assist in workshops, roadies to haul equipment and run errands, workshop instructors (poetry and lyricism, self-defense, healthy communication, album art, theater and stage antics, intersectional feminism, the science of sound, the math of music, the history of women in music, etc.!) We also need bass players, drummers, guitarists, keyboardists, sound engineers, and vocalists to help out in our music rooms and performers to showcase their music at our lunch concerts throughout camp!
In an effort to make camp volunteer participation more accessible to economically disadvantaged folks, we offer a limited number of volunteering stipends of $50-100. Volunteers can apply for this support if finances are a barrier to full-time participation in camp. We will prioritize trans women and women of color in granting these stipends.
Please email if you’d like to join our 2018 volunteer email list! Stay tuned for more details and information about spring events and fundraisers leading up to camp! We couldn’t do camp without you, thanks for your help!


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

PDF Version:Application2017.docx




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.