Our programs are unique because they are facilitated by a strong group of female/femme/gender-diverse volunteers, many of whom are working professionally in the local NB art and music industry as seasoned creators/performers. They teach our students one-on-one and in groups and create a supportive environment for students to build confidence, make social connections, and get involved in the music and art community.
Girls+ Rock Camp
Our annual summer day-camp runs for 5 days and is open to 15-20 students (girls, transgender and gender-diverse youth, ages 11-17) with any level of musical training. Each student will:
receive training on a musical instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals).
form a band with other students.
take part in creative workshops around performance, song-writing, making band merchandise/promo, band photoshoots, the NB music industry, and more!
perform at a public showcase with their band for family and friends on the final day of camp.
The camp teaches new skills in music or helps to build on existing ones in a supportive environment that promotes collaboration and self-exploration.
Our awesome mentors facilitate daily group instrument classes and guided jam sessions. They teach the students how to play, how to create music and how to perform together. Workshops, fun music and art-based activities, and live music performances are scheduled throughout each day of the camp. On the last day, the students perform an original song with their band at an exciting public showcase event featuring a final group number, an awards ceremony and local entertainment. Visit our photo gallery.
After School Jam Sessions
In 2019 and 2020, we hosted several after-school jam session programs which invited alumnae from our summer rock camp to participate in weekly jam sessions over a 6-week period. During this time, students formed a band, learned a cover song, and took part in an audio recording with a professional audio engineer. The audio and video footage from the jam sessions were combined as a memento for the 6-week session. See the final videos here.
When we're not hosting our summer camp and after-school program, we keep students engaged through various other activities, including: a virtual coffee house, virtual workshops, our outdoor campfire social event as well as facilitating student performances at local and international music festivals. Don't forget to check out our photo gallery.