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The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC) is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and teamwork. The BAGRC strives to challenge gender stereotypes, encourage collaboration and tolerance among peers, and provide a comfortable space for people of all backgrounds to express themselves. Through music lessons, workshops, group activities and performance, girls acquire skills that will help guide them throughout their lives.
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a week-long program for girls ages 8 to 18 years old in Oakland, CA. Camp sessions are held at Oakland School for the Arts. We are a unique, nonprofit camp run almost entirely by enthusiastic volunteers who believe in the importance of fostering creativity, confidence and community for girls. On the first day of camp girls form bands, then spend five days learning to play their instrument of choice, and collaborating with their bandmates to write an original song. The instrument choices are bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals. Daily lessons are held in small groups of 3-5 students, grouped according to experience. Workshops held every afternoon address many aspects of being a musician and being a girl. Topics include songwriting, self-defense, image and identity, screenprtining and more. Each day at lunchtime, campers get to see live bands perform and have a Q&A session with the musicians. At the end of the week, each camper band performs their original music at a live venue, open to family, friends, and the public.
- Carey Fay-Horowitz
- (510) 267-1808
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