Open Enrollment for Ladies’ Rock Camp

Fundraiser Rocks for Women Nineteen to Ninety Nine

PORTLAND, ORE – July 29,2010 – The Rock n Roll Camp for Girls, a north Portland non-profit that builds self-esteem through music creation and performance, announces its main fundraiser for 2010/11.
The Ladies Rock Camp (LRC) is now accepting applications for the fall session running from October 22-24. Each camp can have up to 55 participants, and is open to women 19 years and older. No experience necessary.
LRC is an opportunity for ladies to become empowered as they play music together in an encouraging environment. Throughout the weekend, women receive instrument instruction, form a band and work together to write an original song, which they perform at the final LRC Showcase. Over the course of the weekend, women are also offered a variety of workshops from the history of rock n’ roll to self-defense and DJ basics.
“After spending a weekend at LRC, not only did I surprise myself by learning an instrument, forming a band and playing in a concert, but I felt like there was nothing I could not do,” said Nancy Taffera-Santos, who attended LRC in 2008 and 2009. “After camp I felt so empowered that my performance at work noticeably increased. On top of the boost in self-esteem, I built new personal and professional relationships, as I spent a weekend with amazing women. I wish Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls existed when I was growing up.”
LRC attracts women from all corners of the globe. In previous years, participants have come from New York, Europe, and as far away as Australia. Last year, the program raised more than $35,000 for the Rock n Roll Camp for Girls.
Tuition for camp is $375, and all proceeds support the Rock n Roll Camp for Girls. All levels of musical skill and experience are welcome at the camp. Ladies can choose to learn drums, bass, keyboards, vocals, or guitar. Fall session will run October 22-24.
About Rock n Roll Camp for Girls
The Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 non-profit, builds girls self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls creates leadership opportunities, cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourages social change and the development of life skills.
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