Frequently Asked Questions
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When and where will camp 2016 be held?
We are happy to announce that our first Chattanooga Girls Rock Camp will take place July 18th-22nd at the new Chattanooga Film Festival HQ/Cine-Rama space at 100 W. Main Street (the former Grocery Bar building). Our end-of-camp showcase concert will likely be held on Saturday the 23rd, location TBA.
So what's this gonna cost?
One of our biggest priorities is to make our camp accessible to the largest group of girls in Chattanooga possible. We plan to help accomplish this by charging tuition on a self-reported sliding-scale, and offering as many full scholarships as we can. Based on your family's income, tuition will fall between $0 and $250. We also have a lunch assistance option for the young people/campers who participate in their school's free or reduced-cost meal program.
Does my kid need to have previous music experience or own/rent an instrument?
No experience or gear necessary! We will provide the instruments and the know-how, they just need to arrive ready to learn something new!
How do I volunteer?
I'm a dude, can I volunteer?
Absolutely! All volunteer positions are open to men in the months leading up to camp. The week of camp, we have lots of supportive roles available to you folks (assistant instrument instruction, tech support, admin, workshop assistance, etc)! We ask that you respect our decision to place women in direct mentorship and leadership roles, so that we are modeling our message that these girls can not only play great music but become leaders in their fields.
What do you mean by safe space?
We aim to create as safe a space as possible for all the young people who attend our camp. These means more than just a physically safe space (which we enforce by running background and reference checks on all adult camp and building staff, maintaining a physically secure camp location, and adhering to strict sign-in/sign-out policies), it extends to the emotional safety of the campers as well. We strive to be a program that is explicitly anti-bullying, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism in policy and practice. We will do our best to create an environment that is body-positive (meaning no size-shaming), supportive of different learning styles and abilities (physical and behavioral), and accepting of every camper's version of self-expression. If you have any questions about this, please send us an e-mail.