When will applications for Girls Rock Charlotte 2018 summer camps be available?
Applications for early registration will open January 15, 2018 with camp tuition two weeks after the acceptance of your application. Based upon availability, applications will continue to be accepted through May 30, 2018. We expect all camps to fill this year and for our spaces to go quickly. Please register soon!!
Who can attend Girls Rock Charlotte camp?
Our summer camps are for girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 8-16. The Kids camp is for ages 8-12. The Teen camp is for ages 12-16. Our Film Camp is for ages 14-18. Parents/family of 12 year-old campers can decide which camp (Kids or Teen) will best fit their camper's emotional maturity level. Young campers must be 8 by January 1, 2018 to attend the Kids camp. Teen campers must still be age 16 during the week of camp. Teens 16-18 are encouraged to apply to our Teen Mentor volunteer program.
How do I find out if my camper got into camp and how do I pay?
You will receive an acceptance email within seven business days after your application. Camp tuition is due within 2 weeks of acceptance and can be paid via our PayPal account or via check payment made payable to: Girls Rock Charlotte. Mail to: PO Box 39066, Charlotte, NC, 28278.
How much is the camp tuition?
Girls Rock Charlotte wants all girls and families to enjoy this amazing experience. Tuition for Girls Rock Charlotte is on a self-reporting, sliding scale from $450 - $325 with a portion of tuition collected gifted to youth in need of tuition assistance.
A sliding scale is a tool to ensure folks have equitable access to experiences like our Summer Camp, regardless of financial resources. We ask for your active participation in deciding your contribution. If a sliding scale is implemented effectively, everyone pays a similar percentage of their income for tuition. While we are a small organization, we make sliding scale a priority because we acknowledge that we live in a world of differing privileges and income disparities.
We understand that for various reasons not every family can afford to pay the full tuition range, so we have created a range of reduced tuition amounts that makes this amazing opportunity available to everyone. Please consider your family income, resources and dependents when in the household when determining your requested tuition amount. We can also provide lunch for campers and light rail tickets as well, if requested.
For more information on tuition assistance and scholarships, please visit our Camp Scholarships page.
Does my camper need musical experience or their own instrument?
Musical experience is not required. In fact, most of our campers never played an instrument before coming to our summer camp!
We will provide each camper with all the instruments and gear they will need. Campers are also welcome to bring their own instrument. Please note that Girls Rock Charlotte is not responsible for any loss or damage to the camper's own instrument or gear.
What does the summer camp tuition provide?
Our summer camp tuition provides full-day programming Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, with optional early drop-off and late pick-up provided. The Girls Rock Charlotte summer concert showcase is also included in the camp tuition. All music equipment is provided by GRC. Our tuition also provides all camp craft supplies, one t-shirt for a DIY workshop and surprise treats! Campers are asked to provide their own lunch due to health concerns and food allergy issues.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand that plans may change for some of our campers and their families. We will have a waiting list for our camps and will greatly appreciate that you let us know of your change of plans as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy for the 2017 summer camps are:
- January 1 - April 1 (90+ days) = Full tuition refund
- April 1 - May 1 (60+ days) = 50% tuition refund
- May 1 - June 1 (30+ days) = 25% tuition refund
- Less than 30 days = No refund
I need to drop my camper off early/pick her up late. What should I do?
We offer early drop-off beginning at 8:00am for $10, and late pick-up by 5:00 pm for $15. You can sign up for one or both options on our registration form.