Women Rock Retreat
March 23-25, 2018 & Concert March 31
A Creative 3 Day Weekend with the Gals!
Ready to let loose and find your tribe of awesome, strong women? Want to find your inner rockstar? Need to relax at a beautiful lake getaway? And...do it all for a good cause?!?
This three day adventure brings women from all walks of life and all levels of musical experience together (we love newbies!). In one weekend, you will get easy instrument instruction, form a band with the gals, write an original song together and debut your inner rockstar at a concert (the next weekend) for friends and family! But wait...there's more!! Wake up to gentle morning yoga, laugh and learn in empowering workshops, get your DIY on, and enjoy some yummy eats!
And you get all this fun and power for a good cause - the Girls Rock Charlotte Teen and Kids Summer Camp Scholarship Fund!
Spend the weekend at a beautiful lake home. Cozy up on the sofas with a lake view, laugh by the fire pit on the beach, raise a glass with the sunset, crash in your own comfy bed, and sip coffee on a the huge deck...all while meeting amazing women, letting loose and rockin' it out.
The retreat begins Friday afternoon, March 23 (late afternoon or after work) and wraps up the evening of Sunday, March 25. Then we reconvene for our concert, Saturday, March 31 in the evening.
FAQs and the Deets
Who can attend the Women's Rock Retreat?
Anyone 21 years and older who identifies as a woman, trans woman/feminine and/or gender nonconforming.
No musical experience required and we provide all the instruments needed! We will even loan them to you to practice before the concert.
How much is the tuition for the retreat?
Tuition is on a sliding scale ($400 - $600) based upon who much you are able to contribute to our summer camp scholarship fund. $400 covers the cost of a full scholarship for one of our campers!! You will be helping a worthy girl to rock this summer!
Participants may hold their spot with a $200 deposit with final payment due by March 1. Deposits are non-refundable after January 30, 2018.
Tuition is based upon covering our costs while also meeting our fundraising goals. If you can give more than the tuition, we will gladly accept your donation!
A large portion of your tuition will be tax deductible. We are a 501c3 non-profit and will send you a tax receipt for your records.
What does the tuition include?
The retreat tuition includes a 2 night stay at a large, beautiful lake home. Each attendee will get their own bed, and there are plenty of restrooms. Two dinners, breakfast yummies and lunchtime sandwiches are included. You will enjoy 7+ hours of music instruction! Music instruments for the retreat and the concert are also included. Our retreat also features a variety of fun, informative and empowering workshops! It's a GREAT DEAL!! And did we mention...it's for a good cause?
What is the time commitment for the retreat?
The retreat is an intensive 2.5 day commitment, plus a late afternoon rehearsal and evening concert the following weekend. Please see the sample schedule below.
Attendees are welcome to stay at the retreat home, or can plan to return home by 10:00 pm in the evenings.
Full participation is strongly recommended. Any missed time may inhibit the progress of your band...and you don't want to miss out on any of the fun!
I've never played an instrument before...and I'm "just a mom" or "just a banker"? Is this really for me?
You're JUST AWESOME and with the small group (4:1 student to musician) instrument instruction, inspiring women around you and the laughs and love your band, you can JUST DO ANYTHING! This is about taking time for yourself. Meeting your tribe of inspiring women. Breaking out of your comfort soon. Learning something new - seeing yourself and letting others see in a powerful, new light! This isn't about rockin' music (though that will happen, too)...this is about rockin' your power!
What if I'm not good at playing an instrument or writing a song?
Then you will LOVE this! This is about having fun. This is a safe, non-competitive and supportive space. We celebrate all differences, identities and abilities! You will be surrounded by cool folks like you, and rockin' out before loving friends and family. It's not about how good you sound. It's about how good you will feel!
Tell me about the lake retreat home.
Located on Lake Wylie (just off South Tryon near The Palisades...about 30 mins from Uptown Charlotte) this is a very large, pet free, smoke free home. This is a beautiful, big lake house with numerous bedrooms and bathrooms. Each attendee will have their own bed. Some rooms have double beds while others have double-sized bunks, etc.. There are two homes adjoining - where one will be designated the "quiet" home for those early to bed, while the larger home will be for night time fun (with lights out by midnight-ish). The home is right on the lake with a large, wraparound porch, a fire pit and beautiful dock. Weather permitting, folks can gather outside or enjoy the views from the large living room by the fire.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel after sending in your tuition, please email email@example.com right away. If you chose to donate your tuition, a tax receipt will be provided. If you cancel anytime before February 23, we will refund 50% of your tuition. We cannot offer refunds with less than 30 days notice. In the event of a medical or family emergency, credit for a future retreat will be available.
Ok. I'm ready to rock! How do I register?
Click the "Register" button. Space is limited. Once we confirm your registration based upon availability, you can use our secure PayPal account (debit or credit cards) or mail a check made payable to "Girls Rock Charlotte" to PO Box 39066, Charlotte, NC 28278. Tuition is due within two weeks of accepting your registration in order to secure your spot.
Sample Schedule for the Women Rock Retreat
3:00 Arrival & Check In
4:00-6:00 Meet and Hang Out
6:00-7:00 Ready to Rock and Inspire! Intro to the Adventure
7:00-10:00 Band Dinners and Song writing
10:00-Midnight Night time, fun time!
9:00-10:00 Breakfast/Morning Stretch
9:30-12:30 Instrument Instruction
1:30-7:30 Band Practice, Breaks and Workshops
8:30-11:00 Night time, fun time!
9:00-10:00 Breakfast/Morning Stretch
10:00-Noon Band Practice
Noon - 1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Workshop Fun
3:00-5:00 Band practice
5:00-6:00 High fives and farewell
That following week
Practice* and email/chat with your band mates.
*Arrangements can be made with Girls Rock Charlotte about borrowing your instrument (with a deposit) to practice for the week
4:00 Reunite and set up concert venue
5:00 Band practice and rehearsal
*exact location TBD
Got more ?s about the Women Rock Retreat? Feel free to drop us a line!