Women's Rock Camp Sampler 2015

Wish that Girls Rock Camp existed when you were a kid? It's not too late! Women's Rock Camp Sampler is a musical adventure for women ages 19 and up. Join us for this special one-day version of the full 3-day WRC weekend. Campers attend an instrument lesson, form bands, write songs together, participate in empowering workshops, and perform at an open mic  – all in one day.

Not only is Women's Rock Camp  a thrilling and fun experience - all proceeds support our youth programs. At Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, it is our mission is to be accessible to all girls regardless of their families’ financial situation. We offer full and partial financial aid for all of our youth programs with no one turned away for lack of funds. At Women's Rock Camp, you are empowering the next generation while empowering and celebrating your peers.

WRC is for all women age 19 to infinity years old. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, and all skill levels are welcome. WRC is a women centered space that is welcoming to the participation of all trans and non-binary people. We provide meals and instruments for the day, so all you have to do is show up.

  • Women's Rock Camp Sampler - including the open mic/showcase - is held at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts1428 Alice St. in Oakland, CA


  • WRC Sampler will be held on Sunday, November 8th. Apply today! Please note: Spaces is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are limited spots available for each instrument, so apply early! 


  • Tuition is on a sliding scale from $75 to $300. Each participant's contribution directly supports our youth programs.
  • Just like our youth programs, we want everyone to be able to participate! If you cannot afford the fee but want to attend, you can opt to raise money through gifts from family and friends using our online fundraising page.

  • "...Rock Camp was an all-around great experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat."
  • "Super fun. The whole weekend was such an amazing rockin' time."
  • "I have attended many workshops and inspiring retreats, and I can fully say this was the best one of them all. Thank you so much for working so hard on this...you are appreciated."
  • "Wonderful staff and volunteers! Everyone was always in high spirits, very motivational, supportive, positive, encouraging, and loving all in one."

  • Instrument instruction: Campers sign up to learn bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, or vocals, and attend lessons in groups of 3-6 students.  No musical experience is required and campers are grouped by experience level. We provide instruments for everyone (but campers are welcome to bring their own guitar or bass).

  • Band practice: Campers form bands and collaborate to write an original song. Each band works with a female mentor (their "band manager") who provides guidance, encouragement and technical support throughout the songwriting process.

  • Workshops: Chose from Songwriting and Recording with Annah Anti-Palindrome or Self-Defense with Girl Army.

  • Showcase: On Sunday afternoon, each band performs its original song in an open mic! Friends and family are welcome to attend and perform!

Check out our FAQ or contact Program and Outreach Coordinator Shawna.

Note: This schedule may shift a bit.
Sunday, November 8th:
10:00-10:15  Arrival, welcome, introductions and morning assembly
10:15-10:30 Band Formation   
10:30-11:30 Workshop
11:30-1:00 Instrument Instruction
1:00-2:00  Lunch
2:00-4:00 Band Practice
4:00-5:00 Performance/Open Mic! Friends and family are welcome to join.

  • Interested in volunteering at Women's Rock Camp?  Find out more on our volunteer page.
  • If you are unable to attend Women's Rock Camp, but want to support our programs, or if you would like to pay for someone to attend Women's Rock Camp as a gift, please contact us!




2013: Women's Rock Camp wins "Best Rock 'n' Roll Fastasy Camp."  Full article here.


Check out this great article about WRC 2013:  "A Woman's World" by Kathleen Richards from the East Bay Express.

"Women Can Rock For a Cause" - April 2013 | Elliot Owen, The Bay Area Reporter