Bellingham Girls Rock Camp (BGRC) creates fun and inclusive spaces for girls and queer youth. We encourage self-empowerment through music and anti-racist action, working together toward collective liberation.
BGRC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of experienced professionals and emergent leaders from the Bellingham community!
We are a proud member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA), and part of an INTERNATIONAL movement of music and empowerment camps for girls and queer youth. There are rock camps all over the world!
To view the list of all GRCA member camps, visit the GRCA website.
We gather on ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples who have lived in the Salish Sea basin throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed from time immemorial. Bellingham is located on the ancestral homelands of the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe.
ABOUT ROCK CAMP
Our main program is our summer Rock Camp! This is a weeklong day-camp for girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 8 to 17. Participants get a crash course in playing an instrument, writing songs, collaborating with a band, and live stage performance, as well as workshops geared toward music and anti-racism/anti-oppression.
Campers do not need to have any prior music experience, and instruments will be provided.
At BGRC we're doing our part to support Stay Home, Stay Healthy and offering a two-week virtual rock camp! Campers will have the opportunity to check out and take home an instrument, receive private instrument lessons online, participate in camp workshops and projects from home, form a band and create an album. Each camper will also receive an exclusive camp care package with zines, activities, and a BGRC T shirt!
We value the power of music as a means to create personal and social change;
We value efforts that actively expand opportunities for girls and queer youth;
We value positive approaches to fighting racism and oppression;
We value integrity, honesty and respect;
We value appropriate sharing of resources, cooperation, and collaboration;
We value using our collective voice to further our mission;
We value diversity, equity, and inclusion.
STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY
Bellingham Girls Rock Camp values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.