SPRING ROCK RETREAT
WHAT IS ROCK RETREAT?
Spring Rock Retreat is for youth ages 8 to 17. In these 3 half-days, participants will work on creative projects including songwriting, playing acoustic instruments, and expressive arts. a day-camp for girls, ages 8 to 17.
ROCK CAMP VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:
Rock Camp is a Do-It-Together project that requires many hands to make light work! There are so many ways to help out. Some of our volunteer positions require musical knowledge, but many do not.
Volunteer Orientation will be held on Sunday, July 28th from 10am-3pm at Fairhaven College.
NO MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (8-10 Camp Counselors)
In this position you will serve as a mentor for your assigned band(s) of girls and make sure they are where they need to be at all times. Camp Counselors with musical experience may also coach campers on their instruments throughout the day and during band practice.
NO MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (15-20 workshops and leaders)
Each of our workshops values the encouragement of creativity, self-expression, and awareness of our campers. Workshops will be loosely divided by age, and may be taught twice throughout the day. This is a great supplement position for instrument instructors whom would like to stay at camp through the day. Some workshop examples may be: zine writing and production, history of womxn in music, songwriting, sound recording, body image and identity, media literacy, and anti-oppression.
If you are interested in leading a workshop please submit a proposal for the workshop(S) you would like to lead in an email to:
Please include answers to the following questions:
1.) What is the goal and plan for your workshop; and how much time will it require?
2.) How does your workshop promote the mission of our organization?
3.) What is your experience working with groups of youth in the 8-17 age range ?
4.) What is your previous Workshop Leader experience, if any?
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CREW
NO MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (2 Conflict Resolution Crew volunteers)
Provide support, conflict-resolution, and crisis management for campers ages 8-17, as well as support for staff and volunteers throughout the week. Conflict Resolution Crew Members can also act as a receptionist, nurse, instrument instructor, or band coach. Experience with teenagers in a counseling or education environment recommended.
If you will be 14-17 years old during camp and have 2 years of previous rock camp experience, you may apply for our Summer Camp internship volunteer program. Interns will not receive instrument instruction, but may perform in a band throughout camp and at the Showcase.
MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (8 instructors, 2 per instrument)
Want to teach a musical instrument to youth with varying ability? Music instruction will take the form of group lessons, which will be divided by age group (age 8 to 11, and 12-15). The musical experience of our campers will vary greatly. Some may have previous music experience whereas others may have never even touched an instrument. You may meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors before orientation to decide on a curriculum, and what style/ level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. This position combines well with band coach or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! Otherwise this may be a part-time position. Part-time instructors will however need to be available to teach each day. We are looking for instructors for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard and a choir director.
SONGWRITING KNOWLEDGE RECOMMENDED (8-10 Band Coaches)
Band coaches help campers during band selection on the first day and assist them each day during band practice. You will help them learn how to play as a group (both musically and interpersonally), as well as help them to prepare a song for the showcase. You are welcome to make this a full time position by partnering with the Camp Counselor. Band coaches, although part-time, must be available each day.
AUDIO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (1 full-time Lead Roadie, OR 2 part-time Lead Roadies)
The Lead Roadie must know how to set up a complete practice space, how to setup and run sound for lunchtime shows, ensure equipment is treated well, and use interpersonal skills to work with other staff so that they can best utilize the roadie crew.
MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (5-10 bands/performers)
Perform at lunchtime for our campers! Give campers the real concert experience. Sets are 30 min with time for a brief Q&A. All musical genres welcome to perform!
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED ( 2-6 reception volunteers)
From the front desk, the receptionist helps with Monday morning camper registration, daily camper and volunteer check in and out, monitors visitors, handles phone calls, gives directions, answers questions, and sells camp merchandise as well as Showcase and raffle tickets. This can be a full-time position or part-time and pairs nicely with the Med Team position. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED (2-6 food prep volunteers)
Prepare breakfast and lunch for approximately 20 volunteers and an afternoon snack for approximately 30 campers. Menus and food donations are worked out by our Food Crew Leads, so Food Crew members just have to follow the Leads’ instructions. Food Crew is responsible for keeping the kitchen and prep areas clean as well as post-lunch clean up. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (approx. 6+ roadies per session)
Help set-up, breakdown, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include: re-configuring rooms for band practice everyday, helping with load in/out, and generally assisting Lead Roadie. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED (at least 1-2 photographers per session)
Experienced photographer to take candid shots, ID photos for campers and volunteers, camper band photos, lunchtime band photos, large group photographs, and Showcase documentation. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED (2-6 per showcase)
Green room assistance, stage hands, merch sales, raffle ticket sales, raffle prize organization, general set up. We also need people to help get gear from camp to the showcase venue the morning of the Showcase. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (1-2 Nurses/Doctors)
The med team should be available throughout the day in case of medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, prescriptions, and assisting the Front Desk and Conflict Resolution Crew as needed. All genders are welcome.
CAMP SUPPORT CREW
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (As many as want to help)
Throughout the week, you will be called upon to help with daily morning set up, camper check in/out, serving lunch to volunteers, picking up donations, camper lunch supervision, general clean up (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, taking out trash, bathroom cleanup), moving gear, Showcase assistance, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at Rock Camp. All genders are welcome.
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (1-6 per session)
Available to help with last minute needs (running errands, helping fill-in for another volunteer, generally lending a hand). This is a great opportunity for someone who doesn’t have musical experience but really wants to help support Rock Camp! All genders are welcome.