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Introduction

Camp Activities

  • 🎸 Band Formation: Campers form bands on the first day and collaborate to write an original song and learn a cover song.
  • 🎤 Instrument Instruction: Includes 20-minute individual lessons over 7 days.
  • 🎧 Workshops: Topics range from Audio Engineering to Songwriting and the Herstory of Women & Folx in Music.
  • 🎵 Band Coaching: 45-minute sessions twice a day for 10 days.
  • 🎶 Visiting Artists: Performances and interactions with regional bands.
  • 📸 Professional Photos: Each band gets professional band photos.
  • 🎁 Swag Bag: Includes a bag, stickers, notebook, water bottle, patches, and pen.
  • 🍽️ Meals: Lunch, snacks, and beverages are provided.

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Eligibility and Inclusivity

  • 👧 Age Range: Open to youth aged 8-18.
  • 🌈 Inclusivity: Welcomes cis-girls, gender-expansive, nonbinary, or trans youth.
  • 🎵 No Experience Needed: No prior musical experience is required.
  • 💬 Supportive Environment: Focuses on empowerment, self-expression, and community.

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Tuition and Financial Support

  • 💵 Sliding Scale: Tuition ranges from $1 to $1600 based on household income.
  • 📄 Income Verification: Required for sliding scale tuition; various documents accepted.
  • 💰 Financial Aid: Available to ensure no one is turned away due to lack of funds.
  • 📅 Payment Plans: Available through the CampBrain registration process.
  • 🔄 Refund Policy: Full refund if canceled 30 days prior to camp start; $50 cancellation fee applies.

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Location and Facilities

  • 📍 Address: Windsor Presbyterian at the corner of 63rd & University, Des Moines, IA.
  • 🏫 Facilities: Utilizes the Jacoby Education Wing on the North end of the building.
  • 🚗 Drop-off/Pick-up: Early drop-off at 8:00 am and late pick-up until 5:00 pm.
  • 🚙 Carpooling: Support available for carpooling arrangements.

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Registration Process

  • 🗓️ Opens in January: Registration for 2024 camps opens in January.
  • 🖥️ CampBrain: New streamlined registration system.
  • 📝 User Profile: Create a profile to manage multiple campers' information.
  • 💳 Payments: Make payments, check balances, and upload documents securely.
  • 👕 Extras: Order extra t-shirts with your rocker's logo.

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Camp Showcase

  • 🎤 Performance: Campers perform with their bands in a showcase at the end of camp.
  • 📅 Dates: June Camp Showcase on June 23, 2024; July Camp Showcase on July 21, 2024.
  • 📍 Location: To be determined.
  • Time: To be determined.

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