Rock Camp For Girls (RC4G) is a week-long day camp where young girls and trans youth are given the chance to learn electric instruments and try out rock music in a supportive environment. Twenty girls participate each year. They are assigned instruments and put into bands and then mentored as they learn to play and write songs, culminating in a public concert at the end of the week.
Jill Staveley is one of the camp’s founding members. She says the purpose of RC4G is “to provide the opportunity for people who haven’t traditionally had space in rock and roll to carve out a space in rock and roll.”
Peterborough Currents visited Rock Camp For Girls in August 2017. Listen to the audio story above to find out more, and to hear from campers about their experiences.
(Thanks to The Lonely Parade for this story’s intro music!)