Summer Music Camp for Girls About to Rock

When is a summer music camp not just a summer music camp? When it’s Girls Rock Camp Toronto. Run by volunteer musicians, the camp gives girls ages eight to sixteen a safe space to learn instruments, write songs and rock out. But at the core of the camp is the focus on building self esteem and empowering girls through the lens of musical expression.

Summer Music Camp Is Not Just About the Music

In the course of a one-week session, campers learn and practise instruments, form a band and write a song together, all under the mentorship of female musicians. In addition to learning about musical performance, the girls also take part in workshops on self esteem and leadership development. The week ends with a one-hour recording session on the Saturday, and on Sunday, a showcase of all the bands performing on stage for their adoring fans. The show is pretty impressive. But don’t take my word for it. Check out some of the talent from last summer’s showcase:

Get in on the Action

With International Women’s Day coming up on Friday, March 8, 2013, this is the perfect time to register your daughter for an empowering music camp. Girls Rock Camp Toronto is running three sessions this summer, and one of them is sure to work for you (and your daughter):

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  • July 15 to 21, 2013
  • July 22 to 28, 2013
  • August 5 to 11, 2013


Camp takes place from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the TRANZAC Club at Bloor and Bathurst. For more information, or to register, visit the camp’s website, or catch up with them on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy camping!

Band photo by Alisha Trigatti.

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Tamara Sztainbok

Tamara loves children’s books, running, and pie. After nearly a decade working in children’s publishing, she launched Puzzle Box Communications - an agency offering editorial services to small businesses. Running her own business affords her the luxury and pleasure of walking her two children to school, and gives her the opportunity to rediscover her Midtown Toronto neighbourhood.

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