Girls Rock Camp can be looked at from tons of different angles: empowerment through music, a chance at self-expression,a good time to rock out, a opportunity to meet new people, and the opportunity to be on stage in an encouraging environment. These pictures, taken by Zoe C. and Gabrielle P., provide another angle into the program and the space this year, Trinity United Methodist Church, while it was inhabited by hard-core rockers. The vibrant colors of the camp's personality were captured in the activities and beautiful stained glass artwork.
[Note: Slideshow and photos are the work of Zoe C. and Gabrielle P., not Cindy Widner, despite what the slideshow credit says. Cindy W. doesn't know how to remove that byline.]
I wanted to play the drums because they have a lot of rhythm and are very loud. I’ve had a little experience from playing the keyboard when I was little and because me and my family all love music. I even have cousins who have their own band. Music is really important to our family. Music is in my soul. I love to go to live concerts and see people perform. Music is something I can’t live without. I always play my stereo really loud and dance and just have myself some fun. Sometimes, my family and I make up our own songs. My mom will be the singer, I’ll play the keyboard, my sister will play bass, and we will just have fun making our own songs. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to go to Girls Rock Camp. Now that I have more experience with the drums, I’m going to start going every year as possible. I’m so thankful for Girls Rock Camp. It’s so fun, and I’m really looking forward to next year.
I have created a music blog at GRCA in the music blogging workshop. I would like to share my hard work with everybody. It has a great Q&A, some of the campers' top five favorite bands, interesting facts on music that you would have never thought about and I'm adding more. If you have a minute, check it out atwww.bluestreakblonde.blogspot.com
Girls Rock Camp Austin provides a positive, all-female environment that offers musical instruction as well as a variety of workshops and performances. GRCA fosters leadership, community, social change, and life skills for girls of all means and abilities. See the web site for more info about Summer 2009 camps.