Applications for our 2019 Girls Rock Camp are now closed. Thank you to all who applied! 


Girls Rock Camp is a week-long rock camp for girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 8-16 years old. Campers are placed in a band, write an original song and perform at a final show. Campers will also be assigned an instrument, have group instrument lessons, participate in workshops, attend daily lunchtime concerts featuring local bands and so much more!

We teach five super cool instruments at camp: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. Whether you’ve never picked up an instrument before or you think you’ve already got a fav, Girls Rock Camp is all about challenging ourselves to learn something new, have fun while doing it and rocking out together. We will pair you with an instrument, which you will be assigned on the first day of camp.

Girls Rock Camp is all about building confidence, learning new things, having fun, and making new friends. We welcome girls and gender non-conforming youth from all backgrounds and life experience. We’re so excited to learn more about you! If you’ve got any questions, we’re here for you. Send us an email.


Campers don’t need to have ever played music before to attend camp and learn how to ROCK OUT! We’ve all got something awesome to share and something new to learn. No music experience is required.

We have staff who can have training to offer a range of supports to campers. If your child is on the autism spectrum, has a disability or a chronic illness, or needs specific support in order to attend girls rock camp, please contact Joanna at to arrange a time chat about how we can help you rock out with us this summer. ̣

Campers don’t have to live in St. John’s to attend camp! In fact, we encourage rural youth and campers from outside of St. John’s to apply. We’ve even got a travel bursary! See below for more details on how to apply for the Mary MacDonald Travel Bursary.


We believe that money should never be a barrier for girls and gender non-conforming youth! We welcome all families and care about making camp work for everyone. Girls Rock NL operates on a confidential sliding scale, meaning you can contribute the amount that works best for your family’s budget. This process is honour-based. Our suggested tuition runs between: $0-$500.


The Mary MacDonald Travel Bursary offers supplementary travel funding for campers residing outside of St. John’s. We are passionate about building a camp that is accessible to rural youth and those living outside of St. John’s! This fund assists campers with the cost of travel, however, campers and their guardian(s) are solely responsible for arranging travel, accommodations and supervision. If you would like to be considered for this bursary, please check the box in the application!


We are so passionate about building a camp where all girls and gender non-conforming youth feel valued, heard and empowered! We abide by the GRC Points of Unity.

We hold ourselves accountable to taking on the responsibility of continually learning, growing and educating ourselves around the needs of our volunteers, campers and their families through ongoing expert training, consultation and partnerships. We believe in continually striving to build a camp and a community that is inclusive and accessible. We hold an ongoing commitment to actualizing our values and challenging our limitations. We hold ourselves accountable to each other, to community, and to marginalized girls and gender non-conforming youth.

Girls Rock NL does not discriminate (including but not limited) on the basis of race, religion, nationality and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, tuition assistance, and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

Please reach out with any specific needs, concerns or questions. We want to accommodate your needs, make camp accessible to your family and break down any barriers that might be in the way of your inclusion.



April 8, 2019

Camp hours

July 22-26, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The Lantern
35 Barnes Road, St. John’s, NL