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Applications are now open for Auckland 2019

The wait is over! Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa 2018 (GRCA) was so successful in its aim to help young women* form bands, learn instruments and write original songs, that it’s back again for 2019.

Applications are now open for this unique holiday programme where music is the medium to build confidence and foster social change. The programme will be held again at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) in Auckland’s CBD from Monday 21- Friday 25 January 2019, with a showcase on Saturday 26 January.

The programme is open to young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth aged between 12-17 years old who will learn instruments, form bands and write an original song, guided by professional musicians in a women-run environment.

The kaupapa of Girls Rock! Camp is to empower young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth by giving them practical skills and role models in a safe, supportive space.

Since the 2018 camp, many of the participants remain great mates.

“Everyone was so friendly,” said a 2018 Girls Rock! camper. “We all felt part of something fantastic!”

“It got me into singing and helped heaps with my confidence, and I made so many new friends,” she says.

The programme is also looking for mentors to support the campers throughout the week.
Applications for campers and mentors are now open:

*”Young Women” includes female, transgender, intersexual and gender non-conforming youth.