Wow. So it has been two full weeks since the 2014 Girls Rock Charleston Summer Camp ended. Girls Rock Charleston is a local non-profit organization that aims to empower girls and transgender youth through music education, DIY media, and creative collaboration. It's also all-volunteer run.
The camp organizers met this past week to debrief about the week. Essentially, we identified what worked well and other areas that we feel as though can improve in our programming. Being fairly new to the organization, and being a first-time organizer, I felt as though I was a sponge during camp week - absorbing everything that I could retain.
Rock camp is less about shredding on the guitar or learning how to play the drums and more about music as a means for personal and social change. Camp week is a blend of instrument instruction, workshops, local social justice history, band practice, and other activities. Seeing how transformational camp can be for the youth inspires me to bring my best self into my role as an organizer and volunteer.
For anyone who wants to learn more about the organization, visit www.girlsrockcharleston.org or feel free to reach out to me.
Below, enjoy some photographs taken throughout camp week.