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Review for Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has attended the camp for three years in a row and is signed up to attend this coming summer session. She loves it and so do I. Under the pretext of learning to play an instrument, form a band, write a song and play a live show in front of hundreds of people, the girls are really learning life skills, gaining confidence and having fun. The women who run the camp are great role models for the girls.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every time the girls take the stage is a triumph. But even the moments not in the spotlight are important. Workshops provide self-confidence and empowerment and convey a DIY spirit which the girls can use for the rest of their lives. They gain important tools for combating the anti-girl, image-based consumerism forced upon them through the mainstream media.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

In addition to hearing the bands play, the showcase on the Saturday after the week-long camp could be expanded to include areas for parents and friends to get a feel for the 'zine making, the t-shirt printing and songwriting portions of the camp.

Role:  Client Served & Although I am not a camp attendee, I have volunteered to help at the Showcases at the end of each camp session and some fund raisers. I love seeing my daughter, and all the other girls rockin' out.