Girls Rock Camp Comes to Auckland and Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign

October 9th 2017
Feminist music programme Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa is coming to New Zealand for the first time in 2018.

Launching at MAINZ in Auckland from 15-19 January 2018, Girls Rock! Camp is a week-long holiday programme for young women, where music is the medium to build confidence, empowerment and foster social change.

Up to 40 campers between the ages of 12-17 years will form bands, learn instruments, attend workshops and write an original song to be performed at a concert for friends and family at the end of the week.

The kaupapa of Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa is to create the world we want to live in - a more equal and inspiring place. That's why today Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa have launched a crowd-funding campaign! Check out their video to learn more.

Girls Rock! Camp are a group of feminist musicians from bands like Street Chant, The Beths, Wax Chattels and more, alongside music lovers with years of music industry experience. They are committed to guiding the advancement and empowerment of young women- but they need the support of the public!

They have received generous funding from APRA, Recorded Music New Zealand, the NZ Music Commission and MAINZ, but they need you too.
Their goal is to hold a professional and affordable programme, so we have launched a crowd-funding campaign via Boosted to raise their funding goal of $7000.

Donations will go toward crucial costs such as equipment hire and tutor fees, helping to put on the best quality camp possible and keep the programme accessible for all. They would like to provide free scholarship placements for families that need it, and the more money they raise, the more scholarships they can offer.

Please head to the Boosted page and donate today. Your generosity will help provide young women, trans and gender nonconforming youth with the chance to create, learn and grow, and make some noise!

To read more, or to apply to be a camper or mentor, head to their website

*"Young Women" includes female, trans and and gender non-conforming youth.


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