We here at the Des Moines Music Coalition are proud to be the primary sponsor for Des Moines’ first ever Girls Rock! summer camp. The camp was inspired by a similar program started in Portland in 2001, and aims to create an environment that enables girls to collaborate creatively in a setting that promotes mutual respect and positive self-expression and to build self-esteem through music creation and performance.

Girls ages 10-16 are eligible to register for camp, which takes place at Hubbell Elementary School from July 8-19. Girls aged 17 and 18 who are still enrolled in high school can apply to be camp Counselors In Training, and anyone who wants to volunteer can learn more information here.

The DMMC’s sponsorship will assist the program by providing full scholarships to 20 campers, as well as offering honorariums to the instructors as part of our Artists to Educators program.

Watch this video from the camp’s successful Kickstarter campaign to learn more: