Girls Rock Jacksonville exists to cultivate self-empowerment and positive identity development in female-identified youth through music experimentation, DIY media and peer collaboration. Going into their third year, the organizers of Girls Rock Jacksonville have been working in the Florida heat preparing for their inaugural summer camp taking place at Waverly Academy from July 28 through August 1. And guess what? Camp this year is going to include around 60 campers! How exciting!
In order to sufficiently provide to these young rockers, Girls Rock Jacksonville is in need of a nicely stocked arsenal of gear. With such a great amount of campers, it means they’ll need roughly 10 of each instrument—guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and microphone—to accommodate each camper. The gear utilized at camp and during the showcase has been loaned or donated through our community’s in-kind support since the organization’s start in Summer 2012. As one can imagine, coordinating and maintaining 60+ borrowed instruments and miscellaneous gear before, throughout and after the week of camp is intensive. Girls Rock believes that an inventory featuring 2-3 of each instrument would help to alleviate those stresses and allow for that energy to be placed in other important aspects of camp.
Girls Rock Jacksonville needs $5,000 to amp up their instrument arsenal, secure extra funds for camper scholarships so that all campers can attend, and cover other general camp costs.