Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hey everybody, here is our wish list for camp this year! If you're cleaning out your basement/garage/apartment and have anything you'd like to donate, let us know!

Shoot an email to and we'll get back to you ASAP.

ALL donations are tax deductible.

This FREE summer camp wouldn't be possible without help from our friends.

Electric guitars
Acoustic guitars that can be plugged into amps
Electric Basses
Drum Sets (any parts are welcome!)
Toy Percussion (Tambourine, Maracas, etc.)
Quarter inch audio cables
Quarter inch microphone cable
Distortion Pedals
PA System (any and all parts)
Amps (Guitar, Bass, and general)
Drum Sticks (all sizes, including brushes)
Strings (Guitar, Bass, etc)
Drum Keys
Drum Heads
Drum Thrones
Microphone Stands
Music Stands
Mixing Board
Brightly Colored “Rocker” Clothing (youth AND adult sizes)
Old Magazines with LOTS of colorful pictures
Sharpie Markers
Glitter Pens
Paint Pens
White Glue
Construction Paper
Blank CDs, DVDs, and Cases
Plain White Paper
Cloth (any and all kinds)
Printer Cartridges (Email for more information)
Dry Erase Markers
White Boards
Recording Equipment (We LOVE the ZOOM brand H2 and H4 recorders, if you’re looking to buy something for us!)
Digital Cameras
Cans of Soda
Lemonade Mix

Monday, March 28, 2011

Some thoughts on a fine Monday evening...

Hey Everybody!

Just wanted to let everyone know that RC4GA attended the 2011 Girls Rock Camp Alliance (that would be GRCA) conference and meeting this past weekend in Washington, DC. We picked up some super new ideas and you can look forward to meeting a LOT of new folks from other parts of the country this summer hopefully! There are more than a few people out there that are really excited about what we're trying to do in West Virginia.

Speaking of people being excited... guess what? The Mockingbird Foundation elected to award us a grant!!! We applied way back in November and just found out this afternoon! This is a foundation set up by the fans of Phish (the band) that specifically concentrates on funding of non-traditional, participatory music programs for underserved populations. Guess what? That's us. They only gave out 6 this year and generally fund less than 2% of applicants. How COOL is that? We're the first to receive one from the state of West Virginia!

Also, because I have received a barage of emails about participants and volunteer applications in the last few days (seriously guys, what is it about waiting for the last minute that really does get people going?), the deadline for applications has been extended until April 15th. So come on, get yours in already! Email if you'd like one sent to you electronically!

And, last but NOT least... next weekend is a super fun FUNDRAISING weekend-arama for us! April 8th we are doing our usual monthly food fundraiser at the Rock Lake Community Life Center's Friday Night Shindig event, so come on out and make some awesome music, do some art, have some fun with bubbles, etc. And then the VERY NEXT DAY we are having our first benefit show of the year! The Unitarian Church in Charleston has allowed us use of their space for the evening, so come on over around 6 and listen to some fun musicians! Suggested donation is 7 dollars at the door.

That's about it for now!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Is Here and Applications are READY!

Hey Everybody!
It's time to start getting excited about the 2011 camp!

Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia will be held June 12-18th this year, in South Charleston!!!

We are excited! Are you excited?

Email for an application as a participant OR volunteer!

Look forward to hearing from everybody.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia: A HUGE SUCCESS!

We would like to thank all of the volunteers and campers for making the first ever Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia a HUGE success. It was such a huge success in fact, that we made the front page of the Charleston Gazette! Way to go girls! (You can read the full story here:

Here's what camper Trystan Lively said about her experience at camp:

Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia was a great experience. You get to pick an instrument to learn, form bands, and even write a whole song in only a week. Not only do you get to do all that, but you get to play your band's song that you helped write in front of your family and friends on stage at the end of the week! It is a really empowering experience, and while you’re having fun, you’re working on your self confidence. You might not notice how much self confidence you actually get from it, but by the end of the week you’re gonna be rockin’ out with your friends on stage. If that’s not self confidence then I don’t know what is! Now we don’t just sit around and play our instruments the whole time, we still have other things to do. Sometimes we go outside and do crazy fun things, and sometimes we have little workshops that we do. We also have a reflection everyday, and the rest of the time we just chill and maybe go practice our instrument a little, or even jam on another instrument.
Ok so if you have read this and it doesn’t sound awesome yet, then I think you should read it again because Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia is one of the most awesome things out there for girls who want to rock hard and jam out.

Interested in learning more? Want to be a part of the camp next year? Let us know! Email

Monday, May 10, 2010


Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia is extremely proud to announce our first ever benefit show featuring:

Miss Behavin
Melissa McKinney
Kathleen Coffee

We couldn't be more excited and we hope you'll join us. All proceeds will go to operating costs for the camp, including transportation to and from the final performances, food for the campers, RC4GA t-shirts that they can take home with them, and recording costs.

Suggested donation at the door is $7.
Show starts at 6pm at the:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
520 Kanawha Blvd. West
Charleston, WV

Find us on Facebook and RSVP!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rock Camp 4 Girls at the Unitarian Church, Saturday May 1st

This Saturday, May 1st from 8am to 12pm, RC4GA will be at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation hosting a bake and coffee sale during their annual rummage sale. And if you haven't had a chance to request an application, we'll have plenty on site.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is at 520 Kanawha Blvd, in Charleston. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

In case you haven't heard, Applications are out!

Applications for Rock Camp are out now! Email or call (304) 855-5402 and ask for Janine to get yours today.