GRC 2019

This year was our sixth annual! Thirty-two campers, ages 10-17, spent the week of July 15th with us at Christ Church UCC in Bethlehem, PA. They learned how to play an instrument, formed a band, wrote an original song together, and then performed at a *real concert*– all in just six days! Our campers also attended workshops based on this year’s theme: ROOTED & GROWING. Our curriculum was focused on building a strong foundation of values and being patient with ourselves & others while we become who we are in this ever-changing world.

Monday
opening: introductions / SCREAM CIRCLE / instrument assignment & band formation!
rock: instrument lessons / band practice
workshops: how to grow a song / lgbtq+ identities without limits
performance: Ghost Lily

Tuesday
special: group art— flower poster!
rock: instrument lessons / band practice
workshops: self-care for flora and fauna and us / logo design
performance: camper open mic!

Wednesday
special: ridiculous time! / band promo photos
rock: instrument lessons / band practice
workshops: working against injustice (immigration) / embracing growth
performance: Brenna G.

Thursday
special: mantras for grounding / theme song sing-along
rock: band practice
workshops: black women started rock’n’roll / screen printing
performance: camper open mic!

Friday
special: SCREAM CIRCLE / ridiculous time!
rock: band practice / showcase run-through!
workshop: my body, my music
closing: end-of-camp reflections ❤ | awards ceremony!

Our program concluded with the showcase on Saturday July 20th at Diamond Theatre. “Rooted & Growing” featured eight bands each playing their original song in front of their family, friends, and fans. The show was amazing, and all of the campers did such a terrific job!

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, our dedicated volunteers, and each of the awesome kids who attended camp. You all help to make this possible! We are so grateful. ❤

watch Rock Queens perform their song   here  !

watch Rock Queens perform their song here!

 
watch The Daydreamers perform their song   here  !

watch The Daydreamers perform their song here!

 
watch Riptide perform their song   here  !

watch Riptide perform their song here!

watch Barely Salted Lemons perform their song   here  !

watch Barely Salted Lemons perform their song here!

watch Tiddly and the Germs perform their song   here  !

watch Tiddly and the Germs perform their song here!

watch Groove & Confuse ? perform their song   here  !

watch Groove & Confuse ? perform their song here!

watch Nekomata perform their song   here  !

watch Nekomata perform their song here!

watch The Boo Boo Keys perform their song   here  !

watch The Boo Boo Keys perform their song here!

Watch everyone sing our new theme song here!