Girls Rock Saskatoon (GRS) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of self-identified female, trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming youth and adults through collaborative music creation and performance.
GRS features Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon (GRCS), a week-long youth program where campers learn an instrument, form a band, and write a song to be performed at a showcase at the end of the week. In addition to technical training, campers take part in a number of music and non-music workshops centered on creativity and confidence-building, such as Songwriting, Image & Identity, Self Defense, Zine-Making, and more. We offer two week-long day camps every summer for ages 8-13 and 13-18.
This year, GRS is pleased to announce our first-ever Girls Rock Camp: All Grown Up! If you’re a grown-up who’s always wanted to learn an instrument and be in a band, this is the weekend for you. Girls Rock Camp: All Grown Up is a fundraiser in support of our kids’ camps.
GRS values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply to participate as campers or volunteers. No musical experience required!
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GRS Core Values
- We value the power of music as a means to create personal and social change;
- We value efforts that actively expand opportunities for female-identified individuals;
- We value positive approaches to fighting sexism;
- We value integrity, honesty and respect;
- We value sharing of resources, cooperation, and collaboration;
- We value diversity.
Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or other discriminatory behaviour or expression.