In June, girls in the Southern Black Hills will show how hard they can rock with the second annual Girls Rock Camp.
Led by a group of mentors and coaches, Girls Rock Camp Custer is a non-profit project to give young girls the opportunity to create and perform music at the inaugural rock camp June 10-14 at Custer Jr./Sr. High School.
Participants will learn the basics of an instrument, form bands and write and perform a song. They will be encouraged to write and play music with the aim of inspiring girls to rock in whatever way they want. Girls Rock Camp Custer is designed to shape confidence, creativity, self-esteem and self-expression. The camp is about trying new things, working together and making lots of noise.
The concert showcasing the all-girl bands will be Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. The camp is open to girls in fourth through eighth grades living in the Southern Black Hills, including the communities of Custer, Edgemont, Hermosa, Hill City, Hot Springs and Keystone.
Camp days will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the high school. The fee for the camp is $50, with scholarships available. Students are required to attend each day of camp in order to perform in the showcase on Saturday.
Girls Rock Camp Custer is a partnership between the Custer Area Arts Council and Zonta of the Southern Black Hills.
Applications may be turned in by email or at P.O. Box 310, Custer 57730. Applications must be received by June 1.