FREQUNTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RC4G
What is RC4G?
Rock Camp for Girls is a week-long day camp for girls focusing on the basics of playing and
performing in a rock 'n roll band. Camp includes music lessons and band practice,
a variety of workshops and a final showcase called the Big Gig.
Who can go?
RC4G is open to girls between the ages of 10 and 17 (see below). No musical experience is
necessary and you don't have to bring your own instrument (although you can if you wish).
When is the camp?
In 2013, we will offer two sessions of RC4G. Session 1, August 12-16, is for girls aged 10 to
14. Session 2, August 19-23, is for girls aged 13 to 17. If you are 13 or 14, you can attend
either camp. We can help you decide which session would be a better choice.
What are the hours?
RC4G begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm each day. Campers can be dropped off as early
as 8:30 am and should be picked up no later than 5:00 pm. On the last day of camp we hold
our 'Big Gig' where the girls get to show off what they've learned. The Big Gig usually begins at
Who runs the camp?
RC4G is organized and led by a group of female musicians and performers from Peterborough
and area. We also have a number of talented volunteers who help with all aspects of the camp.
RC4G relies on the interest and generosity of many individuals, businesses and organizations
to make the camp a success.
How much does it cost?
RC4G 2013 fees will be $225. If you are not able to afford this amount, talk to us. We have
subsidy money available - you can apply online after registration opens. Also, the City of
Peterborough's Recreation Division has an activity subsidy for qualified individuals that can be
used for RC4G registration. Call 705-742-7777 ext. 1827. Other subsidies may be available.
Where is RC4G held?
RC4G is held at Sadleir House, located at 751 George St. N. (just north of Parkhill Road) in
Peterborough, Ontario. The Sadleir House facility has a large performance space fully
equipped with PA gear as well as a variety of meeting rooms for small group sessions. Sadleir
House also has a fenced lawn area for outdoor activities.
Is it better if I already play a musical instrument?
Not necessarily. The whole point of the camp is to give girls the opportunity to try playing a
rock 'n roll instrument and to learn about playing as part of a band. At past camps, we've had
girls who've never played a musical instrument and girls who have taken music lessons for
years. We all work together very well (check out the photos!).
How do I apply?
After registration opens, you can apply online or pick up an application package from Maar's
Music (360 George St. N.), Bud's Music Centre (296 Aylmer St. N.), The Spill Coffee Bar (414
George St. N.) or Sadleir House (751 George St. N.). Please note that registration is on a
first-come, first-served basis and a non-refundable deposit of $50 must be received before
your application will be considered complete. Be forewarned that camp fills up very quickly!