Welcome to RC4G* 2017 — our 11th year of rock in Peterborough!


WILL THERE BE CAMP?? That’s the question RC4G*’s organizing committee is working to answer. After eleven years, some of our long-term organizers have new commitments or are simply burnt out. Our younger members are enthusiastic but are at stage of life where making a commitment to camp is difficult. As much as we love Rock Camp, for personal and logistical reasons we’re considering taking a break this year.


However, we have set tentative dates for one week of camp, AUG 14-18, for campers aged 10 to 18, on the chance that we find new energy or new people to help with organizing and running camp. We will make a final decision on whether to run camp by June 1, at the latest. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for that week, on spec, please let us know at rc4gpeterborough@gmail.com. If you have interest in joining the organizing committee to ensure camp does continue, we’d also love to hear from you!


Now for the GOOD NEWS! We have launched a new program called ROCK BLOCK! – a drop-in, after-school music program at The Spill Cafe (414 George St. N. in downtown Peterborough). The format is loose, but includes some instrument guidance, skills workshops and the opportunity to jam with other players. Rock Squad members are onsite to support and guide the session, and we have a few instruments available to use. The Spill is kindly providing us with back-line (drums and amps) and a few guitars to use as well.


ROCK BLOCK! runs from 3-6 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. The next session is April 28. (Further dates to be determined soon.)


You can stay for as much or as little of the block as you like. Registration is not required – but as this is a new program and we are still working out protocols, we’d appreciate an email or phone call to let us know that you are planning to attend. Cost is on a pay-as-you-can basis. All youth are welcome.


Our hope is that the participants will help to shape content and process for the program. We want to create a space where participants can experiment, learn and meet others with similar interests.


Questions about these new plans? Drop us a line at rc4gpeterborough@gmail.com or leave us a voice mail at our new phone number: 705-775-7057.

RC4G* News – April 2017
Rock Block! #4 - April 28
Drop by The Spill Cafe between 3 and 6 pm to jam, learn some new musical skills, or just hang out. Bring an instrument or use one of ours. No registration required, but we'd appreciate an email or phone call to let us know you're coming. All youth welcome. (The Spill is at 414 George St. N.)
Wanna play but don't have the gear?
RC4G has a supply of electric guitars, bass guitars, amps, keyboards and some drum gear that is just itching to be played during the off-season. There's no cost - though we do expect basic upkeep. If you'd like to borrow an instrument, drop us a line.
Love Rock Camp? Help us make it happen.
We need help to keep Rock Camp alive in Peterborough. We're seeking committed year-round volunteers -- female or male - who can help with organizational tasks like promotion, fundraising and program development. Musical ability is NOT a requirement. Interested? Drop us a line.

In cooperation with Sadleir House
Proudly sponsored by Roland Canada
With support from the City of Peterborough
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RC4G Peterborough is an affiliate of the Girls' Rock Camp Alliance,
an international association of girls' rock camps. That's right,
there are camps like RC4G around the world, from Portland, Oregon to
Hultsfred, Sweden. For information about girls' rock camps in other
regions, or to find out more about the activities of the alliance,
visit the GRCA website at www.girlsrockcampalliance.org.

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