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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or leave us a voice mail at our new phone number: 705-775-7057.