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What is Rock Camp for Girls*?
RC4G is a week-long day camp where campers learn the basics of playing an instrument 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.

*girls, non-binary and trans youth

Who can go?
RC4G* is open to youth between the ages of 10 and 18 (see session information below). No musical experience is necessary and you don’t have to bring your own instrument (although you can if you wish). RC4G* welcomes girls, young women, non-binary and trans individuals as campers and leaders.

Is it better if I already play a musical instrument?
Not necessarily. The whole point of camp is to give campers the opportunity to try playing a rock ‘n roll instrument and to learn about playing as part of a band. We’ve had campers who’ve never played a musical instrument and campers who have taken music lessons for years. We all work together very well!

When is the camp?
In 2020, we are offering just one session of RC4G*: July 13-17, for campers aged 10 to 18.

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 campers get to show off what they’ve learned.

Who runs the camp?
RC4G* is organized and led by a group of 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?
The full registration fee is $275. If you are not able to afford this amount, talk to us. We can provide some financial assistance – you can apply online using our Financial Assistance Request Form. 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.

How do I apply?
You can apply online using our Summer Camp Registration Form. Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and a non-refundable deposit of $25 must be received before your application will be considered complete. Be forewarned that camp fills up very quickly!


How do I pay?


EMT: We accept email transfers via your online banking.
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PayPal: You can pay by PayPal when you fill out the application form OR after
Cheque: Cheques payable to RC4G Peterborough can be mailed or dropped off to:

RC4G Peterborough
751 George St. N
Peterborough, ON
Canada, K9H 3T2