ALWAYS Free Admission
Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
To reserve your spot, print out the registration and permission form
Then drop it off at the Center
or mail it to us at
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N. Main Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
(Or come down to the Center
and fill it out here)
Call (541) 278-9201
to find out how you can
support this year’s camp!
Excellent question. Most people put together bands. They work on getting better at their instruments (or learning to play) and writing and performing original music. Other campers spend the week on rock journalism. On Friday, all the bands perform at the big camp concert on Main Street. People who aren’t performing help with concert logistics and band promotion.
Some other things campers do:
· Meet other cool people who are into making music and being creative
· Get tips on how to be a rock star
· Make a camp blog
· Develop your musician persona
· Learn how to put together concerts during the rest of the year
· And so much more …
Want to know more? Here are some answers to the questions we get most often.
So what is rock camp, exactly?
It’s five full days of FREE rock & roll learning with teachers from West Coast indie bands. Some people put together bands, write original music and record their songs. Others work on rock journalism, putting together a camp zine and generating video for YouTube. Everyone gets in on the big camp concert on Main Street at the end of the week.
Where’s it going to be?
Rock & Roll Camp is at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in downtown Pendleton.
Find us at 214 North Main Street, just across the Main Street Bridge.
Who can come?
Rock & Roll Camp is open to anyone 13-18 years old. Not 13 yet? Come watch the camp concert and check out the other music & art offerings at the Arts Center this summer.
Do I have to play an instrument?
Nope. You could be a singer or get started on an instrument during camp. Otherwise, you can learn everything from how to set up sound systems to how to design and make band merchandise. Or work with a music editor from Willamette Week on rock journalism… we need zinesters, writers, photographers and movie-makers.
How much is this going to cost me?
Not a penny. Rock & Roll Camp is absolutely FREE, including a sweet FREE camp t-shirt. Plus, lunch is provided, thanks to generous donations from local businesses.
What can I do to get ready?
Like us on Facebook. Just search “Rock & Roll Camp” to find us. This is your spot to talk with other campers, post links to songs and add pictures and video from years past.
What will I do at Rock & Roll Camp??
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