Rock & Roll Camp XVI is Virtual August 9-13, 2021!
August 9-13, 2021
It’s FREE for teens 13-18
We are taking Rock Camp back to the Zoom-o-sphere for a second year! While this isn’t what we hoped for, there are some opportunities that open up when we go online, like interviews with musicians, writers and others who wouldn’t be able to travel to Pendleton. Hours are 1-4 PM, with a couple special events that we’ll let you know times on as soon as they’re nailed down.
What will I do at Virtual Rock & Roll Camp??
First, we need to know what you need at home to make this the best experience. We can loan guitars (acoustic and electric), basses, amps, ukuleles, –even drum kits.
Students 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.
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 daily sessions 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.
Where’s it going to be?
Rock & Roll Camp is happening on ZOOM!
Who can come?
Rock & Roll Camp is open to anyone 13-18 years old.
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.
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.
Get a feel for Camp life from this 2009 video produced by Brandon DeCicio
Thank you Rock & Roll Camp Supporters!
Rock & Roll Camp is made possible by the generous support of many organizations, businesses, and individuals who contribute to making this event run smoothly and creating the best experience possible for campers. Here is a growing list of supporters for Rock & Roll Camp 2018:
Ford Family Foundation
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Robert and Marcia Randall Charitable Trust
Umatilla County Cultural Coalition
Elkhorn Media Group
Great Pacific – Wine & Coffee Co.
Legacy Ford La Grande
City of Pendleton
Main Street Cowboys
Pendleton Parks & Recreation
Sherwood Elementary School
First Christian Church