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The camp will be held from August 4th to the 9th on the campus of Girard College in Philadelphia, and hopes to expand on the success of 2007, which saw girls converging to hone their instrumental prowess, learn how to write songs, form makeshift bands and perform a set at week's end. According to the organizers, last year the camp even "fostered a new band known as Oak Oak Okay, who have continued to perform around the city."
The event's director, Beth Warshaw-Duncan, credits the first camp as being "a tremendous success" with many of last year's participants returning for 2008. She also adds that "the Girls Rock Camp Alliance has 14 sister camps serving over 1500 girls this summer, and we're proud to be part of a movement that has clearly struck a chord."
While most of the girls participating last year were from the area around Philadelphia, the camp is open to girls from anywhere, and Girls Rock Philly also provided scholarships & partial financial assistance for half of last year's campers.
GRP is now accepting camper and volunteer applications for the 2008 summer camp session. For more information and to submit an application, visit the event's website or call 215-789-4879. SEE ALSO: www.girlsrockphilly.org
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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