Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (WMRC) is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers cisgender and trans girls, women and/or gender nonbinary youth and adults through music education, volunteerism, and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Statement of Purpose
We believe that positioning people who have historically been silenced because of their gender and racial identity to experience the burst of confidence and self-efficacy that comes from learning to play an instrument, writing original music, performing, and engaging in social justice conversations with peers and mentors across the socio-economic spectrum, builds the next generation of female, trans, and/or gender nonbinary musical activists who will define leadership, creative innovation, and civic engagement for generations to come.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls operates a summer day camp, after school programs, and community events in New York City. Learn more about our year round programs.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity or expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans, and/or gender nonbinary. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls also welcomes individuals who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming to apply for leadership volunteer positions at camp. Non-leadership volunteer roles are open to individuals who self-identify as female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming. For more information, see the job descriptions for volunteer positions.
A special note to male-identified allies: Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is primarily led by and for women, girls, and GNC people. We also value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women.