Updated Fri, Jan 3, 2014 12:05 pm
The Athens Rock Camp for Girls and ARTS/West will present a benefit concert on Saturday, Jan. 18, featuring young musicians from past summer workshops.
The Athens Rock Camp for Girls builds self-esteem through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, it creates leadership opportunities, cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourages social change and the development of life skills.
Through community support and monetary donations, the organizers are committed to keeping the camp as low-cost as possible to enable participation from individuals from all economic backgrounds.
At the week-long camp, girls form bands, learn to play instruments, write songs, and at the end of the week, perform a show. Various workshops are also offered, staffed by a variety of volunteers.
Summer 2014 will be the fourth time that Athens Rock Camp for Girls has provided this service to the young girls of the Athens community. The camp dates are July 20-27, with applications available starting May 1.
On Jan. 18, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for mingling with campers, volunteers and friends. T-shirts made by the campers will also be for sale.
The concert in the recently renovated ARTS/West performance space starts at 7 p.m. and will feature Mary Naly, Roxie, Ameena and Allyriane Huq, The Fury, Grandpa Sunshine and Dweeb. Visit www.athensrockcampforgirls.com for more information.