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ARTS/West To Present Girls' Rock Camp Showcase

Updated Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Due to the sold-out show at last year's final concert, the Athens Rock Camp for Girls and ARTS/West will present two concerts at the end of their week-long camp. 

The camp, which started on July 21, will feature shows on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

The concerts will include the debut performances of bands created during the camp.

The Athens Rock Camp for Girls builds self-esteem through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, they create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.

Through community support and monetary donations, the organization is committed to keeping the Athens Rock Camp for Girls as low cost as possible to enable participation for individuals from all economic backgrounds.

At the 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 and is staffed only by a variety of volunteers.

This will be the fourth year in a row that Athens Rock Camp for Girls has taken a week out of the summer to provide this service to the young girls of the Athens community.

Donations will be collected at the door. For more information, visit the camp's Facebook page or email artswestathens@gmail.com.

Raggamuffin performs at ARTS/West (photo: Athens Rock Camp for Girls)