Grrrls Rock Columbus is a music and creative arts camp in the summer.  Our camp builds self-esteem and empowerment through musical and creative expression, education, and performance.  By providing workshops and technical training to girls, trans, and gender variant youth ages 12-18, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, encourage social change, and foster the development of life skills. “Grrrls Rock” is more than just a slogan.

We are a volunteer-run organization that believes all girls, trans and gender variant youth should have access to camp regardless of cultural background, disability status, or sexual orientation. We work to ensure that anyone interested in attending will not be denied due to transportation or financial barriers.


Our Values

  • Build confidence in campers through music education and personal expression.

  • Cultivate a safe space for campers to take creative risks.

  • Foster a community where campers support one another and work together.

  • Encourage self-discovery through experiential learning, collaboration, and leadership.

  • Encourage campers to compliment each other on ideas rather than appearance.

  • Provide campers with positive role models and mentorship opportunities.

  • Integrate diversity appreciation and acceptance in creative development.

  • Help campers fight discrimination by recognizing, understanding, and responding to it.

BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will, change the world for real.
— Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrrl Manifesto

Not familiar with the national girls rock movement?

Check out the documentary film Girls Rock! that follows four 8 - 18 year-old girls at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Directed by Arne Johnson and Shane King.