Girls Rock Camp Alliance

2020 Conference:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

We're happy to announce that after much work, organizing, and collaboration among the folks at Girls Rock!Des Moines, Mel Hsu and the GRCA Board of Directors, we will be moving conference for 2020 to Des Moines, Iowa in the United States!

We are saying a tearful goodbye to Philadelphia, and the love, support, strength, and brilliance of that community that has been our home for the past years. We'll always have the fingerpool, and the movement we've grown from within that space. Thank you thank you thank you, Philly, we <3 you!

STD Graphic.png

SAVE THE DATE: Conference will be held April 23-26, 2020 at Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines.

Post-Conference Updates

Stay up to date on all that was our 2019 Conference!

Conference Notes

This year, Notes from Movement Day Sessions and Workshop Sessions are accessible to anyone online.

If you couldn’t attend conference and want to learn more about what happened in a session, you can check out the notes!

To access the session notes, click on the name of the session you would like to review. As always, Caucuses and Breakout sessions are private.

Joy Is a Revolutionary Force!

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. We provide resources and space for community building to our membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation.


Annual Conference

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance exists to unite, develop, and support its member organizations. The most important method of support the GRCA provides for member organizations is the Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference, which takes place every spring.


Member Organizations

The GRCA network is made-up of over 90 organizations all over the world! Most of these organizations hold annual summer rock camps and many have expanded their programming to include year-round programs and events.



Becoming a GRCA member aligns your program with a network of rock camps and community projects that share similar values and goals. The GRCA is not a franchise organization or an organization that has one model for rock camps or other programs. All of our members have started their organizations independently, and all function somewhat differently.


membership Benefits

Benefits of joining GRCA include networking, curriculum sharing, training, development assistance, camper referrals, and the opportunity to participate as a member at the GRCA’s annual conference, which brings together representatives from camps and like-minded programs from around the world. Being a full member of the GRCA also means you have a vote at the annual member meeting, can elect board members, set GRCA yearly priorities, and help shape the direction of the GRCA. Our members are our greatest strength, and bring voices, ideas, and energy from all over the world.

member dues

The GRCA depends on membership dues to achieve our goals and support all of our members! Each member organization pays yearly dues to belong to the GRCA and maintain good standing with the organization. Membership dues are on a sliding scale! Payment plans are available for monthly payments.

becoming a member

If you have not already, contact the Member Engagement Committee at explaining a little bit about your organization, where you are located, and what programming you offer or plan to offer.

membership commitments

We are a member-based and member-led organization, and we are only strong and effective if we have the involvement and investment of our members. We are committed to making participation in the GRCA as accessible and reasonable as possible for our members. We recognize that financial and geographical challenges are a reality for many of our members, and are dedicated to providing multiple ways to engage and communicate with the GRCA.


we transcend borders

Our movement transcends state, national and international borders. The GRCA connects local organizing to an international movement. 

join the movement

The GRCA is built on the local organizing and programmatic work of our members. Becoming a member of the GRCA aligns your program with a network of rock camps and community projects that share similar values and goals.


The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the U.S.

Make a donation today!