Girls Rock Camp Alliance
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Join the GRCA

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls and women using the tools of music and arts education to foster community and build power. There are currently over 90 full member organizations, and the Girls Rock Camp Alliance is itself an independent 501c3 non-profit registered in the United States. The GRCA is led and shaped entirely by its members.

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.


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.

  • VOICE: Members participate in the Annual Member Meeting each year where they have are able to elect board members, set priorities, and vote on GRCA policies.

  • NETWORKING: Take part in curriculum sharing, trainings, development assistance, exchange, regional assemblies, committees, caucuses, and working groups. You can also join the GRCA Facebook group and subscribe to the membership-newsletter.

  • CONFERENCE: Attend the annual international conference with representatives from member organizations from around the world. One of the main focuses of the conference is movement and community building. There are also opportunities to lead and participate in workshops, meet-ups, and other skill shares.

  • VISIBILITY: Be part of the movement and have your organization pop up on our amazing GRCA world map.

  • GRCA TOOLKIT: Get access to a pool of resources (including templates for programming, budgeting, international data, annual reports, conference documentation, etc…).

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.

The membership application period is currently closed! We will be re-opening the application period in January 2019.

When submitting your application, please pay the one-time USD $25 application fee. Application fees can be paid through PayPal by sending your fees to or by sending a check to: Girls Rock Camp Alliance, 1428 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 USA.

The GRCA board will review your application for membership. If the board has questions regarding your application, the Member Engagement Committee will contact you to follow up within one month of receiving your application.

You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application. If your application is approved, you will be given PENDING Membership status. If your application is NOT approved, the board will provide steps for your organization to take to achieve pending membership.  GRCA will provide an explanation and list of recommendations in order to be reconsidered for membership at a future time.

As a pending member you are invited to attend the GRCA annual conference and participate in online networking and resource sharing.

In order to achieve FULL membership status, you must also complete the following:

  • Attend the conference

  • Hold rock camp programming or equivalent

  • Submit your annual member report to the GRCA

**Note: Do not be afraid of our annual report! We collect simple information from our members such as: how many youth did you serve this year? How many volunteers did you have at your program? What profit/loss did you make/not make this year? How many hired staff members do you have? Do you have after school programming? Etc. We collect this information in order to know what is happening with our members, and use this information to write grants and apply for funding that will directly impact the service and resources you receive from the GRCA. Receiving this information is vital to our organization. If you have difficulty filling out the annual report, a representative from the GRCA board will be available to assist you.

If you have questions about the application process, please email


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 or quarterly payments.

Member dues are now due on a CALENDAR YEAR schedule. For instance, member dues for the entirety of 2019 are due 24 hours BEFORE the 2019 Annual Member Meeting (April 27, 2019). If you have not paid your member dues by the time of the Annual Member Meeting for that year, or communicated your intention to pay, you will not be able to participate in that meeting.

Below is the membership dues matrix with suggested payments for your camp. Once again, payment plans are available for quarterly payments.

For any questions or to set up a payment plan, please contact the Member Engagement Committee at

GRCA Membership Dues Matrix

GRCA Membership Dues Matrix


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.

GRCA Members are committed to:

  • Communicating with the GRCA and other member organizations (online, conference, etc)

  • Attending and participating in the annual conference if at all possible

  • Transparency of annual report, budget, and finances

  • The GRCA mission statement and core values

  • Sharing resources and collaboration

  • Acting in goodwill toward other GRCA member organizations

  • Seeking or maintaining not-for-profit, nonprofit, or equivalent status (unless there is a specific and compelling reason why you cannot or do not want to seek status for your particular organization)

  • Act in accordance with the GRCA Mission and Values when encountering the media, and speak on the part of your individual organization and not the GRCA