Girls Rock Camp Alliance
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Join the GRCA

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations that provides resources and space for community building to our membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation. There are currently over 100 full member organizations, and the Girls Rock Camp Alliance is itself an independent 501c3 non-profit registered in the United States.

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

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.


Becoming a Member

If you have not already, contact the Member Engagement Committee at membership@girlsrockcampalliance.org 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!

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 info@girlsrockcampalliance.org or by sending a check to: Girls Rock Camp Alliance, 1428 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 USA. If you are unable to pay using either of these methods, please contact us at membership@girlsrockcampalliance.org.

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.  The 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:

  • Hold rock camp programming or equivalent

  • Submit your annual member survey to the GRCA

If you have questions about the application process, please email membership@girlsrockcampalliance.org.


Membership Dues + Annual Member Survey

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.

Member dues are due on a calendar year schedule. Dues for the 2019 year are due by April 2019.

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

For any questions or to set up a payment plan, please contact the Member Engagement Committee at membership@girlsrockcampalliance.org.

GRCA Membership Dues Matrix

GRCA Membership Dues Matrix

 

Part of the GRCA’s mission is to support networking and collaboration between organizers. Sharing information and experiences through the Annual Member Survey lets us see trends, common issues and opportunities for assistance. Responses also give us an idea of the impact our movement has on the world from year to year. All of this information is very helpful in nurturing the future of our global alliance. Having meaningful research available for participants, supporters, and the general public will help us to continually serve our members as we grow, diversify, and expand our movement.

Questions about the Annual Member Survey? Check out a FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet here.

The Annual Member Survey itself is a Google Form. We have a Collaboration-Friendly, Printable Survey Worksheet to assist you in filling out this form.

Fill out your Annual Member Survey now!


Commitment

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 points of unity

  • Sharing resources and collaboration

  • Acting in goodwill toward other GRCA member organizations

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