Listen To What You Made Possible This Summer!

August 28, 2019
Luke Hall

 

With your support this was the best Rock Camp summer yet!

 

80 kids (ages 8-13) gathered at MVM Studios over 5 different weeks, formed 19 bands (like the Funky Guinea Pigs and the Flying Persimmon Kittens), and collaboratively wrote, recorded and performed 43 songs.

 

Your generosity helped us meet some serious milestones this summer.
  • We doubled the number of campers.
  • We provided over $12,000 in scholarships.
  • We provided leadership training to 20 advanced students who worked as camp band leaders.
Listen to the original songs campers created this summer at MVM’s bandcamp page. For a parent’s account of the personal impact of Rock Camp check out this blog post from MVM’s grant writer.

 

As we wrap up the summer, we want to thank Camp Director Lucy Grein. This was her second and final year running Rock Camps. Lucy brings mad organizational skills and a superpower for finding magic in chaos. We are so proud of her and her 8 year journey with MVM- from a wide-eyed 15 year-old to a 22 year-old seasoned pro.

 

Thank you Lucy, and all of our camp leaders and interns, and thank YOU all for providing young people with access to transformative musical experiences!

More reflections on 2019 Summer Rock Camps:

You can be yourself!- Rock Camper
I love the confidence and communication skills the kids develop. РParent 
The culture created here allows for safety, vulnerability, and artistic expression like few other programs. – Parent
photos by Jason Quigley & Karen Mouser Darr

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