Enrollment now open for Girls Rock! summer camp

Vocalist Maya Lock holds up her microphone and cues her Extraterrestrigirlz band mates during a Girls Rock! Lawrence camp practice session Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at St. John Catholic School. Hannah Gilmore-Hodge is on guitar, and Sione Worthy Schafer is on drums.

Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its 2016 summer camp, which will be June 6-10 at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, in partnership with KJHK 90.7 FM.

The second annual day camp, which aims to empower girls and transgender youth through music and creative expression, welcomes campers ages 12-18 who identify as female, transgender and gender nonconforming. No musical experience is required, and financial aid is available.

Guided by mentors and peers, campers will spend the week learning how to play an instrument, forming a band, writing a song and, at the end of camp, performing live in a showcase. Workshops will include songwriting, band promotion, recording, self-defense and media literacy.

Those interested in the camp are welcome to attend a Girls Rock! information session at 4 p.m. April 10 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St. The session will also include a screening of documentary footage from the 2015 camp, as well as volunteer Q&A; and sign-up.

Registration for this summer's Girls Rock! camp can be completed at www.girlsrocklawrence.com. For more information, contact girlsrocklawrence@gmail.com.

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