Summer Camp


Register for a Summer Camp!

Our innovative summer music camps will inspire and excite your child as they learn guitar, drums, bass, or keyboard and make new friends by forming a band with their peers! Our music summer camps are co-ed, ages 7-12 (GuitarStars) or 13-17 (Rock*A*Delphia), and last from 9am-4pm for a week (early drop off and late pick up available). We also feature a live student performance on the last day of camp.

The Ian A. Haney Memorial Scholarship provides underserved Philadelphia youth drummers with a complete scholarship to our Rock*A*Delphia summer music camp. Thank you to Mary Haney and family for this generous gift for our community’s youth!

The Mark Webb Scholarship, provided by the Feeney family, provides scholarships to young musicians attending GuitarStars summer music camp. Thank you to the Feeney family!

Camp space is limited to 35 students each week! Make to sure to apply early. You will be asked during the application if you need a scholarship. All Philadelphia youth that meet scholarship requirements will be awarded with a full scholarship to attend camp. If you do not qualify for a scholarship, the camp fee is $250 for the week.

No musical experience is required and instruments are provided by Rock to the Future. If you have musical experience, you will be placed in an advanced group. If you are a beginner, you will be in a beginner group. Students should bring their own lunch and Rock to the Future will provide snacks. If you need lunch provided, please let us know. Please contact Josh@RocktotheFuturePhilly.org if you have additional questions.

To join our summer camps:
1. Apply here
2. Pay the $25 refundable deposit when you register. You’ll receive the deposit back once you attend and complete camp. Email Josh@RocktotheFuturePhilly.org if you need help with the deposit.
3. If you do not qualify for a scholarship, you will be invoiced for the camp fee of $250 which must be paid prior to June 15th. Your $25 deposit will be refunded once you attend and complete camp.

Camps take place at Rock to the Future : 2139 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (Fishtown / Kensington)

Register for a Summer Camp!

GuitarStars Camp Ages 7 – 12

July 10, 2016 – July 14, 2017
9am – 4pm (early drop off / late pick up available), Friday evening showcase at 5pm
Cost: Free for low-income Philadelphia youth / $250 fee for others

Spend a week learning the basics of acoustic and electric guitar or bass guitar. Learn popular songs and write your own music with peers. At the end of camp, get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers.

Rock*A*Delphia Camp Ages 13 – 17

July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017
9am – 4pm (early drop off / late pick up available), Friday evening showcase at 5pm
Cost: Free for low-income Philadelphia youth / $250 fee for others

Spend a week learning how to play music, write songs, and collaborate with other musicians. Learn guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums, write and perform original music and cover songs with peers, and attend creative workshops. At the end of camp, you’ll get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers!


SAMPLE CAMP DAILY SCHEDULE:
8am EARLY DROP OFF BEGINS
9am GROUP ACTIVITY
9:30 – 11:30am GROUP INSTRUMENT LESSONS
11:30 – 12:30pm LUNCH AND GUEST PERFORMER
12:30 – 4pm ROTATIONS BETWEEN BAND PRACTICE, CREATIVE WORKSHOPS, and CHORAL ENSEMBLE
4 – 5pm PICK UP

Final performance at the end of each camp on Friday at 5pm!