Summer Camp

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

Register for a Summer Camp!

GuitarStars Ages 7 – 12

The 2018 GuitarStars camp is now full. We’re still accepting students ages 12-17 at Rock*A*Delphia.

July 9 – July 13, 2018
9am – 4pm (early drop off / late pick up available)
Friday evening showcase: July 13 at 5pm
Cost: Free for low-income Philadelphia youth / $250 fee for others
Learn guitar, bass guitar, or keyboard.

Rock*A*Delphia Ages 12 – 17

July 23 – July 27, 2018
9am – 4pm (early drop off / late pick up available)
Friday evening showcase: July 27 at 5pm
Cost: Free for low-income Philadelphia youth / $250 fee for others
Learn guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, or drums.


Due to demand, 12 year-old students can now register for both camps!

Both camps are co-ed with no experience necessary (beginner to advanced students are welcome!) and all instruments are provided.

On the last day of camp, students will perform live on stage for friends and family!

Sample Camp Daily Schedule:

8am Early drop off begins
9am Camp starts! All students must arrive by this time.
9:30 – 11am Group instrument lessons
11 – 11:45 Choral ensemble
12pm – 1pm Lunch and guest performer
1pm – 4pm Band practice, creative workshops, and songwriting lessons
4pm End of day
5pm All students must be picked up by 5pm.

Contact our Program Director Josh 215-302-9633 x710 or Josh@RocktotheFuture.org with questions or concerns.

Register for a Summer Camp!

Rock to the Future summer camps use music to inspire kids and teens to find what they love and who they want to be. Students will form bands and spend a week playing and writing music, taking part in creative workshops, making new friends, singing in the choir, and meeting future mentors. Each day, students will enjoy performances from a variety of musicians. At the end of camp, students will perform live on stage for friends and family!

Rock to the Future believes that music education should be available for every student no matter their age, ability, or address. Scholarships are available to low-income Philadelphia youth: see descriptions below! Full scholarships are provided for low-income Philadelphia youth, and the fee is only $250 for students who do not qualify for a scholarship. Students need reliable transportation to and from camp. Rock to the Future will provide snacks, but students should bring their own lunch. If you need assistance with transportation, lunch, early drop off / late pick up, please let us know when you fill out the application.

  • 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! 

You will be asked during the application if you need a scholarship. Please contact Josh@RocktotheFuture.org if you have additional questions.

Music education is a critical part of growing up, and our camps help students build skills to succeed on stage and off stage. Space is limited to 35 students on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply today!

To join our summer camps:

1. Apply online

2. Pay the $25 refundable deposit when you register. You’ll receive the deposit back once you attend and complete camp. Email Josh@RocktotheFuture.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.

To qualify for a scholarship, your household size must equal or be less than the household income amount (ex. if your household is 2 people, the income must be $32,480 or less).

Household Size
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Household Income
$24,120
$32,480
$40,840
$49,200
$57,560
$65,920
$74,280
$82,640