Summer Camp

We are not offering in-person summer camps for 2020. Check out our schedule of online, virtual music programs! All of our online programs are free for all Philadelphia students in grades 4-12.


Rock*A*Delphia summer camp takes place at Kensington High School - 2051 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

GuitarStars summer camp takes place at Roosevelt Elementary School - 430 Washington Ln., Philadelphia, PA 19144

For students entering grades 3 - 8
At Roosevelt Elementary School

For students entering grades 7 - 12
At Kensington High School

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. 

  • No cost for Philadelphia youth, beginners welcome, and instruments are provided
  • Meals and transportation are provided
  • Both camps are one week, M-F 9am - 3pm
  • Family and friends are invited to the final performance, Friday 5pm-6pm
  • Learn to play guitar, bass, drums, or piano
  • Form a band and write music together
  • Attend creative workshops and learn from guest musicians
  • Perform live on stage at the last day of camp!

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

Rock to the Future believes that music education should be available for every student no matter their age, ability, or address. Programs are provided at no cost for Philadelphia students. Students need reliable transportation to and from camp. If you need a transportation pass, daily lunch, or early drop off / late pick up, please let us know when you fill out the application.

Registration for summer camps usually opens in February. Space is limited to 40 students in each camp. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Ian A. Haney Memorial Scholarship provides 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!

Music education is a critical part of growing up, and our camps help students build skills to succeed on stage and off stage.