B.E.A. (Brooklyn Emerging Artists) Rock Camp is a week-long music day camp, dedicated to empowering youth through musical collaboration, and it is the only coeducational rock camp in the city. Camp takes place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Campers do not need any previous musical experience. Camp volunteers will offer group instrumental lessons, both beginning and advanced, in guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, violin, horns, and turn-tables, and will also involve campers in workshops that encompass many genres and facets of music, such as recording, music history/theory, ‘zine’ making, and visual art.
Campers will create their own bands at the beginning of camp week, and they will use what they have learned to collaborate on a song for performance at the culminating Saturday Night Showcase at a New York City venue for friends, families and fans. Each day at camp, a working New York City band will perform for campers. These performances span genres, from hip-hop, country, classical to indie rock, allowing campers a chance to experience all types of music .
B.E.A. Rock Camp tuition is specifically kept at a low ($200 for the week in 2009), including equipment, instruction, workshops, lunch and a camp t-shirt, so that all kids may attend camp.
Half and full scholarships are also available. No child will be turned away due to financial need.
To find out more about camp, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 284-0547. B.E.A. Rockk camp information is also on myspace.com/bearockcamp, facebook and twitter.