Participants at the 2022 GRR summer camp. Photo courtesy of the Holland Project.

GRR (formerly known as Girls Rock Reno), the annual music summer camp at the Holland Project, is accepting applications for GRR Summer 2023, scheduled for June 19-24.

The program welcomes all self-identified girls, trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth to participate.

GRR is an annual music summer camp for youth ages 9-17. The schedule includes instruction in vocals, guitar, bass and drums to young people of all skill levels, supported by workshops in rock history, screen-printing and button-making, radio production, stage confidence and more.

“We strive to promote self-love with programs that foster not only creativity and community-building, but also confidence and empowerment,” said Ilya Arbatman, camp director. “GRR promotes skills which help guide participants throughout their lives.”

The goal, Arbatman said, “is to counter the underrepresentation of people of marginalized gender identities in music, and we are committed to creating a positive, inclusive environment.” Local musicians assist with instruction, mentorship and guest performances.

GRR is in its fifth year. The camp fee is $350, and financial aid is available. Visit for details and applications.

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