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Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp going virtual this summer

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The Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp are ready to rock this summer — virtually, for two weeks, Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 10-14.

The Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp is going virtual this year. Photo by Richard Amery
 Due to Covid 19, this years campers aren’t going to meet in person at The Gate as they have for the last few years, but will instead focus on seminars presented through Zoom.

“We’re going to do a virtual camp this year. The campers are going to focus on workshops and explore some new things,” said organizer Silvana Campus.

 A benefit of going online is that the Lethbridge Camp can share resources and volunteers with other Girls Rock Camps in other cities like Edmonton, and as far away as Jacksonville, Florida. There are 10 volunteers signed up for this year’s Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp.

“ A lot of cities decided to cancel their camps this year,” Campus said.

“It’s hard to do a camp without the campers meeting in person because we share everything but it also allowed us to incorporate the feedback we received from parents and campers last year,” she continued.

 They have also forged relationships with more local organizations and volunteers including the Sweetgrass Youth Alliance.

 This year there will be seminars about self healing, songwriting, Gay Straight Alliances in schools, Metis culture, social media activism and possibly crafting and cooking. The organizers are also willing to explore other ideas suggested by the campers.

 Stacy Bru will be presenting another seminar on zines.

 Usually the campers also learn an instrument, form a band, write a song together and perform at the end of the week, but Covid 19 has changed things.

“Unfortunately a lot of people don’t own musical instruments and we can’t share them like we usually do,” Campus said.

“We‘re planning on an end of summer share-case to highlight what our campers have been working on,” Campus continued.

“We a want to make sure everyone is safe. But we didn’t want to have no camp this year,” she said.
“Because the campers and the volunteers get a lot out of the camp. It’s a very meaningful part of their summer,” she said.
 Sign up  for the camp right up until Aug. 4 through the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp social media sites and  their website

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 July 2020 11:57 )  
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