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Rock Camp


This summer's camp will be held July 23rd to July 28th at Northwoods Middle School in North Charleston.

applications are due may 30!

Each summer, CYAP holds a one-week summer camp for girls, transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth, similar to camps around the world connected by the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. Camp is open to youth ages 9 to 17.

Campers form bands and take instrument classes in guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums and participate in workshops that explore ways to use music and art to address social issues that impact our communities. At the end of camp week, bands perform original songs at a live showcase event in front of family, friends, and Charleston community members.

Full tuition for camp is $350, however we use a sliding scale system to make our program as financially accessible as possible. No music experience is necessary and we will provide instruments to all campers.

see our application for more information!


Youth Leader Institute

Applications are closed for this year.

Check back later this summer for info on our year round youth leadership program!

Our summer Youth Leader Institute is open to girls, transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth ages 15 to 18.

This summer,  participants of our Youth Leader Institute will attend three political education sessions and a day long retreat to learn about issues impacting our community.  Together they will decide on a specific issue to focus on at camp, plan workshops on this topic for campers, and create a final art project or installation to present at the camp showcase. This issue will be the focus of a new campaign for the Carolina Youth Project to launch after camp!

Youth Leaders will also...

  • Join a band or help with instrument instruction
  • Facilitate games, activities, and workshops for campers
  • Serve as a mentor for a small group of campers
  • Plan morning and afternoon assemblies
  • Support with documentation and social media posts

CYAP Youth Leaders' Showcase Installation about the school to prison pipeline, July 1st, 2017. Check out to join the SC Coalition to Raise the Age!