a radical music camp serving Southern Illinois.

Camp in a time of Covid-19

Y’all Rock Carbondale (formerly Girls Rock Carbondale) has created a virtual experience for campers this summer. In lieu of a week long in person camp, YRC has developed a six week mentorship course which will help participants fine-tune their songwriting skills.


The Summer Mentorship Program is open to girls, trans and gender non-conforming youth who are entering the fourth grade up to the twelfth grade. 


The program will pair youth musicians with local, established adult musicians for six weeks of video conferences, emails, and video lessons. Mentors will share knowledge, increase youth skill sets, mentor songwriting, and give feedback to their youth mentees. The program will also feature workshops from previous camps on topics like media literacy, body image, social justice, empowerment. 


The program runs from June 1,2020 to July 10, 2020 culminating in a Livestream Showcase on July 11th with all of the participants performing their newly written songs. Deadline to sign up May 28, 2020.

Sign Up YRC Summer Mentorship

Interested in Being a Mentor? Sign up here:


a youth-centered music organization that cultivates an empowering space for girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming people to collaborate and experiment in music, expression, performance, and collective care.


At Y'all Carbondale we aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for campers and volunteers. For this reason, we do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race/ethnicity, class, ability, religion, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Our goal is for camp to be fun and safe for any and all campers and volunteers. GRC believes in gender self-determination and our camp is open to girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people.


Join Us 

on Facebook Live May 16th at 6:30 for a Rock-A-Thon featuring local musicians and talent from our community. Then donate to our fundraiser! If you can't make the livestream, you can still donate!

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Ways to support

y'all Rock CaRBONDALE

Monetary donations from the community directly support our ability to offer a sliding scale tuition rate.

Donate via Paypal today:

Have a business? YRC also seeks in-kind donations. In-kind support receives social media mentions, logos on the website for two seasons, and logos on camp t-shirts. In-kind support can include print, web, or radio advertisement, mail services, printing services, camp supplies, breakfast or lunch donations, and more!

Email us to become a sponsor.

Y'all Rock Carbondale functions on volunteer power and contributions. YRC is welcoming music instructors, organizers, social media gurus, volunteer coordinators, roadies, camp counselors, band coaches and more! Apply to be a volunteer today!

YRC is also accepting equipment donations, particularly: mixers, fully functional guitar and bass amps, drum rugs, 10’ plus speaker cables, and high quality headphones.

Email us if you have something to donate.

See community support from past sessions here...


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