By Lina Bhambhani

Music has a great presence in Salt Lake City, but up until now, female musicians have not. With the launch of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls Salt Lake City, Amy Stocks, Secily Saunders, and Hillary McDaniel are trying to change that.

The camp is described as an “intensive, week-long, volunteer-run jam session where girls ages 8–18 come together to write, design, practice and perform a song with a newly formed band.” Attendees will also join workshops that encourage empowerment for female musicians.

The three founders come from a variety of backgrounds. Amy Stocks has experience in teen leading and non-profit services. Secily Saunders is a musician and works with various local bands. Hillary McDaniel is a drummer who assists Stocks in the fundraising, web design, marketing and much more.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls Salt Lake City is open to any girl with an interest in music and a willingness to learn. The camp also gives financial aid to those who need it. The camp will be held the week of August 1 to the 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. For more information visit, rockcampforgirlsslc.org.