Kick Start! is reaching the smallest voices! This program allows youth to experience leadership, teamwork, and community through basic music education. Youth will gain exposure to various instruments, will write their own original songs and will participate in a final performance for friends and family on Friday evening at the end of the week! They will complete the week feeling positive and knowing their voice matters! Full tuition for summer camps is $200.00 and sponsorships are available.
Kick Start Volunteer
Want to be a volunteer for our newest campers? Here’s how you can help!
Volunteers will work closely with ages 4-9. Many different roles are available to apply!
(Musical experience is great but not necessary!)
Band coaches are assigned to work with a small group and help them write their very own song for the showcase. During the week, they assist their assigned band during practice. This ranges from learning how to play as a group (both musically and interpersonally), troubleshooting gear setup, and guiding them in their collaborative songwriting process.
Experience with Ukulele, Auxiliary percussion, and/or xylophones(Musical experience required)
*Curriculum outline and teaching materials will be provided by OGR!
Instrument Instructors are in charge of giving campers the tools they need to write a song with their band. The goal of instruction is for each camper to feel that she can contribute to the songwriting process and be happy with her part in the song, whatever that may be.
Instrument instructors need to have basic knowledge of their instruments. You will need to work with the other instructors to manage the skill levels and needs of all students in your instrument group.
(No musical experience necessary)
Counselors serve as mentors for the campers. This involves checking in with them every morning, sitting with them in morning and/or closing assemblies, making sure they are where they need to be at all times, and offering advice and help throughout the day. In addition, counselors support workshops, instrument lessons and band coaching as necessary.
From helping make band rules on day one, to providing collaboration help or managing creative differences midweek, to stage fright prevention on Friday, you’ll provide a new set of ears and a different perspective on a situation — or just a break for a tired band manager.
Experience with youth in a counseling or education environment preferred.
Roadie: Roadies will help set up, break down, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include setting up the campsite, reconfiguring rooms for band practice and instrument instruction every day, and checking in with instrument instructors/band coaches to make sure they have the proper equipment. They will follow the direction of the Equipment Manager and help execute the plan as efficiently as possible. Familiarity with musical equipment is a plus, but not required. Roadies must be able to lift about 15 pounds on a regular basis throughout the week.
*Load In/Load Out Crew
Load In + Load Out Crew: The Load In & Out Crew will load in the gear the day before camp starts and load the gear out at the end of the camp week.
Junior Leader Eligibility: Ages 13-18, at least 3 years at OGR Camp
Junior Mentors support any and all Omaha Girls Rock programming at Little Girls Rock summer camp.
It is not required to have musical experience to be a Junior Mentor but some experience at OGR Camp is useful (but not required).
Junior Mentors must be self motivated, able to work with youth ages 4-9 years old, have a positive attitude!
OGR will sign off on service hours necessary for academic or service requirements.
AVAILABILITY: Monday-Friday AM (any time 8:00a-noon) or PM (any time noon-4:00p) or All Day (8a-4p)