Our Mission

Girls Rock Cincinnati is a music and creative arts summer camp for girls and trans youth ages 12-18.

By providing workshops and technical training to girls, trans, and gender variant youth ages 12 - 18, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, encourage social change, and foster the development of life skills.

We are a volunteer-run organization that believes all girls and trans youth should have access to camp regardless of cultural background, disability status, or sexual orientation. We work to ensure that anyone interested in attending will not be denied due to transportation or financial barriers.

Check out our writeup in CityBeat Magazine.


There are such few places where I feel really integrated in a community that’s doing real stuff that I care about; I want to cultivate the space that I’ve missed out on the last 23 years of my life, I want to be the role model I needed at that age."

— Marlo Salem, Director

our organizers


Marlo Salem

is a local musician and social worker. They are an LGBTQ+ rights and mental health advocate and have worked with local and international non-profits for the last five years. They have been involved with Girls Rock camps for two years and are indescribably overjoyed to bring it to Cincinnati.


Holly Meyer

is a music teacher and vocalist, and has previously volunteered as a vocal instructor and band coach for Grrls Rock in Columbus. She has always been passionate about empowering young people to create, share, and build communities through art, and is thrilled to be a part of bringing this project to Cinci!


Anissa Pulcheon

is an art/design person and musician most interested in helping others express themselves, and thinking about the future(s).

We believe in the radical healing power of community, representation, and making music together, and cannot wait to witness what our campers will create.

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