Rock Academy

July 27 - 30, 2020

This summer is gonna rock!!! If you have been playing guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums for at least one year and are entering grades 8-12, join other musicians at UW-Green Bay’s summer music camp Rock Academy. Rock Academy was created to inspire the full band experience. Campers will work directly with some of the top performers, music educators and Grammy-nominated artists in the business today. You will establish key skills necessary to becoming not just a better player, but developing a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to be a performer, songwriter and improviser. In addition to putting together a rock concert at the end of the week, each student will work with faculty to write and arrange two to three songs to perform at the final concert. This music camp is open to commuters and housing campers. At Rock Academy, you not only learn -- you rock!

College Vacation 2019


Commuter Camp Fee

  • Fee $365 (includes instruction, lunches, and camp t-shirt)
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Please pick up your camper by 3:45 p.m. with staff on site until 4:00 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour. 

Resident Camp Fee

  • Fee $595 (includes instruction, room and board, t-shirt, counselor supervision and evening activity transportation)
  • The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. We recommend campers bring $20-30 to camp with them for activities and snacks.
  • Students must be at least 12 years old by September 1, 2020 for overnight, resident hall accommodations.

Required Equipment

Campers NEED to bring all playing equipment to camp, including: guitars with amps, cables, picks, keyboards, drum sets, etc. Staff will be on site to help with any technical needs throughout the week.

Required Books

Campers who enroll in either guitar or drum sections have a required textbook to purchase in addition to the registration fee. Cost of the books are:     Guitar - $30     Drums - $25


Auditions take place on Sunday afternoon from  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Placement Auditions will be administered by camp faculty and consist of a short theory, interest evaluation, skills assessment, and a short prepared solo. Auditions are for camp placement only and are not for admittance into the camp. 

Camp Schedule

The camp class schedule begins on Monday (auditions on Sunday) through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Classes include such areas such as concert groups, applied theory, clinics, studio recording, masterclasses and more.

Final Concert

The week ends with a free public concert at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday of the camp week. The concert takes place in the University Theatre located in Theatre Hall on campus. 


Limited DPI scholarships for residential campers are available. These DPI scholarships are financial need-based. If the camper qualifies for free or reduced lunch AND has a 2.50* or higher grade point average, he/she may be eligible to receive a scholarship. All scholarships must meet this criteria. Scholarships are first come, first serve until funds are depleted.

Already Registered?

Camp Fee Balance: Pay camp balance
Times, Locations, Camp Details: Camp Info Letter
UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies
UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map
UW-Green Bay Resident Camper Handbook: Housing Policies
*Our camp Health Forms are now electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camps.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.