Rockford's Own Rock n' Roll Summer Camp!

An infamous band once proclaimed “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n’ roll.” Well lo and behold, those Aussie chaps were correct. Let RnRI help you shorten that climb to the top!

Photo by Catalyst Design & Photography
Can you play a couple guitar chords?
Maybe a simple drum beat?
Do you like to sing in the shower?

If so, you’re ready for our camp!
Show up with your instrument on Monday and by Friday night you’ll be playing on-stage in a well-oiled, powerhouse of a rock n’ roll band.
Start a band Monday, play a show Friday, indeed!

Kids Camp!

Our kid’s camp is a weeklong, daytime camp for grades 6-12th. Other than a short lunch break at noon, our camp time mostly consists of band rehearsals, but also includes Master Class sessions with some of Rockford’s finest musicians! Not only that, we provide optional performance opportunities throughout the community, throughout summer. And the best part is,

Adults Camp!

Age is just a number, we’re all young at heart, right? For the first time, we are offering a camp for the 18+ rock n’ rollers! This is an evening camp that’ll meet a couple nights a week, over a 2-week period, ending with a performance at Rockford’s newest live music venue, the Milkhouse!

2018 Camp Dates!

Kid’s Camp – $350

Choose between 2 weeks or register for both!

Week 1

June 18th-22nd

9am – 3pm

w/ concert Friday night at
Mendelssohn Starr Center – 6pm

Week 2

June 25th – 29th

9am – 3pm

w/ concert Friday night at
Mendelssohn Starr Center – 6pm

Adult Camp – $300

Registration gets you 7 nights of rock.

Tuesday, 6/19

6 – 9pm

Thursday, 6/21

6 – 9pm

Monday, 6/25

6 – 9pm

Tuesday, 6/26

6 – 9pm

Thursday, 6/28

6 – 9pm

Saturday, 6/30

w/ concert Saturday night at
Mendelssohn Starr Center – 6pm

Let’s Rock!

Our camp is located on the beautiful Mendelssohn PAC campus, and is a longtime gem of the Rockford performance arts community. Let us help you realize your dreams, come join our RnRI family!

Gift Certificates Available!

Call or email to purchase!

Meet Our Rock n' Roll Instructors

Since we began The Rock n' Roll Institute in 2010, our staff has included some of the best musicians in the stateline. These instructors have years of experience in not only giving one-on-one lessons but also as recording artists and live performers in their own bands. This summer camp is our way of keeping rock n' roll alive for future generations. This year our line-up features:

Kevin Schwitters
Micky Rosenquist
Stu Johnson
Tony Chrisman
Zachary Taylor

Introducing our sponsors!

We’re able to do what we do because of these people!