Summer Camp 

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR) is now accepting applications for their week-long summer day camps.  We have been granted 6 spots on full scholarship.  Registration is taken on a first come first served basis - register here:, and mention LJA for your scholarship request. 

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat I - July 9-13
Girls Rock n Roll Retreat II - July 16-20

Laura Jeffrey Academy in St Paul, MN

What is G.R.R.R?
Celebrating their eleventh year in 2017, this annual day camp (9am-5pm daily) offers 5 days of music lessons, playing in a band, art classes, exciting workshops and a big Friday night rock concert for students ages 8-16.  Our camp is offered to all who play or want to learn electric guitar, electric bass, drums, vocals or keyboards. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This camp is open to all students who identify a female, trans, or gender non-conforming

Other Summer Opportunities

LJA has partnered with several organizations to bring a variety of opportunities to our scholars. Many of these are free for LJA students. 

Rosie's Girls: (In partnership with the Girl Scouts) Need for women in trade careers inspires Rosie's Girls summer camp.

YWCA Girls Inc. Eureka! EUREKA! is a five-year summer and school year program for girls focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

Breakthrough Twin Cities: Motivating student to apply for college

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR)

Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center

The core purpose of the KAYSC is to empower youth to change our world through science! The KAYSC engages youth in grades 6-8 at Laura Jeffrey Academy for out-of-school-time (OST) science programming afterschool at LJA, on Saturdays at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and for 6 weeks during the summer at a partner site. Programs target students from communities underrepresented in STEM disciplines: 75% of participants are from low-income families 60% are girls 90% are youth of color. Middle school youth start as service-learning volunteers in 7th grade and can progress to paid positions during high school, and as alumni interns after graduation from high school. Youth work in theme-based "teams," and build competencies in youth leadership, career development, and science literacy that they in turn share with their communities. Youth on KAYSC teams develop community service-learning projects and lead hands-on STEM workshops/outreaches for younger youth (pre-K through 6 grades) in their communities. Since its inception, the KAYSC has engaged over 1000 participants. Last year alone, the KAYSC reached over 50,000 museum visitors and 5,000 children on outreaches in over 25 different community sites.