Rap Summer Camp

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Join Us for an Unforgettable Summer Camp Experience!

Are you a high school or college student passionate about rap and hip-hop music? Do you aspire to create your own tracks and perform on stage? The Rap America Project Summer Camp is the perfect place to learn how to make those dreams come true. Our camp is designed to provide young, aspiring artists with an immersive experience in music production, songwriting, and performance.

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Music Production

Learn the art of beat making using digital audio workstations, sampling, and sound layering to create unique rap and hip-hop tracks

Songwriting and Lyrics

Enhance your songwriting skills with guidance from experienced mentors, crafting impactful lyrics and telling your story through music.

Performance Skills

Develop stage presence and performance techniques to engage audiences and deliver your lyrics with confidence.

"Projects like Boise Hive’s Rap America Project exemplify the creativity and care with which communities are telling their stories, creating connection, and responding to challenges and opportunities in their communities—all through the arts."

- NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD

Why Join the Rap America Project Summer Camp?

The Rap America Project Summer Camp offers an opportunity to:

  • Enhance Your Musical Skills: Gain comprehensive knowledge of rap and hip-hop music production, from beat making and songwriting to performance.
  • Learn from Professionals: Receive mentorship and training from experienced local producers, writers, and recording engineers.
  • Collaborate and Network: Connect with other passionate students, building lasting relationships and a sense of community.
  • Showcase Your Talent: Perform your original songs at a public event, gaining valuable experience and exposure.
  • Build Confidence: Develop your confidence as an artist and performer, empowering you to pursue your musical dreams.

Space is limited - Register Today!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to elevate your music and connect with the rap and hip-hop community. Thanks to the generous NEA grant, all students can attend the camp for free - a $40 deposit is required at time of registration to hold your space. This deposit will be refunded at the completion of the camp.

Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot at the Rap America Project Summer Camp. We can’t wait to see you there and help you take the next step in your musical journey!

What Will You Learn at RAP Summer Camp?

During this two-week summer camp, you will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of rap and hip-hop music production:

  • Beat Making: Discover the art of creating captivating beats that form the foundation of any rap or hip-hop track. Learn to use digital audio workstations (DAWs), sampling, and layering sounds to produce beats that stand out.
  • Lyrics and Songwriting: Dive into the creative process of writing impactful lyrics. Whether you are an experienced writer or just starting, our mentors will help you hone your skills, find your voice, and tell your story through powerful words.
  • Performance Skills: Master the art of stage presence. Learn how to engage an audience, deliver your lyrics with confidence, and bring energy to your performances.
  • Venue Tours: Get an insider’s look at some of the top music venues in Boise. These tours will provide valuable insights into the music industry, from sound engineering to live event logistics.
  • Equipment Training: Familiarize yourself with the essential equipment used in music production and live performances. Hands-on training sessions will ensure you are comfortable using various tools and technologies.

Collaborative Projects and Personal Growth

One of the most exciting aspects of the Rap America Project Summer Camp is the opportunity to collaborate with other talented students. Each participant will write and record their own original rap song and work together with peers to create a group rap song, fostering teamwork and community.

Cultivating Life Skills Through Music

The Rap America Project aims to cultivate the development of transferable life skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creative expression, cross-cultural understanding, and collaboration. By engaging in the creative process, participants will enhance their communication skills and foster their creativity.


Camp Details:

  • Open to youth ages 13-22
  • Camp Dates: July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday Showcase Performance: August 3, 6PM - 9PM
  • $40 deposit at registration that will be reimbursed upon completion of camp
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RAP Summer Camp is open to youth aged 13 to 22. Camp is July 22 - August 2, Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm with a Saturday night Showcase performance on August 3, 6pm-9pm. Register today with a $40 deposit.


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Who can attend the Rap America Project Summer Camp?

The camp is open to high school and college students aged 13 to 22 who have an interest in rap and hip-hop music production, songwriting, and performance.

How much does it cost to attend the camp?

There is a $40 registration deposit that you will get back at completion of the camp.

What are the dates and location of the camp?

Camp is July 22 - August 2, Monday through Friday, 10AM - 2PM. There will be a Saturday Night Showcase to end camp on August 3, 6PM - 9PM. Camp will primarily be held at the Boise Hive with the exception of field trips to local venues.

What will I learn at the camp?

Participants will learn key aspects of rap and hip-hop music production, including beat making, songwriting, and performance skills. You will also get hands-on experience with music equipment and venue tours.

Who are the mentors at the camp?

The camp features successful local rap producers, music beat writers, lyricists, and recording engineers who will provide personalized mentorship and guidance.

Will there be a final performance?

Yes, the camp will conclude with a free public performance where participants will showcase their original rap songs and group projects to friends, family, and the community.

How do I register for the camp?

You can register for the camp by visiting our registration page at rapamericaproject.com and filling out the online form. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early to secure your spot.

What should I bring to the camp?

Participants should bring their enthusiasm and creativity! All necessary equipment and materials will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own notebooks, laptops, or any other personal items you might need for writing and recording.

What safety measures are in place at the camp?

The safety and well-being of our participants are our top priorities. We will follow all recommended health guidelines and ensure a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact our camp director, Brenda Francis, at brenda@boisehive.org or 208-999-7978. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have.