required. Summer is in full swing and so are the ways to keep the kids occupied. One summer camp, aimed directly at girls, is gaining momentum and popularity. It's called "Girl Rock Roanoke..." And, as WDBJ7's Susan Bahorich found out, it's about more than music. Jean, The camp is in its 2nd year. This week's session is for girls ages 8 to 11 - it's full and even had a waiting list. While learning music and playing an instrument are part of the fun, the real learning won't be seen or felt for weeks or even months to come. Forget about being demure or .. what some people might call lady-like. Times have changed and "Girls Roc Roanoke" i leading the charge. LeeRay Costa, Girls Rock Roanoke Founder: There's a lot of pressures on girls especially from the media about how they should look, how they should act, certain societial expectations we have of girls to be quiet and obey and what we want is for girls to feel that they can do whatever they want and that they can feel supported in that. Girls Rock Roanoke is a one-week, day camp that allows girls to come in and live out their rock n roll dreams. Jaiden Lorton, Camper: We play games. We play all kinds of instruments like the bass, the guitar and stuff. Some girls have a little music knowledge. Some have a lot. Dakota Ward, Camper: i take drum lessons at the music lab,and i also know 1-chord on the guitar and i also got some instruciton on the bass. All the girls try the instruments. They pick one and then create songs with several other girls before performing live for the community at the end of the week. Musicians serve as their mentors and coaches. Telisha Williams is a Martinsville native who's in the Nashville group, "Wild Ponies. Telisha Williams, Camp Band Manager: Just watching these girls change over a 5days time and it's so inspiring how great how brave they become and how they much they learn to express their own voice and their own opinions using their voice -it's just an amazing and inspiring process. While this week's camp is full, there's a camp next week for girls ages 12-16 with some spaces open. If you're interested, in joining -head over to our website: WDBJ7.com and click on this story to learn more and even apply. Susan Bahorich, wdbj7.