Government shutdown forces girls rock camp to relocate

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Organizers relocated the 5th annual rock-n-roll day camp for girls in the wake of the state government shutdown, which began today.

The camp is usually held at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, a school run by the state. A judge this week ruled only 3 Perpich Center staff can stay on the job during a shutdown to do minimal building and grounds maintenance and security.

The camp moved to Main Street School for Performing Arts in Hopkins. Rock camp staff say they would have been forced to cancel without the last minute help from Main Street school.

The day camp , which I did a story on last year, is open to girls ages 9 – 17 and runs July 11-15 & July 18-22. More information here.

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