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Summer Camp

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Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is a day camp for youth* ages 8-17. Campers come for a weeklong crash course in playing an instrument, songwriting, social justice and empowerment workshops and more! At the end of the week, campers get to perform their original song with their band at a local live music venue. Campers do not need to have any prior music experience and instruments will be provided.

2017 Summer Camp Dates:

Applications are open now! 
Session I: July 17-21, 2017; Showcase: July 22
Session II: July 24-28, 2017; Showcase: July 29th
Showcase Venue: Crocodile 

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED,

  • You will hear from us about your enrollment status within two weeks of application date. You will also get information on all things tuition at that time. 
  • In order to get as many campers in as possible, we will be assigning them into all available instrument spots. Please be flexible and know that our philosophy is all instruments are awesome!
  • If you do not initially get a spot in Summer Camp, you will be immediately put on the waiting list and will hear from us if any spots come available. We will do our best to get you in!
  • Please only apply to one session. We want to give as many different campers an opportunity to rock as we can.
  • Summer camp will be held at Greenlake Elementary (2400 N 65th St, Seattle, WA 98103) this year.

Tuition: Sliding scale : $425 – $25. We appreciate your support in paying what you are able, and any amount over $425 is a tax-deductible donation that will continue to help us rock the world! When you apply, please pledge what you can pay and we will contact you within two weeks to confirm tuition and will request payment at that time.

† A sliding scale is a tool that can provide equitable access to skill-building and life-long learning opportunities, regardless of financial resources. This method of payment requires active participation and personal reflection on what makes sense for your family’s financial situation, and how you would like to support knowledge-sharing in the Rain City Rock Camp community. The sliding scale is one way of acknowledging differences in wealth, income, costs, and privilege and actively address the economic disparities in our communities and society. Rain City Rock Camp is moving towards this model as a way to say ‘no’ to the ways things are and ‘yes’ to the ways we believe things can be, while providing an excellent rock camp experience for all.

2017 Express Yourself Piece:

The Express Yourself Piece (EYP) component of the Summer Camp application is a way for us to get to know our campers and is related to our theme for the year, so get ready to think about what it means to you! This year’s theme is “Get Fierce”. Here are some thoughts about the theme to help you get started:

Fierce is taking action. Fierce is being brave.  Fierce is using your voice.  Fierce is trying. Fierce is making music.  Fierce is getting fired up about what matters to you.  Fierce is being okay with making mistakes.  Fierce is speaking up. Fierce is not backing down from what you believe in. Fierce is us.

The Express Yourself Piece (EYP) can be in any format you choose, such as a painting, song, video, collage, etc. The more creative, the better! We are so excited to see what you come up with and may even feature your EYP on the RCRC Instagram and Facebook pages. Please send all EYPS to michelle@raincityrockcamp.org.

These tables shows the open instrument spots for each age group by session. It will be manually updated regularly throughout the work day.

Session OneGuitarBass DrumsVocals
Ages 8-90000
Ages 10-110000
Ages 12-130000
Ages 14-173000
Session Two:GuitarBass DrumsVocals
Ages 8-90300
Ages 10-110100
Ages 12-130000
Ages 14-173130
Apply for Session I (July 17-22) Apply for Session II (July 24-29)

Past:

July 18th- July 22nd, 2016
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 84

July 25th-29th, 2016
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 83

July 20th- July 24th, 2015
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 75

July 27th- July 31st, 2015
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 74

July 28th-Aug 2nd, 2014
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 69

July 21st-July 26th, 2014
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 66

July 29 – August 3, 2013
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: The Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 69

July 22 – July 27, 2013
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: The Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 68

July 30 – August 3, 2012
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 72

August 6 – August 10, 2012
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Crocodile Cafe
Number of Campers: 62

July 25– July 30, 2011
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Neumo’s
Number of Campers: 61

August 1 – August 6 , 2011
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Neumo’s
Number of Campers: 46

July 26– July 31, 2010
Camp Venue: Billings Middle School
Showcase Venue: Neumo’s
Number of Campers: 80

July 20 – July 25, 2009
Camp Venue: The Fremont Abbey
Showcase Venue: The Vera Project
Number of Campers: 40

*All people who identify as female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming are welcome to be campers or volunteers in leadership positions at RCRC.

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