Ladies Rock Camp (LRC) isn’t just a camp, it’s a community that celebrates the creative potential of women and gender non-conforming individuals year round. We’d love for you to come join that celebration on Sunday, February 16 at Skylark Café and Club in West Seattle from 4pm to 7pm!Continue reading “LRC Alumnx Rock Again at the 2020 Winter Assembly!”
Two weeks ago I shared a blog post about the “99 Reasons You Should Volunteer for Rain City Rock Camp this Summer.” The feedback I got was great (if you haven’t read it yet, you should!), and I had various folks approach me hoping to get involved. Among these folks were a number of male-identifying individuals. Their question was generally the same—Can I still volunteer at summer camp even though Rain City Rock Camp provides programming for female-identifying/gender non-conforming individuals?
The answer is yes! We are working hard to empower female-identifying/gender non-conforming individuals, shatter stereotypes around gender and music, and build a community (and world!) that celebrates creativity, embraces authenticity, and values all voices. A fierce movement like this needs a LOT of support—from everyone. If you want to help us make an impact, we want you to volunteer at Rain City Rock Camp! We have a great group of male-identifying individuals in the RCRC community who show up for us where we need them in a supportive way, and we are SO grateful for their help. In short, this is a revolution and everyone is invited.
Four ways you can show up as a FIERCE male volunteer at RCRC:
First, educate yourself. Take some time to learn about what we do! Chat with a staff member / volunteer, check out our website, read our blog – do your best to understand the space that you are going to be a part of. You don’t have to be a RCRC trivia wizard, but we’d like you to be aware of what we are trying to accomplish as an organization. Tip for success: learn what we mean when we say “Get Fierce.”
Second, sign up & show up! Go to our website, fill out a volunteer application, and, most importantly, show up!
Third, follow our lead. We would love your help where help is needed. Please trust our direction and follow our lead! Understand that many of us have been exposed to the “anything you can do I can do/tell you how to do better” mentality (some might call this mansplaining), and we’ve worked hard to create a space where this doesn’t happen. We welcome you giving us your ideas and feedback, but please be mindful of how you do so.
Fourth, be aware! Understand how your gender plays a role in how you interact with the world, and how the world interacts with you. We love that you identify as a male, we just ask that you be aware of your perspective and its origin.
Bonus! If you want to be an extra-fierce male volunteer, check out these additional tips on how to do so, and feel free to ask us any clarifying questions you might have!
Volunteer Opportunities for Male-Identifying Individuals at Summer Camp:
On board and ready to help? Great! The following volunteer are open to all genders, cis or trans, and do not require any musical experience:
Our fierce food crew prepares breakfast and lunch for approximately 75 volunteers and an afternoon snack for approximately 70 campers. Yes, that is a lot of food, which is why we need a lot of help!
Camp Support Crew
Throughout the week, support crew volunteers are called upon to help with data entry, passing out surveys, on-the-spot job coverage, photography, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at Summer Camp. This position requires a laptop.
From the front desk, the receptionist helps register campers, check people in and out, monitors visitors, takes phone calls, gives directions, answers questions, and sells Showcase raffle tickets/camp merchandise.
This volunteer helps out with last minute needs, runs to the store, fills in for other volunteers, and generally offers help as necessary. This position requires both flexibility and a car.
We need someone who is available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, prescriptions, and assisting the receptionist and Mental Health Crew as needed.
This individual should be an experienced photographer, and will take candid shots, ID photos for campers and volunteers, camper band photos, lunchtime band photos, large group photographs, and Showcase documentation.
We also need an experienced videographer comfortable with shooting video documentation of camp, including interviews and b-roll, and editing footage into short (1-3 minute) clips for social media.
Set Up volunteers help get camp set up on Saturday, July 15. This position includes loading gear into Greenlake Elementary School, putting up posters, organizing swag bags, and more!
We also need a bunch of volunteers to help clear Greenlake Elementary School of all evidence of cam on July 30. Muscles welcome.
Showcase volunteers get to hang out at the Crocodile for showcase and help with stage management, merch sales, raffle ticket sales, raffle prize organization, or general set up. We also need people to help get gear from Greenlake Elementary School to the Crocodile the morning of the Showcase (July 22 & 29)
Now that you have all of the information, there is nothing left to do but sign up!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING RCRC AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT SUMMER CAMP!
Join us for the party of the year-RCRC’s Annual Fall Gala! We invite you- the community- to experience the magic. This event plays an important role in the financial support of our Summer Camps and additional year-round programming. Last year we raised over $32,000, which is equivalent to over 80 full scholarships to Summer Camp- now that’s powerful collective action and generosity!
Come together and help make a difference in the lives of girls and the way they think about themselves- through the creative power of music.
Here’s the scoop!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Ticket sales END November 7th, Buy your tickets now!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:00pm – VIP Reception/Silent Auction Begins
6:00pm – General Admission
7:30pm – Dinner/Live Auction
This event is open to 21+.
All tickets include a seated dinner & wine.
We’re excited to host this year’s event at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in SODO. The rustic charm, wood-beam construction and funky décor are the perfect setting for an RCRC celebration!
THE SPOILERS (ways that WE are going to spoil YOU)
VIP Attendees will be treated to a performance by RCRC volunteer Alex Niedzialkowski from the Seattle band Cumulus, and General Admission guests will arrive just in time to hear RCRC AMP at EMP alum band No Gravitational Pull as they reveal new songs and share their hit from this summer. Our emcee for the evening is Ladies Rock Camp rising star and Summer Camp volunteer, Dacia Saenz, and our “Raise the Record” portion of the evening will be led by the dynamic Adra Boo from Seattle band Fly Moon Royalty. And that’s not all! You never know if you might see your face gracing the glossy pages of a premier Seattle magazine after the event, as our professional photo booth will be supplied by Seattle Met Magazine! There is more, but you’ll have to join us to find out all of the RCRC shenanigans we have in store for you!
Together our voices are louder, stronger and united. UNITED WE BAND.
Join us on Sunday, March 16th for our all-ages annual benefit show, Shout Out! Seattle, at Chop Suey (from 5-8:30PM). This is your chance to reunite with your friends from Summer Camp and raise money for your favorite organization! Get your photo taken in our costume photo booth, buy tix for cool raffle prizes and get a sharpie tattoo while you listen to amazing bands!
Time: Doors at 5PM, show STARTS at 6
Date: Sunday, March 16th
Cover: $10 pre-sale, $12 Day of Show
Rocker’s Destiny (CAMPER BAND!)
Death Kitty (CAMPER BAND!)
Kelsey Bowers (CAMPER/AMPER!)
Carson and Tess Henley (SUPER SUPPORTERS!)
And your hosts… RCRC Camp Directors and Domino!!!
Help us make this fall’s Ladies Rock Camp the best one yet, and apply to be a volunteer at LRC!
What is Ladies Rock Camp? Ladies Rock Camp (LRC) is a weekend day camp at that serves as a fundraiser for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls. LRC is an opportunity for ladies 19 and over to let loose for the weekend and play rockin’ music together. Campers choose an instrument, receive instruction, form a band, and work together to write an original song that they will play to a live audience at Nectar Lounge on Sunday. Over the course of the weekend there are also a variety of workshops on topics related to being a woman who rocks, and how to break down barriers together as a community.
At Ladies Rock Camp, we are working to:
- To strengthen the rock camp community (quantity of people and quality of relationships)
- To develop a common language among adults about music, bands, media literacy, and women’s issues in music so that RCRC girls are hearing consistent messages from mentors
- To give women a space to focus on their own personal growth
Here are some of the important dates:
- Set-up on Thursday, September 19
- Camp Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22
- Showcase on Sunday, September 22
- Break-down on Monday, September 23
Come join us, and help us to make it a weekend to remember for the campers! Here’s a little taste of what Ladies Rock Camp is all about:
Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual RCRC benefit show, Shout Out! Seattle. For many years, RCRC participated in the Girls Rock Camp Alliance’s “50 Shows in 50 States.” This year, GRCA discontinued the event, because GRCA is an international alliance, and “50 Shows” was only based out of the USA. Here in Seattle, we still wanted to throw an amazing benefit show/party every year, so we changed the name of our annual benefit show to Shout Out! Seattle. This event allows us to “SHOUT OUT” RCRC’s mission to the entire city of Seattle, and this new name also gives a nod to how RCRC uses “SHOUT OUTS” at camp and in our daily operations as a way to let people know they are awesome. SHOUT OUT! SEATTLE is also an “S.O.S!!!,” a public call to action.
And you answered!
Thank you all for showing up, shouting out, and putting the girls and women in our community first! We were treated to performances by camper bands Revolution 4 and Glitterbomb, along with awesome Seattle youth performers Bleach Bear, and volunteer bands Whitney Monge, Wishbeard, and Michelle’s band, The Staxx Brothers, closed out the night. Domino even flew in from her show in Buenos Aires to make an appearance and warm up the crowd!
We would like to thank all of our community supporters that helped us raise critical money for the organization by donating items and services: Young Pilates, The Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Theatre Group, 5th Avenue Theatre, Strategic Living, Natalie Walker, Rhapsody, Jet City Improv, Full Tilt Ice Cream, The Brooklyn Steakhouse, Seattle Drum Exchange. We would also like to thank the volunteers who really came through to help us make the show run: Dani Chang, Amy Blanchard, Patsy Burgess, Lisa Lundgren, Teresa Demel, Kim & Heather Michaelis, Mandy Hubbard, Sarah Stogner, Dacia Saenz, Jeanne Mitchell, Kleo Chrisafis, Shelley Tran and Domino.