Q: When and where are the training sessions?
- June 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Band Coach & Instrument Instructor training at Coyote Central (2300 E Cherry St).
- June 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Camp Counselor training at Coyote Central (2300 E Cherry St).
- July 9, 10:00am-3:30pm: Returning Volunteer Training for volunteers for whom this will be their 3rd+ year at camp at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St.)
- July 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm: New Volunteer Training for volunteers for whom this will be their 1st or 2nd year at camp Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
- July 13, 2:00pm-6:00pm: Intern training at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
Q: What are other important dates?
- July 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm: Set Up! at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
- July 15: First day of Session 1 at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
- July 20, 12:30pm-4:00pm: (Counselors & Coaches arrive by 11:45am): Camper Showcase at the Crocodile
- July 22: First day of Session 2 at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
- July 27, 12:30pm-4:00pm: (Counselors & Coaches arrive by 11:45am): Camper Showcase at the Crocodile
- July 30, 2:00pm-4:00pm: Tear Down! at Greenwood Elementary School (144 NW 80th St)
Q: How can I learn the camp song before camp starts?
Q: Can you help me arrange a carpool?
You can shout-out in the Rain City Rock Camp-Volunteers Facebook group to see if anyone else is able to heading your way.
Also consider using public transportation. Bus routes 5, 28, 45, and the D or E Line buses serve the area near Greenwood Elementary School. Information on King County Metro’s low income fare program: ORCA LIFT. If you are eligible, you must apply before camp for your application to be processed.
Q: Do we have to wear our Rain City Rock Camp for Girls T-shirts all week?
A: Just on the first day. You can also alter it in any way you’d like. You will receive your T-shirt at the New or Returning Volunteer Trainings, or on the first day of camp.
Q: Where can I park my bike or scooter at Greenwood Elementary School?
A: There is a bike rack on-site.
Q: Do instrument instructors get their own gear? Do vocal instructors get a keyboard or guitar?
A: Yes, we will provide all of these items for you!
Q: How many campers are in a band? How many campers are in workshops? How many campers are in instrument class?
A: 5 campers per band (one camper on each instrument). 25-40 campers per workshop (in most cases). 10 campers per instrument instruction class.
Q: Are the campers identified in any way by age group?
A: Yes. They will have a color on their lanyard that identifies which group they are in (see below). The Camp Director will refer to this when making announcements about the schedule. There will also be a way to tell whether the camper can be photographed. Please note: the groups that campers are separated into are divided loosely by age, so some campers will be slightly younger or older than most of the rest of the campers in their group. Please try to refrain from referring to the groups by ages. Use the group name instead.
A: Campers are divided into the following groups roughly based on age:
Cassettes are ~8-9 years old
MP3s are ~10-11 years old
8-Tracks are ~12-13 years old
Vinyls are ~14-17 years old.
If your position has you working directly with a band, you’ll get assigned your age group during band formation.
Q: How do coaches and counselors get assigned bands?
A: We pair up coaches and counselors ahead of time based on age preference. We assign them to bands during band formation.
Q: Is the time that is listed the time I need to arrive or the time that my scheduled activity begins?
A: For the most part, it is the start of the activity. Whenever possible, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier. You can even come earlier to grab a snack or cup of coffee and meet other volunteers in the lounge.
Q: I’m on the Camp Support Crew and I know what time I’m supposed to be there, but I don’t know what my job will be.
A: Being part of the Support Crew means that we are counting on you to be available for whatever needs come up during your shift. This might be helping the Food Crew get set up, or managing folks in the line at front desk on the first day of camp. We will try to align your job with the preferences you indicated on your application, but please be ready to take on whichever jobs around camp are most needed.
Q: When is the Showcase? And when do I have to be there?
A: Showcases are the Saturday after your camp session (either July 20th or July 27th). Both start at 12:30pm. Both are at the Crocodile Cafe in Belltown. The only really really required folks (aside from folks who are specifically Showcase volunteers) are Band Coaches and Camp Counselors, who should plan to arrive at 11:45pm to greet their campers, help them get ready, help them warm up, pump them up, calm them down, etc. Everyone else can arrive at 12:15. Your camp name badge will get you in, but any of your guests will have to buy tickets.
Q: Where can my friends and family buy Showcase tickets?
A: You can purchase paper tickets for your friends at camp any day; visit our merch table or front desk.