All the spots are full for this particular ARC. Should I still try to sign up?

Yes! Send us your application, and we’ll put you directly on the waitlist. There are often cancellations or changes, and we always end up moving campers from the waitlist to enrollment in our programs. We’ll contact you to let you know that you’re on the waitlist and then contact you again if there are openings in the program you applied for.

How do I pay for ARC?

When you apply, you’ll be asked to pledge what you can pay. If you’re placed, we’ll contact you prior to the beginning of the program  to confirm your pledged amount  and will request payment at that time. Please contact for information regarding payment plans or other questions around payment.

We don’t live in Seattle. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes! We always have a few campers who aren’t from Washington, and as we’re still virtual for a handful of camp spots, attend from anywhere! For those individuals traveling to Seattle, it’s a good idea to allow about two hours of travel and check in time to get to and from the airport by car, or 3 hours by public transportation, for your departing flight on Sunday. If you can, we recommend staying until Monday morning. You will want to have the full Showcase experience on Sunday!
Rain City Rock Camp does not provide accommodations. Some local participants may be willing to host out-of-town campers. Please indicate your preference on your application and we will do our best to coordinate a host for you.

Is ARC only about music?
Music is the vehicle, but our goal is to empower all of our participants (and staff alike) to engage their creative potential, champion equity, further develop confidence and self-esteem, and thrive in our community of like-minded folx, allies, activists, peers and mentors. We consider our programs equally successful if our participants speak up for the things they believe in, even after camp has happened.

I have gear at home that I would like to use at ARC! Can I bring it along to camp?

Sure thing! If you happen to have equipment at home that matches the equipment we’re using for the program, by all means, please use it during instruction.

If you don’t have access to the equipment at home, RCRC is happy to provide it if you live in King/Pierce counties. If you indicate in your application or email with a request to borrow equipment, we’ll follow up to make sure that you are taken care of.