What if I change my mind about the instrument I want to play after I apply?

You can choose to study guitar, bass, drums, keys or vocals. Please indicate your first, second, third, fourth and fifth choices of instrument on the application. Although we do our best to accommodate everyone’s preferences, some campers will not get their first choice of instrument. Due to the possible need to acquire gear in advance, you may not be able change your selection once you have been placed in an instrument group, and you cannot change instruments during camp.

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 [email protected] 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 2021, attend from anywhere!

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

Sure thing! If you happen to have an instrument at home that matches the instrument that you have been assigned for the program, by all means, please use it during instrument instruction.

If you don’t have your assigned instrument at home, RCRC is happy to provide one if you live in the Seattle area. If you indicate in your application or email [email protected] with a request to borrow an instrument, we’ll follow up to make sure that you get one to borrow for free.