2022 SSR! Applications will open in April

Date: August 8-13, 2022

South Sound Rocks! immerses girls (cis and trans) and gender expansive youth ages 8 to 17 in a safe, empowering, music-based environment that fosters leadership, encourages creativity, and cultivates a supportive community of peers, mentors and role models. 

Our week-long South Sound Rocks! day camp in Federal Way uses music education and positive aspects of rock music culture—like loud and visible confidence, overt expression and sonic experimentation—to provide a safe and welcoming space for campers to learn more about themselves, the creative process and their potential to be heard.

SSR! culminates in a Showcase where campers debut their songs for an audience of friends, family and community members.

Music Instruction for Every Level

  • Individual Instrument Instruction: Learn the basics of how to play and care for your instrument. Already know a little? Our instructors will help boost you to the next level!
  • Band Practice: Learn how to collaborate and create a song in a band with other campers. Take the stage at the end of the week to showcase your brand new song as a band!


Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Who May Apply to SSR!

All girls (cis or trans) and gender expansive youth 8 to 17 years of age are welcome to apply for camp. No music experience is necessary, and you don’t have to live in Seattle or Washington State to apply. People of color and gender individuals are strongly encouraged to sign up!

What Happens After I Apply for SSR!?

You’ll hear back from us at the end of the enrollment period in mid-June. If you don’t initially get a spot in Summer Camp, don’t worry. You’ll be immediately put on the waiting list and will hear from us if any spots become available. We’ll do our best to get you in!

How Much Does SSR! cost?

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have their voice heard. That’s why our tuition is on a sliding scale from $425 to $0 and is, as always, pay-what-you-can. 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! Your contributions ensure access to this experience for all.

What Is This Year’s Express Yourself Piece?

We can’t wait to learn more about this year’s campers through the Express Yourself Piece! For 2022, we’ll be asking applicants to create something that exemplifies who you are and what the camp theme means to you. The EYP can be in any format you choose—painting, song, video, collage, or anything else you like. 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 page!

Email [email protected] to submit your EYP!

More questions? Check out our Summer Camp FAQs