Summer Camp 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 Summer Camp sessions in Seattle use 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.

Summer Camp culminates in a packed Showcase at a local music venue where campers debut their songs for an audience of friends, family and community members.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have been carefully following the course of the COVID-19 outbreak hoping that we would still be able to hold our summer programs in person. But, after considering all of the information currently available, we have decided that the best way to protect the health and safety of the RCRC community is to switch Summer Camp, South Sound Rocks and our Advanced Music Program (AMP) to a virtual format. We are sad that we won’t get to see our amazing campers in person this year, but we’re also excited to explore new ways of gathering together online to support each other, express ourselves and make some music! We hope you’ll join us on this journey of discovery!

Location: Online
Date: Updates soon!

What Happens After I Apply for Summer Camp?

We appreciate your patience and flexibility on instrument choice. You’ll hear back from us no later than May 1. We take a number of elements into consideration for camper slots. While getting your application in as early as possible is really helpful, it is not the only factor in admittance.

If you’re not initially assigned a spot at 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!

Who May Apply to Summer Camp?

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 expansive individuals are encouraged to sign up!

How Much Does Summer Camp 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 $25. 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!

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 2020, we’ll be asking applicants to create something that exemplifies who you are and what the camp theme #OneHeartBeat means to you. Tell us what makes your heart beat loud, and how that helps you contribute to your community’s heartbeat. 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!