Answers to your questions about 2023 Summer Camp
What will the schedule be like for Summer Camp?
Summer Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The culminating Showcase is on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. All campers must be present during the entire camp; please avoid scheduling appointments or other commitments during these times.
How many campers will be at Summer Camp?
Camp will have 75 campers, or 15 bands, per session.
Will instruments be provided for Summer Camp?
Instrument instruction is a core part of camp! If campers have access to instruments at home they are welcome to use those, otherwise RCRC will provide all equipment necessary for camp. If you or your camper have your own instrument, please feel free to bring it, knowing that your camper will be responsible for keeping it safe. Please note that Rain City Rock Camp does not accept liability for personal instruments. After camp, if campers would like to borrow an instrument and are in the Seattle area, RCRC can provide one for a long-term loan for free.
Will there be a Summer Camp showcase?
Yes! There will be an in-person showcase for campers, their families, and our volunteer community.
What kinds of workshops happen at Summer Camp?
Past workshops have included topics like Body Power, Media Literacy, Pedal Power, and more. We’re excited to try out new and exciting workshops this year, so stay tuned!
Answers for Youth
Is Summer Camp only about music?
Music is the vehicle, but our goal is to empower our participants to engage their creative potential, champion equity, 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 as if they go on to release albums.
Will I get to play the instrument I choose on my application?
In order to accommodate as many campers as possible, we sometimes assign applicants to instruments other than the one requested on their application. We appreciate your flexibility, and remember—all instruments are awesome!
What if I change my mind about the instrument I want to play after I apply?
You can choose to study guitar, bass, drums 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 need to acquire gear in advance, you cannot change your selection after you send in your application, and you cannot change instruments during camp.
Can I apply for both Summer Camp sessions?
Please only apply to one session. We want to give as many different campers an opportunity to rock as we can.
Answers for Parents and Caregivers
How do I pay for Summer Camp?
When you apply, you’ll be asked to pledge what you can pay. If you’re accepted, we’ll contact you to confirm your pledge and will request payment at that time. Please contact email@example.com for information regarding payment plans or questions regarding tuition.
What if all the spots are full for Summer Camp by the time we apply? Should we 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.
If we don’t live in Seattle, is my child eligible to apply?
Yes! We always have a few campers who aren’t from Washington. We don’t provide lodging or accommodations, and we are unable to give campers other participants’ personal information. We do, however, encourage campers and families to network with their peers through our parent/caregiver Facebook group, which is available once your application has been accepted. If you’re coming from out of town and would like more information about the Seattle area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you provide lunch or other meals for campers during the day?
Rain City Rock Camp provides light snacks throughout the camp day, but campers are expected to bring their own lunch unless indicated otherwise on your application. Additionally, please make us aware of any food allergies or intolerances on your application.
What is your cancellation policy?
Campers who cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp programming will be issued a tuition refund, minus a $50 deposit fee. If you cancel 2 weeks or fewer from the first day of camp, you forfeit tuition and will not be issued a refund.