Thanks to your incredible generosity—$113,000!!—Rain City Rock Camp will ROCK ON by continuing to empower Seattle-area girls, womxn and gender diverse individuals through music. Thank you for your support during these challenging times!

Despite this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, we came together as a community to virtually collaborate, create and learn—and the experience was magical. Our campers, teaching artists, volunteers and performers inspired us as they found ways to support and empower each other via new modes of communication. We’re committed to continuing to serve those who experience gender marginalization far into the future, but we need your help!

A 2020 funding shortfall could prevent us from continuing our work if we don’t raise $100,000 by September 30.

By donating now, you’ll ensure that Seattle’s youth continue to have a safe, empowering community where they can express themselves fully through music for many years to come.

Community building is an integral part of Rain City Rock Camp’s approach to empowering cis- and transgender girls, womxn and gender expansive folks. Sign up for one of our ROCK ON World Tour 2020 events to stretch your creativity, dance out your stress or learn something new. Your ticket purchase helps ensure our community will stay strong far into the future!

SHREDtalk
Would-You-Rather

Date: September 2, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM PDT
Host: Wendy Grus
Description: Would you rather … parkour or hoverboard? See the future or read minds? Spring lockdown gave folx lots of time to mull over life in and out of quarantine. Get a glimpse into the funny—and sometimes deep—pandemic thoughts of your fellow humans. And, make a few would-you-rather decisions of your own! (Kid friendly!)

Virtual Karaoke

Date: September 4, 2020
Time: 7–9 PM PDT
Host: Eva Piccininni
Description: Missing those evenings singing your lungs out? Revisiting songs you know every single lyric to? You’re in luck! Karaoke can be fun and COVID safe! Get ready for virtual virtuosos covering their favorite riot grrrl, queercore, grunge, indie pop and post punk hits! Not into being on the mic? No worries. Come as an audience member and cheer the singers on! (Adults only, please.)

SHREDtalk
DIY Family Photography

Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 6:30PM PDT
Host: Adela Parra
Description: Join award-winning visual storyteller and wedding photographer Mario Tijerina to learn how you can take meaningful family photos. Mario, a two-time Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Photographer, will share simple strategies for capturing genuine, emotional images using just your cell phone. (Kid friendly!)

SHREDtalk
Body Positivity

Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM PDT
Host: Michelle O’Connor
Description: We’re bombarded constantly by media messages that tell us our bodies aren’t good enough. But we ARE enough, more than enough. In fact, WE ROCK! Learn how to defy negative media messages and LOVE your body, just as it is, right now in this empowering SHREDtalk with RCRC’s body warrior Michelle O’Connor! (Kid Friendly/Adult Focused)

SHREDtalk
Music Therapy

Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM PDT
Host: Jessica Wetter
Description: Music therapists channel the power of music to improve their clients’ lives. At RCRC, we’ve seen how music can empower people to create positive change. What is it about music that affects us so immediately and profoundly? Dianna Rose, a neurologic music therapist, will help us take a deeper look at the power of music. (Kid Friendly/Adult Focused)

Living Room Performance
Live Local Music

Date: September 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM PDT
Host: aNdi pUzL
Description: Need some live, local music in your life? Done! Join host and RCRC Board President aNdi pUzL for a night of live tunes from local favorites Ashtray Gurl and Michelle Morado. Sit back and relax, no traffic or masks, we’ll pipe the show into your living room for the ultimate fan convenience!

 

Film Screening
No Time for Quiet

Date: September 20, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM PDT
Host: Natalie Walker and
Dani Crivello-Chang
Description: You know and love RCRC, but did you know there are rock camps all over the world? Join us for a screening of No Time for Quiet, a moving documentary exploring the impact of Melbourne’s first rock camp for girls and gender diverse youth. Afterward, the directors will answer your questions and give you a peek at how the film was made!

SHREDtalk
Artist Roundtable

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM PDT
Host: Jessica Wetter
Description: Ever wonder how your favorite local artists found their way to the stage? What inspired that killer lyric? Do they have a pair of lucky socks? You’ll find out as we delve into our musical guests’ creative journeys, writing processes, experiences in the industry and whatever else comes up during our time together! We hope to learn, laugh, connect and inspire! (Kid Friendly)

SHREDtalk
Identity & Anti-Racism

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM PDT
Host: Tiara Jewell
DescriptionGrow your anti-racist consciousness and understand more about who you are. Tiffany Jewell, author of This Book is Anti-Racist, will share her identity work and guide you through creating your own identify map. Being able to talk about who we are can be incredibly powerful as we move forward in working towards a just and equitable society. (Kids and adults welcome!)

SHREDtalk
Quarantine Crafting

Date: September 26, 2020
Time: 6:00–8:00 PM PDT
Host: Patsy Burgess
Description: Quarantine brought out some crafting craftiness this spring! You’ll be amazed by what the creative folx in our community made while they were helping keep everyone safe by staying home. Join us for an evening of idea sharing and how-to tips. You’ll walk away with enough inspiration to keep you busy all fall and winter! (Kid friendly) 

Living Room Performance
Virtual Drag Show

Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM PDT
Host: Miss Texas 1988
Description: We miss shows! That’s why Miss Texas 1988 is bringing the show to YOU. Get ready to have your socks knocked off by local performers strutting their stuff right in the comfort of your living room! 

Check here for more details on individual performers as the date nears! (Kid Friendly Event)

More Events
Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out here for additional ROCK ON World Tour events!

O'Connor Consulting

1965 &
Meat Glitter

Barb Telford

  • Pacific Office Automation
  • Spencer Visick
  • Donna and Rusty Walker
  • aNdi pUzL
  • Marnie Cannon
  • Shenandoah Davis
  • Holly Waits
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7/27/20Jenn Johnson-Demel
7/27/20Jenn Johnson-Demel
7/27/20Morena Newton
7/27/20aNdi pUzL
8/3/20Eva Piccininni
8/3/20Tiara Jewell
8/16/20Wetter/FoleyThank you to RCRC and community for all the ways, big and small, you support and empower. Thank you for always learning, and modeling a growth mindset. And thank you for doing all this with a sense of humor and fun! We love you!
8/16/20The Travis Family
8/16/201965 and Meat Glitter
8/16/20O'Connor Consulting
8/18/20Shenandoah Davis
8/18/20Sheri Simonsen
8/18/20Edica Esqueda
8/18/20Nicole Gutrich
8/18/20Kristine WooleryMy mother, Becky Woolery
8/18/20Andrea LearnedIn honor of the KEXP team, who have helped me realize how important music is for helping humans become their best souls.
8/18/20AnonymousArielle and Isabelle Wincek
8/18/20Kurt Wiesenbach
8/18/20Ira Worden
8/18/20Jared Proske
8/18/20Kristina Valencia
8/19/20Rachel Field
8/19/20Dawn Schellenberg
8/19/20Wendy Grus
8/19/20 Nicole Walters
8/19/20Shauna McGee
8/19/20Paula McColgan
8/19/20Ruthie Kovanen
8/19/20AnonymousEdica Esqueda
8/19/20Sondra Aguilar
8/20/20Gracie Bucklew
8/20/20AnonymousLiliana Valkova Meckling and Vivienne Valkova Wilson who have LOVED this camp from day one. Thank you RCRC we appreciate you so very much.
8/20/20Carolynne Wilcox
8/20/20Sarah Engel
8/20/20Andrew Grove
8/20/20 Bjorn Simpson
8/20/20Ari Ross
8/20/20Chloe Nightingale
8/20/20Lisa Koch
8/20/20Michelle Fellows
8/21/20 Mandie Dell
8/21/20Spencer Visick
8/21/20Kristin Cruse
8/22/20Marnie Cannon
8/22/20Ben Demboski
8/22/20Tracey Cunningham
8/22/20Kim Jarvis
8/24/20Len Adams
8/24/20Bonnie Fox & Drew Perrin
8/24/20Michelle and Chris O'Connor
8/24/20Sarianna Reynolds
8/24/20Keenan Dowers
8/24/20 Kristin Schultz
8/24/20Cheerful Catunao
8/24/20AnonymousTaylor Travis, our idol
8/25/20Morrie and Zale Cordero
8/25/20 Christy Heaton
8/25/20 Richard Zaragoza
8/25/20Dani, Kristel & Kayla Crivello-Chang
8/25/20Donna Bell
8/25/20 Deb Schaack
8/25/20Judith Blair
8/26/20 Issa ParkerTo my Great Granddaughter Iris who rocks the world! Happy Birthday!
8/26/20 Ann WunderlinEva Piccininni - thank you for all you do and for inspiring me.
8/26/20 Gillian Gaar
8/27/20 Kirsten Ballweg
8/27/20 Jessica CraigWendy Grus is an amazing person! Her kindness, generosity, and amazing passion at camp and as a musician inspires me in so many ways. I'm so grateful I get to call her a friend ❤
8/27/20Jalene Reed
8/27/20 Ilana KantorIris Parker Pavitt
8/27/20 Katie Hiedeman
8/27/20Erin Wilson
8/27/20 Holly Waits
8/27/20 Pablo Serrano
8/27/20 Evan McCoy
8/28/20 Jen Fox
8/28/20 Dianne LaguertaHAPPY BIRTHDAY IRIS PARKER PAVITT! YOU ROCK!!!
8/28/20AnonymousIris Parker-Pavitt-Laguerta
8/28/20AnonymousHappy 27th Birthday Iris!!!
8/28/20AnonymousIt is Iris' 27th birthday! Happy Birthday, Iris! You are rad and birthdays are the best holiday.
8/28/20 Kris SiglohHappy Birthday, Iris!
8/28/20Julianne BellHappy birthday, Iris!!! <3
8/28/20Ariela SchnyerIris Parker Pavitt's BIRTHDAY! I met the amazing Iris very indirectly through rock camp (it's a long story) and at Mount Holyoke we hosted a radio show together - she is a kind and patient and wonderful gem of a soul. Very happy to support an org that is empowering folks through music and that is so close to her heart!
8/28/20 Hannah ParkerHappy Birthday beautiful daughter!
8/28/20Natalie RahnHappy Birthday Iris!!
8/28/20AnonymousHBD, Iris!
8/28/20Wendy GrusHappy Birthday, Iris! You rock!
8/28/20Bruce PavittIris Parker Pavitt
8/28/20AnonymousHappy Birthday Iris Parker Pavitt!!
8/30/20Jenica Cruz
8/31/20 Krystle Baller
8/31/20Oishi Bhattacharya
8/31/20 Rosemary Stanley
8/31/20 Richael BestIris's 27th birthday <3
8/31/20 Dawn Hemminger
8/31/20Anonymous Thank you to all the amazing volunteers at Rain City Rock Camp! Thank you for the important work you do. Your impact on the world has tremendous reach in big ways and small, and I hope you feel that joy in your bones! 🙂
8/31/20 Keely Meehan
9/1/20Andrew Stein
9/3/20Tony DeStefano
9/3/20Dale Hitsman
9/4/20Maria Kelly
9/4/20Donna and Rusty Walker
9/4/20Emily Thompson
9/4/20Lisa Lundrgren
9/4/20aNdi pUzL
9/4/20AnonymousEva Piccininni -- thank you for all the great work you do to support the lil' femmes in our community, Eva and RCRC!
9/4/20Mike Halekakis
9/7/20Heather Garcia
9/7/20Jeannie LuchiniIn honor of Michelle O’Connor who has dedicated many years to Rock Camp. You rock, Michelle!
9/8/20Tammi WoodRiley
9/8/20Faith Stankevich
9/8/20June Rugh
9/8/20Lorrie JohnsonMy best friend Kay Brodie - a big supporter of this cause.
9/8/20Christy Cooper
9/9/20Barb Telford
9/9/20Jean Krogstad
9/9/20Brian O'Connor
9/9/20Jamie Hall
9/9/20Una Walters
9/9/20Samantha Herndon
9/9/20Marc Mazique
9/10/20Eva Piccininni
9/10/20Laura Serfass
9/10/20Mary Torcasco
9/11/20Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas
9/11/20Sue Ennis
9/11/20Alicia Dara
9/11/20Kristin Ogdon
9/14/20Bess Hepner
9/15/20Lisa Querido
9/15/20Sarah and Ryan Kelly
9/15/20Elizabeth Sorensen
9/15/20Kerin BraschNatalie Walker
9/15/20Rebeqa Rivers
9/16/20James Wetter
9/16/20Bonne Fox
9/16/20Ann Wetter
9/17/20Glynis Grey
9/18/20Rachel Betron
9/18/20Kate McNeillMichelle is the oldest friend I have. We've been friends for decades. Oodles of love!
9/18/20Stella Medina
9/18/20Nate PorterFor current (and future) rockstars Beverly & Margaret!
9/18/20Lindsay Butterfield
9/18/20Benjamin Morales
9/18/20Gabriel MedinaIn memory of Eric Morado, for his love of music. —Love the Medina Family
9/18/20Manuel Morales
9/18/20Dale Hitsman
9/19/20Joanna Power
9/19/20Wyndie Best
9/19/20Randy RushIn honor of the best rowing coach ever - Jess Wetter!
9/19/20Rebekah AndersonaNdi pUzl for always being aNdi.
9/19/20Patsy Burgess
9/19/20Monica Moralez
9/21/20Steve Ash
9/21/20Allyson Missler
9/21/20Natalie WalkerTo the RCRC staff for dedicating your hearts to this important work!
9/21/20Julie Siggins-Perez
9/22/20MollyJo McGuire
9/22/20Bridget Doran
9/22/20Lauri McVicarPatsy Burgess
9/23/20Sten Langsjoen
9/23/20John and Patsy Burgess
9/23/20Penelope Scordas
9/24/20Christine Hale
9/25/20Majorie Hastings
9/25/20Sharon Griggins
9/26/20Cindy Cheuvront
9/26/20Kristina Bartelson
9/26/20Maggie Moffett
9/27/20Evan Farnsworth
9/28/20Abbie Gobeli
9/28/20Chloe Nightingale
9/28/20Beth and Rory SwensonAll our love to Miss Texas 1988! So thankful for you always reaching out to help others! ❤️ Love to all of the kids in Seattle as well! ❤️
9/28/20Rachel Strathdee