Exciting news! You asked, and we responded—RCRC is introducing a new enrichment program for volunteers. Each year, we’ll have a series of Passport Program training sessions that will help our volunteers travel toward greater confidence, increased community support, and improved outcomes for our campers.

The Passport Program is designed as a forum for continuing education, skill-building and community accountability for RCRC’s dedicated volunteer base. Our hope is that after attending each Passport Program training workshop, participants will continue to grow through peer discussions surrounding each session topic. Passport Program resources also will be available via our volunteer web portal—coming soon!

All Passport Program training sessions are free. A light meal or refreshments will be provided at each in-person session.

I’m an RCRC volunteer. How will I benefit from the Passport Program? 

Participating in the Passport Program will help you strengthen your skills in the roles you already fill as a volunteer and stretch your experience and knowledge in areas you might not have even thought to explore yet!

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to support our young campers and ourselves as we all step outside of our comfort zones, make new connections, and relate rock camp to our everyday lives.
  • Connect with your rock camp friends and get pumped for summer!
  • Explore a new volunteer role.
  • Learn hands-on skills that can be applied during camp and beyond.

2020 Passport Program Training Sessions

Coronavirus Update: The health and safety of our community is our first priority. Until the coronavirus pandemic resolves, all Passport Program training sessions will be online. For more information about Rain City Rock Camp’s response to COVID-19, visit our coronavirus FAQs.

Anti-Adultism/Youth-Adult Partnerships with Collin Veenstra
Date: April 8, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Gain a deeper understanding of what adultism is, how you can examine personal and cultural biases, and how the RCRC volunteer community can engage all young people equitably.

Basics of Trauma-Informed Care with Camille Hardeman
Date: April 29, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Learn the essential language and underlying principles of trauma-informed care and examine how this information can be applied in a rock camp setting. This workshop is not intended to replace the work of mental health professionals, but will build a stronger foundation of safety, trustworthiness and collaboration in volunteer/camper interactions.

So You Want to Be a Band Coach? with Keenan Dowers
Date and Time TBD
Location TBD
Do you have a musician friend that you’ve been trying to recruit to Rain City Rock Camp? This Passport Program session is the perfect time for womxn and gender expansive folks to learn camp practices, philosophies, and fun times! Been a band coach at RCRC before? Come on down to learn even more tips and tricks for facilitating collaboration and creativity with your camper band.

Behind the Scenes Screen Printing with M Dellinger
Date and Time TBD
Location: Ink Knife Press in north Beacon Hill
Learn hands-on skills from screen printing legend M Dellinger to make your rock camp screen printing workshops more efficient and rewarding for all. Each participant in this Passport Program session will leave with a handmade piece of RCRC swag.