Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Programs
RCRC runs two week-long camps for girls ages 8-17 and has added an advanced camp for girls 14-19. Girls come for creative collaboration, musical training, mentoring and empowerment, as well as other topics promoting equity, positive self-esteem and activism. At the end of the week, campers have formed a band and written an original song which they perform at a local music venue or record at a studio. In addition to adding the Advanced Music Program, our continuing project will be expanding to after-school/Saturday programming and will continue to develop youth leadership opportunities.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In our first years of programming (2009-present), RCRC has experienced tremendous growth and success, supported largely by a small staff of 2.5 FTE, a strong volunteer community, and Board of Directors. We recently hired a part-time Program Director, Reese Tanimura, who is leading RCRC into innovative program ideas, including our first in-school program at Totem Lake Middle School in May of 2015.
Currently, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is in need of dedicated volunteers and donations to help us carry out our mission. You don't have to be a musician (or a woman) to volunteer -- we have roles for everyone! If you're interested in learning more about volunteering, please visit our website. We also greatly appreciate financial and in-kind donations.