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Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

Mission: Rain City Rock Camp empowers girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to engage their creative potential through music, champion equity, and thrive in a community of allies and activists.

Category: Arts, Culture & Humanities

In 2000, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls was founded in Portland and has since become an overwhelming success, serving 300+ girls a year. As a result, similar programs have emerged across the country and overseas as part of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA), a program of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, created to provide accreditation, resources and networking opportunities for it’s members. In 2009, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls was be added to this growing coalition of like-minded organizations that embody the core values of the GRCA.

The need for a program in our own city was evident. Each year, the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls drew a growing number of campers from the Seattle area as well as volunteers and guest musicians. As a result, in 2009, the idea of Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Seattle finally became a reality in the form of Girls Rock! Seattle (now Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.) In a city that has historically embraced music as a form of self-expression and creativity, the excitement and enthusiasm for a program such as this was and is overwhelming! Rain City Rock Camp for Girls not only expands Portland’s message of empowerment and self-esteem through music, but also provides inspiration, encouragement and unity for women musicians in our community.