RainyCamp Information


2017 Dates:  Friday Jan 27 – Sunday Jan 29

Nestled among the evergreens on the edge of a lake with mountains in the distance Lake Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect place to for RainyCamp! Great acoustics, good food, comfortable beds, warmth, and a weekend of song!

Nestled among the evergreens on the edge of a lake with mountains in the distance Lake Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect place to for RainyCamp! Great acoustics, good food, comfortable beds, warmth, and a weekend of song!

 

Location

This is our second year for  RainyCamp at Lake Retreat Conference Center in Ravensdale, WA!

It is beautiful, has great acoustics, and offers paved walkways, much better workshop space and wonderful accommodations with heat and individual bathrooms with showers. The camp has Wi-Fi in most spaces.

(If you attended in the past at our old location you will know how big of an improvement it is to be at a conference center! No more mud! No more mold!!)

Why RainyCamp’15? Because it is so much Fun!!

For the joy of singing

Workshops

There are a number of scheduled workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and always space left for do-it-yourself ones.

As RainyCamp is an offshoot of Seattle Song Circle, most workshops are in song circle format (participants take turns to lead, request, or pass), other workshops may be presentations or instructional in nature.

Subjects in past years have ranged from Celtic, Sea Shanties, Bawdy and Parodies to Gospel, French-Canadian and Songwriting. A materials allowance of $10 is available for workshop leaders. A small recording studio is also available.

Although the primary focus of the weekend is singing, instrumental jams are common and space is available for them.

Evenings

Friday Evening Song Circle — We kick off camp on Friday evening after the dinner with a big song circle. It is a very welcoming wonderful start to a weekend of singing. The Song Circle is held in the Chapel and some hardy souls will sing most of the night!

Saturday Evening Concert — Saturday evening after dinner, we hold a participant concert that goes most of the evening. People can sign up to perform solo or with other campers. The concert is followed by several song circles in various late night workshop rooms as well.

Meals are luscious. (This photo is from the a dinner at the old camp. Lake Retreat is much nicer.)

Meals are luscious. (This photo is from the a dinner at the old camp. Lake Retreat is much nicer.)

Meals

Lake Retreat has a wonderful chef and cooking staff. The food is great!

All meals are catered in a peanut-free kitchen. Served buffet style both omnivore and vegetarian options are offered. We can also accommodate gluten free or dairy free. (Please note that need on your registration form.) If you have special dietary needs beyond those you are welcome to bring along additional food.

We kick off the camp on Friday evening with a welcoming meal. The Friday dinner has moved from a problematic potluck to an inexpensive catered meal that is a mere $9.50 additional. That’s cheaper than it will cost you to eat out! For those arriving later in the evening, we can box your meal and have it ready and waiting for you.

There is no alcohol allowed at camp per Lake Retreat Center rules.

Children

Children are always welcome, but must be supervised, and their parents are responsible for seeing that this is done.

We have no children specific activities but are open to adding some if you would like to take the lead. Please indicate on your registration if you’d be interested in planning some activities (e.g. nature walks, games, special music singing workshops for little ones, etc).

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The Auction

 RainyCamp Silent Auction, to benefit the campership fund and help keep camp rates low overall. Bidding will open on the Friday evening of camp, and continue until Saturday evening. Shortly after the close of bidding, we will contact the high bidders so they can pay for and collect their items before the close of Rainy Camp.  Please bring a checkbook or cash to help process payments.

We are looking for donations of goods or services that we can auction off. (Donations that meet their minimum bid are tax deductible at their retail value).

For more information: auction@rainycamp.org

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Rates

*RainyCamp is a program of the Seattle Folklore Society. We encourage you to join or renew your membership when you register. During early registration SFS members get a discount on adult tickets (or a discount on joining SFS!).

Early Non-Member Early Member * After Dec 15
Adult 31+ $120 $110  $130
Young Adult: age 19-30 $100  $100  $110
Teen: age 12-18 $95  $95  $105
Kids: age 3-11 $75  $75  $85
Sat. Only $65  $65  $65

*The discount also applies to Portland Folklore Society since we have a reciprocal agreement for their camp.

Refund Policy

If the weather makes getting to the camp impossible (as opposed to just difficult), we will refund as much of your money as we can after deducting non-recoverable expenses.

Otherwise, refunds will be as follows: Up to 2 weeks before the event, 100% refund (minus $2 fee for PayPal refunds); Up to 3 days before the event, partial refund (again, depending on expenses); Less than 3 days before the event, no refund.

Inside of Hilltop Cabin 3!

Most cabins have a mix of single bunkbeds (with ladders) and a double/queen bed and a private bath with shower.

Accomodations

We are very excited about the great sleeping accommodations at Lake Retreat. Such an improvement! We have ample beds reserved so that though the dorm rooms are shared sleeping spaces there is room to spread out. Not all beds will be filled.

For more information about the accommodations visit: About Accommodations

Almost all the rooms have a combination of single mattress bunk beds (with ladders) and double/queen beds. All rooms have power outlets  There are rooms for snorers, men only and women only, mixed, and rooms with handicapped access.

Your registration confirmation email will provide you with instructions to reserve your bed and dorm room.

Kids are welcome, but must have a parent or adult that is responsible for them. (This photo is from the a dinner at the old camp. Lake Retreat is much nicer.)

Kids are welcome, but must have a parent or adult that is responsible for them.

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