RainyCamp Guide

Getting around RainyCamp 2021

RainyCamp is using Zoom as a single meeting with breakouts for 2021.  You must register with  RainyCamp, then register with Zoom to receive a link to participate.

Workshops are self-directed – you may go from one to another by looking for the breakout rooms ICON on the lower right hand side of your Zoom screen.  You may need to click the three dots to get there.

First, a few basics:

On a computer, download or update to the latest Zoom Client (app) here: https://zoom.us/download
Find Zoom Client for Meetings and click on Download.

On a Iphone, find Zoom Cloud Meetings in the app store and download or update.

If you are new to Zoom, visit this page for a tutorial on how to use Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Getting-started-guide-for-new-users
Or watch one of these tutorials https://youtu.be/xepLf3LV2G0 for computers or https://youtu.be/bf41s5h7y00 for smartphones.

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Schedule Here

The Schedule (Click the word) for RainyCamp was current at the start of camp.  Any last minute changes are noted at the top of the bulletin board.

Workshop Details including dscriptions and biographies can be found here

Songbooks for workshops can be found here: http://www.rainycamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Parting-songs-book.pdf

Concert Signup

To sign up for the RainyCamp concert (Saturday 6PM US PST)

·         The RainyCamp Bulletin Board will list ad hoc and informal open sessions  that make each camp so unique.  Use it to message other campers. View the Bulletin Board click here:  To post something to the Bulletin Board, please send an email to registrar@rainycamp.org. ·         The RainyCamp Marketplace is a place to look at concerts, online or physical media from our attendees. You can view the Marketplace by clicking here.  To have your wares posted, send an email with the short blurb to registrar@rainycamp.org

The Lodge Room is your point of entry into RainyCamp.  If you want to reserve a room Do so with the host and specify open or private.   If you’re on a laptop or desktop, you’ll be able to see who is in each room on the list of Breakout Rooms, and which ones are empty. You may need to click on the Room name to see the list of its occupants. (Phone and tablet users will only see the room names.)

If you need help, ask in the Lodge. To get to the Lodge from any Breakout Room, click on the blue Leave button and select “Leave Breakout Room”.

If you anticipate being inactive for awhile, please go to the Snooze room to make the operations easier for the co-hosts of the workshops.

Breakout Name Notes
Unassigned Main entry point, host present to assist all times
Fireside workshops
Lundgren workshops
Maple workshops
Alder workshops
Concert Song Circle and Concerts
Anchorage Sat Anchorage Circle only
Tech Help Help breakout
Snooze Use this when not actively participating
Violet Private or public ad hoc breakout
Rose Private or public ad hoc breakout
Dahlia Private or public ad hoc breakout
Crocus Private or public ad hoc breakout
Lavendar Private or public ad hoc breakout

Concerts and the full camp Song Circles will take place in the Concert Room.

Concert Sign-Up schedule will be posted Friday afternoon.   The link to sign-up is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsswvT1mLHSOLDbPD5hnUrGQtlL4SkYV68JVnHVFv3QzcxzQ/viewform

What is in each Breakout Room:
All Camp activities will take place in Breakout Rooms accessible from the main lobby where help is always available. These rooms are named

Screen Name
It’s best for your Zoom screen name to be what you’re known by. To change your screen name after you’ve joined the meeting, hover over the top right corner of your Zoom box, click on the three dots, and click Rename. Or click Participants and hover over (lap/desktops) or touch (phones/tablets) your name and select Rename

Muting, Original Sound, and Tech help
When playing music on Zoom only one person is unmuted at a time; everyone else mutes their mic and follows the leader. Simultaneous jamming isn’t possible. If you expect to lead a song or a tune especially with an instrument, you must Turn On Original Sound. How to do this is explained in the guides and videos listed above.  For a complete document on best sound settings, visit this guide: https://davidperasso.net/ZoomSoundSettingsLatest.pdf

If you need tech help, go to the Lodge and ask for help.  The Tech help room is were you can work out tech issues.

Workshop Etiquette:
Workshops will generally have a Co-host who assists the workshop leader and handles logistics such as singing order and muting.  The cohost status is given by the host in the main lobby.


  1. Be prepared to log out and log back in.  Even reboot
  2. ask in chat if you can.
  3. Go to main room and talk to the host if needed, help will be sought  A tech room is set up to help without disrupting otehrs
  4. Look up Zoom help (support) resources

Co Hosts:  If for any reason the meeting ends or the Breakout Rooms are suddenly closed, we’ll fix it immediately. Wait a minute and rejoin.  NEVER click on the red CLOSE ALL ROOMS in the breakout room window.  To do so shuts the camp down and it  must then be rebuilt.