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Keep learning fun this summer!


Create and direct original music videos, journey through fantasy worlds with STEAM-based learning, and find your inner performer learning the artistry of drag! Summer programs begin in July and welcome youth ages 7-18.

MoPOP offers a variety of options to cover tuition related to camp registration for families. Find more information below.


Have a question that isn't answered below? For more information on summer youth programs or registration contact our Education Programs Coordinator at Education@MoPOP.org or 206-262-3239.

Scholarships

Partial and full scholarships are available for MoPOP summer programs. Scholarships are available on a first come, first-served basis for a limited number of participants. Families will be followed up with after completion of their order and scholarship form within 10 business days. Partial scholarships covering 25% of camp tuition, must have the remaining tuition paid in full by June 15, 2023 or the camp spot will be released.

To register your camper for a scholarship spot:

  • Click the register link for the camp you want.
  • Select the number of campers in the drop-down next to “scholarship spot reservation.”
  • Complete your order following the remaining prompts.
  • Fill out the online scholarship form and we'll follow up with you within 10 business days.

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Installment Plans

Installment plans are available regardless of financial need. If your family would prefer to split the cost of program tuition into installments, no application is required. To arrange a installment plan please follow the checkout page prompts and select installment plan as your payment method, pay the $50 deposit for registration and place your order. After order completion, please also email Education@MoPOP.org with your camper’s information, order number, and the camp they’d like to attend. All tuition must be paid in full by June 15, 2023 or the camp spot will be released.

  • Last date to register using an installment plan: April 1, 2023
  • First installment due date: March 15, 2023
  • Second installment due date: April 19, 2023
  • All registrations after April 1, 2023 will have their first installment due April 19, 2023.
  • Third and final installment due: May 15, 2023

All installments must be received by June 15, 2023 or tuition will be fully refunded and camp spot released.

Universal Release Form ▸

All camp attendees MUST complete MoPOP’s summer programs release form. Send complete forms to Education@MoPOP.org. (Note: To complete this form, please use Adobe’s free desktop app rather than your internet browser).

Summer Program Policies ▸

Please review our Summer Program Policies.

Rock ‘n’ Rolling! Camp

July 17–21
8:45am–4:00pm
Ages 10–13
Offered in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre

Become a rock star with Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) and MoPOP. Learn acting skills, songwriting techniques, and more to bring your music to life. With instruction from SCT and MoPOP teaching artists, we’ll explore acting for the camera, develop skills to express character on film, learn the art and history of music videos, and write and film our own parody music videos on location at Seattle Center!

Tuition: $390 if registered prior to 5/31, $420 if registered after 5/31.
MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Fantasy STEAM Explorers Camp

July 31–August 4
8:45am–4:00pm
Ages 7–10

If you can imagine it, you can create it at MoPOP’s fantasy STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) camp. The best fantasy starts with scientific reality and adds a pinch of imagination to create something magical and new! Each day of camp, we’ll create, collaborate, and explore science and engineering that is so amazing it may as well be magic. Then, we’ll turn our new knowledge into inspiration, bringing imagination to life through art.

Tuition: $380 if registered prior to 5/31, $400 if registered after 5/31.
MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Drag-tastic: The Art of Drag Camp

July 24–28 and August 7–11
8:45am–4:00pm
Ages 12–18

Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s drag-tastic summer camp! Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas. You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence. At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!

Tuition: $380 if registered prior to 5/31, $400 if registered after 5/31.
MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

Register for July 24–28 ▸Register for August 7–11 ▸


Joshua Hancock

Joshua Hancock has been working in theatre, burlesque, and drag for 30 years. He believes drag is for everyone, it is more than one thing, and can be used to heal and to bring joy, sadness, and love to people. He has a Master of Arts from Texas Woman's University in Theatre, and has worked in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, and coast to coast in the United States. Joshua bases his drag character Parton, on none other than Dolly Parton, and uses Parton's voice to spread love and open minds.

Partner Camps


MoPOP is also partnering with Rain City Rock Camp and Cherry Street Films on two additional camps this summer.

Cherry Street Films Partner Camp

July 10–14 and August 14–18
8:45am–4:00pm
Ages 11–17

Filmmaking Camps are fun and creative project-based programs designed to teach teamwork and collaboration. Activities range from production planning, location scouting, hands-on tech and gear tutorials, introduction to industry standards, screenwriting, project management and so much more. Young media creators work in small teams to produce short films to share with their communities, and beyond!

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Advanced Music Program (AMP) at MoPOP

Applications available April 2023
August 21–25
Ages 14–19

Rain City Rock Camp’s Advanced Music Program (AMP) is a week-long intensive workshop produced in collaboration with the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) for youth of marginalized genders ages 14 to 19 with prior music experience. AMP’s youth-centered, empowerment-oriented approach to musical development incorporates mentor-guided song writing, band participation and experiential learning.

Campers participate in empowerment workshops, off-site trips to studios and venues, and more! At the end of the week, participants get to record their original song with their band with a professional engineer. The workshops and classes in this program are geared towards a deeper musical understanding of writing within a band and being successful as a long-term band. Participants need to have prior music experience on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals. Instruments will be provided.

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Learn about our educational programs with Moe the MoPOP dog!

Read about his adventures exploring In-Museum Workshops, going to schools for outreach workshops, and visiting MoPOP with his school friends to see our incredible exhibitions. You can also email us at Education@MoPOP.org for more info about upcoming programs and events.

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Seattle Children's Theatre

Rain City Rock Camp

Northwest Film Camp with Cherry Street Films

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