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MoPOP is proud to offer summer youth programs for students.


Keep learning fun during summer vacation! Create original music videos, imagine fantasy worlds, take the stage as an improviser, explore the world of drag, or design your own museum in Minecraft! Summer programs begin July 12, 2021, and serve students in grades 2–12.

Mic Drop: One-Day Virtual Comedy Workshop at MoPOP

July 12, 2021, 11:00am–1:00pm, Grades 9–12

Join us for a two-hour online workshop on improv! Working with a local comedian, participants will develop skills in active listening, risk-taking, collaboration, and communication. We’ll take a 30-minute lunch break halfway through, and regroup for part two! No previous experience required.

This camp will be held online.

$20; MoPOP members receive a 10% discount on full registration price.

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Financial aid and scholarship options are available. For more information, contact Education Specialist Natasha Ransom at natashar@mopop.org.


Rock ‘n’ Rolling!

July 19–23, 8:45am–4:00pm, Ages 11-14 (Grades 5–8)

Offered in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre Become a rock star with Seattle Children’s Theatre and MoPOP. Learn acting skills, songwriting techniques, and more to bring your music to life in our new music video camp. With instruction from an SCT teaching artist, we’ll explore acting for the camera and learn how to express character on film. With your MoPOP educator, we’ll learn about the art and history of music videos, visit the galleries, and write and film our own parody music videos on location at Seattle Center!

Tuition: $350 if registered prior to 5/31, $380 if registered after 5/31.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag

July 26–30, 8:45am–4:00pm, Grades 9–12

Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, 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, learn how to shop for clothing, and develop your character’s stage presence. We’ll take field trips to some of Seattle’s key locations and go shopping for costume pieces at local thrift stores. At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!

Youth of all gender expressions and identities are welcome at this drag beginner’s camp.

Tuition: $350 if registered prior to 5/31, $380 if registered after 5/31.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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About Joshua Hancock

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, bring joy, sadness, and love to people. He has a Master’s Degree 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.


Make a Minecraft MoPOP! Exhibit Design Camp

August 2-6, 8:45am-4:00pm, Grades 5-8

Were you thrilled to meet life-sized mobs in Minecraft: The Exhibition, or did you marvel at MoPOP’s magical metal tree? Museums like MoPOP combine artifacts, videos, and interactives to create exciting exhibitions and experiences. But how do they do it? We’ll go behind the scenes to learn the secrets of making museums from MoPOP’s exhibition masterminds. Campers will use Minecraft: Education Edition to design and build their own museum. We’ll work together to create exhibitions, plan an opening party, and design a marketing poster to share with family and friends!

Tuition: $350 if registered prior to 5/31, $380 if registered after 5/31.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Creating Fantasy Camp

August 9–13; 8:45am–4:00pm, Grades 2–4

If you can imagine it, you can create it at MoPOP’s fantasy art camp. In this weeklong camp we will dive into learning many different art techniques, from sculpting your very own fantastic creature to photographic manipulation. Collaborate with others and bring your original fantasy creations to life.

Tuition: $350 if registered prior to 5/31, $380 if registered after 5/31.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Rain City Rock Camp Partner Camp

ADVANCED MUSIC PROGRAM (AMP) AT MoPOP

August 23–27, 2021

Rain City Rock Camp for Girls AMP at MoPOP is an advanced music program for female or gender nonconforming teens* ages 14–19 with prior music experience. Teens come for a week-long intensive study of playing in a band, songwriting, music business and 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 in a professional studio.

The workshops and classes in this program are geared towards a deeper musical understanding of songwriting 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. *All people who identify as female (cis or trans), trans, or gender non-conforming are welcome to be campers at RCRC.

$25-425 sliding scale

• MoPOP members receive a 10% discount on full registration price.
• All people who identify as female (cis or trans), trans, or gender non-conforming are welcome to be campers at RCRC.

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Scholarship Application [PDF]

Financial aid and scholarship options are available for MoPOP Summer Camps. Please submit completed applications to Education@mopop.org. (Note: In order to complete this form, please use Adobe's free desktop app rather than your internet browser).

Universal Release Form [PDF]

MoPOP Summer Programs release form document. (Note: In order to complete this form, please use Adobe's free desktop app rather than your internet browser).

Registration Policies 2021 [PDF]

Review our Registration Policies that have been updated for 2021 in this print-ready format.(Note: Please use Adobe's free desktop app rather than your internet browser).


Visit our Online Educational Resources to explore lesson plans and activities inspired by MoPOP’s exhibits, or email us at Education@mopop.org for more information about upcoming programs and events!


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Seattle Children's Theatre

Rain City Rock Camp For Girls

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