MoPOP is proud to offer summer youth programs for students.
The Minecraft Challenge
August 3-7, Grades 4-6
Online Sessions: 10am–12pm PT & 2pm–4pm PT daily
Get crafting as we dive into design and engineering challenges using Minecraft: Education Edition! Explore architectural design, game design, storytelling, and engineering design processes while engaging in Minecraft collaborations and competitions. We’ll draw inspiration from MoPOP’s exhibits as we learn about design, engineering, and collaboration. Challenges will range from fun and whimsical to explorations of how Minecraft can help us share information about important global issues.
This camp will be held online.
MoPOP members receive a $15 discount on camps.
The Residency Summer Workshop Series
August 10-14, August 17-18, Youth Ages 16-24
Youth ages 16-24 with an established desire to pursue hip-hop and music as a career must apply online and meet all criteria in order to be considered.
This year’s intensive will take place live ONLINE August 10-14 & August 17-18. Application deadline is July 23.
All participants receive:
Free one-week intensive summer music program
$300 stipend upon completion of the program
Make music and learn about the industry and social justice issues
Certificate of program completion signed by Macklemore and Teaching Artists
Year-round opportunities as part of The Residency’s Class of 2020
[Cancelled] - Mic Drop: Online Comedy Workshop with MoPOP
July 13, 2020, 11am-1pm, Grades 9-12
Join us for a two-hour online workshop on improv! Working with local comedian Sarah McKinley, 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 2! No previous experience required.
[Cancelled] - The Final Frontier: Online Sci-Fi Creative Writing Camp
July 20-24, 2020, Grades 5-8
Online Sessions: 10am – 12pm daily
Beam me up, the Force is with us, and don’t panic! Explore the basics of story structure, science-fiction, and character development in MoPOP’s online writing camp! Learn from our sci-fi experts, explore our exhibits (virtually) for inspiration, and use your new skills to write an original science-fiction story. We’ll meet online for two hours every day for online classes, exhibit tours, and discussions with MoPOP’s sci-fi experts, and you’ll get to explore creative projects* on your own each afternoon. An online celebration featuring your original stories will conclude this out-of-this-world week!
*This camp requires internet access with audio/video capabilities. Creative projects will utilize common household items and basic crafting supplies (magazines, markers, paper, etc.); no special equipment is necessary.
[Cancelled] - Rock ‘n’ Rolling: Online Music Video Camp
July 27-31, 2020, Grades 5-8
This camp will feature a daily mix of multiple 30-60 minute online classes and linked activities and challenges for students to complete on their own.
Channel your inner rock star and create an original music video, all from your own home! Learn acting skills, songwriting techniques, and more in MoPOP’s online music video camp. We’ll explore ways to express character on film, learn about the art and history of music videos, and write and film our own parody music videos!*
*This camp requires internet access with audio/video capabilities. MoPOP will provide filming equipment on loan for any registered camper who needs it.
[Cancelled] - Make it MoPOP! Exhibit Design Camp
August 10–14, 8:45am–4:00pm, Grades 5–8
Were you thrilled to meet life-sized mobs in Minecraft: The Exhibition? Have you marveled at fantasy characters and creatures under the shade of a magical tree in Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic? Museums like MoPOP combine artifacts, videos, and interactives to create exciting exhibits. But how do they do it? Go behind the scenes and learn all the secrets of running a museum! Campers will work with the masterminds behind MoPOP’s exhibits to learn how we create them and then design and build their own exhibits. From choosing an idea and selecting objects to creating a marketing poster and planning an opening party, campers will work in teams to design their own exhibit, build scale models, and share their work with family and friends!
[Cancelled] - Advanced Music Program (AMP) at MoPOP
In partnership with Rain City Rock Camp
Rain City Rock Camp has decided that the best way to protect the health and safety of the RCRC community is to switch Summer Camp, South Sound Rocks, and the Advanced Music Program (AMP) to a virtual format. We are sad that we won’t get to see our amazing campers in person this year, but we’re also excited to explore new ways of gathering together online to support each other, express ourselves and make some music! More information here.