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Channel your kid’s interests into a fun and educational summer experience!


Summer vacation can be a time to stimulate your kids’ imaginations and keep them excited about their passions while avoiding that summer learning loss. MoPOP provides experiences where professional teaching artists help campers create original music videos, explore fantasy worlds, discover the world of drag, or design their own museum exhibits. Programs begin in July for students in grades 2–12.

Making a Museum Camp

August 1–5, 2022
8:45am–4:00pm daily
Ages 10–13

Exhibitions like Indie Game Revolution or Guitar Gallery don’t just create themselves! Exhibits come to life through the work of a team of people combining artifacts, text descriptions, videos, interactive experiences, and design elements that educate and entertain. Do you have a passion you’d love to share with the world? We’ll give you the tools and know-how to do it! This camp will take you behind the scenes with our professional exhibit masterminds to learn the secrets of making what you see in museums and your very own museum exhibit.

Tuition: $370 until 6/5/2022, $400 if registered after 6/5/2022.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag

August 8–12, 2022
8:45am–4:00pm daily
Ages 12–18

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, and develop your character’s stage presence. At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!

Tuition: $370 until 5/31/2022, $400 if registered after 5/31/2022.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

This camp is SOLD OUT! However, if there is enough desire from the community, we will explore adding a second Drag-tastic Summer Camp to our schedule. Please sign up if you are interested and would like to receive further updates!

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.

Creating Fantasy Camp

July 25–29, 2022
8:45am–4:00pm daily
Ages 7–10

If you can imagine it, you can create it at MoPOP’s fantasy art camp. Bring fantasy into reality using art at this weeklong camp. We will dive into learning different art techniques from sculpting your very own fantastic creature to photographic manipulation. You’ll collaborate artistically with others and bring your original fantasy creations to life.

Tuition: $370 until 5/31/2022, $400 if registered after 5/31/2022.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

This camp is SOLD OUT!


Rock ‘n’ Rolling! Music Video Camp

July 18–22, 2022
8:45am–4:00pm daily
Ages 10–13

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 in our new music video camp. 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, visit MoPOP’s galleries, and write and film our own parody music videos on location at Seattle Center!

Tuition: $370 until 5/31/2022, $400 if registered after 5/31/2022.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

This camp is SOLD OUT!


Partner Camps


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

Rain City Rock Camp

ADVANCED MUSIC PROGRAM (AMP)

More information coming soon
Applications will be available in spring 2022
August 22–26, 2022
Ages 14–19

Rain City Rock Camp 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

Rain City Rock Camp Website

Rain City Rock Camp


NW Film Camp with Cherry Street Films

More information coming soon
Registration will be available spring 2022

July 11–15, 2022 | August 15–19, 2022
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!

Cherry Street Films Website

Northwest Film Camp with Cherry Street Films

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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: 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 is required for all campers. (Note: to complete this form, please use Adobe's free desktop app rather than your internet browser).

Registration Policies 2022 [PDF]

Review our Registration Policies in this print-ready format.


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

Northwest Film Camp with Cherry Street Films

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