Benefit Dinner with Special Guest Chef Miranda Krone


Special guest chef Miranda Krone of the infamous Meander’s Kitchen in Seattle will be visiting us here in Olympia for one night and serving an incredible multi-course meal as a benefit for QRC. The menu will be based on what our glorious local farms provide that day. Let us know when you make your reservation if you have dietary restrictions and you will have something delicious prepared special.

The event will be held on April 27th in downtown Olympia with the first seating at 5 pm and the second seating 7:30.  Tickets are sliding scale beginning at $30, please bring extra money to sign up for our mailer or to purchase extra drink and merch! Please email to purchase tickets and make reservations.

Camper Applications Now Open!

It is officially March 1st, which means camper applications for Queer Rock Camp 2014 are officially open!

Campers ages 12 – 21 are welcome at QRC!

You can learn more about being a camper here, or apply online now! 

For older youth who have been to QRC before and are interested in taking on a leadership role during camp, consider being a youth volunteer this summer.

Camper applications will be open until May 1st, 2014, and all applicants will hear back from us by May 5th.

And remember, camp will be from 9AM – 5:30PM, Monday through Friday July 7th – 11th, 2014. Camp will once again be held at the beautiful Lincoln Options Elementary in Olympia WA, and our showcase will be at the majestic Capitol Theater in downtown Oly on the evening of Saturday, July 12th. Mark your calendars and fill out your applications now, and get ready for the best summer ever!

Queer Rock Camp 2014

G U E S S W H AT?! We have been hard at work since QRC 2013 (ok, definitely since January, 2014) and you better get ready for an early-spring blizzard of updates on this website!

We’ve already been trying to make it easier to find information like “what queer rock camp is” “when is it” “how to apply” etc., but the big update will be the CAMPER AND VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS!

Starting March 1st, you’ll be able to apply to be a camper or youth volunteer!

And starting March 10th, you’ll be able to apply to be an adult volunteer!

(Those pages won’t be up-to-date or even available until then!)

Other stuff we’re working on include a big fancy dinner fundraiser in late April in Olympia, writing a Safer Space statement, figuring out language we want to change on this website, having a craft party on March 9th (check out our facebook page for details!), and more!

As always, email us at for more info and ways to get involved.

P.S. check out pictures from QRC 2013 here.

Applications Update

Applications for out of town campers are now closed for good! Sorry!!!!!! We are in crunch time for getting ready for camp and we just don’t have the resources to deal with arranging housing. If you email us at, we can put you on our email list so you can find out when applications happen for next year.

Campers in Lacey/Olympia/Tumwater, there are still a couple of spots left. After 3pm on July 4th, applications will be totally closed!

If you’ve applied and didn’t hear back from us, please send us an email!

Last Minute Applications

Some campers aren’t able to come anymore —very sad : ( —which means that we have a few spots available now for all age groups : )))))! Apply at Get those applications in as soon as possible though!!! and also email to let us know that you applied so we can process it quickly.

Camp is coming up SO SOON! Get ready 2 rock!!!!!

2013 Showcase Tickets Online!

You can buy your tickets for the 2013 Queer Rock Camp Showcase at the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia, WA online! Click here to purchase them from the Olympia Film Society; tickets are sliding scale 10-25$ for 21+, and free for people under 21. The Showcase is on Saturday, July 13th; doors open at 6:30pm and the showcase starts at 7pm, with campers dj-ing in between.


Apply now for Queer Rock Camp 2013!

Apply now for this summer’s Queer Rock Camp!   Volunteer, lead a workshop, or attend a week-long music and empowerment summer camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied youth ages 12 – 21.


We are introducing a youth volunteer role for 2013. This position is for youth who feel ready take on more responsibility and get training and support to practice compassionate leadership and mentorship skills. Youth volunteers will get training for a particular volunteer role and work closely with an older volunteer buddy throughout the week.  For more information, see the camper application.


Camper applications are due May 10th.
Volunteer & workshop leader apps are due May 1st.