Thanks for making Queer Rock Camp’s 5th summer the most rockin’ one yet!!!!
This spring we raised around $10,000 in a community supported Indiegogo Campaign;
In June, we held our first session of camp in Seattle at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center- with 30 campers attending from all over the local area, as well as a few traveling from as far away as Hawaii, Arkansas, and Vietnam. Our showcase on the Saturday of Pride weekend nearly filled the Vera Project to capacity!
In August, Olympia camp celebrated it’s 5th birthday with nearly 50 campers coming together to rock Lincoln Elementary once again, and our showcase at the Capitol Theater brought the house down!
Now fall is upon us, and the organizing team is hunkering down to reflect on the past year and envision what the future holds.
Keep an eye out for camper and volunteer applications going online in early Spring.
Keep in touch with us over the winter on Facebook or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in getting involved with camp in any way!
– the QRC Collective
Last year we were flooded with camper applications, and we are so excited to host a brand new session of camp in Seattle to serve a greater number of youth! Seattle has a real lack of queer youth focused programming and we are so excited to bring QRC to the city! Seattle is substantially more expensive in terms of renting space, and transportation. We need our community’s help to get us set up in the big city. We plan on using this money to seed our initial camp while we establish ourselves in Seattle and move towards utilizing sustainable sources of funding.
Other Ways You Can Help
Can’t contribute, but want to help?
- Share the indiegogo campaign on social media!
- Throw us a benefit party or show
- Volunteer at camp or host youth
- Donate equipment
- Join the organizing Collective and help plan camp
- Email us at email@example.com and take on a specific project
This summer we are THRILLED to be hosting TWO sessions of Queer Rock Camp for the first time ever! Check out our dates and fill out your application today! <3
SEATTLE: June 22-27th @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
OLYMPIA: August 10th-15th @ Lincoln Options Elementary School
–Fill them out online here!
-Applications close May 1st
-Fill them out online here!
-Applications close May 10th!
Calling all graphic designers, artists, and doodlers! Our fifth camp is coming up this summer, and its high time we had a permanent logo. This is different from the yearly t-shirt design, this logo will be with us for as long as we are around! This is a great opportunity for you to build your artists portfolio, get FAMOUS, and have bragging rights for the rest of your life. If your design is chosen, please be willing to edit and collaborate with the QRC collective. Also, be ready to get a PRIZE PACKAGE that includes a t-shirt with your logo, free admission to the QRC showcase, and more! QUESTIONS? / HOW TO SUBMIT: Please email all designs in any digital format to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20th, 2015, along with your name and best contact information. THANK YOU!!
!!!QRC IS HIRING!!!
We have between 9-13 positions that need to be filled to make our 2015 camps happen! Here is a link to the PDF with full job descriptions and info on how to apply.
Please share with anyone you think would be interested! We need Olympia AND Seattle folks to step up and apply. There are lots of other ways to get involved: come to an organizing and/or committee meeting, volunteer at camp (once the apps are online), put on a fundraising event and donate the proceeds to QRC, or email us for more info about taking on specific projects. We really need support to expand into Seattle!
Queer Rock Camp is hiring for:
● Food Coordinator
● Housing & Family Coordinator
● Showcase Coordinator
● Volunteer Training Coordinator
● Camp Coordinator
All positions are stipended between $200-2000 depending on the role. Applications are due Feb. 13th!
QRC is hosting a day of skill-building and conversation-starting workshops in downtown Olympia this Saturday, Dec 6th! This event is intended to foster conversations and skills that we can bring to camp, our organizing work, and to our relationships and communities.
Our first ever “Winter Workshop Wonderland” spectacular will run from 10:30am to 4pm, with coffee and snacks in the morning, and a lunch break with food provided.
10:30 Welcome and breakfast snacks!
11:00 Allyship for our Collective Liberation
12:15 Combating Fatphobia
1:15 Lunch (provided)
1:45 Confronting Transmisogyny
3:00 Youth Empowerment & Adult Allyship
Each workshop is an hour long – feel free to drop in for one or two, or stay for the whole day! This event is free and open to folks of all ages in the past/present/future QRC community – that means volunteers, campers, families, community partners, and anyone else who supports our work and values and wants to be part of this rad day of learning and building!
All of this will be taking place at the Co-Lab, located at 317 4th Ave in downtown Olympia. The Co-Lab is wheel chair accessible and there are gender-neutral bathrooms.
Updates and more details can be found on our facebook page.
Hope to see you this weekend!
We are starting the new organizing cycle & getting ready for QRC 2015! This year we are putting on TWO camps in TWO cities, for the first time ever! To make camp totally rock & get better every year, we need passionate people on the organizing collective. We are hosting two welcome events to introduce new people to the current collective members and share info about how we work.
Here are links to facebook events for both welcome days.
If you have any questions about these events or about organizing with the QRC collective, you can email us at QueerRockCamp@gmail.com
QRC 2014 was a great success! A huge thank you to everyone who made is possible. We couldn’t do it without a ton of community support from businesses, to donors, to audience members, to host families, to volunteers — you rock!
We are nearing full-swing at QRC and you are not going to want to miss our showcase! Celebrate the week with us and see the results of all of our hard work.
Join us Saturday, July 12th at the Capitol Theater. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show start at 7pm.
We will have QRC merch, a raffle, and photo booth! Tickets are sliding scale $10-25 and anyone under 21 is FREE.
Get your advance tickets at Rainy Day Records or online here and check out our Facebook event page for more details. See you at the party!
Crunch time! We still need high hats/stands, drum thrones & cymbals. Can you loan us your gear from July 3-11 (give or take depending on your availability!!!)? Please email email@example.com with any leads, thanks!