Winter Workshop Wonderland! Saturday Dec. 6th in Olympia

Winter Workshop Wonderland!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.

SCHEDULE!

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

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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!

Organize Queer Rock Camp 2015!

Help Organize QRC 2015!

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.

OLYMPIA: https://www.facebook.com/events/333861656793171/

SEATTLE:https://www.facebook.com/events/1491880844432324/

If you have any questions about these events or about organizing with the QRC collective, you can email us at QueerRockCamp@gmail.com

 

Thank You!

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!

Get Your Showcase Tickets!!!

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 w2014_showcase_flierork.

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!

Musicians of the Pacific Northwest!

Please consider loaning your gear to Queer Rock Camp this July. This years dates are the 5-11 of July, we will take excellent care of your gear and be responsible for any damage that may occur. Though we’re asking for loans with this post, we are ALSO still accepting donations! We are in need of:

  • Full Drum Kits
  • Drum odds and ends like Cymbals, Kickpedals, Stands
  • Keyboards/Keyboard Amps/Stands
  • Bass Amps/Bass Guitars
  • Guitar Amps (including practice amps, but combos are best and easiest)
  • Vocal PAs/Mics/Stands

Please email qrcequipment@gmail.com with any leads, thanks!

QRC is looking for equipment donations!

We have 60 campers from around North America this year, that’s a LOT OF BANDS and a lot of ROCKING OUT!

This year we are hoping to find more:

Amplification – practice amps, combo amps/keyboard amps, PA systems

Instruments – bass guitars, keyboards, microphones

Drum Kits – full kits, especially breakables (i.e. kick pedals, snare drums, cymbals), also cymbal bags and drum hardware bags (i.e. duffle bags, golf club totes)

Accessories – instrument, speaker and microphone cables, picks, sticks, straps, mic stands, effects pedals, XLR to ¼” adapters, extension cords, power strips

Please email QRCEquipment@gmail.com to coordinate your (tax-deductible, if needed) donations. Thank you so much for your generosity and for supporting a killer project!

Also, thanks to all of you from Olympia’s music community who have lent us your personal gear during the week of camp in previous years! It’s our goal to be self-sufficient and not have to borrow from active musicians. We know we won’t get there this year, but it’s coming!

Calling All Artists!

QRC is looking for a fabulous design for this summer’s camp! The design will be used on our camp t-shirts, volunteer and camper handbooks, website, and other places!

We would love to see what any past or present (or future) campers, volunteers, or community supporters can come up with!

We are excited about all kinds of imagery and styles, but if you are submitting a design please make sure that it:

- Includes the words “Queer Rock Camp” and “2014″

- Is an image that will be relatively easy to print onto t-shirts and paper – this means one color, not a huge amount of tiny lines, and the final copy you send us should be a pretty clean PDF or other easy to use image file.

- Fits on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. This will be the size of the handbook covers and screen print for t-shirts.

- Does not include images of people – there are so many different identities and bodies at camp that images of people can easily end up only representing some and leaving others out. Feel free to go wild with anything else – animals, parts of bodies (in the past we have had hands, mouths, etc), geometric designs, random scribbles, whatever!!!

Please submit your designs by June 8th to queerrockcamp@gmail.com. The organizing collective will take a look at all designs and select one, and the artist who’s design we chose will get two free tickets to the QRC showcase. Other designs may be used for fliers, posters, etc!

Thanks for supporting camp with your amazing artistic skills!!!!

Camper and Volunteer Selection

We have completed our 2014 session selection process for both campers and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who applied and showed interest in camp. Our hope is to grow to serve everyone who wants to attend, but for now, we are operating within our somewhat limited resources. If for any reason you submitted an application and haven’t heard from us yet please contact queerrockcamp@gmail.com. xo QRC