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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with any leads, thanks!
Some campers that we accepted for 2014 can’t come, and so there’s a handful of spots available. We are reopening applications on a first-come, first-served basis—but only for campers who live in the Olympia area! Check out the application!!!!!
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!