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Summer Camps 2024

Summer Camps 2024

It's giving camp.


Perform. Explore. Express. Transform. MoPOP offers a space for creative youths to have fun while feeding their passions and learning skills that’ll serve them far beyond this summer. From drag performance to songwriting to engineering a fantasy world—find it all at MoPOP Summer Camps.

MoPOP offers a variety of options to cover tuition related to camp registration. Find out more below.

Enroll now ▸See registration policies ▸

It's giving camp.


Perform. Explore. Express. Transform. MoPOP offers a space for creative youths to have fun while feeding their passions and learning skills that’ll serve them far beyond this summer. From drag performance to songwriting to engineering a fantasy world—find it all at MoPOP Summer Camps.

Enroll now ▸

MoPOP offers a variety of options to cover tuition related to camp registration. Find out more below.

See registration policies ▸

Rock ‘n’ Rolling! Camp

Ages  Ages 1013
Event date  July 15th–19th
Event time  8:45am–4:00pm
Event location  MoPOP

Campfire songs are so 2023—this year, become a rock star! In partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre, learn the ins and outs of producing a music video through instruction from teaching artists. Explore songwriting techniques, acting for the camera, and more, all culminating in your very own parody music video filmed on location at Seattle Center. Just remember us in your Grammy acceptance speech.

Tuition: $400 if registered prior to 5/30, $420 if registered on or after 5/31. MoPOP and Seattle Children’s Theatre members receive a $25 discount on Rock 'n' Rolling Camp.

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Fantasy STEAM Explorers Camp

Ages  Ages 710
Event date  July 22nd–26th
Event time  8:45am–4:00pm
Event location  MoPOP

A scientist is about as close to a wizard as you can get in today’s world, and we’ll prove it! Imagine, experiment, alchemize, and collaborate with your fellow explorers and harness the power of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create something new each day. Let your imagination run wild and gain new skills, all while having fun. This is science so cool, it feels like magic.

Tuition: $380 if registered prior to 5/30, $400 if registered on or after 5/31. MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Drag Camp 1.0: The Art of Drag

Ages  Ages 12–18
Event date  July 29th–August 2nd
Event time  8:45am–4:00pm
Event location  MoPOP

Calling all current and future royalty—your invitation to slay is here. Explore self-expression in this camp led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock and featuring performers Kara Sutra, King Leo Mane, and Mia Moore, where you’ll immerse yourself in drag history, learn hair and makeup techniques, and create your persona with their own name and stage presence. Then, it’ll be time to own the stage in a private showcase to celebrate your new drag identity!

MoPOP will provide cosmetics, wigs, nails, etc., including a costume closet to raid. Some additional supplies, like single-use makeup or specialty props, wigs, or costumes, may need to be purchased.

Tuition: $380 if registered prior to 5/30, $400 if registered on or after 5/31. MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Learn more about our teaching artists:

Joshua Hancock

Joshua Hancock has been working in theatre, burlesque, and drag for 30 years. They believe drag is for everyone, it is more than one thing, and can be used to heal, bring joy, bring thought, sadness and love to people. They have a Master of Arts from Texas Woman's University in Theatre, and has worked in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, and from coast to coast in the United States. Joshua bases their drag character Parton, on none other than Dolly Parton, and uses Parton's voice to spread love, and open minds.

Zoë Burchard

Zoë Burchard, a jubilant and multi-talented artist with a flair for capturing the colorful world of drag queens through their lens, is an energetic instructor joining our summer camp. With their roots in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a strong passion for supporting the LGBTQ+ community, they are ready to sprinkle our program with their decade of diverse artistic experiences!

Mia Moore

Mia Moore is a reigning Miss Missouri USA Unlimited Newcomer, where she learned to hold herself high and be a role model for others. She hopes to inspire queer youth to follow their passion in the arts through music and makeup.

Kara Sutra

Kara Sutra is Seattle’s premier free-range chameleon drag performer, hostess, producer and Mother of the Haus of Sutra. She has been teaching and growing in the the art of Drag since 2014 and is thrilled to inspire you in your own Drag journey!

King Leo Mane

Known as The Imperial Mr. Gay Washington 2022 and Producer of Studio Saturdays. King Leo Mane is a transmasc nonbinary artist that prides himself in spreading self love and confidence through drag, boylesque and youth workshops throughout the Sound.

Drag Camp 2.0: The Art of Performance

Ages  Ages 1418
Event date  August 5th–9th
Event time  8:45am–4:00pm
Event location  MoPOP

Camp in more ways than one, Drag Camp 2.0: The Art of Performance is your chance to deeply develop your drag identity. Under the expert guidance of featured artists D’Mon, Viper Fengz, and Versace Doll, you’ll dive into skills like custom costume design, stage routine, story arc, dialogue, and dance and movement, all while building on the fundamentals of stage hair, nails, and makeup. Once you’ve reached full fabulosity, slay the house down boots in a private showcase to celebrate your drag persona.

MoPOP will provide cosmetics, wigs, nails, etc., including a costume closet to raid. Some additional supplies, like single-use makeup or specialty props, wigs, or costumes, may need to be purchased. Drag Camp 1.0 is NOT required to attend Drag 2.0 and you are welcome to attend both.

Tuition: $380 if registered prior to 5/30, $400 if registered on or after 5/31. MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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Learn more about our teaching artists:

D'Mon

D’Mon (he/him) is one of a kind in the Kiki Ballroom scene here in Seattle, known to be a ‘shapeshifter’ because despite being a transgender man he’s not afraid to show he’s a student to the art of femininity. He hopes to break barriers in ballroom by becoming the first ever Trans Man Female Figure legend one day.

He began drag in the Seattle nightclub scene walking Female Figure European Runway at the balls and quickly rose to the top with his unbothered attitude, shady antics, and clean footwork earning the title of both Seattle-Tacoma’s Kiki Scene Female Figure European Runway as well as Overall Runway of the year. He also currently holds the title of Prince of the West Coast Chapter of the Legendary House of Mattel and is the Seattle chapter’s Runway Captain.

Since rising to the top of Seattle’s Ballroom scene, he’s taken his drag off of the ballroom floor and expanded it to the local nightclub scene. He may perform under the same name everywhere, but his drag persona is a macabre juxtaposition to his ballroom identity. He now performs and wreaks havoc around the city as a full-time performer and produces two shows centered Faround crating spaces for QTBIPOC trans artists, alternative drag artists, and those who are not often represented in mainstream drag spaces.

Viper Fengz

One of Seattle's freshest and hottest stars, Viper is your new bewitching bombshell! Catch her twirling across the west coast for an enchanting time.

Versace Doll, also known as "The Seattle Medusa," is a Black transgender woman and American drag queen born in Birmingham, Alabama. With a background in musical theatre, she transitioned her career to drag, becoming a staple in the Seattle nightlife scene and expanding her influence through various performances and media appearances.

Registration Policies + Information

Scholarships

Partial and full scholarships are available for MoPOP camp programs. Scholarships are available on a first come, first-served basis for a limited number of campers.

To register using a scholarship spot reservation, follow the steps below:

  • Click the register link for the camp you want.
  • Select the number of campers in the drop-down next to “scholarship spot reservation.”
  • Complete your order following the remaining prompts.
  • Fill out the online scholarship form and we'll follow up with you within 10 business days.

Partial scholarships must have the remaining tuition paid in full three weeks prior to the beginning of the selected camp or camp spot will be released.

Scholarship Form ▸


Installment Plans

Installment plans are available regardless of financial need. All installments must be received by June 14, 2024. If tuition is not paid in full by the deadline, any installments paid will be fully refunded and the program spot will be released.

You may arrange the installment plan upon registering by doing the following:

  • On the registration checkout page, select “installment plan” as the payment method.
  • You will still be required to pay the $50 deposit for registration.
  • After order completion, please email Education@MoPOP.org with your camper’s name, order number with number installments signed up for, and the camp they’d like to attend.

Installment due dates and deadlines:

  • Last date to register using an installment plan: April 1st, 2024
  • First installment due date: March 13th, 2024
  • Second installment due date : April 17th, 2024
  • All registrations after April 1, 2024 will have their first installment due April 19, 2023.
  • Third and final installment due date: May 15, 2024

Camps Release and Waiver Form ▸

All camp attendees MUST complete MoPOP’s Camps Release and Waiver Form and Required camper survey. For questions on MoPOP's camp policies please refer to the release and waiver form. Send completed forms to Education@MoPOP.org.

Required Camper Information Form ▸

To help us prepare for the program, please complete this form for your camper.


Have a question that isn't answered above? For more information on summer youth programs or registration contact our Education Programs Coordinator at Education@MoPOP.org or 206-262-3239.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Seattle Children's Theatre


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Arts WA

National Endowment for the Arts

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

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