Queer Rock Camp is a totally awesome music camp for queer youth and their allies in Olympia, WA, USA.
Queer Rock Camp
Olympia, Washington
United States
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Queer Rock Camp is RADICAL

Queer Rock Camp empowers youth and builds community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to amplify resilience and self-expression.

The first session of QRC debuted in August of 2011 in Olympia Washington…and it was amazing! Thirty-three youth learned new instruments, formed bands, wrote killer songs, and performed at a public showcase at the historic Capital Theater. (Don’t miss it this year!!) 

In 2012, camp doubled to 60 youth, who came from all over North America! 

Now we're amping up for our third session this July and we're turning to YOU because...

Crowdsourcing is AMAZING

We are asking YOU to help fund this year's session so that we can provide:

- Sliding scale tuition down to zer0$ so that rock camp is available to ANYONE 

- Two delicious meals a day for 100 (!!) people - (including our fleet of volunteers/mentors/workshop instructors/counselors/techs/etc.)

- Safe housing for campers from out of town, including reliable transportation to camp and after camp activities throughout the week 

- Instruments and equipment for 12 bands... that means full drum kits, guitars, basses, keyboards, amps, stands, PAs!!?!?!?! 

We are asking YOU to help fund Queer Rock Camp because queer youth programs are super critical to our world and yet have less access to funding than programs geared towards straight youth. 

Some hard facts about Queer Youth

- 1 in 3 houseless youth are queer, people who identify as LGBTQQIA make up 3%-5% of the US population but 20%-40% all homeless youth. 

- According to one study, 26% of Gay teens are kicked out of their homes when they come out to their parents. 

- Transgender youth are disproportionately represented in homeless populations and most shelters are segregated by the gender assigned at birth. (http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/HomelessYouth.pdf)

- In 2011 most LGBT students in Washington regularly heard homophobic remarks, sexist remarks, and negative remarks about gender expression. 

- Most LGBT students had been victimized in school and the majority of these incidents were not reported to adult authorities. 

- Most LGBT students did NOT have access to in-school resources and supports. (http://www.glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/000/002/2187-2.pdf)


This sounds GREAT but I don't have CA$H to spare!

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Spread the word with your people in the real world! 

If you have connections to any business that could donate equipment, pass them our way! We're grateful for anything from amplifiers to guitar picks. Send any leads to - qrcequipment@gmail.com

And if you're Lady Gaga or Cher or anyone who uses your celeb status for the good of the gays, the love of equality and the pursuit of FABULOUS self-expression... well we L O V E you and, well, maybe we could fit a headliner on the showcase this year... <3



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  • $10USD
    Rock & Roll

    a THANK YOU CARD autographed by the Queer Rock Camp Organizing Collective (a frame-able collector's item... OR stick it on the fridge <3)

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25USD
    Heavy Metal

    A CD of the 2011 & 2012 Queer Rock Camp Showcases. Recorded live at the Capitol Theater (right off the sound board!). This is nearly an hour of original music written & performed by QRC Campers!! .S.O. .S.P.E.C.I.A.L. + a Thank YOU card from the Queer Rock Camp Organizing Collective

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    Silver Star

    YOUR NAME & MESSAGE IN THE 2013 CAMPER SHOWCASE PROGRAM (we'll approve content and length <3) + CD of the 2012 Camper Showcase (+ an autographed THANK YOU card... because we are SO grateful for your generosity!)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Gold Lamé

    - Queer Rock Camp 2013 T SHIRT!! Silkscreened locally at Olympia's Don't Stop Printing, on sweatshop free t-shirts. Look good AND feel good. <3 optional flare --> have it signed by all 50 campers!! + the 2011 & 2012 QRC Showcase CD + your NAME and a MESSAGE in the 2013 Showcase Program (we'll approve content and length <3) + the autographed THANK YOU card

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $350USD

    WE'LL GIVE YOU ALL WE'VE GOT!! - 2 passes to the 2013 Queer Rock Camp Showcase, July 13th at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, WA USA - your NAME & MESSAGE in the 2013 Showcase Program (we'll approve the content and lenghth, of course <3) - 2013 QRC T SHIRT <- autographed by all this years campers (!!) - 2011 & 2012 QRC SHOWCASES CD - THANK YOU CARD from the QRC Organizing Collective

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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