POPSHOPWV SUMMER CAMPS 2023
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Camps Offered Summer 2023
PROUD SOUNDS (LGBTQIA+ Rock Camp)
June 12 -June 16 (10am-4pm)
This camp is crafted for queer, trans, non-binary, gender variant, other gender-nonconforming students and allies. Campers will work with LGBTQ+ and allied staff to explore the fun and challenges of making music with others in a safe and inclusive space. Each day will begin with community and confidence building activities, as well as hands-on demonstrations of all the instruments utilized in PopShop. Campers will write their own camp theme song together and learn how to sing and play it on ukuleles. There will be daily Zoom sessions with LGBTQ+ musicians and artists. Each afternoon campers will split into 3-5 piece bands and collaborate with staff members to craft an original song and learn a cover song. At the end of the week, campers will showcase their work with a performance at a local music venue. ANY queer, trans, non-binary, gender variant, gender-non conforming student, or ally is encouraged to sign up. Prior music experience isn't required and all instruments will be provided.
Concert - Saturday, June 17th at TBA
PopShop Music Technology Classes
Audio Engineering Class - June 19-23*, PopShopWV + Bookworm Effects: Build Your Own Pedal - June 26-June 29*
Audio Engineering Class - Groups will meet M-F for two hour classes to learn the basics of audio engineering. Students will learn the basics of signal flow, recording hardware/software, microphone types and applications, and then record an actual band's song! Students will also have the chance to do a quick mix.
Build Your Own Pedal - Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes to learn how to read a pedal schematic, overview of parts/components, and learn to build their own pedal! The pedal will have some brand new features: 2-band EQ, and soft-touch relay based switching (No hard clicking footswitch). Choice between Overdrive/Boost or Distortion/Fuzz. Can be tailored for Guitar or Bass. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
*Class times are flexible! Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.
GIRLS ROCK! CAMP 2023
July 10-14 (10am-4pm)
This camp is crafted for girls, young women, and non-binary folks ages 8 - 18! In one week, campers will form bands, write an original song and perform at a local music venue. Campers will work with PopShop's all female staff to explore the fun and challenges of making music with others. Each day will begin with movement exercises (yoga/dance), empowerment activities, as well as hands-on demonstrations of all of the instruments utilized in PopShop. Campers will learn to play/sing the Girls Rock Camp Theme Song (and put their stamp on it). There will be daily Zoom sessions with female artists and music industry professionals. Each afternoon, campers (in small groups) will collaborate with the staff members to craft their original songs. Any self-identified girl or non-binary individual is encouraged to apply. Prior music experience isn’t required and all musical instruments will be provided. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions
Concert - Saturday, July 15 (2pm) at The Encore (720 Powell Ave)
Sketch & Release Camp
July 24-July 28
PopShop’s Sketch & Release Camp teaches students how to create their own music and comedy TV show. Your child, with their peers, will spend a week writing skits and songs, producing their own hit TV show. Imagine “Saturday Night Live” meets “The Monkees”, with your child as the star of the show.
Campers, age 10-18, will meet at the PopShop studios for two hours a day for 5 days.
During the camp, groups will create and film a show sponsor, develop and film scenes and dialogue, write and record a commercial, and write and perform a grand finale song.No previous musical/theater/art experience is required. Students will be immersed in all three by the end of the week. After filming and editing, a finished show will be sent to each camper!