Gov’t-Funded Children’s Drag Camp Now On The Dockett

Groups of drag artists will lead a government-funded Junior Drag summer camp advertised for children —  which is attempting to attract kids as young as seven years old.

Slated to happen in Vancouver, the Carousel Theater for Young People will host the drag summer camp for kids that are expected to be funded by various government agencies like the City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts, and more, expressed a report from The Daily Caller.

The event is being billed as a “Junior Drag Camp” and costs roughly $460 per person and is expected to target children between the ages of 7-11. The group also has another “Teen Drag camp” for children 12-17, which is expected to cost $900 per person.

“Do you have an alter ego that is just waiting to hit the stage?” explained one section of the group’s website. “Our new two week senior Drag Camp might be just your cup of tea, honey! Led by some of Vancouver’s established and emerging drag artists, you’ll learn how to access your inner confidence, show your true colors, and maybe even let out that inner diva!”

“Join some of Vancouver’s most amazing drag artists and learn how drag can brighten up your life!” it added.

At one point, the message ended up being directed at parents who might be “wondering, is drag for kids?”

“Drag is for everyone!” read the statement. “Parents, ask yourself, what’s the difference between what you wear at home versus what you wear at work? You’re doing drag honey, you just don’t know it!”

“All students will be provided with a Drag Makeup Starter Kit!” the message went on. “More details about this will be provided closer to the date of the camp.”

Reading through the website, a show it promised last spring was titled “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” for kids as young as 7.

A description of the show explained, “Follow the story of nine-year-old Fiona who comes out as a boy and wants to be called Fin.”

“He has always had a feeling – knowing something was different but not knowing what it was exactly or how to say it,” it went on. “As Fin cuts his hair short and changes his name, his family works to understand and adjust to Fin’s gender identity.” The remainder of the events description can be found HERE.





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