This Summer, Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts Offers Transformative Opportunities Through Youth Camps and Programming

The belief that all youth should have equitable access to quality arts experiences was one of the major drivers of Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts’ (PCA) campus expansion. Now that the new studio theater, gallery, and classrooms are open, Suze’s PCA is poised to fully carry out its mission as a full-service arts center by providing youth arts experiences that:

  • Unlock the potential of the next generation of creative thinkers.
  • Bring young people from different backgrounds together to build connections, understanding, and cultural awareness.
  • Provide personally meaningful activities that build confidence.
  • Build skills in communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and perseverance, all of which can improve academic performance, and equip youth for success in school, work, and life.

Suze’s PCA is proud to announce its expanded summer camp and programming offerings in performing, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary arts.

Performing Arts Camps

Theater Adventurers presents:

June 5 – June 16, ages 6-9; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $160.

A great theatrical program for youngsters, Theatre Adventurers is especially beneficial for those with little or no theatre experience. Youngsters will audition, rehearse, and perform a one-act play while learning theatre basics and having a lot of fun doing it!

Summer Stock Junior presents:

June 12- June 30, ages 10-15; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $375.

This program is a great experience for youth with or without prior experience, who would like to be involved in the performance of a “junior” musical. This experience will bridge from the “Theatre Adventurers” to “Teen Summer Stock,” preparing participants for the full theater experience. There will be three performances in the Cabaret. The days are scheduled to allow the participants to learn the process of producing a show with professional guidance and educational expertise.

Teen Summer Stock Ensemble
Ages 15-22. Cost $100 (for materials only; this program is subsidized through Suze’s PCA Scholarship program). More information will be available on the Suze’s PCA website after this print deadline.

This exciting and intensive program exclusively for older teens provides a taste of what it’s like to work in a professional setting. Teens are immersed in the process of mounting a fully produced musical on the PCA stage. The production is staffed by professionals. This program is designed for teens interested in a career in theater as well as teens who want to learn life skills through the arts.

Visual Arts Camps

Clay Creations

Ages 8-12. More information will be available on the Suze’s PCA website after this print deadline.

This camp will provide students with an opportunity to make a wide range of ceramics art, including functional and sculptural objects. Students will be guided through inspirational topics and themes and learn a variety of hand building techniques. Projects may include piggy banks, trinket boxes, coil pots, and special mementos that will last a lifetime!

Note: Some projects will need to be picked up after the camp is finished to allow time for drying and firing.

Multidisciplinary Camps

Puppets Galore!

More information will be available on the Suze’s PCA website after this print deadline.

Explore the magic of puppetry and become part of the inaugural Suze’s PCA Puppet Troupe! Children will learn about the creative and collaborative world of puppetry by participating in one of three camps. Each camp is designed for a specific age group to inspire and engage in just the right way, and will culminate in short, fun performances for family and friends to celebrate the magical experience of puppetry adventures.

Puppet Arts Camp
Ages 6-8.

Explore how visual art, music, and theatre inspire the magical and fun world of puppetry.

Puppet Discovery Camp
Ages 9-12.

Have a blast discovering a wide variety of puppetry styles and cultural traditions in this experience, which culminates in a special show-and-tell event.

Puppet Theatre Camp
Ages 13-15.

Join us for an immersive, exciting puppetry adventure that allows students the opportunity to design, build, write, and perform in their very own puppet shows.

For more information about SPCA or these youth arts programs, visit, email [email protected] or call 928.237.1091.