Summer Youth Programming

Summer 2023

Suze’s PCA believes that all youth should have equitable access to quality arts experiences, which was one of the major drivers of our campus expansion. Now that the new studio theater, gallery, and classrooms are open, we are poised to fully meet the Suze’s PCA 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, and
  • Build skills in communication, problem solving, decision making, and perseverance, all of which can improve academic performance, and equip our youth for success in school, work, and life.

We are proud to announce our expanded summer camp and programming offerings in performing, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary arts!

Performing Arts Camps

We have something for all ages at Suze's PCA, and our summer programming is no exception!

Theater Adventurers

Fractured Fairy Tales

June 5 - June 16

Ages 6 - 9

Theatre Adventurers is a great theatrical program for youngsters and 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!

9am to 12pm, Monday through Friday

Cost: $160

Summer Stock Junior

Spongebob: The Musical

June 12 - June 30

Ages 10 to 15

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.

9amto 3pm, Monday through Friday

Cost: $375

Teen Summer Stock Ensemble

County Fair: A Country Hits Musical

Ages 15 to 22

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

ABOUT THE SHOW: A country jukebox musical about 2 sisters.  Includes songs "Red Solo Cup", "The House that Built Me", and "Devil Went Down to Georgia".  9F, 5M, plus ensemble.  Orchestration:  Piano, Bass, Drums, Fiddle and 2 guitars.

DATES: May 30-June 22   |   Monday-Thursday; 12:00 PM-5 PM

Dress Rehearsals   |   June 26-29; 5 PM-10 PM

Performances   |   June 30- July 9; Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2:00PM, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00PM

Auditions will be May 4th from 6-8 and May 6th from 10-noon (pick one day and plan on being there the whole two hours). More info to come...

Cost: $120; This program is subsidized through Suze’s PCA Scholarship program so the cost is for materials only

Visual Arts Camps

Clay Creations

Ages 8-12

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

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 inspirethe magical and fun world of puppetry.

Puppet Discovery Camp, Ages 9-12

Have a blast discovering a wide variety of puppetrystyles and cultural traditions in this experience that culminates in a specialshow-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 for and perform in their very own puppet shows.