Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) recently announced enrollment for summer camp sessions to be held at The Holland Center, located at 34250 N. 60th Street.

Five in-person day camp sessions full of acting, singing and dancing will end in a performance opportunity on the last day of each camp. Grouped by ages 5-8 and 9-14, no more than 20 campers in each age group will have fun learning musical selections from their favorite shows. Each session centers around a popular musical theatre theme, including Aladdin, Shrek, Tangled and Matilda. The final week, “Lights Up,” offers more of an acting and improv focus. 

Rather than making each camp session a drill of the final performance, campers will enjoy a fresh, fun experience everyday. DFT’s professional artist instructors will carefully select activities that build musicianship skills, acting fundamentals and dance techniques. Camp at DFT will provide a safe, supportive environment free of criticism and full of engagement, creative inspiration, and encouragement to try new things, according to DFT. Audition practice, theater etiquette, acting games, and arts and crafts round out the daily curriculum.  

Summer camp programs are under the direction of Valley theater veteran, Sandi Carll, who has held various positions in the Phoenix theater community since 2009. Carll has been hired to serve as the theater’s director of education and recently directed DFTs production of 13, The Musical.  

For camp questions and COVID-19 safety protocols, call 480-488-1981. No performing arts experience is necessary. Spots are limited and filling quickly. Sessions take place through the end of July and camps vary in lengths of one to two weeks. Before and after care are available for an additional fee. Call 480-488-1981 for details, including pricing. To register for camp, or for more information on Desert Foothills Theater events,  performances, and upcoming productions, visit