Virtual Camp FAQs

What makes your youth art camps unique?
Rather than focusing on just one artistic medium, camps at Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center present a well-rounded artistic experience for your child that encompasses both visual and performing arts! Beginning in Spring 2020, camps at Phoenix Center for the Arts are presented by Rising Youth Theatre, one of our wonderful resident organizations.

What is a day in your virtual/online camp like?
The online camp day runs from 9am-12pm Monday-Friday. Each morning, campers will log into a password protected Zoom video call (link and information for login provided with registration packet). Once campers log into the Zoom video call, they are moved into breakout classes in visual art, dance, and drama. Campers have a short break between each class.

This sounds like so much fun! Can I sign myself up for camp?
We understand your excitement as our art camps are totally awesome! However, our camps are only for youth. You can, however, check out the adult classes listings on our website.

My child is a teenager, but I see that camp is for ages 7-14. How can they be involved?
Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center have summer activities online for teens, too! Teens can have an AWESOME break by taking a class, or by volunteering at camps. If interested in volunteering at either camp location, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

What should my child wear to camp?
Art-friendly outfits! Your camper will be active and may get a bit messy during camp. Please make sure your camper is wearing clothing that they can dance, paint, and play in each day. No flip-flops please!

What space should my child use to attend online camp?
Any space in your home that has access to the computer, a work surface for visual art that can get a little bit messy, and room to move around in a circle with arms stretched wide open.

What about supplies?
For each online camp session, every camper will receive a Mystery Box full of all the supplies needed for online camp. Parents/Guardians will pick up the Mystery Box on the first Monday of camp between 8am-5pm. Supplies are not needed for the first day of camp, so you can pick up your box at any time of the day that is convenient for you. Detailed, socially distanced pickup instructions will be provided upon registration.

When and what is the Camp Performance?
The performance occurs on the last Friday of each camp session, and is a chance for the campers to share all that they have worked to create and experienced! The performance will take place virtually, on the last morning of the camp session.

Can my child be in the same group as their sibling or friend?
Campers will be grouped by age to allow for the highest quality arts instruction. Rising Youth Theatre cannot guarantee group placement, but knows that art can be more fun with friends and will do their best to place them together as long as they are similar in age.

How do I enroll my child in camp online?
After returning to our Camp page, click the red arrow that says “Click Here to Sign Up!” and you will be redirected to the Mindbody registration system. Here is a helpful overview of the steps to get you started:

  1. Scroll down to view our current camp offerings.  When you have reached the camp session in which you would like to enroll your child, click “Sign Up Now!”
  2. If you are new to Phoenix Center for the Arts and have not enrolled in programs before, you will need to create an account. Enter your first and last name in the box titled “New to our site?” and click the “Next” button. You will be redirected to the “Create an Account” page.
  3. Enter YOUR OWN (parent/guardian) information for all required fields under 1. Contact Information and then enter the e-mail address you would like to use for your login under 2. Login.
  4. For 3. Family Member, enter each of your children as a family member. Please be sure to enter your child’s birthday, re-enter your phone number and email, and check the box that says “Paid for by [you].” Click save and add each additional child.
  5. Read the liability release and agree to the terms, then click “Create Account.”
  6. When enrolling your child in camp and/or classes, be sure to click their name so you do not enroll yourself by mistake!

I am enrolling more than one of my children into camp. How do I receive the Sibling Discount?
You must register your children by phone to receive the Sibling Discount ($25 off each additional child for Summer Camps, $15 off each additional child for Spring and Fall Break Camps, and $10 off each additional child for Winter Break Camps). If you create your account online first, the phone registration will only take a few minutes and our Patron Services Team is happy to help. Just call 602-254-3100.

I have enrolled my child in camp.  When will I receive more information and any camp paperwork I will need to fill out?
You will receive a packet in your email inbox before the camp session begins. This will include Rising Youth’s Arts Camp Information and Policies, Parent & Child Information Sheet, and Waiver & Release.

I enrolled my child in camp but he/she can no longer attend.  Can I get a refund?
If you cancel at least 10 business days before camp begins, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 10 business days, or before the first day of camp, you will receive 40% of the camp cost refunded to your account (to be used toward future classes or camps). After the first day of camp we are unable to process any refunds. You may review our policy in more detail here: https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/cancellations-withdrawals-missed-classes

My child cannot attend the entire camp session or will be missing some days of camp. Are you able to prorate the cost?
Unfortunately we are unable to prorate the cost of camp, as each day of the program is important to the overall camp experience and designed for the best camp experience possible!

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please don’t hesitate to call 602-254-3100 or email info@phoenixcenterforthearts.orgif you have any questions or concerns. You may also visit the Rising Youth Theatre website at: https://risingyouththeatre.org