The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts will be a lively place this summer… with three major musicals running in repertory, Bright Star, Guys & Dolls and The SpongeBob Musical… with over 40 professional artists, designers and performers rehearsing and performing… dancing, singing, acting… for four months straight.

And right in the middle of it all is the Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre Summer Camp. This super fun and wildly popular summer camp is in its 11th summer at the Center for the Arts.

Registration is now open for Summer 2022.

The camp works with 7 to 12-year-olds (you can inquire about special requests for 6 or 13-year-olds) and is taught by the professional performers that come in for Thingamajig’s main stage shows. From singing to costume design, from dancing to character development and storytelling, from painting with lights to aerial silks… theatre is the place where all the art forms come together and create collaborative masterpieces. Acting and theater production teach students the valuable skills of teamwork, collaboration, public speaking, articulation, critical thinking, self-confidence, physical fitness and above all empathy.

What parents say:

“THANK YOU for your awesome work with the kids during the Improv class. It was great fun to watch their growth.”

“Many thanks for your invaluable instruction & encouragement to all the kids in the Whatchamawhozits program. [My son] had a blast and it was a fun program to watch.”

This summer the two-week camp runs from July 5 to July 15, Monday through Friday (Tuesday through Friday the first week) from 9am to 2pm… with public performances of The Music Man KIDS on July 16 and 17.

Camper’s registration includes an invitation to see the main stage production of The SpongeBob Musical 0n Wednesday, July 13 at 2pm, which features all the camp counselors.

To register please click here. Cost is $375 for the camp and spaces are extremely limited.

For additional questions on the best summer activity in Southwest Colorado, please contact Education Director Laura Moore at

Information about ThingamaWHO’s Teen Program, coming in April.