Box Office Hours:
M-F 9am-5:30pm,

Sat. Closed, Sun. 12pm-2:30pm
45175 FARGO ST.
INDIO, CA 92201

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

What our program offers: This Social Emotional Learning program provides a safe and nurturing environment for kids to experience the performing arts in a fun and engaging way. Taught through the art of readers theater, children will learn skills that will encourage social and emotional well-being. KidsWorks programs enhance relationship skills, self-awareness, self-management, and responsible decision making while learning important tools for the craft of theater. Led by our artistic director and co-founder of Desert TheatreWorks, Lance Phillips, our camps are carefully curated to meet ELOP requirements. 

We offer different versions of the program based on grade level. We have a 1st-2nd grade program, 3rd-5th program and a 6th-8th grade program. The program material and topics are age appropriate and are taught at grade level.

The program can be taught on your school site in 60 minute sessions either 1 day a week (9 sessions) or 2 days a week (18 sessions). *We are happy to discuss other options on a case by case basis*

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ron Phillips at (760) 412-1461 or e-mail

Desert Theatreworks' KidsWorks Programs are more than a training ground for the arts; it is a safe and nurturing environment where community is emphasized, friendship valued, and personal growth celebrated. We see it as the ideal place for children to learn about the arts and develop creative skills. Many of our programs are free of charge to participate in through the generosity of donors, grants and corporate sponsors. 

Summer Camp
Desert Theatreworks' KidsWorks Program offers a six-week camp each summer for all children ages 8-18. By age group, you will be part of a stage musical production. You can also participate by working on crew, sets and costumes behind the scenes. Each camp has themed days to express your individual personality. You'll end your camp experience with an unforgettable closing dance party.

Winter/Spring Workshops

Desert Theatreworks' KidsWorks Program offers a winter and spring workshop of intense training in all thing’s musical theatre. KidsWorks Kids will have a fun and enjoyable place to spend their school breaks.

School Site Opportunities
KidsWorks will soon be coming to schools throughout the Desert Sands Unified School District. You will have an opportunity to participate in learning activities to stretch and grow your theatricals skills and imagination.