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Indio Summer Class Offerings

Summer in Indio is more than sweltering heat! Check out the summer class offerings at the following locations. 

Indio Performing Arts Center

Desert Theatreworks Summer Theatre Program

Is your child a budding thespian? Desert Theatreworks, partnering with the City of Indio, will be holding a 5 week summer theatre program at the Performing Arts Center. Participants between the ages of 8-19 will enjoy lessons in acting, singing, dancing, and even stage combat! All participants will be cast in the program's culminating event: a fully staged live production of the Wizard of Oz. For more information and to register, visit

Culturas Music & Arts

If your child is looking to take a summer class in the Arts, Culturas Music & Arts has you covered. Summer classes include acoustic guitar, plant-based culinary arts, and creative writing. Check out their Facebook page for a full course offering and registration instructions. 


Coachella Valley History Museum

Junior Historian Program

Designed for children in grades 2-5, this four week dynamic, project-based program will surely interest your fledgling historian. Learn about WWII and build your own glider. Map your own family's history. Fight the Revolution. Learn about the election process, run for office, and even visit Indio's City Hall! For more information or to register, contact Jordan Hammon at

Summer Art Camp

Children ages 8-14 are invited to join imaginative summer art classes such as Clay Works, Water Media, and Multi-media Drawing. Classes are held Monday-Friday 9:00am-11am.

Desert Recreation District

Ready to sweat? The Indio Community Center provides plenty of opportunities to do so, such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, a weight room, and the District Gymnastics Academy. Renovated in 2014, the shiny new center also provides classes for all ages in martial arts, dance, and music. Don't feel like sweating? The center also holds movie nights! For a comprehensive list of offerings, visit

College of the Desert 

Robotics Camp

Robots are our future, and so are our children! COD is offering a Summer Robotics Camp for middle-school students who are technologically inclined. Students will learn about the science behind robotics, using what they learn to build their very own robot! This class is an excellent way to foster creative problem solving, and is free to all. Students entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are welcome. Classes will be held at the Indio Campus August 7-11, 8am-12pm. For more information email or visit the website.

CODe Club

Don't miss this FREE class which establishes the familiarity in the relationship between code and development. These classes will be using Raspberry Pis and Arbuino. The topics will be Programming, Game Development, Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity. The 1st half will be held at the Palm Desert campus June 19-20 and the second half at the Indio Campus July 31 - August 10. Upoin completion students will be eligible for the CODe Club, Cyberpatriot competition & other activities. Visit the website for more information and to register. 

Indio Teen Center 

In addition to arts & crafts, college campus tours, and weekly beach trips - all free for members - check out these fun and inviting offerings from the Indio Teen Center: 

S.H.A.R.P.E. Leadership Program

Join the Indio Teen Center this summer for its 6 week leadership program, S.H.A.R.P.E., where students will engage in team building activities, listen to dynamic guest speakers, enjoy recreational games, and more. The program runs June 19th-26th every Monday and Wednesday. 

6th Annual Intergenerational Summer Olympics

This summer, why not have your teen team up with a member of the Indio Senior Center to compete in fun and silly mock-Olympic games? Every week the games are different, and naturally, prizes are awarded. Spaces are limited to 10 teams, so make sure to arrive early! The games begin June 19th at the Indio Senior Center, but will trade off locations with the Indio Teen Center every other week. For more information, visit

Indio Senior Center

The Indio Senior center offers a mosaic of classes throughout the summer for those 50 years or better. Craft classes include jewelry design, stained glass, and wood carving. Rather work up a sweat? Try yoga, boot camp, or line dancing. With so many offerings, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy! For a complete list, visit