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A music + arts sleep away + day camp empowering girls

Welcome to Amplify! We’re So Glad You’re Here

Experience the best in sleep away and day camps with Amplify—an award-winning and American Camp Association Accredited music and arts program! Nestled in the breathtaking Topa Topa Mountains of Ojai, CA, just 1.5 hours from the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Amplify beckons campers from across the U.S. and around the world.


Our affordable 2-week sessions, extendable up to 8 weeks, offer a transformative journey for campers to delve into their passions. Choose from a range of creative focuses, guided by top-notch instructors in music, photography, film (including music video making), theater, music production, skateboarding, dance, choreography, and more.


At Amplify, all staff undergo a rigorous hiring process that includes background checks, live scans, both individual and group interviews, reference checks, a 10-day on-site training, and over 15 hours of pre-camp online training. They hold certifications in Mental Health First Aid, CPR/First Aid,  among others, and are primarily K-12 teachers or students from esteemed institutions like Berklee School of Music and UCLA.


The adventure doesn’t stop there. Campers craft their own schedules with daily fully elective activities, providing a plethora of options like screen printing, DJing, swimming, beach days, surfing, karaoke, dance parties under the stars and more. Amplify ensures an unforgettable summer, fostering creativity, a deep sense of belonging and friendship in a secure, supportive, and age-appropriate environment. Join us for a summer like no other!

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Immersive Programs

Before arriving, campers choose their creative focus (“immersive”) for their camp sessions. Camp days are split between classes in chosen immersives, under guidance of expert staff and alongside rad, collaborative groups of immersive co-campers, and designed-for-fun elective activities. Then every session closes with a huge FINAL SHOWCASE: often the highlight of the whole summer!

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Elective Activities

Campers follow their passions and supplement their immersive with daily fun elective activities in a “choose-your-own-adventure” format. Amplify has dozens of electives to choose from each day, like designing and screen printing your own swag. We are masters of creative programming and can work with any camper no matter their interest or skill level is.

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Camp Culture & Belonging

Amplify is a community that empowers participants through music education, the creative arts, and positive mentorship. We encourage our youth to find their power, be their most authentic selves, and lift each other up. The majority of our campers are in 6th-12th grade.


Premier Facilities

Proudly in residence at Besant Hill School. The premiere facilities are all air conditioned. The Campus is set on 500+ private gated acres with hiking trails, sport + recreation fields/spaces, and a state-of-the-art, 25-meter pool onsite.

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Dorm Life

Campers live together with counselors and their grade cohort in beautiful dorm buildings, with 2-4 campers in each dorm. Campers typically choose roommates through fun, fast, friend-forming activities on the first day of camp. Pre-arrival roommate requests are also honored.

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Off-campus trips are one of the biggest highlights families rave about every year. From highschoolers’ rite of passage campouts to beloved FIELD DAYS spent at roller rinks or escape rooms, there’s something rad for everyone! Plus, campers coming 4+ weeks join us on BLOWOUT TRIPS like kayaking Catalina Island or whitewater rafting the Kern River.

Campers grow + evolve every year

Every aspect of Amplify (and all our programs, really) is fine-tuned to best nurture and support youth where they’re at—and where they’re going! That’s why older campers get additional privileges, like more off-campus trips, challenges, and opportunities to be incredible role models to younger campers. Campers also move throughout Amplify with their own age groups, including dorm assignments/location, electives, and creative immersives.
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Electric Youth

ELECTRIC YOUTH are Amplify’s youngest family members. For many, it’s their first time at sleep away camp, which is why they have their own dorm section with dedicated staff who move with them from the time they wake up until they head to bed.
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From pool parties to a slightly later bed time, LIGHTS enjoy a full schedule and begin their leadership development journey, no experience required!
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LEGENDS are well on their way to being leaders in this summer experience that helps campers bridge the gap from adolescence to adulthood 😱
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Leaders in Training/LITs

LITs are our most senior campers whose days are full of advanced skill and leadership development (as well as fun, duh).
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“My daughter has attended both Berklee Summer Immersion and Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, and Amplify blew both of them out of the water. She came home with more technical skills than either program while being more inspired and happy than I have ever seen her. 1,000% worth it.”

“I wanted to say thank you. My daughter loved camp. She had gone to a well-known big sleepaway camp 2 summers in a row, and we both came away feeling like something was missing. She didn’t feel connected or herself there. She told me that at Amplify she felt accepted for who she is and fully appreciated and not self-conscious at all. Can’t imagine anything more we could want for her.” —Mom of 9-year-old camper

“I can tell by Lemi’s response to camp that the investment is exemplary. The first thing she said to me about Amplify was: ‘Thank you so much for sending me there. I have never been so loved by so many people at one time who were not my family.’”

“THANK YOU! Especially with being able to teach bass this session, I almost cried this afternoon seeing how talented all these youth are, plus the experience of coming full circle around since I WAS them at one point 🙂 I’m so lucky to be on this team after all it’s given and shown me my whole life.” —18-year-old staff, former camper (for nearly 10 years!)

“This camp changed my life last year. So many people and staff made me feel welcome during my 2-week stay that this summer I’m coming for 4 weeks to live my dreams here at this camp. No matter what you do, everyone supports you…I’ve never experienced this. I wish everyone could come to this camp for classes and fun, right? But really this camp gives me much, much more…” —11-year-old camper

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“My daughter has been attending Amplify since she was in 4th grade and is now joining the team as staff at 19. Her three siblings are following in her footsteps and I honestly don’t think our family would be the same without this special community. Whether you are into music or photography / film making – your kid will flourish here. No experience necessary either! The amazing staff meet your kiddo right where they are at. Raising four girls, Amplify is always the first thing I recommend!”

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“This is a life changing summer camp!! The camp shows girls how to really support each other and removes the element of competition. The result: campers creating beyond incredible creative projects while making life long friendships and feeling genuinely proud of both their own accomplishments and their peers”


“My daughter had an amazing week at Amplify Sleep Away Camp these past four weeks in Ojai. Wrote a song with 4 other girls and performed for the parents this morning. She had a blast! We’ll be back next year.”

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“My daughter attended last year. It was her first time ever being away from home. She was so scared, but excited. I could not ask for a better camp for my daughter to attend.“

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“My daughter just played me the song she wrote last week at Amplify. It made me cry it was so beautiful. This camp and these counselors opened a door to her creativity that was closed. What a wonderful gift. I highly recommend this camp for girls who need a moment in a nurturing environment to unleash their creative potential. I’m feeling filled with gratitude right now!”

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“Amplify has been one of the best experiences of my life… Camp has taught me how to create art that makes me happy and creates an impact. I can’t wait to be part of the staff.”

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“What an incredible two weeks for my daughter! She came home more confident than I have ever seen her. The staff is awesome, they totally rock. We’re so in.”

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“i’ve been coming for 3 years and have learned how to express myself through music, write songs, and talk about how i feel inside… I’ve learned so much”

AMPLIFY Day Camp: Unleash a Day Filled with Fun, Creativity, and Empowerment!

Not every youth is ready for sleepaway camp, and we totally get that. But here at AMPLIFY, we believe everyone deserves to soak in the fun, creativity, and empowerment we offer! In our day camp option, campers in grades 4-8 get to enjoy all the amazing programs we have in store for them from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, lunch included! They’ll enjoy immersive creative instruction, engaging elective activities, beach days, the grand final showcase, and a whole lot more. The AMPLIFY experience is tailored for everyone, making unforgettable summer memories without the overnight stay.
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