multiple session lengths ☆ ojai, ca
Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things, and gain lifelong friends and positive role models in a safe and supportive environment.
DRUMS, GUITAR, BASS, VOCALS or KEYS
Our campers have a blast learning an instrument, forming a collaborative band, writing an original song, and performing on stage for the entire camp community. Camper bands can be any genre under the sun! Indie, pop, metal, folk, R&B, funk, blues…whatever your authentic voices are. NEW THIS YEAR: Campers who choose vocals as their “instrument” have the option of being in a band in the afternoon OR joining our a cappella choir (both of which perform at the final showcase).
Young visionaries learn extensive photography skills such as light and composition while creating a personal portfolio of thematic images based on self directed passions. Campers learn post production skills using editing tools like Photoshop and Lightroom, culminating in a vibrant slideshow set to music to be premiered at our camp showcase.
rock band intensive
Intermediate and higher levels of musicianship in your chosen instrument required to sign up for this immersive. Campers focus entirely on developing songwriting, arrangement, and collaborative skills in band practice. Play guitar, drums, bass, keys, sing, or bring an instrument from home. Take both your playing and your songwriting to the next level with other youth who are at a similar skill level and age group.
Learn how to write your own music using Ableton software sequencer and digital audio workstation (DAW). Option to play in a band in the afternoon! Walk away from camp with not only a toolbelt bursting with modern music production skills like music theory, recording, and beat making, but also a totally polished original demo to be shared with the whole camp community at our awesome showcase and then overnighted to our own Syryn Records!
All campers entering their junior or senior year of high school automatically participate in our LIT program
leaders in training (lit) program
LITs get all the fun of camp, but also learn how to design and lead electives and develop other leadership skills, like public speaking, mentorship, and collaborating on capstone projects. Our young leaders participate daily in their chosen immersives while also taking weekly leadership electives with their own dedicated LIT mentor. LITs also get their own special overnight bonding trip!
Many of our Leaders in Training return as staff members.
“camp was probably the highlight of my entire summer!
The staff was fun, friendly, and helpful, and they and the other campers made me feel like I fit in, even when I didn’t know anyone.”
“What an incredible two weeks for my daughter! She came home more confident than I have ever seen her. The staff is awesome. These girls totally rock. We’re so in.”
“after returning from camp…
…my daughter was happy to see us but also wishing she could go right back for another [session]. Camp is something she looks forward to all year.”