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Camp Culture

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At Amplify, we believe in the transformative power of summer camp experiences. Our commitment to creating a nurturing and inclusive environment for girls has always been at the heart of what we do. 

Summer camp is a time for growth, friendship, and self-discovery. We want every child to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and empowerment during their time with us. Amplify celebrates the uniqueness that each individual brings to our community. It’s a space where girls can lift each other up, break down barriers, and rewrite the narrative.


In a world that often pits girls against each other, we’re dedicated to creating a different kind of environment—one where competition takes a backseat to collaboration, and where every girl is encouraged to shine. Our goal is to shift the culture from gossip and cliques to one of inclusivity and solidarity.


Our commitment goes beyond words; it’s woven into the fabric of every activity, every interaction, and every moment here. We recognize the importance of creating spaces where girls can thrive, express themselves authentically, and build lasting connections that extend far beyond their time at camp.


Whether your youth is a seasoned camper or attending for the first time, she’ll find a community of peers who are ready to celebrate her successes, support her dreams, and embrace her for who she truly is.


As we embark on another incredible summer adventure, we invite you to join us in building a camp experience that reflects the beauty of diversity. Let’s create memories that celebrate the richness of each camper’s story, ensuring that everyone feels seen, heard, and loved.


Thank you for choosing Amplify, we look forward to a summer filled with laughter, friendship, and the joy of being authentically ourselves.

Jen Baron

Founder + Executive Director

Amplify has a strong expectation of kindness, consent, and compassion among all participants. Our staff help guide our youth by modeling and mentoring our core values. We work together as a community to make sure everyone feels safe and seen at camp.

Because of the family-like atmosphere that we have created, returning campers welcome new campers with open arms. We strongly encourage inclusiveness as part of our camp philosophy, which all of our past campers are aware of and have previously practiced. While some new campers do come with friends or siblings, many first-timers also arrive on their own. They assimilate well into the camp, and our staff make every effort in facilitating this process.

Check out our blog post to learn more about Amplify’s anti bullying curriculum  here

Check out our blog post about the benefits of all-girl spaces here

When you call our office during the winter, the phone will be answered by  Jen Baron(Director).

We are always ready, willing and able to help you with any concerns that you may have.

During the summer, our phones are picked up by our registrar Luna or director Jen Baron. They will either help get you an answer or direct your call to the appropriate head staff member. We believe that we are partners with our parents in ensuring a successful camp experience for campers, and are always available to talk to parents.

Our sessions enroll between 75-90 campers.

We average a return rate of 85%

To become one of our counselors, applicants must be at least 18 years old. Typically, our staff members fall within the age range of 21 to 35 years old each summer. Like our campers, our staff hail from various regions across the United States and beyond. Many of our counselors were once campers themselves, returning to Amplify with a fervent eagerness to impart their own experiences to new campers. Additionally, we welcome several international staff members who bring an added cultural richness to our camp family.

At Amplify, we approach the hiring process with the utmost gravity, ensuring only the most suitable candidates join our team of counselors. The privilege of having your children call our camp home for two weeks+ is one we deeply cherish. That’s why we conduct multiple interviews and comprehensive background checks on all potential staff members before making any hires. We firmly believe that counselors wield the greatest influence on a camper’s experience. Thus, we take pride in assembling a team whose primary focus is on delivering the finest possible experience for our campers.

While we don’t have a formal “Visitor’s Day,” we do welcome parents during drop-off and pick-up days. Opening day is especially convenient, and if you’re dropping off your camper, you’re invited to meet the directors, tour the camp, assist your children in settling in, and meet their counselors. If you would like to visit your camper let us know and we can prearrange a visit.

Our largest group (by a hair!) is Legends, our 9th/10th graders, followed by Lights in grades 6-8.

There are usually 2 blocks of free time each day. After lunch, campers can swim, attend private lessons (available as an add on), or join residential counselors for special activities such as capture the flag, jam sessions, board games in the camper lounge, art room activities like friendship bracelet making, a hike or enjoying some down time listening to records on our record player in the Bjork Chamber of Quiet. Before dinner, campers spend free time in the dorms and outside common spaces.

We have an awesome interactive day in the life video on our home page, or check out the sample schedules for Electric Youth, Lights, Legends and LITs.