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Dorm Life

Campers bunk 2–3 to a room, with the exception of LITs who can either sleep in “the bunkhouse” or in dorms. Everyone goes through a lengthy, inclusive, and fun ice breaker process. We strive to create opportunities for campers to find things in common with everyone they meet during that first assembly on arrival day.


Some campers have their heart set on rooming with their best camp friend—who they maybe only get to see once a year at camp. That’s just fine with us, and you can request a specific roommate as part of the registration process.


At the end of the day, it’s all about what’s best for our youth, and all of us thrive at different comfort levels 💕.

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Campers are grouped by GRADE. Bands, electives, music/creative immersive instruction, dorm rooms/dorm buildings, etc. are sorted by grade.

Staff rooms are dispersed throughout all dorm buildings, with staff available directly to campers 24/7. Their rooms are marked with their names so campers always know where to find ’em! Each staff is accountable to the same ~7 campers throughout their session (their “cabin group” or “night group”), who all bond and make camp home together (e.g., bedtime/wind-down routines).

Campers bring their own pillows and sleeping bag, and linens for a twin-sized bed.

Here is a list of common camp store items:

  • snacks
  • drinks
  • games
  • camp merch (sweatshirts, tee shirts, water bottles, stickers, etc.)
  • towels
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • mouthwash
  • deodorant
  • limited linens and pillows

All dorm buildings have fresh spring water for drinking, a camper lounge with games and couches, acoustic guitars, books (you name it), laundry facilities, private restrooms and showers, and outdoor patios with ping pong tables, tetherball and more.

Absolutely. The campus boasts a full array of sports courts such as basketball, sand volleyball, tennis and of course our massive soccer field and pool. It’s not uncommon to join in on an afternoon soccer match or even glow in the dark capture the flag game.

All rooms have both air conditioning and heating capabilities. Campers are also welcome to bring portable fans to have on their nightstands for extra customization 😎.

Yes! Posters and such can be mounted with non-damaging painter’s tape or putty, and our campers love bringing string/fairy lights (also available onsite in our camp store). Pictures of family and loved ones, favorite blankets or stuffed animals, and general reminders of home are welcome and encouraged.

We have a robust onsite camp store full of key packing list items, like pillows, sheets, deodorant, toothpaste/brush, body wash, and shampoo, in addition to our favorite camp store items, like Amplify stickers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, stamps, and so much more.


You can also send campers forgotten items or care packages or love notes directly to camp.

We encourage campers who can pack a full two weeks of clothing to do so. If this is a hardship for you, you are staying longer than 2 weeks, or there is an emergency, we can arrange laundry for your camper.

Our gated campus has several safety protocols

  • Security cameras in all hallways (none point into dorm rooms or bathrooms)
  • Security personnel patrol the campus at night
  • Amplify and Besant staff have all cleared background checks
  • Staff are roomed no more than 3 doors away from any camper dorm room
  • Camper doors can be locked at night and when changing
  • There is locked gate around the pool
  • The gates are locked between 7pm and 7am
  • Amplify is proudly accredited by the American Camp Association, having passed over 250 safety standards