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Transportation to + from Amplify

More Sleep Away Shuttle Details

Pick up
  • We will provide parents/guardians with our shuttle driver’s contact information
  • We recommend sending your camper with a phone to text our shuttle driver when they land and make it easier to find each other
  • Amplify staff will meet your camper at baggage claim area
  • Your camper should be prepared to turn in their cell phone and other connected devices to the shuttle driver. Devices are returned upon departure
  • Please prepare your camper to turn in their medications in a labeled, resealable zipper bag
Drop off
  • The shuttle cannot accommodate early departures. 
  • We cannot stop en route to drop off or pick up campers
  • Staff will escort campers to the airline’s ticketing if checking a bag, or security if not (unless they are flying as an unaccompanied minor)
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Special designated “unaccompanied minor” tickets
  • Most airlines allow minors of camp age to fly alone with a regular ticket.
  • Campers who are flying with an unaccompanied minor ticket must contact a camp director to arrange a staff member to accompany
  • If you wish to purchase a special designated unaccompanied minor ticket through your airline, please check with us first so we can confirm that we are able to accommodate your camper. 
  • We are only able to accommodate these types of tickets if they fall within a departure window of 1PM – 5PM.
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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 takes every safety precaution when transporting campers to and from camp. This includes ensuring drivers posses a current and valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained for safety as well. We carry a first aid kit and emergency contact information for each camper on board. We provide parents with the Amplify shuttle driver’s phone number prior to pick up/drop off for any communication needs.



Yes, our pick up and drop off locations are Beverly Hills High School and LAX. We are always open to adding more options so if you are wanting transportation from another city just ask and if we get enough folks requesting it we can add it on.

We try to make getting to camp as accessible as possible for all our families. We don’t currently offer shuttle service outside of LA but if this is something you would find helpful please email [email protected] . If we have enough families requesting this we will add it on as an option.

Absolutely! We’ve got you covered. Check out our blog post all about flying solo for the first time.

We understand our international campers will likely need extra rest after such a long flight. We always pair our international campers with a staff who is our travel liaison and who can help make sure they acclimate to the time difference smoothly and have a comfortable arrival and start to camp. We have a long history of working with international families and caring for your child every step of the way is a priority. Check out our blog post all about how Amplify is a trusted source for out-of-state and international families.

Please contact a director when you have decided to purchase this type of ticket to ensure we can accommodate your request. Unaccompanied minor tickets require one of our staff to provide their information for your airline ahead of time in order to go through security and meet your camper at the gate on arrival, and remain with them until their flight departs.

Campers departing with an unaccompanied minor ticket must have a flight leaving LAX between 1PM-5PM.

Guardians are responsible for making reservations and ticket purchases for all unaccompanied minor tickets. Any and all fees for unaccompanied minor services must be paid by the parent/guardian at the time of booking.

With most airlines, kids who are old enough to attend Amplify are permitted to fly alone. This this varies from airline to airline. Please contact the airline regarding their regulations.

Prior to their campers boarding their flight, parents/guardians will be provided with our staff’s contact info so they can always check in on pick-up status, etc. We encourage you to share this number with your campers so they can text the shuttle driver when they land.  Amplify staff will meet your camper at their baggage claim and escort them to the shuttle. Once we have picked up your camper, we will text you to let you know.

We encourage it! They will hand over their phone once they have let you know they are safe and sound with the shuttle driver and are ready to start camp! We will hold onto their phone until departure and make sure all phones are fully charged and ready for their flight home.

Yes. We love when we have several kids flying in from the same area and we can arrange to get them all on the same flight, if possible. Please contact us ASAP if your camper will be flying in so we can try to coordinate our campers’ flights and shuttle windows accordingly. You can also join the parent facebook group or join one of our pre camp zooms at the first Monday of the month and try coordinate there.

Yes. There will always be Amplify staff accompanying the campers for arrival and departure to and from camp.

Please contact us ASAP to arrange special pickup/drop off times, keeping in mind that your camper may miss out on some key first day activities, or the closing showcase performance.

Please contact your shuttle driver if this change occurs while your camper is enroute. Otherwise, contact a director at (503) 808-0994 as soon as you are aware of the flight change. We can accommodate reasonable delays in arrival and departures, but significant delays can result in added fees, or rebooking your camper with a different transportation service. 

Yes. Please email a director if you are interested in arranging a carpool.