a summer music & creative arts Overnight camp for girls.
Amplify Sleep Away Camp is an overnight summer camp for girls in 5th-12th grade, located in Ojai, California, less than 2 hours northeast of Los Angeles in the gorgeous Topatopa Mountains.
Amplify Sleep Away Camp is listed as one of 10 Most Amazing Sleep Away Camps for Girls in the U.S.
Campers Choose a Track
Amplify Sleep Away Camp offers six different creative art tracks each week.
These tracks will be your campers concentration for the week. We highly encourage our campers to stay over multiple weeks. They can choose to stick with their concentration all weeks enrolled or choose new tracks each week. The majority of our kids stay with us for at least 2 weeks. Each day the campers also have 2 elective blocks where they choose from fun activities such as: swimming, film making, hiking, arts and crafts, and more.
Camp runs Sunday - Saturday. Transportation to and from LAX Airport provided for campers coming from around the globe.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY | ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
The Amplify experience is one of a kind: campers choose a specialty to focus on each and every week they are enrolled. Some girls do different specialties different weeks and some stay with the same area for 2 or more weeks:
Rock Band Track
In one week, campers form bands, write original songs, and perform in front of a sold out crowd. Morning sessions consist of small group instrument instruction and a workshop. Workshops at camp may include music history, songwriting, zine- and comic-making, screen printing, beat boxing, DIY recording, rapping for empowerment, alternative instruments, and more.
Film & Photo
Girls learn extensive photography and film making skills. Highlights include filming and directing a music video and learning photo editing skills including Adobe Photo Shop and Final Cut Pro.
Learn the ins and outs of journalism. Girls learn basic web reporting, interviewing, editing and news writing techniques.The girls produce their own podcast each week as well. Students spend part of the day in a classroom environment designed to mirror a professional newsroom, where they brainstorm story ideas, research current affairs and learn how to write news stories, the other half of the day is spent interviewing in the field. By the end of the program, students will have produced multiple stories on a chosen topic of interest..
Have your child turn up the volume! Girls Rock Amplify Camp will have your kids beat-matching, mixing, scratching and more in no time! Campers will learn teamwork skills, problem solving, music theory and even math, all while creatively expressing themselves in fun and exciting ways in an awesome and safe environment.
On the final day of camp (Saturday), the campers will show off their newfound skills in a DJ exposition for their parents and family.
Professional instructors with real-world music production experience teach you how to record, mix, edit and produce digital music.
During the Music Production Track campers learn key music production concepts like songwriting and musical arrangement, in addition to learning how to create/modify sounds and even program drum beats and patterns. The entire process of making digital music is explored here.
My daughter just played me the song she wrote last week at girls rock. 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! - Norah Blumberg
What an incredible week for my daughter! I was so impressed with how happy and proud she came home every day. The staff is awesome. The interns are super cool. These girls totally rock. We're so in. - Shannon Kelly
My daughter attended last year. It was her first time ever being away. She was so scared but excited. I could not ask for a better camp for my daughter to attend. The staff was amazing. My once shy girl was empowered and confident. I cannot thank Girls Rock SB enough for what they did for my daughter. -Vernise Vasquez
My daughter had an amazing week at the sleep away camp this week 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. - Susan Andriacchi
But wait there’s more!
In addition, each day our girls choose fun daily elective activities to participate in such as:
Arts & Crafts • Screen Printing • Karaoke • Swimming • Music video making • Podcasting • Challenge course • Outdoor/Indoor Games
Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment. Our very low staff ratios of 3-1 to 6-1 insure a level of instruction, engagement and mentoring sure to make the experience unforgettable.
STAY ALL SUMMER LONG
Explore California with weekend Inter-Session Trips:
STAYING MORE THAN ONE WEEK? BELOW ARE THE WEEKEND TRIPS INCLUDED IN EACH WEEK’S TUITION.
All campers staying over for multiple sessions go on our weekend trips on Saturday between each session.
Session 1 Weekend Trip: June 22th - Santa Claus Lane Surf Adventure and Beach Day with Surf Lessons
Session 3 Weekend Trip: July 6th- The Cube Escape Room and Bowling Adventure
Session 4 Weekend Trip: July 13th - Six Flags Magic Mountain Amusement Park
Session 5 Weekend Trip: July 20th - Hurricane Harbor Water Park at Magic Mountain
Session 6 Weekend Trip: July 27th- Santa Claus Lane Surf Adventure and Beach Day with Surf Lessons
LEADER IN Training Program
Girls Rock Santa Barbara campers ages 16-18 become great leaders and learn valuable life skills while having a blast at camp. Click here to learn more about our LIT (Leaders in Training) Program