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Amplify Sleep Away Camp for Girls
Ojai, California

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8585 N Ojai Rd
Ojai, California 93023

PO Box 5782
Santa Barbara, CA 93150

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CAMPER AGES: 8-18 years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Girls + gender-expansive youth only; sessions last 1, 2, or 4+ weeks; lots of optional add-ons for both day and sleep away campers

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Amplify Sleep Away Camp is an award-winning overnight and day summer camp for girls ages 8–18, located in Ojai, California, less than 2 hours northwest of Los Angeles in the gorgeous Topatopa Mountains. Every girl deserves the chance to be their most authentic selves while creating original artwork in music, photo, film, and more, and Amplify helps them do that with lifelong friends and positive role models in a safe, supportive environment.

Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

TOP CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP CAMP: Amplify Sleep Away Camp for Girls  is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Ojai California offering many fun and enriching Leadership and other camp programs. Amplify Sleep Away Camp for Girls  also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, CA on 500+ beautiful private acres of wilderness. Multiple shuttles to/from camp for both day camp and sleep away camp available in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have multiple state-of-the-art dormitories, outdoor pool, all air conditioned facilities, recreation/dining hall, amphitheater, movie theater, and can accommodate all special meal needs (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.).

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Amplify Sleep Away Camp offers 4 unique tracks: rock band (basic + intensive), photography, music production, and advanced leader-in-training (LIT). Learn more about them at Our Camp Website Link:

These tracks are campers' concentration for each session. All instruction takes place in small group lessons and is led by experienced and enthusiastic female musicians, producers, artists, and teachers.

Food, glorious food! All meals are delicious and included. Breakfast is typically served between 7:00–8:00 am; lunch is around 12:00 pm; and dinner is usually around 6:00 pm. This is subject to change, so please keep your ears perked throughout the day for announcements to make sure you don’t miss a meal. We offer both vegan and omnivore options and healthy snacks are available throughout the day.

Every session, a different band plays a live set for the girls and then sticks around for an intimate Q&A. In our end of program survey this was a major highlight for the girls. They learned about different genres of music and had a fun time listening to the bands and getting to engage in meaningful discussions with the visiting artists.

At the end of the session, all campers show off their original work at the Final Showcase for the whole camp community!

Amplify Sleep Away Camp is very proudly in residence at Besant Hill School. Set in the mountains of Ojai, California, this amazing facility boasts one of the best views in Ventura County. Campers have private, air-conditioned residence halls, a private pool, a movie theatre for evening films, and delicious meals provided (dietary restrictions honored).


CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT PROGRAM: All campers in 11th or 12th grade participate in this intentional leader-in-training (LIT) program, where teens get all the fun of sleep away camp, but also all the professional experience and skill development of an advanced internship. Plus, LITs get to go on ADDITIONAL OFF-CAMPUS TRIPS designed just for them, and did we mention all the community service hours LITs can earn? (Spoiler alert: it's 40 whole hours!)

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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We proudly offer full scholarships and partial tuition assistance to our struggling families, and several different discounts for everyone else! Learn more here ( and here (

OTHER CAMP INFO: For a minimum of 1 week and up to 8 weeks, our budding young artists focus on their chosen creative track (e.g., photography, rock band), then they also choose from over 50 weekly electives, like ever-popular DJing, skateboarding, screen printing, zine making, tie-dye, friendship bracelets, writing love letters to your future self, and many more.

Every week we also venture out on incredible day trips, like our local beaches for surfing or camp outs, and more! We also hold super fun camp-wide community events, like Friday night dance parties, pool parties, and of course our big end-of-camp showcase!

For girls staying multiple sessions we offer free adventure trips to Catalina Island and the Kern River, where we'll kayak, zip line, whitewater rafting, and more!

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