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Camp Amp LogoDates: July 10 - 21, 2017

Camp Amp is a music day camp for 6th grade through high school students. This is a unique experience for youth to work with professional musicians and seasoned educators to develop their musical talents and abilities. Music is fun, relevant and innovative while accessible to all skill levels.

Novocane performing on stage at Camp Amp Concert.Camp Amp includes guitar, bass, drums, vocals and concert production. All students are divided into bands where they learn and rehearse songs for an end-of-camp live performance on Friday evening, the second week of camp. Camp also includes song writing, logo creation and will screen print their band logo onto their own t-shirt. Concert Production will teach lighting, sound engineering and stage design. Camp Amp students must attend both weeks.

Students sign up for one major at registration. Musicians need to bring  their own guitar or bass and their own instrument cable to plug into amplifiers (amplifiers are provided). Drums are provided but students must bring their own drumsticks. If you play a string instrument, please bring an extra set of strings. All course offerings are dependent upon enrollment. Students may register for both Camp Amp and Hillsboro Arts Summer Camp at a reduced fee. Click here for a printable flyer. (PDF)

If you are signing up for both HAS & Camp Amp, click on the HAS link to the left to view class information, majors and electives.

Major (choose one)

Class Descriptions

  • Bass*
  • Concert Production
  • Drum Set**(Limited to 24 students)
  • Guitar*
  • Horns (Limited to 4 Saxophones, 3 Trumpets and 3 Trombones)
  • Vocals

*Bring your own guitar or bass if that is what you play.
**Drums are provided but drummers need to bring their own drumsticks.  

Student drummer practicing at Camp Amp.Registration

Camp Amp is full for summer 2016. We are no longer taking registrations.


#49674 Camp Amp - $180 ($225 after June 30)
#49672 Hillsboro Arts Summer - $180 ($225 after June 30)
#49673 Hillsboro Arts Summer & Camp Amp - $260 ($300 after June 30)

Camp Amp Survey

After students have registered for Camp Amp, they need to fill out this survey. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Camp Amp survey link.
  2. Save the file to your computer.
  3. Fill out form and save work.
  4. If you hand write on the form, you will need to scan the document.
  5. Email form back as an attachment to Robyn Rawls at Type "Camp Amp Survey" in the subject line.

Sponsorship & Donations

Would you consider sponsoring a student or several students for Camp Amp this summer? It only costs $180 per child for the two-week camp and will make a very positive experience possible for a student that otherwise could not participate!

Camp Amp and Hillsboro Arts Summer accepts new and gently-used instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. We accept drum sets, bass,  guitars, ukuleles, 88-key keyboards, and brass instruments.

To make a donation, contact:

Pam Cummings
Parks & Recreation Supervisor

Still have questions?

Please contact our Parks & Recreation administration office at 503-681-6120.


Group photo of Camp Amp participants 2015.

Camp Amp Staff and Students 2015.

Last updated: 7/27/2016 10:23:21 AM