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Camp Amp

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Rock 'n' Roll Camp for students entering 6th Grade - High School. Date: July 6 - 17, 2020

Camp Amp Logo

Camp Amp is a place where students are empowered and given the freedom to be creative, develop skills and confidence, and can play as loud as they want!

Learn from the best! Camp Amp is taught by professionals and seasoned educators. Opportunities are provided for students to develop valuable skills, techniques, discipline and self-confidence all while making new friends with kids who have the same interests. The atmosphere is fun, positive and educational.

Students are divided into Rock bands where they learn songs to prepare for an end-of-camp live performance on Friday evening, July 17 (open to the public). Bands will also be performing at Celebrate Hillsboro on Saturday, July 18.

Music is fun, relevant and innovative while accessible to all skill levels. All students rehearse in their bands, learn the craft of songwriting, create their own band logo and screen print it onto their own t-shirt. Concert Production teaches lighting, sound engineering and stage design. Camp Amp students must attend both weeks. Students must bring their own instruments (except drums).

All course offerings are dependent upon enrollment. If a student registers for both Camp Amp and Hillsboro Arts Summer (HAS), he/she must bring a lunch. Check out faculty bios and class descriptions. (Links on the left side of page under Hillsboro Arts Summer.) *No refunds are offered after camp starts.*

Instrument and voice students must fill out a survey before camp begins. The survey is emailed to each student at the time of registration.

Camp Amp guitarist performing.Note: If a student plays electric guitar or bass, he/she must bring their own instrument and an instrument cable to plug into an amplifier (provided). If student plays a string instrument, please bring picks, a tuner and an extra set of strings. Drum students, please bring your own drumsticks.

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

Concert Production
Drum Set** (Limited to 24 students)
Horns (High Schoolers only. Limited to 4 Saxophones, 3 Trumpets and 3 Trombones)
Vocals - Singing with the Band

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

Registration - Begins Tuesday, March 10, 2020

For students entering 6th Grade - High School

To register for Camp Amp or Hillsboro Arts Summer, call 503-681-5397 and register over the phone. You can also register in person at the Parks & Recreation Administration office ( 4400 NE Century Blvd) Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

There is no on-line registration for this camp.


#9911 Camp Amp - $240 ($290 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

#9909 Hillsboro Arts Summer - $240 ($290 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 9 am - 12 pm

#9910 Hillsboro Arts Summer & Camp Amp - $340 ($390 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Note: Registration after June 26 must be done at camp on Monday, July 6.

Camp Amp band performing.Camp Amp Survey

After students have registered for Camp Amp, the instrument and voice students are emailed a survey to fill out. Completed surveys need to be returned by June 26.

Sponsorship & Donations

Would you consider sponsoring a student or several students for Camp Amp this summer? It only costs $240 per child for the two-week camp and makes 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, 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.

 Camp Amp Group Photo 2019.

Camp Amp Students and Staff 2019.

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