AMP Summer Camp



AMP Summer Camp is an intensive contemporary music performance day camp for Coachella Valley youth in 6th—12th grade. For 3 weeks, musicians create, communicate, and collaborate on original and cover music in bands, culminating in a Final Showcase for hundreds of people.

Dates + Format

AMP Summer Camp 2023 runs from July 10 - July 28, with a Final Showcase on Saturday, July 29. Camp days run Monday - Friday from 10am-5pm at Hope Center in Palm Desert, and accepted students are expected to attend all days of camp. AMP provides lunch. If you have questions or concerns, please email our Executive Administrator Michele Penn

 Tuition + Assistance

Tuition for AMP Summer Camp 2023 is $2,475 ($825/week), and Tuition Assistance is available.

AMP raises funds via grants and donations in order to lower the cost of tuition on our participants and their families. AMP's mission is to keep our programs affordable, so the Tuition cost is less than what it actually takes AMP to put one student through our programs. A special thanks to all of our generous donors and sponsors who allow us to subsidize much of our tuition costs and to offer this session to families at an affordable price.

AMP is also proud to extend Tuition Assistance to families who need it to work towards our goal of accepting all students who are qualified to attend, regardless of financial situation. Feel free to contact us with any concerns - we want to make it work.

You will be asked for financial information once accepted to the camp.  

Evaluation for AMP Camp

AMP Summer camp is open to all musicians in the Coachella Valley going into 6th-12th grade, and acceptance is based on your musical level and understanding of your instrument. Bring a great attitude and come and demonstrate your skills! If you are new to AMP Camp, an evaluation is required and will be held live in person on June 4th and June 11th from 10am-2pm in Downtown Indio at our studio. For those that have already participated in any previous AMP programs, an evaluation is not required unless auditioning on a new instrument. We have many kids that feel they are not ready to enter summer camp but we strongly encourage everyone to go through with the evaluation process regardless of where they are at to at least give you an idea as to what we are looking for, you may surprise yourself!!! Please let us know if you can not make these evaluation dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Fill out the form below to register for your evaluation. Here are the Musician Expectations for those musicians who are accepted into AMP. 


Evaluation Recommendation:  
- Play/sing something classic (pre-1990's)  
- Play/sing something modern (post-1990's)  
- Play/sing something original OR play something improvised

AMP Camp 2020

AMP Camp 2019
Final Showcase

AMP's First Summer Camp:
A Student-Made Documentary