Keep scrolling to reveal the heart and vision of the Amplify Creative Arts Camp.
Amplify is a seven-day creative arts camp for young people aged school year 11 to 30 years, from across New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and for the first time in 2020, Samoa.
There are three main purposes for Amplify.
Amplify began in 2010 and is now in it’s 11th year. We praise God for all he has done through Amplify and the young people and leaders over this time!
Here's what happens during the week.
Across the seven days, you’ll spend time learning in two creative fields (a major and minor), exploring your giftings and how you can use these to build the Body of Christ as well as positively impact your community.
We also spend time together in Bible studies each day, as well as free time, meals, camp-wide activities, workshops, church services, activities in our café and the Exhibition Night.
The Exhibition Night is an in-house event where we all have an opportunity to share what we have learned through the week in a safe and encouraging setting.
We do livestream this event so that everyone can get a taste of Amplify and be encouraged by our creativity, passion and celebration. Tell your friends, family and corps to join us via livestream on the 18th January as we celebrate and encourage you and the rest of the Amplify crew!
Commitment to the journey, both at camp and at home.
While adults over the age of 30 can not attend camp, we have an experienced team of around 40 staff (including Divisional Youth Secretaries) that are there to journey with us – they do an exceptional job of caring, praying, chatting, learning and having fun with us all!
So don’t worry that your mum, corps officer or maybe even your youth leader may not be there - you’re in safe hands!
We also ask that every camper and leader that attends comes with a positive attitude and a willingness to have fun, learn and connect with others. To ensure we all have an amazing AND safe time, we ask that you follow the camp rules and listen to the guidance of leaders. Let’s partner together to make this one incredible week!
We know leaving a safe, spiritual community like Amplify and heading back to reality can be hard - we are keen to work with you better in how the Amplify ‘experience’ translates back to your young people’s home, corps and social life!
If you want more information about Amplify or have suggestions on how this partnership could be improved – we would love to hear from you.
It’s nice to be able to go somewhere and instantly feel like you are part of a family.
Just the vibes overall! Being around different people, jamming in the studio, having weird but funny conversations, eating with people, just being around people and watching them engage with one another in an amazing place where we can just use our different extraordinary and unique talents to engage and express our journey in Christ! So yeah that to me is my highlight!
The night churches, personal connections and prayer meetings have invigorated me to strive to better my personal relationship with God as well as ignited a passion for prayer in my life!
Amplify has helped me feel loved by people as well as God which was a big issue for me before hand.
The people at Amplify surrounded me with such a spiritual and non-judgmental environment that I was able to connect more with God and was able to find answers to questions I have had for a long time in conversation with people who understand and didn’t judge me.
We got to meet one of our church’s sponsored children from Tonga, which would never have been possible without God's power through the Salvation Army!