Amphitheater plans Camp Rock


The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre have announced the return of their popular summer camps. The application period for the Summer Music & Art Camp has passed, but registration is still being accepted for Camp Rock. Back after a four-year hiatus, Camp Rock is a unique experience for teens 12 to 18 years of age.

Both camps are designed to encourage children and youth to appreciate and explore the arts.

“We’re so excited that, as we celebrate our 15th year, the Friends can bring back two awesome summer camps,” says Mark Ramirez, president of the Friends Board of Directors. “The purpose of the Friends is to make the Amp a place for locals to enjoy. These tremendous programs get our kids together and introduce them to the transformative power of art and music — there’s nothing better!”

Camp Rock is a one-of-a-kind band experience for teens. It focuses on rock music instruction and organization. Kids can focus on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals; they must have some experience.

Instructors will group students into bands that will perform on the main stage of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and, through a partnership with Jim Stafford of Eclipse Studios, record their songs in a professional recording studio.

Camp Rock will be held July 22-26, with studio time scheduled from July 29 through Aug. 1. The cost is $300 per camper and includes a nonrefundable $25 deposit. Fees may be pre-paid on the Friends website at

Scholarships are available; parents and/or guardians should submit a letter explaining why support is needed with their application. To register for Camp Rock 2024, contact