WHO WE ARE
Our goal is to ensure every person with a disability is living a healthy, meaningful, connected life.
At Amplify Life we believe that all people should be able to live full, healthy, meaningful lives. We serve children and adults with disabilities by providing skill and social/recreational based programs all year round. Our clients attend prevocational job camps, sleep away and day camps, and short social/recreational programs that enrich their lives.
We are a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization based in Reno, NV and we serve the northern Nevada and California region.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
A Wide Range of Skills Based and Social/Recreational Programs
Amplify Life runs a wide range of skills based and social/recreational programs for people with disabilities across the lifespan.
Our skills based programs include in classroom learning, hands on activities and field trips to local businesses to job shadow, and engage with local business owners and staff.
Our social and recreational programs include a week long summer camp, short day programs throughout the year, and outings in the community.
Click on the Upcoming Events page to see current upcoming activities. Click on "RSVP" and follow the instructions to create an account and register through CampBrain, our database!
EDUCATIONAL AND SKILLS BASED PROGRAMS
Preparing for Independence and Work
Our prevocational skills based camps are funded by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, and are designed to improve the ability of our clients to secure competitive employment in the community, improve their ability to live independently and advocate for themselves, all while increasing their life skills.
During our Amplify Life Works! camps, youth ages 14-22 learn in a classroom setting, participate in hands on activities, and go on outings into the community to explore career opportunities and meet local employers.
We have a great group of local businesses that work with our clients, introduce them to the business, and educate them on what they are looking for in a successful employee.
Amplify Life Works! camps are held every season during Washoe County School District breaks, and run for either one or two weeks. Camp is free for all attendees, thanks to BVR funding, but space is limited so call today! Check out the Upcoming Events page of our website for more information on how to register through our CampBrain system.
Fun at Camp Lotsafun!
Amplify Life is the home of Camp Lotsafun, a summer sleep away camp for children and adults with disabilities that's held every summer. Our campers ride buses with their friends to camp where they spend 5 nights in cabins, hiking, doing arts and crafts, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.
Summer camp is something our clients look forward to all year round! Our campers get to do all the things typical peers get to do at camp, supported by our trained and talented volunteers.
SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL SHORT PROGRAMS
Having Fun, Meeting New Friends
In additional to our skills based programs and summer camp, Amplify Life runs short, four hour programs throughout the year for clients to get together, visit new places in the Reno area, and have fun. We attend movies, do arts and crafts, go to yoga classes and eat together: building community!
Some examples of our short programs include:
McDonald's and a Movie Movie Night
Yoga at the Yoga Center Basketball Night
Hiking with TMPF Cooking Lessons
Arts and Crafts Nights Day Camps
Dances Holiday Parties
Leading from the Heart
Amplify Life programs are not just life changing for our clients- they are also amazing opportunities for our volunteers.
We are so proud of our over 100 unique volunteers who give their time, talent and energy to our programs. Our volunteers attend summer camp, take our clients on field trips, work in our camps and short programs, and make the lives of our clients richer.
In order to volunteer, please reach out to us, and you will be given a background check and participate in volunteer training before you hit the ground!
If you are interested in volunteering with Amplify Life, please contact us and join the fun!
NEWS AND UPDATES
Exciting Things Are Happening At Amplify Life
We have had an amazing year and we are growing!
WE HAVE A NEW HOME
Amplify Life moved to 480 Galletti Way in March of 2018! We have a 12,000 square foot building, thanks to the generosity of the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and we can't wait to see you there!
Our Skills and Recreation Center is home to a classroom, gym, lounge area, training areas, canteen, courtyard and a stage for performances and events.
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
This year has been amazing for Amplify Life. We moved into a building, expanded the number of clients we serve, and started new programs. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our funders. Please visit our Funder and Supporters page to see all of the amazing organizations and individuals that make Amplify Life programs possible!