A business conference like no other

4 Days in the mountains of Big Bear, California
200 Thought Leaders, Innovators and Creatives
0 Cell Phones, Computers, Tablets


What would happen if you allowed yourself to truly 'dream big' again? Come rediscover the sense of childlike wonder you used to have and find out... 

CAMP is an annual conference that's designed to provide new learning, skills and inspiration. Whether you work in a corporate environment, run your own small business, or freelance, our truly unique mix of curriculum and outdoor activities will break you out of your day-to-day grind, help you rediscover your childhood sense of wonder, forge lifelong friendships, and guide you toward greater success and happiness.

CAMP is a business conference for people who want to grow both professionally and personally, but hate traditional business conferences and the stale environments they take place at. We take 200 attendees to a summer camp in the Sierra mountains and offer a curated four-day experience that is programmed to inspire, increase innovation, encourage collaboration and community, and grow your success. We've heard it time and time again - the magic that happens at CAMP turns a group of 200 strangers into a supportive community of lifelong friends and colleagues. Don't miss it!

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The Experience is All-Inclusive


  • Round trip transportation from Los Angeles.
  • All your meals, snacks and drinks (including beer, wine and cocktails) for four days.
  • Three nights in shared cabins with bunk beds and all bedding. Each cabin has its own bathrooms and community lounge area. 


  • Inspirational keynotes and panels, curated workshops, and art/creative classes (including all materials).
  • Amazing free time activities such as archery, horseback riding, swimming and high ropes courses.
  • Evening activities including networking cocktail hours, fireside discussions, star-gazing night hikes and dance parties.


  • The joy is in the details! We partner with amazing brands like TOMS, Incase, Squarespace, Poler, Nike and Beyond Yoga to enhance your experience at CAMP.
  • While with us you will be taken care of and introduced to cool new products that we love - our gifts and perks are selected so you can carry your time at CAMP home with you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is CAMP?

The next CAMP is taking place May 18-21, 2017. Go to our registration page to sign up.

Where is CAMP? Do we sleep in tents?

CAMP is held at a beautiful, historical YMCA Camp in Big Bear, California, approximately 2 hours from Los Angeles. Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains on 120-forested acres, this remote location is perfect for cultivating creativity and giving participants a chance to unplug and reconnect. Campers sleep in bunk beds within modern lodges complete with heat and A/C. Each lodge is equipped with a private shower and bathroom.

How much is CAMP and what is included in the cost?

The price of CAMP ranges from $1350 to $1750. You can find detailed information on ticket prices on our registration page. The price for CAMP includes everything - lodging, meals, drinks, transportation to and from Los Angeles, workshops, outdoor activities, evening events and special programming. Check out the schedule for more info on what happens at CAMP.  

Throughout your time at CAMP you will also receive hand-picked gifts from our amazing partners (an $800 value). We work with brands like TOMS, Incase, Squarespace, Polar, Nike and Beyond Yoga to carefully curate and enhance your experience at CAMP.

Do you offer corporate group rates?

Yes, please contact kara@theuniqueempire.com for information about our corporate group rates.

Yay, I registered for CAMP! When do I sign-up for workshops? What do I need to pack?

Don’t worry! After you register for CAMP you’ll get regular emails with you everything you need to know. In April you’ll receive a workshop registration form as well as a packing list, speaker details, travel information, and dance party inspiration.

I can only attend for part of the time, is this possible?

Unfortunately that is not possible. CAMP is a strategically designed and curated experience. The program begins when we board the buses in Los Angeles on Thursday and it ends when the bus drops everyone off on Sunday - no exceptions.

Who are the keynote speakers and workshop leaders?

We hand-select amazing talent from across the country to speak at CAMP. Past speakers include best-selling Author Shaka Senghor, Soma Water founder Mike del Ponte, and Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones. Speakers are announced on an on-going basis. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive updates.

CAMP sounds amazing! How can I get more involved?

If you’ve been a camper before and are interested in becoming a counselor, workshop leader, or exchanging your services for a ticket to CAMP, head over to our opportunities page to learn more.

I registered but now I can’t go. What is the refund policy?

We will provide a full refund (minus processing fees) until the end of 2016. After that, 50% refunds are available until the end of March. Tickets may be transferred to another participant until the end of April. 

Can I bring my spouse, significant other, pet, if they are not participating in the conference?

Unfortunately, only registered participants are allowed. Sorry, we love pets but they are also not allowed.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, all beds will be completely outfitted with a pillow, sheets and a blanket. Campers just need to follow the packing list to know what to bring, which will be sent out a few weeks prior to the start of CAMP.  

What is the deal with cellphones?

At CAMP we unplug from phones, laptops and ipads - no exceptions. On the first day your counselor collects your cellphone and we lock them up in a safe place until we depart on the last day. Don't worry, you will ALWAYS be able to be contacted if necessary. We send out an emergency contact flyer for you to give to your family and co-workers in case of an emergency. There is a 24 hour CAMP host who will answer the main line and will notify you if you have a call. If you are feeling anxious about this, you are not alone, we all feel addicted to our digital devices these days, but don't worry, everything will be OK!  

But I use my phone for my alarm clock and for my camera!

At CAMP we outfit each room with an alarm clock, and your CAMP counselor will make sure everyone is up and ready on time. As for cameras, we encourage you to bring a digital, or film camera, and we also have a full photography and video team at CAMP to capture everything. Photos are uploaded to the web and ready for you to access as soon as we depart on Sunday. Smilebooth is also on site and available to use 24 hours a day. By the end we have more photos than we know what to do with and you'll be able to see them all.