To create, strive and pursue the deep pleasures of achievement. This is the challenge that Buck's Rock makes to young people.
As a summer camp founded on the teachings of Maria Montessori, we believe that to act and work creatively, young people should choose their activities and be allowed the time they need. That is why Buck's Rock, from its inception, has been a summer creative arts camp that provides teens and young people with a freedom that is rarely present in their everyday lives: the freedom of choice and the facilities and guidance to exercise their interests.
Given such freedom and opportunity, young people often commit themselves wholeheartedly to their plans. Through their efforts, trials, errors, and accomplishments, they gain self-confidence and develop a sense of direction they want their lives and life-interests to take. Many talented children and teenagers attend Buck's Rock camp, but talent is not the prerequisite, curiosity and open-mindedness are.
At Buck's Rock many teens nurture the talents and interests they have and explore and discover new ones, working toward becoming more of what they are capable of being.