Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Summer Camp has been a haven for generations of teenagers and junior campers, offering extraordinary opportunities, facilities, materials, and instruction in many areas of the performing and creative arts. Each summer, we witness triumphs and achievements that our campers have experienced which will be monumental to their personal growth, future endeavors, aspirations and achievements throughout the rest of their lives. Inevitably, as teenagers pursue goals and try new activities, there are also struggles, disappointments and setbacks that become equally valuable life lessons and learning experiences.
Buck's Rock's unparalleled summer camp program has endured now since 1942, growing and evolving with the changing times, yet it has not deviated from the Montessori-based founding principles set forth by Ernst and Ilse Bulova: freedom of choice, trust and responsibility. Buck's Rock would not be such a profound and life changing force if these interdependent ideals and fundamental principles were not honored and protected.
Through freedom of choice, our campers understand commitment and learn the important skills of decision-making and time management, becoming more confident and self-reliant. Campers are able to dedicate themselves to activities that truly inspire them, thus allowing them to feel fulfilled and self-empowered.
Buck's Rock's unique freedom of choice program could not exist without the trust that is extended to our campers. We trust that they will spend their time wisely and productively. We trust that they will make good choices for themselves, and that with the many freedoms, campers will act responsibly, enjoying their liberties and privileges while upholding and abiding by the reasonable guidelines that govern our community. Through this unique experience and environment, campers gain strong values such as trust and tolerance and important virtues such as responsibility and integrity.
We have dedicated our lives to Buck's Rock for you and generations to come. We are deeply compelled to preserve this miraculous place, to sustain it for all of us who call it home and have discovered our passions, joys and life pursuits.