Buck’s Rock is no ordinary performing and creative arts sleep-away camp.
It’s an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing, confidence-building summer adventure. Buck’s Rock is a residential (sleep away) summer camp, where young artists ages 9-18 can make their own choices, follow their own passions, and create their own incredible summer experience. There are more than 30 fully equipped and professionally staffed shops, a large outdoor swimming pool, a farm, garden, performance spaces, radio station, recording studio, and tons of outdoor and evening activities. There are so many things to do, it's no wonder young artists stay inspired and engaged morning, noon, and night.
Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Western Connecticut, Buck’s Rock is an extraordinary place to spend a summer creating, learning and making friendships that will last a lifetime.
Describing the feeling of being at Buck’s Rock is like trying to explain what it’s like the first time you ride a bike. It usually goes something like this: “OMG, look at me… look what I did…” followed by a bunch of exclamation points. Well, that’s basically what a summer at Buck’s Rock is like.
We know. It might sound too good to be true— more than 30 fully equipped and staffed studios, total creative freedom, and a super relaxed environment where no one is judged or pressured. But it is all true. At Buck’s Rock you work at your own pace in your own time. By the end of the summer, you’ll have enough work to fill a portfolio… or two!
Watch some of the videos, read our testimonials, or explore our shops. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. But if you’re the type that likes to experience things first hand, come and see us. We love visitors. But, be warned— once you visit our campus you won’t want to leave!
We offer 4, 6 and 8 week summer sessions for campers ages 11-18, and a 2 week junior camper program for campers ages 9-10.
Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, non-competive environment for our campers to explore the arts and more.
We have more than 30 fully equipped and professionally staffed performing and creative arts shops to explore and inspire.
Our staff are inspired youth mentors and professional artists dedicated to supporting each camper as they explore new passions and awaken their sense of purpose and joy.
Buck's Rock was established in 1942 by Dr. Ernst Bulova and his wife Ilse, Austrian educators who studied with Maria Montessori.