A unique, overnight, freedom of choice, program for campers age 9-18, Buck's Rock offers a non-competitive environment where campers work with qualified, professional artists and teachers who nurture and support their skills and interests.
Since 1942, Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp, a residential camp in New Milford, CT, has offered young people a wide range of creative and performing arts. We believe that young people can best act and work creatively when they choose their activities and are allowed the time they need to pursue them. At Buck’s Rock, campers are given the freedom of choice to decide for themselves the activities in which they will become involved.
The Performing Arts include: music, theater, dance and comedy. Our Music Department features an orchestra, jazz band, string ensemble, chorus, a cappella groups, rock bands, pit orchestra, marching band, a professional recording studio and private instruction in voice and most instruments. Our Theater Program offers 8-10 fully mounted productions including two musicals, and features costume, set design and lighting and sound departments. Our Dance Program includes ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, lyrical and yoga classes. We also have a very unique Comedy program with workshops in standup, improv and sketch comedy.
The Creative and Visual Arts include: glassblowing, flamework, metalsmithing, painting, drawing, culinary, ceramics, printmaking, leather, puppetry, woodworking, sculpture, digital photography, sewing, batik, weaving, bookarts/papermaking, computer layout and design, creative writing, computers and video. There are also ample opportunities for campers to enjoy our swimming pool, animal farm, and radio station and take part in team sports and individual sports such as archery, tennis, martial arts and fencing.