Buck's Rock Camp in New Milford is Now Enrolling for 2023

By Meghan Friedland, Publisher/Editor, Macaroni KID Greater Danbury, CT November 11, 2022

Buck’s Rock Camp is a freedom-of-choice creative and performing arts camp in New Milford for teenagers ages 10 to 17. Every summer at Buck’s Rock is completely different. The campers who attend each year make the summer their own adventure, and the camp constantly evolves and changes to meet the needs of that year’s campers. So to answer the question “What is Buck’s Rock?” is simple: it is a safe space where young people can grow into whatever they want and need to be.

"Buck's Rock is more than just a camp, it's a place where you don't have to worry about anything: the clothes you wear, being the best athlete, actor, singer, etc... When I auditioned for one of the plays, I was really nervous, but during my audition I met new friends who auditioned with me and when we messed up we would laugh about it afterwards. Buck's Rock is not just another camp, it's a place where you can make great friends and have a lot of fun." ~ Camper, Age 11

The day at Buck’s Rock starts at 7:30am and ends at 10:15pm. What happens in between is as varied as the campers and as friendly as the beautiful campus. Every day at Buck’s Rock is a new opportunity for self-discovery and creative expression. From the professionally-equipped studios and exciting performance spaces, to the state-of-the-art recording facilities and pool, campers are free to try anything and everything! Over 30 world-class programs await young artists every day, including everything from glassblowing to dance to painting to sketch comedy to radio to weaving to gardening and so much more! Every day at Buck’s Rock is different. What doesn’t change: its stunning pastoral setting, committed, professional counselors, and a camper-to-counselor ratio of 2:1.  


The full 2023 season runs for 8 weeks from June 28th through August 19th. There are two 4-week sessions to choose from: Session 1 runs June 28 - July 23 and Session 2 runs July 24 - August 19. There is one 6-week session that runs June 28 through August 5 and the Junior Camper (10 year olds) session is 2 weeks long and runs August 6 - August 19. View all 2023 dates here.


Starting in Summer 2022, Buck’s Rock Camp started operating with a tiered tuition system which makes camp more affordable for many families. The tuition due for your camper(s) is based upon your household size and gross combined annual income. You can learn more about the tiered tuition system and view the 2023 rates here.


Attending an open house at Buck's Rock Camp is a great way to get a feel for what camp might be like. Thorough tours are given and the staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the camp experience. The fall open house has passed (Oct. 15) however the next two open houses are on March 11 and April 15th, 2023. Mark your calendars!


"Buck's Rock perfects itself more every year! How it works its magic remains a mystery, but it all starts with the care, insights, and great instincts of the Buck's Rock team who create a summer experience of fun that is attuned to each camper's emotional and creative well being." ~ Parent of 13-year-old camper

"Buck's Rock played a huge part in the lives of my two nephews. In the summers they spent there, they fell in love with filmmaking, photography, guitar playing, and song writing. They kept developing these interests long after camp had ended. For this reason I think of Buck's Rock as more than just a fun summer camp. I think of it as a gateway into a life filled with creative discovery." ~ Aunt of 14- and 16-year old campers

"My friends and counselors here are some of the most interesting, talented, funny, decent people I have ever met. In this place I found peace and resolution with myself. Thank you, Buck's Rock, for the cool summer breeze that will always blow over me. Thank you for helping me give myself the best gift I ever got." ~  Counselor-in-Training, Age 17

Buck's Rock Camp is located at 59 Buck’s Rock Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Call (860) 354-5030, email: or visit the website for more information.