Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock is open to inquisitive and motivated students interested in exploring their academic and creative interests in a college environment while they are currently completing grades 9, 10, or 11. Students will participate daily in Simon’s Rock’s signature Writing and Thinking Workshop along with a Seminar, and arts and science courses to experience diverse and exciting academic offerings.
Students live on campus in the college’s residence halls, along with adults and peer mentors who are members of the Simon’s Rock campus life staff. Aside from attending classes, quiet hours, and a curfew, students are free to organize their time in ways that fit their particular needs, whether that means preparing for the next day’s classes, socializing with friends, participating in a variety of camp sponsored recreational activities, or attending an off-campus cultural/entertainment excursion.
Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of Simon’s Rock’s 275-acre wooded campus of natural beauty and trails, state of the art Kilpatrick Athletic Center, nearby downtown Great Barrington (rated the “No. 1 Small Town in America” by Smithsonian Magazine), and planned excursions to nearby attractions in the Berkshires.
Curiosity Camp at Simon's Rock costs $3,000 for the two week program which includes tuition, room and meals, as well as off campus excursions. The expectation is that most participants will pay the full cost of the program. Depending on a family's circumstances, however, Simon’s Rock may be able to provide modest financial aid. Note: Financial considerations are not a factor in our admissions decisions.