Summer Camps


Camp is Coming…to YOU! Here at High Rocks we are gearing up for this summer’s unique camp experience: Camp Comes to You. Due to COVID-19, we aren’t having our traditional, award-winning, residential camps this year. We are packing up many of our much-loved, time-honored traditions, adventures, lessons, and learning, and delivering them to you in person, on screen, and through the mail. From July 12th through July 24th, High Rocks Academy for Girls will be hosting a series of classes, workshops, meetups, concerts, games, and watch parties for all registered campers. Prior to the start of camp, you’ll receive a box of supplies, goodies, and camp magic to get you prepped and provisioned. You’ll also get a schedule of events, links, and projects so you can choose how to personalize your camp experience. Whether you connect online or do projects on your own, be sure to let us know in order to receive fabulous prizes and presents. From exploring art to cataloging fireflies, from learning how to grow and prepare food, to having important discussions about the world around us, High Rocks’ Camp Comes to You will help stave off the summer doldrums and get you active and engaged making friends, making art, and making a difference. Still time to register for girls 8th through 12th grade, but don’t wait--camp is just around the corner, so apply now on our Camp Application.


The phrase “classrooms without walls” is more than a metaphor at High Rocks — it’s the literal experience of a High Rocks summer education.


It is a learning culture where girls study patterns and probabilities in the dappled light of a hickory grove, where they explore business concepts of entrepreneurship while listening to the negotiations of nearby chickadees, where they contemplate world religions and philosophies while laying in the grass of an open meadow. It is in this setting that girls become aware of their true potential.

High Rocks began in 1996 as a residential summer camp on a mountainside to help girls prepare for high school with a positive outlook about themselves and their abilities. For over 20 years now girls have realized their potential by overcoming insecurities and fears of horses, math, writing, public speaking, and making new friends. They have shared ideas in a supportive community of adults and peers. By the end of the summer, they are ready to start a new school year full of confidence and hope for the future. In short, summer camps are the heart of High Rocks. They matter because they work.


Summer2New Beginning Camp remains the doorway for most girls to enter the High Rocks Academy for Girls Program. Admission is open for current seventh-grade girls and current 8th grade girls. It also includes leadership roles for older girls and college interns and welcomes staff from a network of professional women from around the country.

For more information on upcoming camp dates, please see our calendar.


“Camp was a life-changing experience for me, one I will never forget!” – New Beginnings Camp Participant


12072560_784506841659280_1865952827208217536_nCamp Steele is High Rocks’ camp for older girls, and has different tracks in a variety of interest areas including art, media, social movements, construction, food culture, and robotics from which girls can choose from. Tracks are like mini college seminars providing more in-depth learning than most girls have experienced in other academic settings. Admission is open to rising eighth through twelfth-grade girls in our service area as well as girls from other youth programs in the region.

For more information on upcoming camp dates, please see our calendar.


“I want to do something other than sit around and take up space. I want to learn, instead of sitting around on electronics. I want to make a difference in the world, to make it a better place. A change is like a ripple in water, it starts out small, but then it grows. I want to be that first small ripple of change.” – Camp Steele Participant


Are you a returning High Rocks Girl that attended camp last year? Want to register for Camp Steele?

To secure your spot, complete this contact form below and we will be in touch with you with specific dates. Please submit contact form by registration deadline.

For more information on upcoming Camp Steele registration deadline, please see our calendar.