While learning a variety of techniques for both molding and finishing clay is the instructional focus of the pottery program at High Rocks, the overall program goal is to give the boys the joy of exercising their own creativity.


Hands On

Campers gain hands on experience in a ceramics studio learning new techniques. Class time is devoted to working on projects designed by the head of our program that allow campers to take ownership and creative license of their own creations.

Even for campers who consider themselves less than artistically inclined, pottery camp activities offer an imaginative outlet and a great compliment to activities that are more physically oriented.

Following through with an idea from inspiration to a fired, finished work of clay augments planning, problem-solving, and fine motor skills. Best of all, however, is the joy that the campers glean from making something with their own hands that they can be proud of.  New pieces for the family art collection are a great benefit as well!


High Rocks knows boys. They know young men who thrive on adventure and are looking to climb on large open rock faces or canoe down a whitewater river. They know young men who are quieter and are looking for a space in a pottery room to mold and shape clay and talk about the world with a mentor counselor who loves kids.  

Sumner M. • Alumni and Camp Parent

Camp High Rocks is much more than a pottery camp! High Rocks is a traditional, overnight summer camp with an extensive array of activities. Check our wide range of activities here.