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Curiosity Camp

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July 14 – 27, 2024
Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock is a two-week exploration of college living and learning designed for students currently completing grades 9, 10 and 11.


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. The program’s cohort of 30 students allows for small class sizes where students and professors can collaborate and engage in dynamic discourse in this academic summer camp.

Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of this summer camp in the Berkshires on 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 cultural attractions in the Berkshires.


Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock costs $3,000 for the two-week program which includes tuition, room and board, and off-campus excursions, and expects 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.

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Important Information and Forms:

Below is important information for you to review. Please review and return the signed forms to Curiosity Camp by July 5, 2024.

Information Sheet
Community Guidelines
Health Services Information and Required Forms
Medical History
Physical Exam Record
Required Immunizations
Emergency Contact
Room Assignment Questionnaire
Photo-Publication Release