The high rock is a feature length documentary about a beloved summer camp. Spanning decades and generations, the film explores our connections to nature and our bonds with one another. It’s a story of discovery and a trip back to that brief period in all our lives – the precious liberated summers of youth.
In 1989, I sent my kids to a two week summer sleep-away camp. In a way, this documentary started the day I picked them up from camp. They were so happy and invigorated when they returned that I was a little mystified. Why were they happier at camp than at home? I felt I needed to answer this question. I took many trips to the camp, eventually bringing along a crew to document and explore the camp’s allure. My hope is that this documentary will remind us all what it is to be young and outdoors, thereby safeguarding the experience for future generations.
~ Ellen Moore, director
How much risk is too much risk for children?
Is risk taking educational?
How best do children learn?
How much freedom should children be given/how much supervision do they require?
How do we build community?
What are our shared values and how do we instill them in children?
Is access to nature important?
What does nature teach us?