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Arkansas 4-H Camps for 13-19 year olds

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Scholarships are available for most camps.  Applications will be available after the first of the year and due mid spring.



Camp Registration will open approximately 1 month prior to registration deadline.  Parents/Volunteers are welcome to attend all of our camps for the same fee as the youth.


Entrepreneur CampYouth learning about how to make a business

January 27-29, 2017
Age: 9 to 19
Registration Deadline:  January 9, 2017
Registration Fee:  $155

Come learn how to start your own business!  You will learn about the ins and outs of being an entrepreneur and develop a business plan for your business.


Adventure & Challenge CampScaling Jacob's Ladder

Session I - July 10-12, 2017

Session II - July 17-19, 2017

Age: 13 to 15
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2017

Registration Fee:  $170

Team up with 4-H teens, from around the state, to conquer challenges and push your limits. Complete our award winning* ExCEL Leadership program, which includes a ropes course. Swimming, campfire and other camp activities also included.  *Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best Teambuilding.

High Adventure - New Mexico (Backpacking & Horsepacking)North Carolina Wilderness

July 30 - August 6, 2017
Age: 13 to 19 (13 by Jan. 1 2017)
Registration Deadline:  February 1, 2017
Backpacking Registration Fee:  $650

Horsepacking Registration Fee:  $750

REQUIRED Trainings:
Parent/Camper Rally:  March 11, 2017
Shakedown Training:  April 21-23, 2017
***These are REQUIRED Trainings and they are very important for you and your crew members.  We will be travelling to an area that has many obstacles/things to consider/risks. 


Equine CampGirl rides horse in outdoor arena.

Spring Break - March 20-23, 2017

Summer- May 30 - June 2, 2017

Registration Fee:  $385 

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Age: 12 to 18

Looking for an opportunity to learn new things with and about your horse?  You will have the opportunity at the 2017 Equine Camp.  You and other youth will work with State Equine Specialist, Mark Russell and other industry professionals.  You will learn new techniques and become more in tune with your horse.  You will improve your overall horsemanship skills.  You will need some riding experience and your own horse.


March 18-21, 2017                                                                                                                                      Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

Registration Fee: $265 

Ages:  9-14

This is the camp for all you techie kids out there or any want to be techie kids! 


Forestry and Wildlife CampPracticing fly fishing techniques

November 3-5, 2017

Age:  10-18

Registration Deadline:  October 13, 2017

Registration Fee:  $145     

Age: 10-13
Age:  14-18   
Don't forget you will need to reenroll in 4HOnline before you can register.     


Do you like the outdoors?  This camp focuses on a variety of outdoor skills.  You will learn about things related to forestry and wildlife.  You could learn things from rock climbing to what things you can eat in the wild.

Other Camps and 4-H Center Programs:

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Day Camp

The Arkansas Outdoor School is proud to offer the AOS Summer Day Camp for 7-15 year olds.  Each day camp session has be tailored to give campers a chance to get out and explore, discover and learn about the world around them and have fun in the process. All camp activities place an emphasis on team work, self esteem, communication and cooperation.

 Learn more about Day Camp.



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4-H Overnight Camps

The Arkansas 4-H Camping Program offers camping and training opportunities for youth 5-19 years old and adults. Our overnight camps take place at the C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center 10 miles west of Little Rock.  Canoeing, swimming, archery, fishing, rock wall climbing, high ropes challenge course, and off-site backpacking/canoeing adventures are just some of the exciting possibilities.

Learn more about 4-H Overnight Camps.




Our ExCEL program offers experiential team building programs ranging from a few hours to a few days.
Programs are customized for your group's specific needs. We offer ground based team building initiatives, low ropes course elements, outdoor climbing tower and giants ladder with team belay, static high ropes course with 23 elements including a 300ft zip line. Onsite and offsite programs.

Learn more about ExCEL.
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Arkansas Outdoor School

Come to the Arkansas Outdoor School - a day of learning your students will never forget!  We offer experiential learning in a natural setting.

AOS can build the right program for your group or class, whether it's a day, overnight or a multi-day visit.  We create a unique opportunity for students to learn in a setting away from the traditional classroom.

Learn more about AOS.


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SEEK is a science enrichment program for home-schooled students in Arkansas.  Students attend classes one day per week for 12 weeks and leave the program with over 60 hours of lessons and labs.  Lessons include dissections, life science, geology, and more!

Learn more about SEEK.