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Arkansas 4-H
Camp Leadership Opportunities

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Opportunities to learn about leadership and to take a leadership position as a Camp Counselor, Camp Intern, Camp Workshop Instructor, Camp Lifeguard.

Register for training or apply to be a counselor at Arkansas 4hOnline

***Scholarships are available for most camps.

(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.)

Camp Leadership Workshop - Basic

April 7-8, 2017
Age:  14 to 19
Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2017
Registration Fee:  $95

Do you love camp and feel ready to move into a leadership position? This training will provide you with skills you need to become a valued member of any camp staff.  The skills you learn in this workshop will help you in any leadership role you wish to pursue.  You will learn how to deal with youth at a variety of ages, how to lead activities, and how to establish traditions at your event. 

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Camp Leadership - Advanced

April 8-9, 2017
Age:  14 to 19
Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2017
Registration Fee:  $100

Continue adding to your camp leadership skills with this more in depth training.

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Camp Counselor Training

Counselor Training:  June 2-3, 2017
Age:  14 to 19 (youth only)
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2016
Camp Dates:  ANY
14-19 year olds can apply to be a camp counselor, lifeguard, or workshop instructor for our state 4-H Camps.  Application is on 4hOnline.  This is a great way to add to your leadership experience.  Become the mentor that you always looked up to when you were a camper.

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Work at Camp

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Become a Camp Intern

  • Paid Internship
  • Housing Provided
  • Work with You to Get College Credit
  • Give Back While You Work 

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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.

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4-H Overnight Camps main page

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.

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Camps for 5-8 year olds

Want to introduce your young 4-H member to the overnight camping experience?  Want to go to camp yourself?  Then check out our camping options just for you.

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Camps for 9-12 year olds

Your camper is ready for overnight camp!  We have several options for the 9-12 year old age group that span from February to July.  Take a look.

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Camps for 13-19 year olds

Ready for more adventure?  Then our camps for 13-19 year olds are what you are looking for.  From Entrepreneur Camp to Equine Camp to our 4-H High Adventure trip.  We've got something to fit your interests.

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Camp Leadership Opportunities

Have you always wanted to be a camp counselor?  We offer training and volunteer opportunities for 4-H teens.  We also hire college-age camp interns each summer.  If you love camp and are too old to be a camper, consider these opportunities to give back.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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