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.
Arkansas 4-H Camps for 13-19 year olds
We offer camps with a wide range of learning opportunities. From high adventure to robotics to cake decorating, our 4-H camping program has it all.
Registration will open approximately 1 month prior to registration deadline. All
camps are held at the AR 4-H Center unless otherwise noted.
Parents/Volunteers are welcome to attend most of our camps (unless noted as youth only) for the same fee as the youth. Parents/Volunteers wanting to attend camp will need to complete the volunteer leader screening process. This usually takes several weeks to be processed so please start the process early. Contact your county agent on how to begin.
SCHOLARSHIPS for youth are available. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and funding availability. Applications are available NOW. Application deadline for events with a registration deadline of March 1 or sooner is January 3 @ noon. Applications for all other events are due by March 1 @ noon. The application for both deadlines is the same so no need to apply twice.
Registration Deadline: January 4
Registration Fee: $165
Are you thinking about starting a business but don't know how to begin? This is the camp for you. Come learn about things to consider, hear from a variety of entrepreurs about their experiences, and experiment by starting a business at camp.
Spring Camp is being offered to give youth a quick look at what camp is all about. It is being held at the same time as Spring Leader Forum. This camp is a abbreviated version of camp and will focus on general camp activities. Cloverbud aged youth must attend camp with a parent/guardian/other relative or have a parent/guardian/other relative attending Spring Leader Forum. Scholarships available for youth - deadline January 3 @ noon.
High Adventure - Kentucky (Backpacking, Horse Packing)
Registration Deadline: February 4, 2019
Registration Fee: $700 (backpackers), $800 (horse packers)
Adventure & Challenge Camp
Session II - July 18-20, 2019
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019
Registration Fee: $185
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.
Summer Equine Camp (youth only)
Looking for an opportunity to learn new things with and about your horse? You
will have the opportunity at the 2019 Summer Equine Camp. You and other youth will work with State Equine Specialist, Mark Russell and other industry professionals. This years camp will focus on SPEED EVENTS, but 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.
Beginner Equine Camp (NEW)
Follow the link for Juniors 9-12 for more information.
Teen Lifeguard Training
This is the camp for all you techie kids out there or any want to be techie kids!
Fall TEEN Camp
TEENs this camp is just for you. Come have fun at camp with your peers. Also, learn about things that are relevant to you as yout transition into the world of adulting.
Craft Camp (youth only)
Come express your creativity. Our goal is to create quality products that you can use in your everyday lives, enter in the fair, or use as inspiration to create your own business. Some crafts that have been completed in the past include: soap, candles, string art, paint pour, cutting boards, turned wooden pens, and many more.
Forestry and Wildlife Camp
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.
Cake Decorating (Fondant) (youth only)
Do you like to decorate cakes and want to learn more? Do you wish you knew how to decorate cakes? Then this is the camp for you. This camp will be focusing on techniques using Fondant.
Other Camps and 4-H Center Programs:
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.
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.Learn more camp leadership opportunities.
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.
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.