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Arkansas 4-H Camps for 13-19 year olds

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Scholarships are available for most camps.  Applications are available on 4HOnline.  2017 Scholarships have been awarded.  2018 applications will open around the first of the year.  




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

Career Camp

Youth learning about how to make a business
Creating business plans.

January 26-28, 2018
Age: 9 to 19
Registration Deadline:  January 3, 2018
Registration Fee:  TBD

Come learn about careers in a variety of fields.  More information about the fields to come later.




Adventure & Challenge Camp

Scaling Jacob's Ladder
Working as a team to conquer Jacob's Ladder.

Session I - June 25-27

Session II - June 29-July 1

Age: 13 to 15
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Registration Fee:  $TBD

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 - Minnesota (Backpacking, canoeing)

July 29-August 5

North Carolina Wilderness
New Mexico's Wilderness

Age: 13 to 19 (13 by Jan. 1 2017)

Registration Deadline:  February 1, 2018
Backpacking Registration Fee:  $TBD

REQUIRED Trainings:
Parent/Camper Rally:  March 3, 2018
Shakedown Training:  April 20-22, 2018
***These are REQUIRED Trainings and they are very important for you and your crew members.  We will be traveling to an area that has many obstacles/things to consider/risks.  

Provided gear:  Crew gear - cooking supplies, tents
Gear that can be rented:  Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks
Personal Gear:  We will discuss what personal gear is needed at Parent/Camper Rally.
$$ for trip:  Extra $ will only be needed for souvenirs and meals on the road. 


HA Horsepacking Training Session


Session I:  March 10, 2018
Session II:  May 19-20, 2018
Session III:  September 29-30, 2018
Session IV:  November 16-18, 2018
Registration Deadline:  Approximately 2 weeks prior to the event
Registration Fee:  $TBD, varies with session
Ages:  All ages, under 13 must attend with an adult, over 13 must be able to saddle/care for own horse


If you like to trail ride this is the camp for you.  Session I will begin with trail riding basics and progress to Session IV which concludes with an overnight pack in session.  Locations vary.  Must bring your own horse/gear.


Equine Camp (youth)

Girl rides horse in outdoor arena.
Working to improve Horsemanship Skills

Spring Break - March 19-22, 2018

Summer- May 29-June 1, 2018

Registration Fee:  $TBD 
Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Age: 12 to 18

Looking for an opportunity to learn new things with and about your horse?  You will have the opportunity at the 2018 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.


Teen Lifeguard Training

June 2-5, 2018
Registration Deadline:  May 15, 2018
Registration Fee:  TBD


Ages:  15+




July 8-11, 2018                                                                                                                      Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018
Registration Fee: TBD 

Ages:  9-14

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


Craft Camp 

July 6-8, 2018
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2018
Registration Fee:  $TBD

Ages:  9-19

Come express your creativity.  Create products that you can use in your everyday lives, enter in the fair, or use as inspiration to create your own business.


Forestry and Wildlife Camp

Practicing fly fishing techniques
Learning to Fly Fish.

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.
Fish found during stream ecology.

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.