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Arkansas 4-H Camps for 13-19 year olds

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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.

Entrepreneur Camp 

Dates:  January 25-27, 2019
Age: 9-13
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 entrepreneurs about their experiences, and experiment by starting a business at camp.

Spring Camp

Dates:  February 22-23, 2019
Ages:  5-19
Registration Deadline:  February 4, 2019
Registration Fee:  $110/person 

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)

Dates:  June 23-30, 2019
Required Training Dates:  March 2, 2019 & April 12-14, 2019
Age: 13-19
Registration Deadline:  February 4, 2019
Registration Fee:  $700 (backpackers), $800 (horse packers)
If you like to explore the outdoors this is the camp for you.  There are two options for the High Adventure Program - Backpacking and Horse packing.  The Backpackers and the Horse Packers will travel together to Kentucky but once they reach Kentucky the Backing and the Horse Packing crews will go their own way based upon each individual crews' route of choice.  We will spend 5 days/4 nights in the wilderness camping and backpacking/horse packing.  Youth will learn how to plan a trip, cook in the backcountry, principles of leave no trace, team work, communication, and much more.  The Horse Packing option of this program is limited to those that completed the training requirements in 2018.  The Backpacking option of this program is the traditional option.  While spaces are limited it is open to anyone that meets the age requirements. Adults:  Priority will be give to those attending with a youth.  If you are interested in attending and not attending with a youth please contact Creenna Bocksnick ( to be placed on a alternate list if space allows.

Adventure & Challenge Camp

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Working as a team to conquer Jacob's Ladder.
Session I - July 1-3, 2019
Session II - July 18-20, 2019
Age: 13-15
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)

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Working on Horsemanship Skills
Dates:  May 28-31, 2019
Ages:  12-18
Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2019
Registration Fee:  $395

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

Dates:  June 1-3, 2019
Registration Deadline:  April 26, 2019
Registration Fee:  $240 

Ages:  15+


STEM Camp 

Dates:  July 6-9, 2019
Ages:  9-14
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2019
Registration Fee:  $280

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


Fall TEEN Camp

Dates:  September 20-22, 2019
Ages:  14-19
Registration Deadline:  August 19, 2019
Registration Fee:  $165

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 you transition into the world of adulting.  


Craft Camp (youth only)

2017 Craft Camp - String Art
2017 Craft Camp - Working on string art
Dates:  July 15-17, 2019
Ages:  9-19
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2019
Registration Fee:  $225

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

Practicing fly fishing techniques
Learning to Fly Fish
Dates:  October 18-20, 2019
Ages:  10-19
Registration Deadline:  September 24, 2019
Registration Fee:  $165

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)

Dates:  November 15-17, 2019
Ages:  9-19
Registration Deadline:  September 24, 2019
Registration Fee:  $200

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:

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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.