UACES Facebook Arkansas Summer Camps for Kids 9-12 year olds

Arkansas 4-H Camps for 9-12 Year OldsAR 4-H Camp text and graphic of canoer, hikers, 4-H clover, swimmer, climber.

We offer camps with a wide range of learning opportunities. From high adventure to robotics, our 4-H camping program has it all.

**Scholarships available for most camps.  Applications are available on 4HOnline.***

Registration will open approximately 1 month prior to registration deadline.

Parents/Volunteers are welcome to attend most of our camps for the same fee as the youth.

Entrepreneur Camp

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Campers in our Entrepreneur Camp start their own mock business and learn how to market it.

2018 - TBD
Age: 9 to 19
Registration Deadline:  TBD
Registration Fee:  TBD

Come learn how to start your own business!  You will get to develop a business, create your products, and sell your merchandise to fellow campers.


Junior Camp

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Campers celebrating a win at camp!

Session I - July 10-12, 2017
Session II - July 17-19, 2017
Age: 9 to 12
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2017
Registration Fee:  $170

2017 Theme: Amazing Race/Around the World

Join 4-H members from around the state in this 3-day camp.  Come join the adventure race around the world! 


Equine Camp (youth)

Girl rides horse in outdoor arena.
Working on Horsemanship Skills

Spring Break - March 20-23, 2017 

Summer- May 30 - June 2, 2017 
Registration Deadline:  March 1, 2017 (OPEN NOW)
Registration Fee:  $385  

Age: 12 (by Aug. 1) 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.


STEM Camp 

March 18-21, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017
Registration Fee:  $265 (OPEN NOW)

Ages:  9-14

This is the camp for all you techie kids out there or any want to be techie kids!  Come learn about Robotics, create a Mobile App, Tinker, and conduct Science Experiments! 


Craft Camp (NEW)

June 26-28, 2017
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2017
Registration Fee:  $200

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

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Learning to Fly Fish

November 3-5, 2017
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017
Registration Fee:  $145

Don't forget you will have to reenroll in 4HOnline before you can register.

Age:  10-13
Age:  14-18

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.

 Expand your horizons with AOS 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

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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.

Camps for 13 - 19 year olds


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.

Build your team with 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.

Outdoor learning at its best!


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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