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.

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.

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.

Career Camp 

Career Camp 2016 - Medical
Medical Session - 2016 Career Camp

January 26-28, 2018

Age: 9-19
Registration Deadline:  January 3  (CLOSED)
Registration Fee:  $175

Come explore a variety of careers within several fields.  Campers will have the opportunity to choose between two different career fields - Law Enforcement/Military and Technology.  Campers will also learn about college scholarships, dos and dont's for resumes and interviews, and other things to consider. 


Junior Camp

Group of kids gathered around large colorful ball.
Campers celebrating a win at camp!

Session I - June 25-27, 2018
Session II - July 9-11, 2018
Age: 9 to 12
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2018
Registration Fee:  $185

Theme: Mardi Gras

Join 4-H members from around the state in this 3-day camp.  This years camp will be all about Mardi Gras.  Don't miss the party.  


Equine Camp (youth only)

Girl rides horse in outdoor arena.
Working on Horsemanship Skills

Spring Break - March 19-22, 2018 (CLOSED)

Focus - Speed Events

Summer- May 29-June 1, 2018 (CLOSED)

Focus - Performance/Ranch Events

Registration Deadline:  March 1, 2018 
Registration Fee:  $395  

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.  We will also be focusing this years sessions on different events.  Spring Break will focus on Speed Events and the Summer Session will focus on Performance/Ranch Classes.  


STEM Camp 

July 8-11, 2018
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Spaces limited)
Registration Fee:  $280

Ages:  9-14

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


HA Horsepacking Training Sessions  

2016 Horsepacking Session I
Horsepacking Training Session I Ride - Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp
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 each event  (All Registration Forms are OPEN)
Registration Fee:  Session I - $100, Session II - $150, Session III - $150, Session IV - $225
Ages:  All Ages, under 13 must attend with an adult 
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.



Craft Camp 

2017 Craft Camp - String Art
2017 Craft Camp - Working on string art

July 6-8, 2018
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2018 
Registration Fee:  $225

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

October 19-21, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018
Registration Fee:  $160

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:

Girl holding bow and arrow aiming at target

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!

Two girls arm in arm wearing camp shirts

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

Teenaged boy smiling as he makes his way down a zipline

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!
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.

Outdoor learning at its best!


girl doing dna extraction on plants


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