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 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 entrepreurs 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.   

Junior Camp

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Campers celebrating a win at camp!
Session I - July 1-3, 2019
Session II - July 18-20, 2019
Age: 9 to 12
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2019
Registration Fee:  $185
Theme: Survivor

Join 4-H members from around the state in this 3-day camp.  This years camp will be all about Survivor.    


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)

Dates:  May 28-31, 2019
Ages:  9-12
Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2019
Youth Registration Fee:  $395
Adult Registration Fee:  $295

This camp is geared toward beginner riders/horse owners.  Horses and Equiment will be provided.  You will receive a general overview on how to care for and ride a horse.  The ages for this camp are flexible.  If your youth is over 12 and interested in attending please let me know.  Adults wanting to attend with your camper you will be participating in a spectator capacity.  You will also need to complete the volunteer leader screening process before attending.  


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!  


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

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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.

 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