Plan your child’s summer care, enrichment opportunities, and old-fashioned, outdoor fun with help from our ultimate guide to summer camps and classes in Little Rock and the metro area. Sign up early!

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Art

Creative Quilters
Pulaski Academy, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
590-8065 | |

Dates: Pulaski Academy: June 19-23, 1-4 p.m.; Episcopal Collegiate: July 24-28, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $190

Learn basic quilt-making techniques and select beautiful coordinating fabric to create a quilted wall hanging. Some prior sewing experience is preferred; sewing machines will be provided or bring your own.


Design Camp
University of Arkansas, 120 Vol Walker Hall, Fayetteville
(479) 575-2399

Dates: June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $300 (before April 14); $350 (before May 26); $300 for room and board

Architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. The Fayetteville camp has two levels: Design Camp I and Advanced Design Camp. Scholarships are available.


Design Camp at The Delta School
The Delta School, 5101 U.S Hwy 61, Fayetteville
(479) 575-2399

Dates: June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $300 (April 14 deadline); $350 (May 26 deadline)

Architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Scholarships are available.


Design Camp in the City
Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave., Fayetteville
(479) 575-2399

Dates: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $300 (April 14 deadline); $350 (May 26 deadline)

Architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Scholarships are available.


Design Camp in the Garden
Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Fayetteville
(479) 575-2399

Dates: June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $200 (April 14 deadline); $250 (May 26 deadline)

Architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Scholarships are available.


Harding Honors Art & Design
915 E. Market Ave., Box 10782, Searcy
279-5272

Dates: July 14-28
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795

Explore the role of art and design and culture through hands-on studio projects, discussion and field trips. Students can earn three hours of credit as they view award-winning art collections, learn ideation and production skills from practicing artists and designers, and produce an exhibition.


Junior Arts Academy
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
396-0353

Dates: June 5-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 6-9
Cost: $444 members; $555 non-members

Students learn about different artists, build skills in both theater and visual arts techniques and vocabulary, and spend two weeks working toward Play & Display, their final performance and art exhibition.


Little Brushes Kids Camp
Pinot’s Palette, 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road Suite 101, Little Rock
588-1661 |

Dates: June 12-16, July 10-14, July 24-28
Ages: 5-12

Little Brushes offers a fun-filled party atmosphere where little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. Pinot’s Palette also offers fun day camps throughout the year when your little artist is off from school. The camps are a great way to get out of the house and have some creative painting and craft fun.


Makers Art Camp at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 12-June 16, July 10-July 14, July 31-Aug. 4
Ages: 11-13
Cost: $150

This art camps gives students a chance to learn, create and express themselves while having fun. Each weeklong session features a new technique: creating pottery, painting, screen printing and textiles.


Photography Camps
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
683-3592 |

Dates: July 25-29 (ages 13-18); Aug. 1-5 (ages 9-12)

Teens will be paired with seniors (ages 55 and up) as part of this innovative exploration of documentary photography. Children ages 9-12 will answer the question “What makes a family album?” Through various projects, campers will create their own family albums, while learning about photography and exploring what family means to them.


Sew Cute and Cuddly
Pulaski Academy, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
590-8065 | |

Dates: Pulaski Academy: June 12-16, 1-4 p.m.; Episcopal Collegiate: July 10-14, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1-4
Cost: $180

Learn to use a sewing machine and use hand stitching while making cute stuffed animals and a personalized pillow. This camp is designed for beginners. Sewing machines will be provided or bring one from home.


Sew Stylish Doll
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
590-8065

Dates: July 17-21, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1-4
Cost: $180

Learn to use a sewing machine while making stylish clothes and accessories for your 18-inch doll. This camp is designed for beginners. Sewing machines will be provided or bring one from home.


Summer at the Academy
12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock |  

Dates: June 5-July 21
Ages: Rising grades PK4-8
Cost: Day camp: $36/day; Classes: $150

Day camp is a child care program (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) and is open to students entering grades PK4-5. Summer classes are weeklong (three hours a day) fun and creative classes open to grades PK4-10. There’s also Middle School University for rising grades 5-8 grade.


T Tauri Movie Camp
(870) 251-1189

Dates: July 17-29
Ages: Rising grades 4-12
Cost: TBA

These workshops introduce kids and teens to video production. Workshops run from two to four days each and do not overlap so children can participate in multiple workshops.


Teen Art Makers at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 19-23, July 17-21, Aug. 7-11
Ages: 14-16
Cost: $150

Each weeklong session has a different theme including: mixing clay and learning to fire a kiln; working with professional artists to compose drawings and paintings; learning how to digitally design using vector programs; and learn the art of screen printing.


Young Makers Art Camp at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 5-9, June 26-June 30, July 24-July 28
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $150

Each weeklong session features a new technique: creating pinch pots with clay, drawing and painting sessions and, learning five ways to make a T-shirt.


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Baseball

Harding University Baseball Elite Camps
Jerry Moore Field, Harding University, Searcy
279-4344

Dates: Session 1: June 4-7; Session 2: June 11-14
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: Residential: $375, Commuter: $300

Players experience practice/game sessions, weight training, classroom and video sessions. There will be large amounts of workout time and individual instruction and organized games will be played at night.


Summer Fundamentals Camp-Harding Baseball
Jerry Moore Field, Harding University, Searcy
279-4344

Dates: May 30-June 2
Ages: Rising grades K-6
Cost: $100

This camp will work on the development of each player’s individual skills, encourage an understanding of and participation in baseball, and an understanding of team concepts and fundamentals, hustle and attitude.


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Basketball

Nike Basketball Camp Sessions I & II
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
372-1194

Dates: June 12-16; July 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: Boys ages 9-15
Cost: $275

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.


Nike Girls Basketball Camp
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
372-1194

Dates: June 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: Girls ages 9-15
Cost: $275

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.


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Dance/Cheer

Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive
UALR Center for the Performing Arts, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
223-5150

Dates: July 31-Aug. 4; Auditions: March 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 & up and at least one year on pointe
Cost: $350

The Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive will focus on pointe work, partnering and technique. The program is directed by Laura Hood Babcock and taught by guest instructors and Ballet Arkansas company dancers. Auditions are at the Ballet Arkansas Studio at 520 Main St.


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Enrichment

BearsWrite: From Pencils to Pixels
201 Donaghey Ave., Mashburn Hall 104, Conway
450-3128

Dates: June 20-24
Ages: Rising grades 4-9
Cost: $150

Campers will study how to use voice, setting, word choice, character traits, point-of-view, journaling and poetry. They will create individual, digital portfolios of their best work inspired by field trips and interactions with featured guests and perform.


CHARTS Academy at Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock
812-2338

Dates: July 10-14 and 17-21
Ages: 6th-12th grade
Cost: $198-$396

Formerly the Arkansas Teen College, this camp focuses on the arts and technology. Classes are taught by college faculty and include options in theater, dance, vocal performance, video game design, film, creative writing, photography and art.


Confidence Camp-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
(573) 581-1776

Dates: July 9-15, July 16-July 22 | Ages: 8-11
Cost: $960

The Confidence Camp helps boys develop a sense of pride in themselves and their accomplishments. It focuses on good decision-making and teamwork exercises. Campers will leave with new friendships, memories, leadership experience and a new sense of self-confidence.


Harding Honors Media & Culture
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
279-4344

Dates: June 16-30
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795

Students will study the power of the media, examine cultural narratives, and help tell important stories. Faculty members will lead them through a thought-provoking study of media and culture from a Christian perspective. Students can earn three hours of university credit as they read, write, photograph, edit, record, document, interview and publish.


Harding Honors Symposium
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
279-4344

Dates: Session A: June 23-July 7, Session B: June 30-July 14, Session C: July 7-21, Session D: July 14-28
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795

Engage with Harding professors and student counselors to learn about the world in which we live and how each of us fits into it as Christians. Academic classes and activities are designed to develop group bonding and sharing. Earn three hours of transferable university credit by completing the Symposium.



Speech & Hearing Camp at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave., University Plaza Suite 600, Little Rock
569-3155

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6-July 27
Ages: 4-16
Cost: $225-$400

The UA-Little Rock Speech & Hearing Clinic offers a variety of camps to help improve students’ speech, reading, communication and language. Camps for various age groups include: Camp Can Read, Camp Can Say, Camp Connect & Communicate, Preschool Pragmatics, Teen Pragmatics and Camp Bumpy Buds for Stuttering. Space is limited in each camp to provide enough individual attention for each attendee. Services are provided by graduate student clinicians and supervised by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.


Thompson Driving New Driver Education Summer Camp
9108 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 210, Little Rock
225-4028

Dates: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Ages: 13 & up
Cost: $235

This course provides the new driver with 30 hours of instruction, reading, and discussion covering the laws that regulate driving in Arkansas.


Ozark Mission Project 101
2223 Durwood Road, Little Rock
664-3232

Dates: July 31-Aug. 2
Ages: Grades 4-5
Cost: $75

Campers will learn about serving others through hands on mission projects. This year’s theme is H3: Humanity, Health, and Hunger. Campers will build a portable pantry, pack meals, and work in a community garden.


Summer Academy-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
(573) 581-1776

Dates: June 25-July 21
Ages: Boys grades 7-12
Cost: Day student: $2,500; boarding student: $3,750

MMA’s Summer Academy offers Camp Credit (grades 9-12) and Core Skills (grades 7-8) to enrich, educate and inspire students and boost they confidence in and out of the classroom.


Summer Leadership Academy-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
(573) 581-1776

Dates: July 9-22
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $2,000

This program teaches boys how to follow, lead and work with a group in order to understand the responsibilities and benefits of leadership.


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General

Agape Academy Summerfest 2017
701 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock
225-0068

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Ages: K3-rising grade 5
Cost: Full-time students: $150/week; part-time students: $100/week

This academic program has daily lessons in math, language, spelling skills and Bible study. There are also music, art and P.E. classes every week; periodic off-campus field trips; recess twice a day and a movie each week.


Arkansas 4-H Camps
1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
821-6884 |

Dates: Varies
Ages: 5-19
Cost: $95-$750

The Arkansas 4-H Center hosts a number of camps throughout the spring and summer. Activities and camp themes vary to provide a well-rounded experience, and ages and cost are dependent on the specific camp.


Arkansas 4-H Cloverbud Camp
1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
821-6884 |

Dates: July 14-16
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $170/person

Parents can introduce their young campers to the overnight experience (and relive their own summer camp days) at a three-day family camp. Register by June 1.


Baptist Prep Summer Program
62 Pleasant Valley Drive (Lower School); 8400 Ranch Blvd. (Upper School), Little Rock
227-7077 |

Dates: May 30-Aug. 8
Ages: Rising grades K4-5
Cost: $175/week, $60 for drop-ins

This summer’s theme is “Champions in Training,” a fun, activity-filled summer comparing the training, diligence, and preparation of Olympic athletes to the same training required for the Christian lifestyle.


Brookhill Ranch
431 Brooks Loop, Hot Springs
623-5983

Dates: Eight sessions between June 12 and Aug. 5
Ages: Grades 3-9
Cost: $575 ($275 deposit; $300 upon arrival at camp)

This Christian summer camp is designed for kids to experience a little bit of country life. Campers stay active with traditional activities like crafts, fishing, horseback riding and archery.


Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
225-1444

Dates: 7, week-long camping sessions between June and August. Weekend Camping programs offered 1-2 times/month from August-May
Ages: Varies by camp
Cost: Varies. Tuition assistance is available.

Camp Aldersgate’s summer medical camps provide a traditional residential camp experience for children challenged by medical conditions or disabilities. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges.


Camp Connect
Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Lane, Conway
733-1627

Dates: June 19-23
Ages: 9-13
Cost: Free

This day camp is designed for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS. Camp Connect participants must be able to function safely within a small group setting, without one-on-one assistance.


Camp Healing Hearts
Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
537-3991

Dates: May 19-20
Ages: 5-18 and their families
Cost: Free

Camp Healing Hearts is designed to help children and families deal with grief and the loss of a loved one due to death. The camp includes age-appropriate grief groups, a candlelight memorial service, recreational activities, arts and crafts, and allows children to find a voice for their grief. A parent or guardian is required to attend the camp alongside their children.


Camp Solgohachia Day Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
354-3959 |

Dates: July 3-7
Ages: Rising grades 3-8
Cost: TBA

This Christian day camp offers worship along with an active week full of traditional camping activities.


Camp Solgohachia Labor Day FamilyCamp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
354-3959 |

Dates: Sept. 1-4
Ages: All ages
Cost: TBA

Families can camp together during this last blast of summer. There are activities for every age including Sonshine Camp for children ages newborn to 5 years old. Each family stays in private lodging; space is limited to 20 families.


Camp Solgohachia Overnight Camps
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
354-3959 |

Dates: June 12-July 22
Ages: Rising grades 4-9
Cost: TBA

This Christian camp offers worship along with an active week full of traditional camping activities. Campers are assigned to a “tribe” where they lodge with anywhere from 6 to 11 other campers, under the leadership of of counselors.


Ferncliff Family Camp
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
821-3063

Dates: May 26-28
Ages: Families with kids 13 & younger
Cost: Varies

Experience camp your way, with a flexible schedule of activities designed to be exciting for kids and relaxing for adults. Stay in hotel-style rooms, enjoy meals in our dining hall, and worship together as a family.


Ferncliff Summer Day Camp
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
821-3063

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Ages: Grades 1-8
Cost: $205-$265

For eight weeks, day campers will enjoy exciting activities while they play outside, make friends and explore their faith. All meals are provided and convenient options for drop-off, pick-up, and transportation are available.


Girl Scouts Camp Cahinnio Sessions
460 Cahinnio Road, Little Rock
758-1020 |

Dates: June 9-July 14 | Ages: Grades 1-12
Cost: $75-$450

The Girl Scouts Diamonds host dozens of overnight themed camps and are open to all girls (an extra fee applies to those not enrolled in the Girl Scouts). Campers will sing songs, build campfires, make s’mores, canoe, horseback ride, rock climb, develop leadership skills and more.


Girl Scouts Camp Crossed Arrows Sessions
250 Crossed Arrows Lane, Little Rock
758-1020 |

Dates: June 9-July 21
Ages: Grades 1-12
Cost: $75-$525

The Girl Scouts Diamonds host dozens of overnight themed camps and are open to all girls (an extra fee applies to those not enrolled in the Girl Scouts). Campers will sing songs, build campfires, make s’mores, canoe, horseback ride, rock climb, develop leadership skills and more.


High Point
548 Brookhill Road, Hot Springs
624-1952

Dates: June 26-July 1, July 3-8
Ages: Ages 15-19
Cost: $350

High Point aims to train the next generation of leaders. Campers will enjoy games and activities, but the purpose of High Point will be centered on training and disciplining the next generation of godly leaders.


Huff ’n’ Puff Summer Day Camp
613 N. First St., Jacksonville
985-1818

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Varies

Camp activities include daily gymnastics, indoor/outdoor play, dance, trampoline, swimming, games, arts and crafts. The camp is co-ed and campers can attend five, three or one day a week. Reserve a spot at least one week before attendance.


Kanakuk
1353 Lake Shore Drive, Branson, Missouri
(417) 266-3000 |

Dates: June 3 - Aug. 11
Ages: Ages 6-18
Cost: Varies

Kanakuk’s five Overnight Kids camps provide children with age-appropriate, fun and safe outdoor camping experiences that grow them spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Kids will enjoy participating in more than 70 activities, sports and themed parties.


Kanakuk KampOut! - Little Rock Christian Academy
19010 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock
(417) 266-3000 |

Dates: June 5-9
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $250

KampOut! brings the fun of Kanakuk to your hometown. Kanakuk’s professional staff leads this high-energy traveling day camp through five days of guided sports and activity times, Bible study, worship and small-group time.


Little Rock Christian Academy Summer Programs 2017
19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
868-9822

Dates: TBA
Ages: Grades K4-12
Cost: Varies

The academy offers a variety of camps and courses that focus on academics, arts and enrichment, athletics and more.


MPCATA ACE Academy

Dates: June 19-30

The Milton P. Crenshaw Aviation Training Academy is recruiting youth from 7th-12th grade for two weeks of Aviation Career Education (ACE). Each day is packed with activities, speakers or field trips meant to share the world of aviation and aerospace with students seeking careers on those fields.


Pioneer Day Camp
200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock
324-9351 |

Dates: Session 1: June 12-16, Session 2: June 19-23
Ages: Session 1: rising grades 3-4, Session 2: rising grades 5-6
Cost: $85 ($65 for museum members)

Through interactive activities and special guests, day campers will learn about living in Arkansas during the 1800s. Both sessions are 8 a.m.-noon.


River Valley Montessori Summer Academy 2017
1509 N. Pierce St., Little Rock
603-0620

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m.-2:45p.m.; Extended Day 2:45-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 3-9
Cost: $145/week plus registration; extended day is additional

Children will enjoy educational, fun activities and lessons both inside and out about topics such as astronomy, gardening, cooking, music and more. The work period is relaxed yet structured, and includes both planned and self-directed activities.


Summer Climbing Camps-Little Rock Climbing Center
12120 Col. Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock
227-9500

Dates: TBA
Ages: TBA
Cost: TBA

Tweens and teens learn the fundamentals of indoor rock climbing and bouldering in a safe, controlled environment.


Summer Daze at Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
372-1194

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Ages: Varies
Cost: Varies

The Summer Daze program offers a variety of fun and enriching learning experiences that aim to build and strengthen students skills. This year’s program offers more than 50 classes in multimedia, art, photography, cooking, science, academics, and athletics.


Therapeutic Recreation Summer Day Camp
Little Rock Parks and Recreation
570-1131

Dates: June 12- July 21 (subject to change)
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $75

This day camp is a therapeutic-based program that emphasizes fun recreational activities for people with special needs to promote the development of motor skills, social skills, independence and other related areas. Registration begins April 10. Due to staff/participant ratio, participants must be independent with personal care or provide an aide.


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Gifted & Talented

Old State House Museum Summer Fun
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
324-8641, 324-8643 |

Dates: July 17-21, 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: Rising grades 4-9
Cost: $75

This workshop provides activities and lessons focused on Arkansan Ed Stilley, a preacher, farmer, singer of hymns, and maker of folk art musical instruments. Students will make their own instruments and music in this class while learning about Stilley.


Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)
UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
569-3410

Dates: July 10-21
Ages: Grades K-8 (completed)
Cost: $300; scholarships are available.

SLUFY offers a variety of classes that give students a chance to learn through hands-on experiences, guest speakers and field trips under the guidance of enthusiastic teachers while meeting other talented students.


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Golf

Arkansas Golf Center
5150 John W. Allison Road, Conway
327-0171

Dates: June 12-15, July 24-27; 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $150 per camp; Back to School Bash: $25; Gimme More Junior Golf Program: $225

Arkansas Golf Center staff will help junior golfers have fun, learn golf fundamentals and make friends. The program ends with a Back to School Bash on Aug. 5.


Golf Camp
3 Country Club Circle, Maumelle
425-1067

Dates: June 12-15, July 24-27
Ages: 7-14
Cost: $85

Kids and teens can learn the fundamentals of golfing during these two camps.


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Gymnastics

Anytime Summertime Kids’ Camp
1121 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock
225-5437

Dates: TBA
Ages: 3-12
Cost: TBA

The specially developed camp curriculum combines physical fitness and play with arts, crafts and special events.


Sonshine Academy
2415 Donaghey Ave., Conway
327-7742

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: TBA

Sonshine’s day camp offers a variety of activities, games, crafts and field trips. Students must bring a sack lunch and snack. Extended care is available from 4-6 p.m.


Sports and Educational Summer Camp
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
407-8000

Dates: Please call for more information.
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: Please call for pricing information.

River City Gymnastics’ camp is packed full of exciting activities including weekly field trips, arts and crafts, physical fitness and games that keep your child’s health and fitness in mind. Registration is open from March 1-May 1.


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Horseback Riding

Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 South, Benton
860-2378

Dates: June and July
Ages: 6-12
Cost: Call for information.

Students work on instruction, health, care, and ground work with their horses. Activities include obstacles, games on horseback, and much more.


Midland Farm Summer Camp
3406 Midland Road, Alexander
590-0784

Dates: June-August
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: $275/week

This camp includes lessons in riding and grooming, as well as games and free time. Every camper will also learn what it takes to care for a horse. Before and after care are available.


Lacrosse

Little Rock Lacrosse Summer Youth Camps
TBD, Little Rock

Dates: TBD
Ages: Grades 4-11
Cost:TBD

Skill development and play for male and female athletes of all ability levels.


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Martial Arts

Impact Martial Arts Summer Break Camp
9808 North Rodney Parham Road 

Dates: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 30-Aug. 11
Ages: 4 and older
Cost: $135 a week


A Summer Camp overflowing with activities that engage children's mind and body in new and fun ways. We start with our signature martial arts games such as TKD dodgeball, Extinction, spaghetti and meatball, Instructor says and many more. 
 


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Music

Henderson State University Band Camp
1100 Henderson St. (Russell Fine Arts Center), Arkadelphia
(870) 230-5028 |

Dates: June 20-24 (Junior I); June 27-July 1 (Junior II); July 9-15 (Senior)
Ages: Junior I: students with one year of school band experience, Junior II: Grades 7-8, Senior: Grades 9-12
Cost: Junior: $195 (commuter), $325 (on-campus); Senior: $210 (commuter), $350 (on-campus)

HSU prides itself on providing a complete, well-rounded experience for student musicians that gives them an opportunity to work with some of the best band directors in the South. Visit the website for application materials.


Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
821-7275

Dates: June 11-July 21
Ages: 6-18
Cost: $250-$500

WAMA is designed for students interested in music and includes vocal and instrumental programs for different levels of ability.


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Outdoors

Agri-Adventure Day Camp
Plantation Agriculture Museum, 4815 AR Hwy. 161 South, Scott
961-1409

Dates: June 28-June 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $40

Join a park interpreter to play in the dirt and explore everything from the algae in our ponds to the fibers of our clothes. Activities include gardening, games, “green” crafts, and more. The fee covers snacks and day camp supplies.


Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp
Camp Clearfork, U.S. Highway 270
663-9380

Dates: TBA
Ages: 11-12
Cost: TBA

Campers will learn about the state’s flora and fauna from a staff of college, high school and self-taught natural science instructors. Take early morning walks to identify birds and participate in classes, and recreational activities including swimming, canoeing, volleyball and more.


Arkansas Outdoor School Summer Day Camp
1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
821-6884 |

Dates: Eight, week-long sessions from June 12-Aug. 4
Ages: 7-15
Cost:Starts at $190

The Arkansas Outdoor School Summer Day Camp has a variety of themed camps that provide your children the opportunity to have fun and learn throughout the summer months. All camp activities are designed to emphasize teamwork, communication, and life skills development.


Camp Ozark
155 Camp Ozark Drive, Mount Ida
(870) 867-4131

Dates: June 4-Aug. 12
Ages: 7-17
Cost: One week: $1,795; two weeks: $3,095; three weeks: $4,890

At this Christian camp nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, campers engage in more than 150 activities, including riding horses, making crafts, riding water slides, jumping on “the blob,” playing tennis, fishing, taking on the ropes course, shooting hoops and more.


Camp Solgohachia in the City
100 City Park Drive (Morrilton City Park), Solgohachia
354-3959 |

Dates: TBA
Ages: Grades K-12
Cost: Free, registration is required.

Camp Solgohachia packs up everything and heads to the Morrilton City Park for a free week of camp.


Camp Tahkodah
5095 Camp Tahkodah Road, Searcy
(870) 251-1289; 501-279-4226

Dates: June 4-July 28
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $260 (one week); $450 (two weeks)

Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. Campers enjoy daily outdoor Bible classes, sports, horseback riding, swimming, hayrides, crafts, water activities, picnics, hikes, talent nights, and inspirational devotionals under the stars.


Camp Winnamocka
68 Fort Jackson Road, Arkadelphia
(870) 246-4599

Dates: June 4-Aug. 5
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $1,050; $200 nonrefundable deposit

This camp gives kids a taste of some Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn fun with treasure hunts, ropes courses, dances, campfires and more.


Cub Fit Camp
201 Donaghey Ave., Conway

Dates: July 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Fourth and fifth graders
Cost: $75

The camp features dynamic daily schedule of activities related to health and wellness. Kids learn about Arkansas agriculture at the mobile farm, attend yoga and meditation workshops, learn about nutrition, play in the pool and more. Family members are also invited to see the campers present what they have learned on the final afternoon of camp.


Junior Naturalist Spring Break Camp
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
821-7275 ext. 259

Dates: March 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $180 (week), $45 (day)

Campers will enjoy a week of fun hiking Wildwood’s winding trails and play outdoor games. There is engaging hands-on instruction on lake ecology, native reptiles and insects, and how to stay safe in the woods.


Junior Park Rangers
500 W. Markham St., Little Rock
371-4770

Dates: Call for details.
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Free

The free day camp connects kids to nature via Little Rock’s park system. Kids will spend a week visiting 10 different parks or facilities and discuss the flora, fauna, history, conservation issues, pick-up litter and play.


Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp
18500 Cooper Orbit Road, Little Rock
228-0202

Dates: June 4-Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades K5-5
Cost: $145/week

There are opportunities for campers to participate in Bible study, crafts, music, recreation, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boats and more. Register by May 1.


Rowing Summer Camps
6722 Two Rivers Park Drive, Little Rock
(904) 553-7557

Dates: June 19-July 27
Ages: 12 & up
Cost: $95/week

Rowers participate in a fun introduction to small-boat rowing, or continue their skill development. The sessions are offered Monday-Thursday in one-week blocks for flexibility of scheduling.


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Science

Camp Invention-Magness Creek Elmentary School
16150 Arkansas Hwy. 5, Cabot
(800) 968-4332

Dates: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades K-6
Cost: $225

Camp Invention is an adventure in creativity that immerses children in exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun activities.


Harding University Pharmacy Camp
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
279-4344

Dates: June 18-23
Ages: Rising grades 11-12
Cost: $350

This is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in pharmacy to explore the profession. Activities include field trips, pharmaceutical laboratory experiences, games and recreational activities, shadowing, introduction to pharmacy curriculum, and current topics in pharmacy.


Mid-America Science Museum Summer Camps
500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs
767-3461

Dates: June 19-23, 26-30; July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $175, members; $200, non-members

Mid-America offers six weekly camps, from Tech Rec to Epic Engineering, all presenting an exciting opportunity for children to learn about science in a safe, hands-on environment with trained educators.


Museum of Discovery Summer Camps
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock
396-7050 |

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 4-13
Cost: $275, members; $300, non-members | Wiggle Worm Wednesday Camp: $40, member, $50, non-member

Students can explore the world of Minecraft and learn to become a LEGO Master. They can also explore outer space or have more down to earth activities exploring the natural world. Try Science Sampler Week for a little bit of everything. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays introduce children ages 4-6 to the camp experience.


STEMulate Engineering Academy
Mashburn Hall 107 B, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3128

Dates: June 7-10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 5-6:30 p.m. Friday
Ages: Rising grades 3-5
Cost: $25

Students will act as real-world engineers as they dig into problems and design solutions. They will showcase their discoveries at the end of the camp on STEM Night.


UAMS Pharmacy Camp
4301 West Markham, Little Rock
686-7000

Dates: June 11-June 16
Ages: Rising seniors and rising college freshmen
Cost: $400, scholarships available

The pharmacy camp incorporates active participation in many experiences including “hands-on” training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures, and field trips to actual pharmacy practice locations. The program reviews pharmacy education opportunities as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy coursework. Application materials must be received by March 17.


UCA SuperKids
Mashburn Hall 150, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3128

Dates: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-25, June 27-July 1
Ages: Rising grades 1-3
Cost: $175

SuperKids represents the belief that all students are super and should have the chance to attend a hands-on science camp. This year’s classroom themes will be Young Oceanographers, Young Zoologists, and Young Ecologists.


University Challenge
Farris Center, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3128

Dates: July 11-15
Ages: Rising grades 4-6
Cost: $175

Students who want to be challenged and who share an interest in science-based topics would enjoy this summer program, which offers an exciting, hands-on curriculum that promotes curiosity and fun.


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Soccer

Boys Junior Academy Summer Residential Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3150

Dates: July 9-12
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $400 (overnight); $340 (commuter)

The Boys Junior Academy is designed for the serious player interested in playing at the college level. The sessions are intense and physically demanding. A specifically designed curriculum will emphasize the individual player development. Evening games will give players a chance to what they have learned. There is a $50 discount if you register by April 1.


Boys Senior Academy Summer Residential Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3150

Dates: July 9-12
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $450 (overnight), $390 (commuter)

The Boys Senior Academy will feature a more intense and physically demanding days of instruction for the player looking to be evaluated and trained like a college soccer player. Receive a $50 discount if you register by April 1 and another 10 percent if you attend the Academy and Elite camps.


Golden Touch Free Soccer Clinic at UALR
Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex, 5801 Asher Ave., Little Rock
519-5676

Dates: April 2, 2-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-15
Cost: Free

This free co-ed camp is conducted by UALR coaching staff and student athletes. Players should bring their own balls. Register by March 27.


Golden Touch Individual Summer Camps at UALR
Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex, 5801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
519-5676

Dates: Week 1: June 6-9; Week 2: June 13-16
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $120 (half-day, ages 5-6); $190 (full day, ages 7-13); $50 nonrefundable deposit

This co-ed camp is for students of any level of ability and focuses on players’ technical and mechanical training. Students will improve on the vital skills such as shooting, crossing, passing, control, heading, and finishing.


Summer Day Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3150

Dates: June 5-8, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ages: 4-9
Cost: $70

These day camps introduce players to basic soccer techniques through a “games and activities” approach to learning while having fun. Campers should bring a soccer ball, proper shoes, shin guards, sunblock and water. There is a $10 discount if you register by May 1.


Summer Elite Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3150

Dates: July 14-16
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $275

The Summer Elite Camp has an accelerated and intense soccer environment for the experienced field player or goalkeeper. The curriculum emphasizes technique, tactics and small-sided play along with competitive matches. There’s a 50 percent discount if you register by April 1 and a 10 percent discount if you attend the Academy and Elite camps.


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Softball

Pitcher Camp-Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field, Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy
279-4344

Dates: July 11
Ages: Girls entering grades 8-12
Cost: $105

This camp will focus on all aspects of pitching, including pitching philosophy, mechanics, velocity, spins, changing speeds, and fielding the position.


Summer Elite Overnight Camp-Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field, Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy
279-4344

Dates: June 19-21
Ages: Girls entering grades 8-12
Cost: $325, resident; $250, commuter

This camp will focus on both individual and team skill development for competitive players. Campers will receive skill instruction in all defensive position groups. Offensive skills taught include hitting, slapping, bunting, and base running. Players must bring their own equipment.


Summer Youth Fundamentals Camp-Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field, Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy
279-4344

Dates: May 30-June 2
Ages: Girls entering grades K-7
Cost: $80

Players will focus on fundamentals and skill development in throwing, fielding, hitting, base running, pitching, and catching. Players must bring their own equipment.


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Study Skills

BearsRead Literacy Camp
Mashburn Hall 103, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
450-3128

Dates: June 6-Aug. 2
Ages: Rising grades 2-8
Cost: Free

BearsRead Literacy Camp is for students who are struggling with reading and writing. It is designed to build on their strengths and offer intervention experiences for students who have struggled along their literacy path.


Carla Kenyon College Bootcamp
929 E. Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
868-9822

Dates: June 27-29, July 11-13, July 25-27
Ages: Rising seniors
Cost: $350

This workshop is designed to help rising seniors prepare their college applications in order to have them ready to submit in early fall. Students will complete applications (including edited essays), write and polish resumes, talk with college reps and more.


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Technology

Makers at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 12-June 16, July 10-July 14, July 31-Aug. 4
Ages: 11-13
Cost: $150

This camp is for students who love to learn, create and have fun. Each week long session has a different theme: video game design, Eric Rob and Issac’s brand camp, and Things That Fly!


Teen Makers at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 19-23, July 17-21, Aug. 7-11
Ages: 14-16
Cost: $150

These camps give students a chance to learn, create and have fun. Each weeklong session features a new technique: video game design, 3D printing and laser cutting and Things that Fly!


Young Makers at The Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570

Dates: June 5-9, June 26-June 30, July 24-July 28
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $150

This camp is for students who love to learn, create and have fun. Each week long session has a different theme: video game design, 3D printing and laser cutting, and Things That Fly!


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Tennis

Junior Team Tennis
2024 Arkansas Valley Drive, Suite 302, Little Rock
227-7611

Dates: Spring & fall
Ages: 5-18
Cost: $24

Teams are coed and made up of at least six players based on similar age and skill levels. The emphasis is on skill development, teamwork and friendly competition. USTA membership is required.


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Theater

Summer Theatre Academy
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
372-4000

Dates: June 19-July 7, July 17-Aug. 4
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $575

Summer Theatre Academy is a three-week, audition-only theater training program. Students learn theater performing techniques under the direction of skilled professionals from around the country. Auditions will be held March 12, April 9 and April 30 at 5 p.m.


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Vacation Bible School

Maker Fun Factory
321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
217-6700 |

Dates: July 17-20
Ages: 4 years old-grade 5
Cost: $10

Join St. James by going out into the field to learn about God’s love. Get wild while exploring the Bible in story time, sing and dance at the stampede and discover new things in science.


Park Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School
201 E. C Ave., North Little Rock
753-3413

Dates: June 19-23, 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: PreK4-grade 6 (completed)
Cost: Free

Calling all kids to become Galactic Starveyors! Gazing up at a star-filled sky and seeing the beauty of God’s creation evokes calmness over even the busiest of minds. Kids will discover that the God who created everything there is wants a personal relationship with them.