Whether your child needs to burn some energy at a classic overnight camp or wants to hone skills in a STEM field, summer camps across Arkansas provide countless opportunities for them to have fun, learn and explore.

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 state of Arkansas.

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ARTS

ArtLab Summer Camp

Pavilion in the Park
8201 Cantrell Road, Suite 130, Little Rock
501-379-9175  |  ArtLabofArkansas.com
Dates: June 10-13 & 17-20 and July 22-25
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: TBA
Artists will explore new and exciting materials and tools for experimentation and creative development. Choose one week to attend or try them all; none of the projects will be duplicated.

Design Camp at The Delta School

The Delta School
5101 U.S Hwy 61, Wilson
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3-12
Cost: $325 (by April 8); $375
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process.

Design Camp in the City

Arkansas Studies Institute
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $325 (by April 8); $375
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process.

Design Camp in the Garden

Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $325 (by April 8); $375
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process.

Design Camp on Campus

University of Arkansas
120 Vol Walker Hall, Fayetteville
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 10-14 & July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $325 (by April 8); $375; Overnight: $625 (by April 8), $675
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process. These dates offer two levels: Design Camp I and Advanced Design Camp.

Design Camp-Bentonville

Scott Family Amazeum
1009 Museum Way, Bentonville
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 6-11
Cost: $265 (early registration), $335 (non-member)
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process.

Design Camp-El Dorado

South Arkansas Arts Center
110 E. 5th St., El Dorado
479-575-2399
FayJones.UArk.edu
Dates: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $325 (by April 8); $375
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment as they explore the design process.

Fashion Design Camp
Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-590-8065
Dates: July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 2-6
Cost: $190
Young fashion designers at all skill levels will learn how to sketch their designs and experiment with fabric and trims on a mini mannequin. Students will learn to use a sewing machine while creating a tank dress, clutch purse and headband.


Graceland Performing Arts Camp
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee
800-238-2000
Dates: July 10-14 & 17-21
Ages: 6-17
Cost: Starts at $1,299
An immersive theater, arts and music experience where campers will learn acting, music and dance techniques alongside new friends from around the world, while parents experience Elvis Presley’s Graceland and great Memphis attractions.


Junior Arts Academy

501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
501-372-4000
ArkansasArtsCenter.org
Dates: June 3-14, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Ages: 6-9
Cost: $560, $448 (members)
Students learn about different artists, build skills in theater and visual arts, make new friends and spend two weeks working toward a final performance and art exhibition. Register by May 3.

Pinterest Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy, 3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon (grades 3-5); 1-4 p.m. (grades 6-8)
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $125-$150
Get ready to have fun and be creative! Campers will make canvases, paper crafts, stationery, wearable art and other crafts. Participants will also get to try making food inspired by Pinterest.


Sew Stylish Doll
Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road,  Little Rock
501-590-8065
Dates: July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 1-4
Cost: $190
Beginners learn to use a sewing machine while making stylish clothes and accessories for an 18-inch doll. Choose beautiful fabric and embellishments to make a unique dress, tote bag and apron.


Sew-a-Softie
Episcopal Collegiate
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-590-8065
Dates: July 22-26, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1-4
Cost: $190
Learn to use a sewing machine while making unique softie friends. Students will learn to use a sewing machine and how to embellish projects using hand sewing techniques and applique.


Upcycling Camp
Episcopal Collegiate
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-590-8065
Dates: July 29-Aug. 2, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 4-8
Cost: $190
Learn sewing machine basics and use imagination to transform old clothes into sustainable fashion. This camp is designed for beginners but students with experience are welcome too.

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BASEBALL

Harding University Baseball Elite Camps
Jerry Moore Field
Harding University, Searcy
501-279-4305
Dates: June 2-5 & 9-12
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $375 (overnight), $300 (commuters)
Players will be exposed to every phase of the Harding baseball program, including practice, organized games, weight training, individual instruction and classroom and video sessions.


Summer Fundamentals Camp — Harding Baseball
Jerry Moore Field
Harding University, Searcy
501-279-4305
Dates: May 28-31
Ages: Grades K-6
Cost: $100
This camp will work on the development of each player’s individual skills, encourage an understanding of understanding of team concepts and fundamentals, hustle and attitude.

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BASKETBALL

AAO Basketball Summer Skills Camps
1515 Burr Oak Drive, Fayetteville
479-442-9979
Dates: June 3-6, 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 1-7
Cost: $99 (by May 3); $125
Players at this coed camp get high-level training on skills like shooting, dribbling, passing, offensive spacing, defense and more.


Basketball Kid Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 10-12, 9-11 a.m. (grades 2-5); 1-3 p.m. (grades 6-9)
Ages: Girls Grades 2-9
Cost: $65
Basketball day camp provides instruction to develop individual fundamental playing skills.


Nike Basketball Camp
Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-372-1194
Dates: Boys: June 10-14 and July 8-12 & 15-19, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. 
Girls: June 17-21; July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $285
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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COOKING

Kids Cook! Around the World at Eggshells Kitchen Co.
5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite K, Little Rock
501-664-6900
Dates: July 29-Aug. 2
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $200
Campers will receive hands-on training in the kitchen while exploring various cuisines from around the world including Mexican, African, Italian and more!


Lil Eggheads Kitchen Camp at Eggshells Kitchen Co.
5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite K, Little Rock
501-664-6900
Dates: June 10-14 & July 8-12
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $200
Each day, your kitchen kid will experience a new cuisine and learn kitchen skills he or she will take from the Eggshells kitchen to home!


MountChef Junior Cooking Camp at Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon (grades 6-8); 1-4 p.m. (grades 3-5)
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $150-$175
Campers learn the basics of cooking as they work through a series of techniques and recipes.

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DANCE / CHEER

Arkansas Academy of Dance Summer Camps

10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-227-5320
ArkansasAcademyofDance.com
Dates: June 17-20 & July 29-Aug. 1
Ages: 3-8
Cost: $60-$80
Professional faculty and guest artists focus their coaching skills on younger dance students in these coed camps.

Arkansas Academy of Dance Summer Intensive

10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-227-5320
ArkansasAcademyofDance.com
Dates: June 3-14
Ages: 9 & up
Cost: TBA
Professional faculty and guest artists focus their coaching skills on serious dance students, who are training at a progressive, intermediate or advanced technical level.

Ballet Arkansas Junior Intensive
520 Main Street, Little Rock
501-223-5150
Dates: June 17-21
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $250
Students will spend the week focusing on ballet technique, moving and grooving in jazz and contemporary classes, and getting creative in choreography class.


Ballet Arkansas Story Time Dance Camp
520 Main St., Little Rock
501-223-5150
Dates: June 24-28
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $225
Enjoy dance, arts & crafts and learning from the professionals dancers of Ballet Arkansas! This half-day program will center around the stories and movements of classical ballets such as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake."


Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive
UA Little Rock Center for the Performing Arts
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-223-5150
Dates: July 22-26 & July 29-Aug. 2
Ages: 10-21; 13 & up must have pointe experience
Cost: $400; $725 for both weeks
The Summer Intensive focuses on pointe work, partnering and technique. The program is taught by guest instructors and Ballet Arkansas company dancers.

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ENRICHMENT

BearsWrite: From Pencils to Pixels
UCA, Mashburn Hall
201 Donaghey Ave., Suite 104, Conway
501-450-5308
Dates: June 24-28
Ages: Grades 4-9
Cost: $150
BearsWrite teaches students how to use voice, setting, word choice, character traits, point-of-view, journaling, and poetry. They will create portfolios of their best work, a camp digital anthology, and will participate in a public performance.


Creative Writing Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy, 3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon (grades 6-8); 1-4 p.m. (grades 3-5)
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $100-$125
Campers are provided an introduction to the craft of creative writing. They will practice a variety of traditional and contemporary forms and styles, and build a portfolio of original short stories and poems.


Confidence Camp — Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776
Dates: July 7-13 & 14-20
Ages: 8-11
Cost: $1,110
Confidence Camp helps boys develop a sense of pride in themselves and their accomplishments. Focusing on good decision-making and teamwork exercises, the one-week program rewards young men for their progress.


Fun with Phonics
Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Girls grades K-1 (limited to 5 students)
Cost: $300
Students will learn and review the building blocks of reading through hands-on experience, learning games and centers, and become confident readers while developing literacy skills.


General Math/Pre-Algebra Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 17-21, 9-10:15 a.m.
Ages: Grade 7
Cost: $175
This camp focuses on general mathematics skills needed to succeed in pre-algebra, giving students an excellent head start for the coming school year.


Girl Scouts Counselor in Training 1

Camp Cahinnio & Camp Crossed Arrows, Little Rock
800-632-6894
GirlScoutsDiamonds.org
Dates: June 23-30 & July 5-12 (Cahinnio); July 7-19 (Crossed Arrows)
Ages: Grades 11-12
Cost: $325
Girls will learn leadership and outdoor skills and about camp and working with children. They’ll discover individual abilities as leaders, analyze campers and their needs and experience camp life.

Girl Scouts Counselor in Training 2

Camp Cahinnio & Camp Crossed Arrows, Little Rock
800-632-6894
GirlScoutsDiamonds.org
Dates: June 9-21 & 23-30 (Cahinnio); June 9-14 &16-30 (Crossed Arrows)
Ages: Grade 12
Cost: $425
Girls discover who they are as a leader, learn the skills to be successful and then apply these skills to the world of resident camp.

Leadership Camp — Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776
Dates: July 7-20
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $2,190
This program teaches boys to follow as well as lead and helps them to understand the benefits and responsibilities of being a leader.


New Driver Education Summer Camp
9108 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 210, Little Rock
501-225-4028
Dates: Varies
Ages: 13 & up
Cost: $235
This course provides the new driver with 30 hours of instruction, reading, and lively discussion covering the laws that regulate driving in Arkansas.


Ozark Mission Project 101
2223 Durwood Road, Little Rock
501-664-3232
Dates: July 29-31
Ages: Grades 4-5
Cost: $90
This year’s theme is Linked. Each day there will be guest speakers from local nonprofits who will share more about their organization and provide a hands-on activity for campers.


Pre-Algebra/Algebra Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 24-28, 9-10:15 a.m.
Ages: Grade 8
Cost: $175
Students learn primary pre-algebra skills and concepts. Camp also covers some Algebra I concepts on an introductory basis to expose students to new topics.


Summer Academy — Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776
Dates: June 23-July 19
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: $3,850 (overnight); $2,600 (commuter)
MMA’s Summer Academy offers a high school program (grades 9-12) and a middle school program (grades 7-8) to enrich, educate and inspire students and boost they confidence in and out of the classroom. Girls can attend as day students.

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GENERAL

Brookhill Ranch
431 Brooks Loop, Hot Springs
501-623-5983
Dates: June 10-Aug. 3
Ages: Grades 3-9
Cost: $625
This Christian summer camp is designed for kids to experience a little bit of country life. Campers stay active with traditional activities like crafts, drama, horseback riding and archery.


Camp Solgohachia Day Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959
Dates: June 4-July 19
Ages: Grades 3-9
Cost: $180
This Christian day camp offers worship along with an active week full of traditional camping activities.


Camp Solgohachia Labor Day Family Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959
Dates: Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Ages: All ages
Cost: $75/child under 5; $150/child over 5; $250/adult
Have all the fun of summer camp designed for a family experience that will draw you closer to each other and to Christ.


Camp Solgohachia Overnight Camps
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959
Dates: June 3-July 20
Ages: Grades 4-9
Cost: $475
This Christian camp offers worship along with an active week full of traditional camping activities. Campers are assigned to a “tribe” where they will lodge with six to 11 other campers.


Camp Tahkodah
5095 Camp Tahkodah Road, Searcy
501-279-4226
Dates: June 2-7 & 9-21, June 23-July 5 and July 7-19 & 21-26
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $270 (1 week), $460 (2 weeks)
Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. Kids have daily outdoor Bible classes and a host of traditional camp activities before ending their day with devotionals under the stars.


Camp Winnamocka
68 Fort Jackson Road, Arkadelphia
870-246-4599
Dates: June 2-Aug. 3
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $1,150
Give kids a taste of some Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn fun with treasure hunts, ropes courses, dances, campfires and more.


Ferncliff Summer Day Camp

1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
501-821-3063
Ferncliff.org
Dates: June 2-Aug. 9
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $215-$279
Sign up for one week or all 10; day campers will enjoy exciting activities while they play outside, make friends and explore their faith.

Girl Scouts Camp

460 Cahinnio Road, Little Rock
250 Crossed Arrows Lane, Little Rock
800-632-6894
GirlScoutsDiamonds.org
Dates: Cahinnio: June 7-July 12; Crossed Arrows: June 7-July 19
Ages: Grades 1-12
Cost: Varies
The Girl Scouts offer dozens of themed overnight camps of varying lengths. Campers experience traditional camp activities, learn outdoors skills, gain confidence and independence and make new friends. Campers do not need to be members of Girl Scouts to attend.

High Point
548 Brookhill Road, Hot Springs
501-624-1952
Dates: June 17-22 & 24-29 and July 1-6
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $350
Campers enjoy games and activities, but High Point is centered on training and discipling the next generation of Godly leaders through quiet time, opportunities for corporate worship and small group interaction.


Little Rock Christian Academy Summer Programs

19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-868-9822
LittleRockChristian.com
Dates: June-July
Ages: Grades K4-12
Cost: $125-$325
The academy offers a variety of camps and courses that focus on academics, arts and enrichment, athletics and more.

Little Rock Parks & Recreation Summer Playground Program
Various schools and community centers, Little Rock
501-371-4770
Dates: June 3-July 25
Ages: 6-15
Cost: $100 for the first child, $50 each additional child
Kids will participate in on-site activities such as board games, jump rope, basketball, movie screenings, arts and crafts and more along with field trips.


Martin Street Youth Center
201 W. Martin St., Jacksonville
501-982-0818
Dates: June 10-Aug. 1
Ages: 8-15
Cost: Free
Kids can participate in a variety of activities during including video games, billiards, basketball, weekly tournaments, swimming at Splash Zone and much more. A summer meal program is offered Monday-Friday at noon and 3 p.m.


Mom's Morning Out and Camp Wonder

The Wonder Place
10304 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-225-4050
TheWonderPlace.com
Dates: TBA; check website.
Ages: 3-7; must be potty trained
Cost: $35-$150
Both Mom's Morning Out and Camp Wonder include snacks, activities and play time at The Wonder Place. Kids can discover the wonders of science, music, reading, art and more!

Pioneer Day Camp
200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock
324-9351
Dates: June 10-14 & 17-21
Ages: Session 1: Grades 3-4; Session 2: Grades 5-6
Cost: $85 (non-members); $65 (members)
Join the museum for a special Arkansas Territorial Bicentennial theme. Campers will learn through crafts, dancing and special activities how people in Arkansas lived in 1819 and beyond.


Summer at the Academy Day Camp

12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
PulaskiAcademy.org
Dates: June 3-July 19
Ages: Grades PK4-8
Cost: Day Camp: $36/day; Classes: $150/week
Summer at the Academy offers a day camp for child care and weekly classes focused on various subjects and themes.

Summer Zoofari Camp
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
501-661-7200
Dates: June 3-Aug. 9
Ages: 5-14
Cost: $109-$249
Enjoy up-close encounters with amazing animals, fun and engaging activities, lunch from Cafe Africa and more. Little Rock Zoofari Camp also offers options for early check-in and extended checkout.


Therapeutic Recreation Summer Day Camp
Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Little Rock
570-1131
Dates: June 10-July 19
Ages: 8-18, or still in high school
Cost: TBD
This therapeutic-based program emphasizes fun recreational activities for people with special needs to promote the development of motor skills and social skills. Participants must be independent with personal care or provide an aide.

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GIFTED & TALENTED

Harding Honors Business Experience
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
501-279-4407
Dates: July 12-26
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795
Students develop an understanding of the mind of an entrepreneur, the discipline of a financier, the resourcefulness of an information technologist and the ethics of a Christian professional. Participants earn three hours of transferable university credit.


Harding Honors Symposium
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
501-279-4407
Dates: June 21-July 5; June 28-July 12; July 5-19; July 12-26
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795
Students learn about the world in which we live and how each of us fits into the world as Christians through daily engagement with Harding professors and mentoring with Harding's student counselors. Participants earn three hours of transferable university credit.


Old State House Museum Summer Fun
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501-324-8642
Dates: July 15-19
Ages: Grades 3-9
Cost: $75
This week-long workshop provides hands-on activities and educational lessons. Register by July 8.


Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3410
Dates: July 8-19
Ages: Grades K-8 (completed)
Cost: $300; scholarships available
SLUFY gives students a chance to learn through hands-on experiences, guest speakers and field trips under the guidance of enthusiastic teachers.

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GOLF

Arkansas Golf Center Camp
5150 John W. Allison Road, Conway
501-327-0171
Dates: June 10-13 & July 22-25
Ages: 6-16
Cost: $150
AGC teaches junior golfers the fundamentals of the game to help athletes discover their full potential for achieving success, increase confidence


Golf Camp
3 Country Club Circle, Maumelle
501-425-1067
Dates: June 10-13, July 22-25
Ages: 7-14
Cost: $90 per child per camp
Kids and teens can learn the fundamentals of golfing during these two camps.

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GYMNASTICS

Huff ‘n Puff Summer Day Camp
613 N. First St., Jacksonville
501-985-1818
Dates: Tentatively May 28-Aug. 9
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Varies
Activities include gymnastics, dance, field trips, trampoline, indoor/outdoor play, swimming pool outings, games, arts and crafts.


Razorback Gymnastics Camp
Barnhill Arena
285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
479-575-4479
Dates: Standard: June 21-23; High Performance Camp: June 28-30
Ages: 7 & up
Cost: Day: $350; Overnight (ages 9 & up): $450
In this fun program for recreational, compulsory, and optional level gymnastics, athletes are trained in all four events as well as in nutrition, dance and trampoline.


Sports and Educational Summer Camp
River City Gymnastics, 5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-407-8000
Dates: June 3-Aug. 9
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: Call for pricing.
Activities include weekly field trips, arts and crafts, physical fitness, games and much more. Registration is open from March 1-May 1.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 South, Benton
501-860-2378
Dates: June-July
Ages: 6-11
Cost: Varies
Students will ride horses with instruction and do ground work with their horses. Activities include obstacles, games on horseback and more.


Midland Farm Summer Camp
3406 Midland Road, Alexander
501-590-0784
Dates: TBA
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: $325
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.

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MARTIAL ARTS

Unity Summer Camp
1524 Garfield Drive, Little Rock
501-765-3556
Dates: June 3-Aug.  9
Ages: Grades 1-10
Cost: $130-$250
Campers choose between several indoor and outdoor activities each session. Specialty camps offered each week break off from the main camp for topics like filmmaking, intensive martial arts training, or game development.

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MUSIC

Faulkner Chamber Music Festival
UA Little Rock, Fine Arts Building
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
615-775-6744
Dates: July 26-Aug. 4
Ages: 11-18
Cost: $450; scholarships available
Through the study and performance of chamber music, this camp provides an immersive environment for students. Kids must be able to play a musical instrument already, but the camp accepts students at different levels of ability.


Summer Strings Camp and the Sturgis Music Academy Summer Strings Camp
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, 2417 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
501-666-1761
Dates: Summer Strings Camp: June 24-28; Sturgis Summer String Camp: June 1-30
Ages: Grades K-12
Cost: Varies
The ASO holds a comprehensive five-day summer program for violin, viola, cello, and double bass players. Students must have at least one year of string study on their instrument.

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OUTDOORS

Adventure Day Camp
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Little Rock
501-961-9442
Dates: July 10-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $50
Day campers go on energetic outdoor adventures that include fishing, kayaking, exploring and field trips to local nature centers.


Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp
Camp Clearfork
U.S. Highway 270, Little Rock
501-663-9380
Dates: June 8-14 & 16-21
Ages: 11-12
Cost: $350
Campers learn about the state’s native birds, rocks, trees and plants, mammals, snakes, frogs, salamanders and insects.


Arkansas Outdoor School

C.A. Vines Arkansas 4H Center
1 Four H Way, Little Rock
501-821-6884
UAEX.edu/4H
Dates: June 11- Aug. 3
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $200-$356
Activities at Arkansas Outdoor School are designed to emphasize teamwork, self-confidence, communication and cooperation. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, archery and more!

Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
501-225-1444
Dates: June 9-Aug. 2
Ages: Varies
Cost: TBA
Aldersgate camps provide a traditional residential camp experience for children challenged by medical conditions or disabilities.


Camp Mitchell

10 Camp Mitchell Road, Morrilton
501-727-5451
CampMitchell.org
Dates: June 9-14 & 16-21 and July 7-12, 14-19 & 21-26
Ages: 6-18
Cost: $425
Camp Mitchell offers a faith-based component to its programs that consist of themed focus camps and traditional camps.

Camp Ozark
155 Camp Ozark Drive, Mount Ida
870-867-4131
Dates: June 2-Aug. 10
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $1,895 (1 week); $3,295 (2 weeks); $5,190 (3 weeks)
Christian campers engage in more than 150 activities, including horse riding, crafts, tennis, water recreation, fishing, ropes course, basketball and more.


Camp Solgohachia Base Camps
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959
Dates: June 4-July 20
Ages: Grades 10-12
Cost: $275
Base Camp focuses on going deeper in themes introduced in the Camp Solgohachia program. Each day includes sessions where campers worship together and explore what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.


Camp Solgohachia in the City
100 City Park Drive, Morrilton
501-354-3959
Dates: July 22-25
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: Free
Camp Solgohachia packs up everything and heads to the Morrilton City Park for a free week of camp.


Camp Subiaco
Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco
479-934-1001
Dates: June 16-22 & 23-29
Ages: Boys 9-13
Cost: $550
Camp Subiaco is a week busy with go-karts,  camp outs, canoeing, shotguns, swimming, boating and more operated by the Subiaco Alumni Association with the help of the alumni, students and monks of Subiaco Abbey and Academy.


Ferncliff Overnight Camps

1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
501-821-3063
Ferncliff.org
Dates: June 9-Aug. 2
Ages: 6-18
Cost: Varies
Overnight Camp is a great opportunity for kids to have fun and grow their faith. Activities include hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, games, crafts, worship, Bible study, campfires and more.

Junior Park Rangers
500 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501-371-4770
Dates: TBD
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Free
Kids connect to nature via Little Rock’s park system. They’ll spend a week visiting 10 different parks or facilities discussing the flora and fauna, history and conservation issues and picking up litter and playing.
 
Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp
18500 Cooper Orbit Road, Little Rock
501-228-0202
Dates: June 3-Aug. 2
Ages: Completed grades K-8
Cost: $150/week
Lake Nixon offers opportunities for campers to participate in Bible study, crafts, music, recreation, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boats and much more. Transportation is provided at no charge to and from three locations in central Little Rock.


Outdoor Skills Day Camp
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Little Rock
501-961-9442
Dates: June 12-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $50
Kids develop the skills to survive in the wilderness, gaining the knowledge and confidence to fish and cook outdoors, “read” the weather, build shelter, make a fire and more.


Petit Jean State Park Summer Day Camp
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Little Rock
501-721-5441
Dates: June 11-14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: TBA
Campers venture out into the park to discover outdoor skills while hiking, kayaking, swimming, orienteering, horseback riding and more.

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SCIENCE

Camp Invention
Ida Burns Elementary School
1201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
800-968-4332
Dates: June 10-14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-6
Cost: $230
Students experience hands-on STEM learning in one of four modules: Deep Sea Mystery, DIY Orbot, Innovation Force and Farm Tech.


Camp Invention
Magness Creek Elementary School
16150 Arkansas Hwy. 5, Cabot
800-968-4332
Dates: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-6
Cost: $230
Students experience hands-on STEM learning in one of four modules: Deep Sea Mystery, DIY Orbot, Innovation Force, and Farm Tech.


Civil and Construction Engineering Summer Program
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597
Dates: June 16-28
Ages: Grades 8-11
Cost: Free
This fun and interactive two-week residential program explores various civil and construction engineering careers.


Engineering Scholars Program
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597
Dates: June 16-22 & 23-29
Ages: Grades 8-11
Cost: Free
The programs strives to increase the number of students entering engineering programs in Arkansas through exposure to hands-on projects, plant trips and interaction with industry engineers.


Geology Camp
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597
Dates: June 9-14
Ages: Grades 8-11
Cost: Free
Students will get an introduction to geology through field mapping of the lithology and geologic structures at field stops and the use of geographic information systems.


Harding University Pharmacy Camp
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
501-279-4407
Dates: June 16-21
Ages: Grades 11-12
Cost: $350
Students explore the pharmacy profession through classes, hands-on learning experiences and other activities. Activities include field trips, pharmaceutical laboratory experiences, games and recreational activities, shadowing, introduction to pharmacy curriculum and discussion of current topics in pharmacy.


High School Research Program
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597
Dates: July 7-26
Ages: Grades 8-11
Cost: Free
The program engages academic high achievers by proactively mentoring them and helping them make informed choices on coursework during high school for pursuing future careers in a STEM discipline.


Mid-America Science Museum Summer Camps
500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs
501-767-3461
Dates: July 1-Aug. 2
Ages: 6-12
Cost: TBA
Weekly camps with diverse themes all present exciting opportunities 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
MuseumofDiscovery.org
Dates: June 3-Aug. 2
Ages: 4-13
Cost: $300/week; $270/week (members)
The museum offers a variety of themed week-long day camps where kids can explore the worlds of Minecraft and Lego and study subjects like filmmaking, animals, space and more.

STEMulate Engineering Academy
UCA, Mashburn Hall
107 B, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-450-5308
Dates: June 3-6
Ages: Grades 3-5
Cost: $100
Students will act as real-world engineers as they dig into problems and design solutions.


UAMS Pharmacy Camp
4301 W. Markham St., #522, Little Rock
501-686-6282
Dates: June
Ages: Rising seniors and rising college freshmen
Cost: $400; scholarships available
The camp incorporates active participation in a scope of experiences including hands-on training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures by professional pharmacists and field trips to pharmacy practice locations. Application due March 17.

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SOCCER

Boys Academy Summer Residential Camp — Central Arkansas Soccer Academy
UCA
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-450-3150
Dates: July 14-17
Ages: Junior: 10-14; Senior: 15-19
Cost: Junior: $420 (commuter); $470 (overnight); Senior: $445 (commuter); $495 (overnight)
These camps emphasize player development in individual, small group and team instruction. Games in the evening give players the chance to apply what they have learned. Register by May 1 for a $50 discount.


Summer Day Camp — Central Arkansas Soccer Academy
UCA
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-450-3150
Dates: June 3-6
Ages: 4-9
Cost: $80
Instructors will introduce players to basic soccer techniques while having fun. Campers should bring a soccer ball, proper shoes, shin guards, sun block and water. Register by May 1 for a $10 discount.


Summer Elite Camp — Central Arkansas Soccer Academy
UCA
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-450-3150
Dates: July 19-21
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $325
This accelerated and intense camp emphasizes technique, tactics and small-sided play along with competitive matches where campers are instructed and evaluated by staff. Register by May 1 for a $25 discount.

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SOFTBALL

Summer Elite Overnight Camp —Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field
Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy
501-279-4407
Dates: June 24-26
Ages: Grades 8-12
Cost: $325 (resident); $250 (commuter)
This camp focuses both individual and team skill development for competitive players. There is skill instruction in all defensive position groups and in offensive skills.


Summer Youth Fundamentals Camp — Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field
Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy
501-279-4407
Dates: May 28-31, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades K-7
Cost: $100
Players work fundamental skills and development in throwing, fielding, hitting, base running, pitching, and catching.

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TECHNOLOGY

Girls Code
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597
Dates: July 21-26
Ages: Grades 7-8
Cost: Free
The camp motivates girls to enter the fields of computer science, information science or web design.


VEX Student Camps
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
569-8149
Dates: June 24-28 and July 8-12 & 15-19
Ages: Grades 3-12
Cost: $175 (includes T-shirt and snacks)
Students use VEX IQ robotics kits to learn about robotics components, programming methods, and construction techniques.

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THEATER

Acting Camp at The Rep
Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock
501-378-0405
Dates: June 24-28
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $350
Students work with a team of industry experts to explore the nuances of acting technique and performance and to explore the joys of acting and theater arts, closing out the week with a showcase performance.


Conservatory at The Rep
Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock
501-378-0405
Dates: July 22-Aug. 2
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $625
In this collegiate-style, two-week summer session, high school students will learn from industry experts in a combination of acting and musical theatre training, rehearsal and performance.


Drama Day Camp at Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 17-21 and July 15-19.
Ages: Grades 2-8
Cost: $100 (early bird); $125
Students use creative dramatics to explore acting, stage movement, theater makeup, props and present showcase performances.


Musical Theatre at The Rep
Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock
501-378-0405
Dates: July 8-12 (grades 3-5) and July 15-19 (grades 6-8)
Ages: Grades 3-8
Students will participate in daily acting, dancing and singing exercises, applying these skills in a showcase presented at the end of the week.


Summer Theatre Academy

501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
501-396-0336
ArkansasArtsCenter.org/STA |
Dates: TBA
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $575
Summer Theatre Academy offers two, three-week, audition-only sessions. Students learn theater performing techniques under the direction of skilled professionals from around the country. Call for audition information.

Theatre Camp at The Rep
Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock
501-378-0405
Dates: June 17-21
Ages: Grades K-2
Cost: $175
Students explore the fundamentals of acting, voice and movement through fun activities and games and then apply these skills in a short showcase.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Kanakuk KampOut!

Conway Christian School - 500 German Lane, Conway
Little Rock Christian Academy - 19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church - 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
417-266-3000
GoKanakuk.com
Dates: CCS- June 24-28; LRCA- June 3-7; PHUMC- July 29-Aug. 2
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $260
KampOut! brings the fun of Kanakuk to your hometown. Staffers lead this high-energy day camp through guided sports, activity times, Bible study, worship and small-group time for children.

Park Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School
201 E. C Ave., North Little Rock
501-753-3413
Dates: June 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: Free
This year's vacation Bible school theme is “In the Wild!” Gas up the ATV and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! As students seek out exotic animals, they'll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in scripture.

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VOLLEYBALL

Arkansas Volleyhogs Camps
River Center
1069-1585 Airlane Drive, Benton
479-310-0430
Dates: June 6-8
Ages: All Skills: Grades 9-12; Junior Hogs: Grades 7-8
Cost: All Skills: $140; Junior Hogs: $80
The Volleyhogs bring energy and excitement to this camp where all aspects of the game are taught including passing, setting, hitting and serving. This summer training experience focuses on all skill sets.


Arkansas Volleyhogs HOGS College Experience Camp
Barnhill Arena
285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
479-310-0430
Dates: July 15-17
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: $350 (overnight), $310 (commuter)
Athletes at the mid- to advanced-levels get competitive skills training and play time.


Arkansas Volleyhogs Position Camp
Barnhill Arena
285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
479-310-0430
Dates: July 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: $75
This camp focuses on training for the specific positions of setter, hitter and libero.


Arkansas Volleyhogs Team Camp
Barnhill Arena
285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
479-310-0430
Dates: July 18-20
Ages: Ninth-12th grade teams
Cost: $100 per player
This camp combines great training and competition over three days. There will be three divisions of play and accommodations off-campus.


Nike Volleyball Camp
Arkansas Athletes Outreach
1515 Burr Oak Drive, Fayetteville
479-442-9979
Dates: July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $265
At this day camp players of all ability levels will unleash their potential by improving their skills, increasing their confidence and making new friends.


Van Compton Volleyball Defensive Specialist Camp
Jack Stephens Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3254
Dates: June 28, 5-8:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 8-12
Cost: $35
This specialty camp focuses on defensive kills.


Van Compton Volleyball Hitters/Setters Camp
Jack Stephens Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3254
Dates: June 24-25
Ages: Grades 8-12
Cost: $50
This specialty camp focuses on hitters and setters.


Van Compton Volleyball Individual Camp
Jack Stephens Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3254
Dates: July 8-12
Ages: Grades 4-12
Cost: $150
Students should bring playing gear including knee pads and tennis shoes.


Van Compton Volleyball Team Camp
Jack Stephens Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3254
Dates: Junior high: July 24-25; Senior high: July 22-23
Ages: Grades 6-12
Cost: $50 per athlete
Teams will train and play at various gyms around the UA-Little Rock campus.


Van Compton Volleyball Serve/Serve-Receive Camp
Jack Stephens Center
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3254
Dates: June 26-27
Ages: Grades 8-12
Cost: $50
This specialty camp focuses on serve/serve-receive players.


Volleyball Kid Camp
Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Dates: June 3-5, 9-11 a.m. (grades 4-6); 1-3 p.m. (grades 7-9)
Ages: Girls grades 4-9
Cost: $65
Volleyball day camp provides instruction to develop individual fundamental playing skills.

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