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. Sign up early!


(All phone numbers in the (501) area code unless otherwise noted.)

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Craft Camp-Arkansas 4-H Camps
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock
821-6884 |
Dates: July 6-8
Ages: 9-19
Cost: $225
Kids express their creativity by making products that they can use in everyday life, enter in a craft fair, or use as inspiration to create their own business.

Crazy About Colors Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 4-8, 1-4 p.m. (grades 2-6), 9 a.m.-noon (grades 7-8); June 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon (grades 6-8), 1-4 p.m. (grades 2-5)
Ages: Girls grades 2-8
Cost: $150
This is a fun-filled week spent exploring colors. Each day a different color will be highlighted with special activities.

Creative Writing Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 25-29, 1-4 p.m. (grades 2-4); June 25-29,
9 a.m.-noon (grades 5-8)
Ages: Grades 2-8
Cost: $125
This camp gives kids an intro to creative writing. They will practice a variety of traditional and contemporary forms and styles and build a portfolio of original short stories and poems.

Design Camp in the City
Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(479) 575-2399 |
Dates: Arkansas Studies Institute: June 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Garvan Woodland Gardens: June 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $300 (April 13 early registration); $350 (May 25 regular registration)
Faculty members share the design professions with students through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions. Students work and collaborate 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 |
Dates: June 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Rising grades 9-12
Cost:  $300 (April 13 early registration ); $350 (May 25 regular registration)
The Fayetteville camp has two levels: Design Camp I and Advanced Design Camp. Students can stay overnight for an additional $300.

Harding Honors Art & Design
915 E. Market Ave., Box 10782, Searcy | 279-5272
Dates: July 13-27
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795
Earn three hours of college credit while exploring the roles of art, design and culture. Students will view art collections, learn ideation and production skills and produce an exhibition.

Junior Arts Academy
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
396-0353 |
Dates: June 4-15, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Ages: 6-9
Cost: $555; $444 (members)
This year’s theme is “A Feast for the Eyes” and lets students learn about different artists, build skills in theater and visual arts, and spend two weeks working toward their final performance and exhibition. Register by May 4.

PJ Party Sewing Camp
Episcopal Collegiate, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
590-8065 |
Dates: July 23-27, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $195
Learn the basics of using a sewing machine while making cool pajama pants, a fun pillowcase and an embellished sleep mask.

Sew Cute and Cuddly
Episcopal Collegiate, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
590-8065  |
Dates: July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 1-4
Cost: $190
Learn to sew while making cute stuffed animals and a personalized pillow. Campers learn to use a sewing machine and embellish their projects using hand sewing techniques and applique.

T Tauri Movie Camp
(870) 251-1189 |
Dates: July 16-28
Ages: Grades 4-12
Cost: $60-$110
Choose from four, two- to four-day filmmaking workshops that introduce kids and teens to video production, acting on camera and more.

Tween Fashion Design Camp
Pulaski Academy and Episcopal Collegiate, Little Rock
590-8065 |
Dates: June 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon (Pulaski Academy); July 9-13, 1-4 p.m. (Episcopal Collegiate)
Ages: Grades 5-8
Cost: $190
Students learn the fundamentals of fashion illustration, draping, and creating. Sew items including a skirt, apron and clutch purse. The camp will end with a runway show.

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Harding University Baseball Elite Camps
Jerry Moore Field, Harding University, Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: June 3-6, June 10-13
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $375; $300 (commuters)
Campers will be exposed to every phase of the Harding baseball program, including practice/game sessions, weight training, classroom and video sessions. Organized games will be played at night.

Summer Fundamentals Camp-Harding Baseball
Jerry Moore Field, Harding University, Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: May 29-June 1, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: 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 Kid Camp at Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 11-13, 9-11 a.m. (grades 2-5); 1-3 p.m. (grades 6-9)
Ages: Girls grades 2-9
Cost: $65
Girls will learn to develop fundamental basketball skills.

Nike Basketball Camp
Episcopal Collegiate School, 1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
372-1194 |
Dates: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Monday-Thursday),
9 a.m.-noon (Friday)
Ages: Girls and boys ages 9-15 (separate camps)
Cost: $275
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and enhance their skill sets at the post, wing or guard positions.

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Mount Chef Junior Cooking Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: Grades 2-4: July 9-13, 16-20, 1-4 p.m.; Grades 5-8: July 9-13, 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 2-8
Cost: $175
Campers learn the basics of cooking as they work on various techniques and recipes. Tuition covers all ingredients and supplies.

Youth Chefs Summer Culinary Camp
13000 Interstate 30 Frontage Road, Little Rock | 812-2324
Dates: June 4-29
Ages: 10-17
Cost: $250 per session
The program offer courses in baking, cake making and general culinary work throughout the summer. Slots are limited.

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Arkansas Academy of Dance
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
227-5320 |
Dates: June 4-15
Ages: 8 & up
Cost: Call for details.
The professional faculty and guest artists focus on coaching serious dance students who are training at progressive, intermediate or advanced technical levels. This program is great for dancers wishing to strengthen their classical ballet technique and stamina.

Arkansas Academy of Dance Summer Dance Camp
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
227-5320 |
Dates: "Beauty and the Beast" June 18-21; "Aladdin’s Lamp" July 30-Aug. 2
Ages: 3-8
Cost: TBA

Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive
UALR Center for the Performing Arts, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock | 223-5150
Dates: July 30-Aug. 3
Ages: 11 & up; girls at least one year on pointe
Cost: $20 audition fee
The Summer Intensive focuses on pointe work, partnering and technique. Auditions are Sunday, March 4 at the Ballet Arkansas Studio at 520 Main St. Students may also submit an audition video.

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BearsWrite: From Pencils to Pixels
201 Donaghey Ave., Mashburn Hall 104, Conway | 450-3128
Dates: June 25-29
Ages: Grades 4-9
Cost: $150
Study how to use voice, setting, word choice, character traits, point-of-view, journaling and poetry. Students will create individual, digital portfolios inspired by field trips and interactions with featured guests and perform.

College Bootcamp
Baptist Preparatory School, Little Rock Christian Academy
Dates: June 19-21, July 10-12, July 24-26
Ages: Rising seniors
Cost: $349
This workshop is designed to help rising seniors prepare their college applications in order to have them ready to submit in early fall.

Confidence Camp-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Mo. | (573) 581-1776
Dates: July 8-14, 15-21
Ages: 8-11
Cost: $1,060 per session; $2,020 for both weeks
The Confidence Camp helps boys develop a sense of pride in themselves and their accomplishments. Campers will leave with new friendships, memories, leadership experience and a new sense of self-confidence.

Girl Scouts Counselor in Training 1
Camp Cahinnio & Camp Crossed Arrows, Booneville & Floral
758-1020 |
Dates: June 24-July 1, 6-13 (Camp Cahinnio), July 8-21 (Camp Crossed Arrows)
Ages: Rising grades 11-12
Cost: $325
This training is all about leadership development and outdoor skills. CIT1s focus on working with campers and managing their behavior, and understanding how to work with each other and staff.

Girl Scouts Counselor in Training 2
Camp Cahinnio & Camp Crossed Arrows, Booneville & Floral
758-1020 |
Dates: June 10-22, June 24-July 1 (Camp Cahinnio), June 10-15, June 17-July 1 (Camp Crossed Arrows)
Ages: Rising seniors
Cost: $425
CIT 2 helps girls apply their leadership development and outdoor skills to the world of resident camp. CIT2s intern at both camps with one of the three weeks at the other Diamond camp.

Harding Honors Business Experience
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: June 15-29
Ages: Rising seniors
Cost: $795
Students aim to discover their own passion with hands-on, practical projects and by learning from successful business leaders in an environment that is fun, exciting and challenging.

Harding Honors Symposium
Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: June 22-July 6, June 29-July 13, July 6-20, 13-27
Ages: Rising high school seniors
Cost: $795
Honors Symposium prompts students to grow spiritually and academically while earning three hours of college credit. Students learn about the world we live in and how each of us fits into it as Christians through academic classes and group activities.

Leadership Camp-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Mo. | (573) 581-1776
Dates: July 8-21
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $2,100
This program teaches boys the benefits and responsibilities of being leaders by giving them challenges and chances for development of decision-making and motivational skills along with self-reflection and evaluation.

New Driver Education Summer Camp
9108 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 210, Little Rock | 225-4028
Dates: Monday-Friday, half days
Ages: 13 & up
Cost: $235
This course gives the new driver 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 | 664-3232
Dates: July 23-25,  July 30-Aug. 1
Ages: Grades 4-5
Cost: $85
Campers will learn about serving others through hands on mission projects. Guest speakers from local nonprofits will share about their organizations and provide a hands on activity.

Summer Academy-Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grant St., Mexico, Mo. | (573) 581-1776
Dates: June 24-July 20
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: $3,850 (boarding student); $2,600 (day student)
MMA offers a high school program (grades 9-12) and middle school program (grades 7-8) to enrich, educate and inspire students and boost their confidence in and out of the classroom. Girls can attend Summer Academy as day students.

Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)
UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock | 569-3410
Dates: July 9-20
Ages: Grades K-8
Cost: $300; scholarships available
SLUFY has numerous 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.

Study Skills Boot Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: July 23-27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Freshman girls
Cost: $160
Students learn organizational skills, study strategies, time management and methods for note- and test-taking. They will discover their learning type and foster a growth mindset.

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UCA One-Day Football Camp
Estes Stadium, 201 E. Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3150
Dates: July 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9 & 12
Cost: $60
These are non-contact, skills-teaching camps designed to give each athlete a solid foundation in the football fundamentals needed to excel at his position. Players will receive hands-on instruction from Central Arkansas Football in drills and practice.

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Arkansas 4-H Camps
1 Four H Way, Little Rock
821-6884 |
Dates: Varies
Ages: 5-19
Cost: $110-$700
The Arkansas 4-H Center hosts many camps throughout
the spring and summer. Activities and camp themes vary to provide a well-rounded experience, and ages and cost depend on the specific camp. Visit the website for a complete list of camps and activities.

Arkansas 4-H Cloverbud Camp
1 Four H Way, Little Rock
821-6884 |
Dates: June 29-July 1
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $185
Parents can introduce their children to the overnight experience while reliving their own summer memories at this three-day family camp. Register by June 1.

Brookhill Ranch
431 Brooks Loop, Hot Springs | 623-5983
Dates: June 11-Aug. 4
Ages: Completed grades 3-9
Cost: $575
This Christian camp exposes kids to a little bit of country life. Campers stay active with crafts, fishing, horseback riding, archery, cheerleading and water activities.

Camp Eagle: Adventures for the City
St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
217-6700 |
Dates: July 30-Aug. 3
Ages: Grades 1-6
Cost: $220
Adventures for the City campers will experience what Camp Eagle has to offer, from rock climbing to archery tag to water activities. Kids will worship with friends, explore God’s unchanging Word, and learn what it means to be a kid who follows Christ.

Camp Solgohachia Day Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia | 354-3959
Dates: June 12-15, 19-22, 26-29; July 3-6, 10-13, 17-20
Ages: Grades 3-8
Cost: $180
This Christian day camp offers worship along with a week full of traditional camping activities.

Camp Solgohachia Labor Day Family Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia | 354-3959
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Ages: All ages
Cost: $250/adult, $150/child over age 5, $75/child under age 5
Families camp together during this last blast of summer where there are activities for all ages including Sonshine Camp for ages newborn to 5. Each family stays in private lodging.

Camp Solgohachia Overnight Camps
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia | 354-3959
Dates: June 11-16, 18-23, 25-30
Ages: Grades 4-9
Cost: $475
This Christian camp offers worship along with a week of traditional camping activities. Campers are put into “tribes” where they lodge with six to 11 other campers.

Camp Tahkodah
5095 Camp Tahkodah Road, Searcy | (870) 251-1289
Dates: June 3-July 27
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $270 (one week); $460 (two weeks)
Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. Kids have daily outdoor Bible classes and traditional camp activities including swimming, various sports, crafts, canoeing, fishing, picnics, hikes and inspirational devotionals under the stars.

Camp Winnamocka
68 Fort Jackson Road, Arkadelphia | (870) 246-4599
Dates: June 3-Aug. 4
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $1,150
Girls and boys have some Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn-style fun with treasure hunts, ropes courses, dances, campfires and more. Campers can stay for one week or more to get the frontier experience.

Ferncliff Family Camp
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock | 821-3063
Dates: May 25-27
Ages: Families with kids 13 & younger
Cost: Varies; Children under 3 are free.
Experience camp your way with a flexible schedule of activities designed to be exciting for kids and relaxing for grownups. Stay in hotel-style rooms, enjoy meals in the dining hall and worship together as a family.

Girl Scouts Camp
460 Cahinnio Road, Booneville; 250 Crossed Arrows Lane, Floral
758-1020 |
Dates: June 8-July 13 (Camp Cahinnio Sessions); June 8-July 20 (Camp Crossed Arrows Sessions)
Ages: Grades 1-12
Cost: Varies
There are dozens of Girl Scouts of overnight themed camps to choose from that are open to all girls. Campers sing songs, build campfires, make s’mores, canoe, ride horses, rock climb, develop leadership skills and more.

High Point
548 Brookhill Road, Hot Springs | 624-1952
Dates: June 25-30, July 2-7
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $350
Campers will enjoy games and activities, but the purpose of High Point is training and disciplining the next generation of Godly leaders. There will be time for personal meditation along with opportunities for corporate worship and small group interaction.

Huff ’n’ Puff Summer Day Camp
613 N. First St., Jacksonville | 985-1818
Dates: May 29-Aug. 10, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Varies; $110 per five days
The activities at this licensed camp for boys and girls include gymnastics, dance, trampoline, indoor/outdoor play, field trips, arts and crafts, and weekly swimming pool outings.

1353 Lake Shore Drive, Branson, Mo.
(417) 266-3000 |
Dates: June 2-Aug. 10
Ages: Ages 6-18
Cost: Varies
Kanakuk Christian camps provide children with age-appropriate, fun, safe and professional 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!
LRCA, 19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock; PHUMC, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
(417) 266-3000 |
Dates: June 4-8 (Little Rock Christian Academy); July 30-Aug. 3 (Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church)
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $250
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.

Little Rock Zoo - Zoofari Summer Camp
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
661-7229 |
Dates: June 4-Aug. 10
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $49-$199
Camps feature exciting themes such as “Wild & Kreative Kids,” “Survival: The Ultimate Adventure” and “If I Ran the Zoo” and may be purchased in week-long packages or as single days.

Martin Street Summer Program
201 W. Martin St., Jacksonville | 982-0818
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3,  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 8-15
Cost: Free
Young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the summer at the recreation center.  Activities will include video games, billiards, air hockey, Foosball, basketball, swimming at Splash Zone, and much more. Tournaments and other special events will take place throughout the program.  The Summer Meal Program is offered Monday-Friday.

Milton P. Crenshaw Aviation Training Academy
501 N. 9th St., Little Rock
492-9019 |
Dates: June 18-29
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: Free
The academy gives young people the chance to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace. It is hosted by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

Old State House Museum Summer Fun
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
324-8643 |
Dates: July 16-20, 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 3-9
Cost: $75
This workshop has hands-on activities and educational lessons. This year’s program focuses on arts and antiquities as found in the “Cabinet of Curiosities” exhibit. Register by July 6.

Pioneer Day Camp
200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock
324-9351 |
Dates: June 11-15 (grades 3-4), June 18-22 (grades 5-6)
Ages: Rising grades 3-6
Cost: $85, $65 (members)
This year’s theme is food and each day will have an activity related to the theme. Campers will also practice pioneer dancing. Parents can register online.

Summer at the Academy
12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
604-1907 |
Dates: June 4-July 20
Ages: Grades pre-K-8
Cost: $38/day, $190/week
Pulaski Academy offers day camps and weekly special classes in many areas including academics, special interest, sports, fine arts, culinary and STEM. The full Summer at the Academy catalog is available online.

Sonshine Academy
2415 Donaghey Ave., Conway | 327-7742
Dates: May 29-Aug. 13
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: TBA
Sonshine’s day camp has a variety of activities, games, crafts and field trips. This program is great for families with multiple kids as activities for different ages happen at the same time.

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Day Camp
Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Little Rock | 570-1131
Dates: June 4-July 13, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $75
This camp is a therapeutic-based program that has fun recreational activities for people with special needs to promote the development of motor skills, social skills, independence and related areas. 


Arkansas Golf Center
5150 John W. Allison Road, Conway | 327-0171
Dates: June 11-14, July 23-26, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $150
Arkansas Golf Center staff will help junior golfers have fun, learn golf fundamentals and make friends.

Golf Camp
3 Country Club Circle, Maumelle | 425-1067
Dates: June 11-14, July 16-19
Ages: 7-14
Cost: $85
Kids and teens can learn the fundamentals of golfing during these two camps. Contact Ann Baker for more details.

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Anytime Summertime Kids’ Camp
1121 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock | 225-5437
Dates: June 11-Aug. 9
Ages: 3-12
Cost: $35 per day
This camp’s specially developed curriculum combines physical fitness and play with arts, crafts and special events.

Sports and Educational Summer Camp
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
407-8000 |
Dates: Call for more information.
Ages: Grades K-5
Cost: 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 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: Varies by age group; $325-$375
Students work on instruction, health, care and ground work with their horses. Activities include obstacles, games on horseback and more. Sessions can be one week or three days for young students.

Midland Farm Summer Camp
3406 Midland Road, Alexander | 590-0784
Dates: TBA
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: $300/session
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.

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Little Rock Lacrosse Summer Youth Camps
Dates: TBA
Ages: Grades 4-11
Cost: TBA
These camps have skill development and play for male and female athletes of all ability levels.

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Martial Arts

Unity Martial Arts Summer Camp
2400 Cantrell Road, Suite 104, Little Rock
664-0604 |
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 4-July 27
Ages: First grade & up
Cost: $145-$195
Campers choose from free-play, adventure games, karate, arts and crafts and story gaming. Stay active and creative all summer long.

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Summer Strings Camp-Sturgis Music Academy
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
Dates: June 26-30, 1:30-5 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-12
Cost: $160; $135 early registration by June 3.
This is a comprehensive program for violin, viola, cello and double bass players. Students must have at least one year of prior study; work includes chamber music ensembles, music theory and listening classes and sectionals, concluding the week with a public performance.

Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock | 821-7275
Dates: June 18-July 27
Ages: 6-18
Cost: $250/week
WAMA is designed for students interested in music. It includes vocal and instrumental programs at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp
Camp Clearfork, U.S. Highway 270, Little Rock | 663-9380
Dates: June 10-15; June 17-22
Ages: 11-12
Cost: Varies
Campers will learn about the state’s flora and fauna, 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: June 11-Aug. 3
Ages: 7-15
Cost: Varies
The Arkansas Outdoor School Summer Day Camp has a variety of one-week, themed camps that let children have fun while learning. Camp activities are designed to emphasize teamwork, communication and life skills development.

Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock | 225-1444
Dates: TBA
Ages: Varies
Cost: TBA
Aldersgate’s 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 Mitchell
10 Camp Mitchell Road, Morrilton
727-5451 |
Dates: June 4-Aug. 2
Ages: Grades 6-12
Cost: $425
Each year this camp has a theme and leaders incorporate that theme into Christian-focused programming. Along with this intentional faith-based component, children are offered multiple opportunities to play, explore, and create.

Camp Ozark
155 Camp Ozark Drive, Mount Ida | (870) 867-4131
Dates: June 3-Aug. 11
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $1,845-$5,040
At this Christian camp kids participate in more than 150 activities, including riding horses, making crafts, playing tennis, fishing, taking on the ropes course, shooting hoops and more.

Camp Solgohachia Base Camps
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia | 354-3959
Dates: July 3-7, 17-21
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $275
Base Camp focuses on worship and exploring what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus. Campers will travel for an afternoon adventure, put together activities on the mountaintop and enjoy free time.

Camp Solgohachia in the City
100 City Park Drive, Solgohachia | 354-3959
Dates: July 23-26
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 Winnamocka
68 Fort Jackson Road, Arkadelphia | (870) 246-4599
Dates: June 3-Aug. 4
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $1,150
This camp gives kids a taste of some Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn fun with treasure hunts, ropes courses, dances, campfires and more.

Ferncliff Overnight Camps
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock | 821-3063
Dates: June 3-Aug. 3
Ages: Grades 1-12
Cost: Starts at $440/week for most camps
Kids can have fun and grow their faith at any of about 20 themed overnight camps running throughout the summer.

Ferncliff Summer Day Camp
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock | 821-3063
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Ages: Grades 1-8
Cost: Starts at $215/week
Day campers enjoy exciting activities while they play outside, make friends and explore their faith. All meals are provided, and options for drop-off, pick-up and transportation are available.

Junior Camp-Arkansas 4-H Camps
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock
821-6884 |
Dates: June 25-27, July 9-11
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $185
Join 4-H members from around the state for this three-day camp where this year’s theme is Mardi Gras.

Junior Naturalist Spring Break Camp
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock | 821-7275
Dates: March 19-23
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $45 (daily) or $180 (weekly)
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: June 4-8
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 and conservation issues and pick-up litter and play.

Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp
18500 Cooper Orbit Road, Little Rock | 228-0202
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1-8
Cost: $150/week (elementary); $175/week (middle school)
Campers participate in Bible study, crafts, music, recreation, swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boats and more. Transportation is provided at no charge from Little Rock locations. Register by May 1.

Nature Explorer Day Camp
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock | (800) 872-1259
Dates: June 11-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $100
Pack a lunch and water bottle for four days of hiking, visiting with live animals, nature programs and more.

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Media Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades 5-8
Cost: $125
Media Camp is a fun program that introduces kids to the process of video production using a combination of lectures and hands-on activities. Students will learn script writing, storyboarding, camera use, directing and video editing.

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Camp Invention-Magness Creek Elementary School
16150 Arkansas Highway 5, North Canton | (800) 968-4332
Dates: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-6
Cost: $225
Camp Invention is an adventure in creativity that immerses children in exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun activities. Choose from “Robotic Pet Vet,” “Mod My Mini Mansion,” “Optibot” and “Stick to It.”

Harding University Pharmacy Camp
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: June 17-22
Ages: Grades 11-12
Cost: $350
Students interested in pharmacy can explore the profession through field trips, pharmaceutical laboratory experiences, games and recreational activities, shadowing and introduction to pharmacy curriculum.

Mid-America Science Museum Summer Camps
500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs
767-3461 |
Dates: June 25-Aug. 3
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $200-225
Mid-America offers six weekly camps – from STEAM Days 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: Varies
Ages: 4-13
Cost: $275-$300; Wiggle Worm Wednesday: $40-$50
Students can explore the worlds of Minecraft, learn to become a Lego master builder, explore outer space, have more down to earth activities exploring the natural world or try Science Sampler Week for variety. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays introduce kids ages 4-6 to the camp experience.

STEMulate Engineering Academy
Mashburn Hall 107 B, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3128
Dates: June 11-14
Ages: Grades 3-5
Cost: $100
Students 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 W. Markham St., #522, Little Rock | 686-6282
Dates: Mid-June
Ages: Rising seniors and rising college freshmen
Cost: $450
The pharmacy camp incorporates hands-on training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures and field trips to actual pharmacy practice locations. The program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and recommended high school and collegiate pre-pharmacy coursework. Applications are due March 17.

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Boys Junior Academy Summer Residential Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3150
Dates: July 15-18
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $400-$450
The Boys Junior Academy is designed for the serious player interested in playing at the college level. The sessions are intense and physically demanding designed to emphasize the individual player development.

Boys Senior Academy Summer Residential Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3150
Dates: July 15-18
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $475; $425 (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. Sign up by April 1 for a $50 discount.

Summer Day Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3150
Dates: June 4-7, 9-11 a.m.
Ages: 4-9
Cost: $75
These day camps introduce players to basic soccer techniques through a “games and activities” approach to learning while having fun.

Summer Elite Camp - UCA Soccer Academy
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway | 450-3150
Dates: July 20-22
Ages: 15-19
Cost: $300
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.

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Pitcher Camp-Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field, Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: July 10
Ages: Girls grades 8-12
Cost: $105
This camp focuses on 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 | 279-4000
Dates: June 18-20
Ages: Girls grades 8-12
Cost: $325, $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 and in offensive skills.

Summer Youth Fundamentals Camp-Harding Softball
Harding University Softball Field, Burks Boulevard and Bison Lane, Searcy | 279-4000
Dates: May 29-June 1
Ages: Grades K-7
Cost: $100
Players focus on fundamentals and skill development in throwing, fielding, hitting, base running, pitching and catching.

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STEM Camp-Arkansas 4-H Camps
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock
821-6884 |
Dates: July 8-11
Ages: 9-14
Cost: $280
Calling all techie kids for this fun three-day camp. Space is limited; register by June 1.

Summer Camps at the Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock | 907-6570
Dates: June 11-Aug. 3
Ages: 8-17
Cost: $150/week
These camps are for students who love to learn, create and have fun. Each session has a different theme: video game design, 3D printing and laser cutting, ceramics, screen printing or printmaking.

Technology Tinker Camps
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 5-8
Cost: $150
Students will focus on all things technological while tinkering with electronics, learning how computers work, and building some fun creations. Each student will get a microcontroller kit from camp.

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USTA Junior Team Tennis
2024 Arkansas Valley Drive, Suite 302, Little Rock | 227-7611
Dates: April-June
Ages: Ages 5-18
Cost: $20-$40
Kids compete on teams of designated age and skill level. The emphasis is on skill development, teamwork and friendly competition.

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Drama Day Camp
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 18-22, 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon (grades 2-4); 1-4 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Ages: Grades 2-8
Cost: $125
Use creative dramatics to explore acting, stage movement, theater makeup and more. Tuition includes all classwork and supplies, a daily snack and a T-shirt.

Summer Theatre Academy
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock
372-4000 |
Dates: June 18-July 6, July 16-Aug. 3
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $575
Summer Theatre Academy is a three-week, audition-only theater training program taught by skilled professionals. Auditions held March 11, April 8 and May 6 at 5 p.m.

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Vacation Bible School

Park Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School
201 E. C Ave., North Little Rock | 753-3413
Dates: July 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Ages: Rising grades K-7
Cost: Free
Grab your pom-poms, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. At Game On! Vacation Bible School your kids will learn that God has given us everything we need for the big game.

Shipwrecked, Rescued By Jesus VBS Camp
St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
Dates: July 16-19, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Grades pre-K-5
Cost: $10 per child, scholarships available

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Volleyball Kid Camp at Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-8006 |
Dates: June 4-6, 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 basic fundamental volleyball skills.