The pandemic has changed what camp looks like this summer — some camps are moving online, some are changing their in-person guidelines and some are canceling their sessions.

With input from local camp staff, we've updated our Ultimate Guide with information on their July programs. Look for entries with green stars (★) to learn the latest on camps and classes.

Ready to go? We've summed up the Arkansas Department of Health's camp guidelines. For more COVID-19 updates, check LittleRockFamily/COVID-19.

CATEGORIES

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ARTS

DESIGN

Fay Jones School Design Camp
FayJones.UArk.edu | 479-575-4704 | FayCamp@UArk.edu

The FAY Design Virtual Education programming includes design education videos that are available online. The videos offer the same curriculum and experience of the summer design camp programs presented by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.

VIRTUAL ONLY

Dates: Available all month  
Grades: 3-12
Cost: Free

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: All programming is available online. There are no in-person components. Videos can be found on the school's YouTube channel.


FILM

Movie Making Camp at Unity Martial Arts
1524 Garfield Drive, Little Rock
501-664-0604

Dates: July 27-31
Grades: K-8
Cost: $135-$180

Campers will learn about movie fight choreography, practical effects and storyboarding. They will collaborate and create their own short films to show to their family and friends.


FINE ARTS

AAC ARtbox! at the Arkansas Arts Center
Curbside Pickup Location: 2510 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
ArkansasArtsCenter.org | 501-372-4000 | Info@ArkansasArtsCenter.org

Dates: Purchase box July 6; curbside pickup July 10
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $50

Get supplies and instructions for three amazing art projects to do at home with the AAC Artbox! Projects include one drawing and painting project, a clay project and a 3-D design (sculpture) project. Each project includes written instruction and a link to an instructional video that can be watched at your own pace. There will be directions for dropping off clay projects to be fired included.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: AAC Artbox! will be sold through the AAC Square Store. The link will go live through the Museum School Facebook page on July 6 and curbside pickup will happen on July 10. Boxes will be picked up curbside at AAC’s Riverdale location.


DANCE

Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive
UA Little Rock Center for the Performing Arts 
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-223-5150

Dates: July 20-31
Ages: 10-21; 13 and up must have pointe experience.
Cost: Call for details. Learn more at https://www.balletarkansas.org/summer-intensive

The Summer Intensive focused on ballet/pointe, repertoire, contemporary, conditioning and provides a performance opportunity. The program is taught by guest instructors and Ballet Arkansas company dancers. Video audition required.


Ballet Arkansas Junior Intensive
Ballet Arkansas
520 Main St., Little Rock
501-223-5150
Dates:  July 13-17, 2020
Ages: 7-9
Cost: Call for details.

The Junior Intensive offers a variety of classes taught by Ballet Arkansas professional dancers, including ballet technique, jazz and contemporary and choreography class. The week will culminate in a showcase for families and friends to celebrate the dancer's hard work. No audition required.


MUSIC

Faulkner Chamber Music Festival
UA Little Rock Fine Arts Building
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
615-775-6744

Dates: July 24-Aug. 2
Ages: 11-18
Cost: $450; partial or full need-based 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. Kids bring bagged lunches most days.


Henderson State University Band Camp (Junior I)
Russell Fine Arts Center
1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia
870-230-5377

Dates: June 23-27
Ages: Students with one year of school band experience.
Cost: $325

The Junior I camp is for students who have played in a school band for one year.


Henderson State University Band Camp (Junior II)
Russell Fine Arts Center
1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia
870-230-5377

Dates: June 23-27
Grades: 7-8
Cost: $325

The Junior II camp is for students who have had their second and third year of school band experience.


PERFORMING ARTS

Playmaking @ Home with the Arkansas Arts Center
Virtual only.
ArkansasArtsCenter.org | 501-372-4000 | Info@ArkansasArtsCenter.org

Dates: July 6-31
Ages: 10-18 (all skill levels welcome)
Cost: $48 (members) | $60 

Be a part of the theatre this summer from your house! Students can participate in solo and ensemble work in the comfort of their homes. Students will receive weekly performance and design prompts and check-ins from AAC Theatre Staff members. Students can meet other passionate theatre peers and enjoy working together on the online platform. A more detailed schedule of online meeting times will be sent closer to date. For questions, please email rkuperman@arkansasartscenter.org

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: This camp will take place online.  


Graceland Performing Arts Camp
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis
800-238-2000

Dates: July 14-19
Ages: 6-17
Cost: $1,680, includes two adults and one camper.

An immersive theater, arts and music experience where campers will learn acting, music and dance techniques alongside new friends from around the world. Parents will experience Elvis Presley's Graceland and great Memphis attractions.

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ENRICHMENT

COLLEGE/CAREER PREP

College Boot Camp at Baptist Preparatory School
8400 Ranch Blvd., Little Rock
817-269-7730

Dates: June 29-July 2; July 20-23
Grade completed: 11
Cost: $349

Students will complete college applications (including edited essays), write and polish resumes, talk with college reps, have interviews with feedback and more. Scholarship essays are crafted and edited, too. Each student’s work is customized for colleges to which they are applying. Additional aptitude testing and essay help is available after the camp sessions.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Students will have temperature checks before entering the class area and will be sent forms to fill out and sign (along with parents) about any possible exposure to COVID-19. There will be a large meeting space for the class which will allow for social distancing. All students will bring a mask and a personal-sized hand sanitizer to the class. Hand-washing stations will be readily available.


Harding University Pharmacy Camp
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
501-279-4407

Dates: June 21-26
Completed grades: 10-11
Cost: $350

Students explore 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.


Kinco Construction Management Camp
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597

Dates: July 12-17
Grades: 8-10
Cost: Free

Students are introduced to careers in construction management through site visits and interaction with industry professionals.


National Summer Transportation Institute
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597

Dates: June 14-26
Grades: 8-11
Cost: Free

This two-week interactive residential program lets students explore various transportation fields and careers. All students denied admission to the Engineering Scholars Program will automatically be considered for this one.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Ozark Mission Project Connect Virtual Camp
Virtual only.

501-664-3232

Dates: July 13-16
Grades: 4-12
Cost: Free

Campers will join OMP for a week fellowship as they incorporate neighbor care, worship, construction and more. OMP’s vision is to keep campers connected with each other and their communities and learn the ways that God’s love is constant, even amid the current pandemic.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Campers can participate in OMP Connect from anywhere. Campers do not need to live in Little Rock (or even Arkansas) to join!


CONFIDENCE & LEADERSHIP

Ferncliff Summer Camp for Future Counselors
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
Ferncliff.org | 501-821-3063 | JGill@Ferncliff.org

Dates: June 21-26; July 5-10; 12-17; 19-24; 26-31
Completed grades: 10-11
Cost: $299-$499

Work alongside Ferncliff staff to experience what it means to be a counselor. Share your faith and have fun while helping campers and staff. You must attend and complete the Leaders in Training camp or an equivalent program to become a Counselor-in-Training.


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

Dates: July 5-11, 12-18
Ages: 8-11
Cost: $1,100 (1 week); $2,100 (2 weeks)

Confidence Camp pushes boys out of their comfort zone to help them develop confidence and self-respect and take pride in what they can accomplish.


Missouri Military Academy Leadership Camp for Boys
204 N. Grant St.
Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776

Dates: July 5-18
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $2,190

Boys face challenges that help them build their confidence and learn the role and responsibilities
of a leader.


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

Dates: June 21-July 17
Grades: 7-12
Cost: $950 (coed day camp); $4,150 (residential boys’ camp)

Through its middle school and high school programs, the Summer Academy challenges boys and girls mentally and physically. Programs also focus on improving their study habits, recovering credits and developing confidence.


DAY CAMPS

Anthony Adventures at The Anthony School
700 Ohio Street, Little Rock
AnthonySchool.org | 501-225-6629 | LeahB@AnthonySchool.org

Dates: June 1-July 31 (excluding June 29-July 3), 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Ages: Entering PreK4 and up.
Cost: Camp pricing varies, see website for more details and to register.

Anthony Adventures day camp offers full and half day options. In addition, students can enroll in specialty camps which are taught by teachers at various times. Students can enroll in day camp, specialty camps or both!


Martin Street Youth Center
201 W. Martin St., Jacksonville
501-982-0818

Dates: June 8-Aug. 16
Ages: 8-15
Cost: Free

Kids can participate in a variety of activities including video games, billiards, basketball, weekly tournaments, swimming at Splash Zone and much more. A summer meal program is offered Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-Noon.


Summer at the Academy at Pulaski Academy
12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
PulaskiAcademy.org | 501-604-1907 | Donna.Horton@PulaskiAcademy.org

Dates: June 1- July 31
Grades: K4-6
Cost:  $185/week; $200/week (day camp)

Pulaski Academy offers weekly enrichment classes that include sports, fine arts, culinary arts, language, STEM and a day camp, which is all-day child care with a weekly theme to keep students engaged and learning.


Summer at the E!
Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-372-1194

Dates: June 1- Aug. 7
Grades: Pre-K4-12
Cost: Camp pricing varies.

Episcopal Collegiate School offers weekly sports and enrichment classes, plus a day camp. This all-day child care program features a fun weekly theme.


Summer Camps at Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006

Dates: June 3-July 25
Completed Grades: K-8
Cost: Camp pricing varies.

Mount St. Mary Summer Camps offer a variety of  enrichment, life skills and atheltic programs. Some programs are coed.


Summer in Warriorville
Little Rock Christian Academy
19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-868-9822

Dates: May 27-July 22
Grades: K4-12
Cost: Starts at $100

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


Summer Playground Program at Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Various schools and community centers, Little Rock
501-371-4770

Dates: June 1-July 23
Ages: 6-15
Cost: $100

Kids will participate in on-site activities such as board games, basketball, movie screenings, playground time, arts and crafts, field trips and more.


GAMES

Adventure Quest Camp
Unity Martial Arts
1524 Garfield Drive, Little Rock
501-664-0604


Dates: July 6-10; 13-17; 20-24; 27-31
Grades: K-7
Cost: $135-$180; discounts available for siblings and repeat campers.

Campers mix adventure story play, martial arts, history, building, teamwork and problem solving to work through each week-long segment of the story.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Campers on site will be split into two groups with online participants in a third group. The groups have to work together to achieve each goal. Camp is restricted to 17 in-person and 20 online participants. Campers will be in groups smaller than ten that will not mix all week. Campers will wear masks and learn about virus transfer and hand and surface washing as part of the story. Waivers and temperature checks required. Additional cleaning done by staff each day.


Magic Cards Camp
Unity Martial Arts
1524 Garfield Drive, Little Rock
501-664-0604

Dates: June 22-26
Grades: K-8
Cost: $135-$180

Participants will be given starter decks and boosters of this popular card game to build a deck. Campers will identify a principal card to be their character. Each day while playing the card game, they will go on adventures with the principal character. Booster packs awarded will add allies and items to their character.


GIFTED & TALENTED

Harding Honors Symposium
915 E. Market Ave., Searcy
501-279-4407

Dates: June 19-July 3; June 26-July 10; July 3-17; 10-24
Completed grade: 11
Cost: $795

Students learn about the world and how each of us fits as Christians through daily engagement with Harding professors and mentoring with Harding’s student counselors. Participants earn three hours of transferable university credit.


Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3410

Dates: July 13-24
Grades: K-6
Cost: $275, $25 registration fee; scholarships 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.


HISTORY

Camp Old State House
Virtual only.
501-324-8642

Dates: July 13-17, registration deadline is June 29.
Grades competed: 2-9
Cost: $5 for registration only; $20 for registration and materials

Send your kids on an adventure through time. Camp Old State House explores the history of the Old State House from 1833 to the present by incorporating art, architecture and more!

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Class is virtual to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


NATURE

Junior Park Ranger Day Camp
500 W. Markham St., Room 108, Little Rock
501-371-4770

Dates: June 22-26
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $50

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.


Summer Camps at Good Earth Learning Center
511 Ernie Davis Road, Austin
501-732-0321 

Dates: Every weekday this summer
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $229 each week

Campers at this forest and farm school will engage in active outdoor experiences including handling animals, creating compost, picking fruits and vegetables, looking for insects and identifying trees, birds and reptiles.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Day Camp
Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Little Rock
501-570-1131

Dates: June 8-July 17, registration begins April 6.
Ages: 8-18, or still in high school.
Cost: $100 for 6 weeks OR $20 per week

This therapeutic-based program emphasizes fun recreational activities for people with special needs to promote the development of motor and social skills. Participants must be independent with personal care or provide an aide.


STEM


Mid-America Science Museum Summer Camps
500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs
MidAmericaMuseum.org | 501-767-3461 | Info@MidAmericaMuseum.org

Dates: July 6-31
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $200 (members), $225

Mid-America Science Museum is offering four weeks of in-person camp in July. Each week is a different theme: Camp Wildlife (July 6-10), ScienceMakes-ART (SMART) Camp (July 13-17), Minecraft IRL Camp (July 20-24) and Magic for Muggles Camp (July 27-31).

Registration ends a week before the camp starts. Campers bring their own lunches (or can purchase in advance when paying for camp), water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: There will be two separate classes for each camp with 10 campers max in each group. The two classes will be kept separate at all times. Campers and staff are required to wear face masks during camp unless they are eating or outside with proper social distancing. Parents will drop off and pick up campers outside the front lobby. Parents must wear a face mask if they enter the building at any time. If you pick up your camper early, please wear your face mask and see the front desk. Campers’ temperatures will be checked upon drop-off. Campers may not attend camp if they have had a fever 100.4° F in the past two days, have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste or smell. Campers are asked to stay home if they have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. The museum has also made adjustments for campers’ safety to limit contact with the public.    


Museum of Discovery Summer Camps
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock
MuseumofDiscovery.org | 501-396-7050 | BNelsen@MuseumofDiscovery.org

Dates: June 1-July 31
Ages: 4-13
Cost: Varies

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 candy making, animals, wizards, space and more.



Vex Robotics Summer Camps
UA Little Rock ETAS Building
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
920-227-8576

Dates: June
Completed grades: 2-11
Cost: $180
Learn how to build and program a VEX robot and participate in a mini-competition on the final day of camp in front of family and friends.


Windstream Girls Code
UA Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-8597

Dates: July 19-24
Grades: 7-8
Cost: Free

The camp motivates girls to enter the fields of computer science, information science or web design.


WRITING

BearsWrite: From Pencils to Pixels
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave., Mashburn Hall 104, Conway
501-450-5308

Dates: June 22-26
Completed grades: 3-8
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.

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS

DAY CAMPS

Adventure Day Camp
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Little Rock
501-961-9442

Dates: July 8-10, 9 A.M-3 P.M.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $53.75

Day campers go on energetic outdoor adventures that include fishing, kayaking, exploring and field trips to local nature centers.


Arkansas Outdoor School Summer Day Camp
1 Four H Way, Little Rock
UAEX.edu/Daycamp | 501-821-6884 | MSimmons@UAEx.edu

Dates: June 1-July 31
Ages: 7-15
Cost: Starting at $250

The day camp has a variety of themed camps that let children have fun and learn. All activities are designed to emphasize teamwork, communication and life skills development.


Camp Solgohachia Day Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959

Dates: June 9-July 21
Completed grades: 2-8
Cost: $180

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


Camp Solgohachia in the City
Morrilton City Park
100 City Park Drive, Morrilton
501-354-3959

Dates: July 27-30
Grades: 3-8
Cost: Free

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


Ferncliff Summer Day Camp
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
Ferncliff.org | 501-821-3063 | Programs@Ferncliff.org

Dates: June 8-July 31
Grades: 1-8
Cost:$239-$299

For 10 weeks of the summer, day campers will enjoy exciting activities while they play outside, make friends and explore their faith. All meals are provided and convenient options are available for drop off, pick up and transportation.


Ferncliff Summer of Jubilee Day Camp Program
1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock
Ferncliff.org | 501-821-3063 | Programs@Ferncliff.org

Dates: July 6 - Aug. 7
Grades: K-5
Cost: $249/week

Ferncliff’s Summer of Jubilee day camp program is a week full of outdoor activities in a natural setting where campers can play outside, make friends and grow their faith. Campers will be organized into small groups with two staff and will spend most of their day outdoors participating in camp activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, games, visiting the farm and garden, slingshots, the Shady Chute slide and more!   

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Campers will be in groups of 10 campers or less and will maintain social distancing when possible. Campers over the age of 10 will wear masks when not physically active. Daily health screenings of campers and staff will be conducted, and program areas and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized routinely. Campers will bring their own lunch and snacks; no food service is provided. There will be no extended care hours or transportation services. Ferncliff will follow all directives for summer day camp programs from the Arkansas Department of Health.   


Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp
18500 Cooper Orbit Road, Little Rock
501-744-8878

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, and the traditional size of camp sessions (250 campers/week and 30-40 staff), camp staff regretfully decided to cancel summer day camp for 2020.


OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Brookhill Ranch
431 Brooks Loop, Hot Springs
501-623-5983

Dates: July 20-25; July 27 - Aug. 1
Completed grades: 3-9  
Cost: $650

Located near Hot Springs Village, 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.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Brookhill Ranch has a health screening process that takes place two weeks before the camper arrives, they take the temperatures of every person in the drop-off vehicle and they take the temperatures of every camper and staff member daily. The camp has built two new cabins to accommodate social distancing in the cabins. The campers are provided with Brookhill Buffs to serve as a cloth face covering for the down times. They have placed hand sanitizer dispensers in every cabin and at the entrance of the cafeteria. The cabins are sanitized daily using cleaning products that have been recommended by the CDC. They have hired a full time nurse to handle any special situations that may arise during the camp session. Their drop-off and pickup procedures have been modified to fit the directives passed down from the Arkansas Department of Health. They have built a brand new 10,000 square foot facility that allows for social distancing during group-wide events. All of their facilities are open air, this includes the bunkhouses and facilities where group gatherings take place.


Camp Mitchell
10 Camp Mitchell Road, Morrilton
501-727-5451

PRIMARY CAMP
Dates: June 21-26
Completed grades: 1-3

MIDDLER CAMP
Dates: July 12-17
Completed grades: 4-5

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP
Dates: June 28-July 3
Completed grades: 6-8    

Cost: $405; $440; $475

Camp Mitchell offers a faith-based component to its programs that consist of themed and traditional camps.


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

Dates: May 31-Aug. 8
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $1,895 (One week), $3,395 (Two weeks), $5,290 (Three weeks)

Christian campers engage in more than 150 activities including horseback riding, crafts, tennis, water recreations, fishing, ropes course, basketball and more.


Camp Solgohachia Day Camp
4 Ozark Mountain Road, Solgohachia
501-354-3959

BASE CAMP
Dates: June 9-July 21
Grades: 10-12
Cost: $275

OVERNIGHT CAMPS
Dates: June 1-July 20
Completed grades: 3-8
Cost: $500

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 anywhere from six to 11 other campers.


Camp Tahkodah
5095 Camp Tahkodah Road, Floral
870-251-1289; 501-279-4226

Dates: July 19-24; June 7-19, June 21-July 3, 5-17
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $275 (One week); $465 (Two 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 inspirational devotionals under the stars.


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

Dates: May 31-Aug. 1
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $1,150

This camp gives girls and boys a taste of some Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn fun with treasure hunts, ropes courses, dances, campfires and more. Campers can stay for one week or more to get the frontier experience.



SCOUTS CAMPS

Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Rockefeller (Coed)
408 Scout Drive, Damascus
501-664-4780

Dates: June 8-July 4
Ages: 11-17
Cost: $250 early bird before May 1; $300

New Scouts receive special instruction through the First Year Camper Program. All Scouts have 40+ merit badges to choose from in a variety of fields including ecology and conservation, aquatics, handicraft, outdoor skills, first aid and shooting sports. Older Scouts participate in programs including special ops, C.O.P.E., extreme aquatics, mountain biking, mountain man and BSA lifeguard.


Boy Scouts Camp Rockefeller Mystery Camp
Virtual only

501-664-4780

Dates: July 19-24
Ages: 11-17
Cost: $145
Mystery Camp is a new twist on Scouts BSA summer camp that gives you a chance to be part of solving a mystery at camp. In addition, you can earn up to six merit badges and will receive a camp box full of goodies!

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: This is an online-only event.


Girl Scouts Camp NOARK
250 Madison 8580, Huntsville
GirlScoutsDiamonds.org | 800-632-6894 | Camp@GirlScoutsDiamonds.org

Dates: July 11 or 12
Ages: all ages
Cost:0-$30/car

Join camp staff for our first-ever drive-thru camp experience. Tour Camp NOARK from the comfort of your own car while you play and learn. Follow the packing list or purchase an all-inclusive kit (with special bonus items!) so you can join in on all activities. Meet the horses, practice your target skills, have a snack, learn about your camp’s history, join the car decoration contest and so much more. Camp NOARK is packing every moment of your hour at camp to the tip-top with camp style FUN.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: This drive-thru camp experience will be completely physically distanced. Cars will register for a 30 minute arrival window, tour the camp with facilitated stops for one hour and then be on their way. Information for other local attractions will be shared with registration details.    


Girl Scouts - Diamonds Camps
Virtual only

GirlScoutsDiamonds.org | 800-632-6894 | Camp@GirlScoutsDiamonds.org

Dates: any
Grades: 1-12
Cost: Free

Choose your own adventures at home with the Girl Scouts - Diamonds camp staff! Learn tips and tricks to help you have fun outside this summer. Also check their STEAM Center for at-home activities.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: All Girl Scouts - Diamonds in-person, residential camps are canceled. Check our online camp and STEAM activities for all kinds of summer fun!


SPECIAL NEEDS

Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
CampAldersgate.net | 501-225-1444 | EBallew@CampAldersgate.net

Dates: June-August
Ages: Varies
Cost: Varies

Aldersgate camps provide a traditional residential camp experience for children with special needs and medical conditions.

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LIFE SKILLS

DRIVING

New Driver Education Summer Camp
9108 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 210, Little Rock
501-225-4028

Ages: 13 and 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.

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SPORTS

BASEBALL

Harding University Baseball Camps
Jerry Moore Field, Searcy
501-279-4407

Dates: June 30-July 1
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $100

The Harding University Baseball Skills Camp is for all students entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2020 with the desire to improve their fundamental baseball skills in hitting, defensive positional work and base running.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Camp is limited to 40 participants. All state guidelines regarding camp and COVID-19 will be followed.


Dates: July 7-8; July 14-15
Grades: 8-11
Cost: $250

Campers will be exposed to every phase of the Harding baseball program which will include practice/game sessions, weight training, classroom and video sessions.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Participants are limited to 30 per camp. State guidelines for camps will be followed and social distancing practices will be followed during registration and drop-off.


BASKETBALL

Nike Basketball Camps
Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-372-1194

BOYS CAMP
Dates: July 6-10; 13-17
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $285

GIRLS CAMP
Dates: July 13-17
Ages: 9-15
Cost: $285

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


GENERAL

Missouri Military Academy All Sports Camp
204 N. Grant St.
Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776

Dates: July 20-24
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $1,010

Boys will enjoy playing a variety of sports in a no-pressure, non-competitive setting. Sports covered include baseball, golf, soccer, wrestling, basketball and horseback riding.


GOLF

The Country Club of Arkansas Golf Camp
3 Country Club Circle, Maumelle
501-425-1067

Dates: July 7-9; July 21-23
Ages: 6-15 (all skill levels welcome)
Cost: $125 for first camper, $95 for second camper (siblings only)

Campers will learn the game of golf by working on their full swing and short game.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Sessions will be limited to eight campers.


GYMNASTICS

River City Gymnastics’ Sports and Educational Summer Camp
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-407-8000

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14, registration ends May 1.
Grades: K-5
Cost: Call for details.

River City’s camp is packed full of exciting activities that keep your child’s health and fitness in mind. Activities include weekly field trips, arts and crafts, physical fitness, games and much more.


HORSEBACK RIDING

Missouri Military Academy Equestrian Camp
204 N. Grant St.
Mexico, Missouri
573-581-1776

Dates: July 6-9; 13-16
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $250

Campers get three hours of instruction each morning. They will learn different Western horsemanship techniques along with horse management skills.


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 groundwork with their horses. Activities include obstacles, games on horseback and more.


MARTIAL ARTS

Ranking Camps at Unity Martial Arts
1524 Garfield Drive, Little Rock
501-664-0604

Dates: July 13-17, 8 A.M.-3 P.M.
Grades: K-8
Cost: $135-$180; discounts available for siblings or repeat campers.

Beginners to advanced students will get concentrated training toward the next rank. There will be an official test for those who qualify by the end of camp. Students build notebooks to organize studying and set goals.


SOCCER

Advantage Academy Powered by Nike Soccer Camps (Coed)
4667 Dixieland Road, Fayetteville
832-470-3708 

Dates: July 20-24 (youth ages 4-11); July 27-31 (elite ages 11-18)
Ages: 4-18
Cost: $190 half day; $265 full day

Players can work on their game through drills focused on their respective positions and fun competitive play.


Central Arkansas Soccer Academy Summer Junior Elite Camp
University of Central Arkansas
600 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-450-3150

Dates: July 18-21, register by May 1 for discount.
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $450 (commuter); $495 (residential)

This accelerated and intense camp emphasizes technique, tactics and small-sided play along with competitive matches where campers are instructed and evaluated by the staff.


VOLLEYBALL

Arkansas Volleyhogs Camp
479-310-0430

ALL SKILLS DAY CAMP
Barnhill Arena, 285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
Date: July 15
Grades: 7-12
Cost: $90

HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
Barnhill Arena, 285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
Dates: July 15-17
Grades: 7-12
Cost: $315 (commuter); $375 (overnight)

JUNIOR HIGH PLAY DAY
Bud Walton Arena and Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville
Dates: July 18
Grades: 7-9
Cost: $25/player

TEAM CAMP
Barnhill Arena, 285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville
Dates: July 12-14
Teams grades: 7-12
Cost: $220/player, $25/extra coaches and chaperones

This summer training experience focuses on teaching game and position-specific skills. High performance camps are recommended for more experienced players, but are open to all participants.


Nike Volleyball Camp (Girls)
5720 S. 73rd Place, Fort Smith
479-788-7120

Dates: July 13-16, register online by June 17.
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $250
This camp for girls run by the coaching staff at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, helps athletes improve their mechanics and form through position-specific drills and live game play.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Kanakuk KampOut!

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.


Conway Christian School
500 German Lane, Conway
Kanakuk.com/NeedSummerCamp | 417-266-3000 | Reg@Kanakuk.com

Dates: June 22-26
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $275


Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
Kanakuk.com/NeedSummerCamp | 417-266-3000 | Reg@Kanakuk.com

Dates: July 27-31
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $275


Second Baptist Church
2600 Dave Ward Drive, Conway
Kanakuk.com/NeedSummerCamp | 417-266-3000 | Reg@Kanakuk.com

Dates: July 20-24
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $275


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