Parent Information 

AOS Summer Day Camp Parent Information

Program Overview

Our Summer Day Camp program is intended for students aged 8-13.  Our programming is divided into 8 different sessions, organized around a weekly theme.  Each camp will have unique activities specific to the theme, but with all our 5-day sessions, your camper will have a chance to enjoy these core 4-H activities: canoeing, archery, swimming, rock climbing, hiking, and creative arts.

Refund Policy and Financial Obligations

Late cancellations are difficult because we often order supplies in advance, and filling empty spots on short notice is often impossible. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of a camp’s starting date. If cancellations are made prior to 2 weeks from the start date, we will issue a full refund, minus the $50.00 deposit.  If you have questions or need special consideration, please contact us.

Camp Enrollment and the Waiting List

Camp enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  We intentionally keep our camps small to provide small group instruction.  Most camps have a maximum enrollment of 25 campers.  Any registration received after the maximum enrollment is reached will be placed on a waiting list or given the option of enrolling in a camp that has not yet filled. In the event we have an open spot for enrollment, we will fill first from the waiting list, then offer available spots to the public.

Typical Daily Schedule 

Every camp will have the same core format and most camps run Monday-Friday. Programming activities will change based on theme and age.

Time                                                               Activity 
7:30 am Early drop-off**
9:00 am Camper drop-off
9:30 am - 11:30 am Morning Activities
11:30 am - Noon Lunch
Noon - 1:30 pm  Afternoon Activities
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Swimming and Snacks
3:30 pm  Camper pick-up

** Early drop-off MUST be arranged at the time of camper registration. 

Changes in the daily schedule may occur due to weather or other considerations. 

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure

The drop-off and pick-up location is Feland Hall (See attached map).  Summer is a busy time at the 4-H Center, so please drive slowly on 4-H Center property. Please understand we do not have a sliding pick-up and drop-off schedule.  Drop-off is either 7:30am or 9am, depending on the option you have chosen at registration. Keep in mind that only individuals listed on your registration form will be allowed to pick up your child.  If you need to add someone to the list of authorized people at any time, please email

Early Pick-up

If you need to pick up your camper early, please give us advanced notice. For planned absences, it is most helpful to let us know at the beginning of the session which day(s) and at what time you will need to be pick-up your camper early. If you have an emergency and need to pick up your child, please call our Programs office at (501) 821-8884 and our office staff will be able to radio the group. 

Afternoon Late Charges

Pick up is at 3:30 pm. Please be aware: There will be a late charge of $10.00 assessed for every 10 minutes a camper's ride is late. 

What to Bring to Camp

Please have your camper bring the following items each day to camp:

  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Swimsuit and Towel 
  • Bag
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen. We recommend sun protection with an SPF of 30 or higher. 
  • Comfortable clothes that can get dirty and, sometimes, wet. 
  • Closed toe shoes

For pool time, swimmers can bring:

  • Swim goggles
  • Snorkel
  • Pool Toys 
  • Sandals or other shoes to change into for water activities. 

Campers can bring a hat, sunglasses, and cameras that are not attached to phones or game systems. Please make sure your camper's name is on all their personal possessions so we can make sure they get back home. 

What Not to Bring to Camp

  • Knives
  • Firearms
  • Matches or lighters 
  • Live animals 
  • Money
  • Cell Phones
  • Video games
  • Medications (unless needed)
  • Anything valuable or irreplaceable

Medication Policy 

As staff, we do not administer medication to campers. This includes over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil. If your child takes any daily prescriptions that need to be administered during the day camp, they will self-administer under close adult supervision. If your child carries an Epi-Pen, please indicate that on their medical form and ensure that they have one with them each day. 

Safety Procedures

Our staff is trained in CPR and Wilderness First Aid. Staff will handle every scrape and bruise that occurs, and parents will be notified at the end of the day for minor incidents. For accidents that require medical attention, we will immediately reach out to the emergency contacts listed on the camper's application and, if necessary, call 911. 

Code of Conduct

It is our goal to provide a safe and respectful camp environment for every one of our participants. Each camper will be asked to abide by our Code of Conduct while at camp. We will go over the Code of Conduct at the beginning of each camp session and we will encourage you to review these rules with your camper to ensure they fully understand what is expected of them while at camp. We appreciate your assistance. 

  1. I will respect my fellow campers.
  2. I will take care of my own things and respect the property of others, including Camp property. 
  3. I will listen to the instructors and follow their instructions. 
  4. I will follow safety rules and make sure my fellow campers are safe. 
  5. I will do my best to be an example for my fellow campers to follow. 
  1. 1st Offense - The staff member and camper will speak with the camper's parents. Together, we will determine a suitable consequence.
  2. 2nd Offense - Camper will stay home for one day.
  3. 3rd Offense - Camper will be taken out of the session with no refund.  
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