AR 4-H Camps 

Ages 14 - 19

The Arkansas 4-H State Camping Program offers camping and training opportunities for youth 5-19 years old and adults.  We offer both day camp and overnight camping, at the C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, 10 miles west of Little Rock.  We have canoeing, swimming, archery, fishing, rock climbing, high ropes challenge course, off-site adventure camping, and more!

We offer camps with a wide range of learning opportunities; from wilderness adventure to crafts, our 4-H camping program has it all!

Parents/Volunteers are welcome to attend most of our camps (unless noted as youth only).  Parents/Volunteers wanting to attend camp will need to complete the volunteer leader screening process.  This usually takes several weeks to be processed so please start the process early.  Contact your county agent on how to begin.

Registration for camps typically open approximately 1 month before the registration deadline.

All camps are open to 4-H Members.  Members, be sure you have re-enrolled through the online system.  Members will register through the enrollment system.

Some camps are also open to NON Members. Non Members will register through the links listed with each camp.

Camps are subject to change.


This camp is for youth interested in photography.  Youth will learn a wide variety of concepts and develop their photography skills.  Campers will be able to practice what they learn as they go as well as receive feedback throughout camp.  Youth will be able to get a head start on building their portfolio of photos to enter in fairs and other contests.
Dates:  Spring TBD
Open to:  4-H Members

This camp is just for TEENS.  It is an opportunity to be a camper again.  Campers have the opportunity to develop new and build on old relationships with youth from across the state while learning those adulting skills young adults need.
Dates:  September 27-29, 2024
Ages:  14-19 and adult volunteers
Registration Deadline:  September 1 
Open to:  4-H Members

Campers falling into the Adventure & Challenge Group during State Camp will gain leadership skills by participating in a variety of challenging activities.  Campers will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as rock climbing and high ropes courses.
Dates:  Session I - July 1-3, 2024
             Session II - July 8-10, 2024
Ages:  13-15 
Registration Deadline:  June 1 
Open to:  4-H Members & Non Members
Members register through your Zsuite account.
Non Members Register at the links below:

There will be no macaroni art found at this camp.  Become an artisan in many different areas.  You will develop skills that can be used in projects throughout your life.  Develop new hobbies and interests.  Create art that can be expanded into your own business.  Go home with finished products that can be entered into local, district, and state fairs.  Campers at past camps have learned how to decorate cookies, turn wooden pens on a lathe, create custom signs with a router, make soap, sew pillows, and much more.
Dates: July 17-19, 2024
Ages:  9-19 (youth only)
Registration Deadline:  June 1 
Open to:  4-H Members & Non Members
Members register through your Zsuite account.
Non Members Register here:

Love the great outdoors and want an opportunity to explore the wilderness?  The High Adventure program will provide that opportunity.  This program operates on a 4 year rotation traveling West, North, East, and South.  This year is our western trip.  We will be traveling to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota in 2024.  Campers will have the opportunity to canoe and camp along the Canadian border.  
REQUIRED Training Dates:  These trainings are essential to a successful, safe, and enjoyable trip to the wilderness.
Parent/Camper Rally - March 30, 2024 (campers will attend with parent/guardian)
This session will focus on logistics, equipment/clothes needed, what to expect, necessary preparations
Shakedown Training - April 26-28, 2024
This session will focus on preparing campers to on skills needed to canoe/portage/camp in the wilderness for 5 days/4 nights
Trip Dates: August 3-11, 2024
Ages:  13 (by Jan 1)-19 & adult volunteers
Registration Deadline:  February 15
Open to:  4-H Members and non members

The High Adventure Horsepacking Program operates on a 2 year cycle.  Year 1 consists of in state training sessions.  Year 2 consists of an out of state trip that travels with the traditional High Adventure Program.  We will be traveling to East in 2025.  Must provide your own horse.
Training Dates:
Session II - May 18-19
Session III - September 21-22
Session IV - November 8-10
Ages: 5-19 & adult volunteers (5-12 must attend with an adult, 13+ must ba able to care for/saddle their own horse.
Registration Deadline:  Approx. 2 weeks before event
Open to:  4-H Members


Cancellation Policy:

75% Refund 15 Working Days or more before the event

50% Refund 11-14 Working days before the day of the event

No Refund 10 Working days or less before the day of the event

No Refund for High Adventure (Backpacking or Horsepacking)

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