AR 4-H Camps

Ages 9 - 13

The following dates are tenative.

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!
 
Camps take place at the Arkansas 4-H Center 
 

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 typically opens approximately 1 month before the registration deadline.

 

All camps are open to 4-H Members.  Some camps are also open to NON Members.

***Registration for 4-H MEMBERS will be through the Arkansas 4-H Enrollment & Events System, unless otherwise noted. 

 

*** If you are NOT a 4-H Member and would like to register for a camp open to non members you can register here:  https://bit.ly/NON4HMemberCampReg

 

Parents, are you looking for a great way to introduce your child to overnight camp?  Miss being a camper yourself? Come join other 4-H families for this 3-day camp.  This camp will include a lot of traditional "camp" activities.  This camp is replacing our previous Cloverbud, Junior, and Adventure & Challenge Camps.  Cloverbuds must attend with an parent/guardian/relative.  
 
Dates:  Session I - July 8-10
             Session II - July 11-13
Ages:  9-12 
Registration Deadline:  June 1 (OPEN)
Open to:  4-H Members  & Non Members

Campers falling into the Adventure & Challenge Group during State Camp will gain leadership skills by participating in a vareity of challenging activities.  Campers will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as rock climbing and high ropes coures.
 
Dates:  Session I - July 7-9
             Session II - July 10-12
Ages:  13-15 
Registration Deadline:  June 1 (OPEN)
Open to:  4-H Members & Non Members

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 20-22
Ages:  9-19 (youth only)
Registration Deadline:  June 1 (OPEN)
Open to:  4-H Members & Non Members

Love the great outdoors but haven't had to opportunity to explore some of the Natural State's beauty?  The High Adventure program will provide that opportunity.  Explore what our state has to offer - canoeing, rock climbing, and more all while developing leadership skills.  Required training sessions are held at the AR 4-H Center.  The summer trip will travel to other locations in AR.
 
Required Training Dates:
Parent/Camper Rally - April 30am (campers will attend with parent guardian)
Shakedown Training - April 30pm-May 1
 
Trip Dates:  June 19-25
Ages:  13-19 & adult volunteers
Registration Deadline:  March 1
Open to:  4-H Members

These training sessions provide an opportunity to explore from your horse.  Learn the skills needed to camp in the wilderness with your horse.  The horse packing training sessions are open to all ages (must provide own horse).  Youth under 13 must attend with a registered adult.  Youth 13 and older must be able to care for and saddle their horse on their own.  These sessions are primarily designed as training sessions for the High Adventure Horsepacking program.  Those interested in participating in the 2023 out of state trip must attend Session IV along with 2 other sessions.  Youth must be at least 13 by January 1, 2023 in order to participate in the out of state trip.  Training sessions are held at varying locations.  Participants of previous out of state horsepacking trips are only required to attend Session IV, but are welcome to register for/attend any of the others as well.
 
Training Dates:  
Session I - March 19
Session II - May 21-22 (OPEN)
Session III - September 10-11
Session IV - November 4-6
 
Ages:  5-19 & adult volunteers
Registration Deadline:  Approximately 2 weeks prior to each session
Open to:  4-H members
 
2023 Out of State Trip - approximately the first week of August.

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