Arkansas

Operation: Military Kids Camps funded by a partnership of the United States Army and National 4-H Programs:

  • Parents Day Out Day Camps (Saturdays, anywhere in the state):  Serving up to 20 children 5 – 10 years old from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch provided.   Dates to be announced.
  • Operation Outdoors (family camps, kids 7 and up) Offered the second Sunday of each month, March through August:  two hour classes at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center from 2 – 5 p.m.   Ruth Etchieson, Arkansas Outdoor School, will coordinate.  SCHEDULE:  March 13 – Wall climbing and survival skills; April 10 – Nature photography and wildlife; May 15 – Stream ecology and fishing; June 12 – Canoeing and basic mountain biking; July 10 – Water games and noodle boat races; August 14 – Orienteering and archery.  Questions?
  • Metro Camp, NW Arkansas – June 24 – 26:  Serving up to 36 children age 9 – 12 with lodging at the Sequoya Conference Center in Fayetteville.  Activities include Ropes Course at the Jones Center, performing arts with the Trike Theatre, GPS at a state park, a U of A visit, and campfire. 
  • Metro Camp, Central Arkansas – April 8 – 10:  Serving up to 36 Children age 9 -12 with lodging at C.A. Vines 4-H Center.  Activities include GPS exploration of downtown Little Rock, a visit to the River Market, the MacArthur Museum of Military History, First Tee of Arkansas, The Big Dam Bridge, Pinnacle Mountain, and a campfire.
  • Movie and Arts Camp, June 13 – 17:  Serving up to 40 children age 13 – 18, this camp will take place at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center.  Four groups will work on Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Story Quilts, and Movie Making. 

Adventure Camps funded by the Dept. of Defense and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture:

  • Camo Camp, August 1 – 5:  Serving up to 40 children age 13 – 18, this camp will take place at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center.  Activities include teamwork, leadership building through low and high ropes course elements, ATV Safety training and driving course, shooting sports safety instruction, cardboard boat building and racing, camp Olympics, campfire, and recreational swimming and other camp activities. 
  • High Adventure Camp, July 26 – August 3:  Serving up to 8 military youth age 14 – 18, this camp will form one crew on the Arkansas High Adventure Camping trip to the Pecos Wilderness.  Parent/Camper Rally March 5, Camper Shakedown April 1 -3, back country trip July 26 – August 3.