2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide

Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps, Activities & Events Guide – 2019

Note from the mamas: If you’d like to see your Northwest Arkansas summer camps or activities featured with links and additional info in our Summer Camps & Activities Guide, let us know! Contact Gwen at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com — or call 479-409-8242 — for more information and pricing.

The camps below (with links and extra information) are nwaMotherlode sponsors, but we list all the camps we know about to make the Guide more helpful to Northwest Arkansas mamas.

We’ll be adding camps as we receive new information, so be sure to check back often!

Directory of 2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps

Featured Camps in Northwest Arkansas:

High Pointe Performing Arts Studio

Name of High Pointe Camps: Trolls! “The biggest, the loudest, the craziest party EVER”

Each dancer will begin camp by getting their face painted then moving into class to work on flexibility and technique.  Each dancer will learn two routines to perform in front of parents and friends, June 20th at 11:00am. Snacks and crafts will be provided each day.

Dates for Trolls camp: June 17th-20th 9:00am-11:30am

Name of High Pointe Camp: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

An 80’s themed camp full of neon and gnarly fun!  Camp will begin with face painting then moving into class to work on flexibility and technique. Each dancer will learn two routines to perform in front of parents and friends, July 11th at 11:00 a.m. Snacks and crafts will be provided each day.

Dates for Girl Fun camp: July 8th-11th 9:00am-11:30am

Address of camp: 3201 NE 11th Street Suite 7 Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone Number: 479-802-5322

Age group(s) served: Ages 3-10 years old

Cost for each camp:  $120. Non-refundable $50 deposit when registering

Click here for more information on High Pointe’s dance camps!

Kids Taekwondo Camp

kids taekwondo campAbout taekwondo camp: We (the owners of Fayetteville Martial Arts) are proud to have served families in the area for the past 35 years. Campers learn & apply the meaning of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Each will experience six training sessions per day, which will include age-appropriate self-defense, team building, basic, intermediate and advanced stances & kicking drills, tournament and testing preparation. Our camp will reignite the fire for each camper to train harder and re-apply lessons that they are learning in their home. Anyone can attend camp and there are options for overnight, half overnight and day camps. Students from TX, OK, MO, TN, IN and all over AR travel to attend. There’s a 100 camper maximum. For more information, contact Program Director Master Randy Edwards at Fayetteville Martial Arts 479-274-8314 or  info@fayettevillemartialarts.com

Address of camp: North Arkansas College, 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, AR 72601

Phone: 479-274-8314

Dates: June 16-22

Age group(s) served: 6-17, no experience necessary

Cost: A $49.00 deposit per camp attendee or payment in full is required at the time of registration. The balance is due by Monday, June 11. There are three camp options: The first is to start on Sunday (Full Overnight Camp, 7 days). The second option is to check in on Wednesday (Half Overnight Camp, 4 days). The third option is to choose specific days at a daily rate.

CLICK HERE for all the details about Taekwondo Camp.

Walton Arts Center Second City Improv Camps

About the Improv Camp: The Second City Training Center’s Summer Improv Camps are returning to Walton Arts Center this summer. Early Bird registration for the camps is now open at waltonartscenter.org. Campers will exercise their sense of play through improv games and activities that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. At the end of the two weeks, campers will present a show for their family and friends to showcase their new skills.

Two adult intensive training programs also are available this summer at Walton Arts Center. Improv 1 will be 6 pm July 15-19. This is a crash course in the philosophies and methods that The Second City uses to find, explore and create material. It is a detailed look at the principles and processes of improv for beginners. Sketch Writing 1 will be 6 pm July 22-26. This is an introduction to sketch comedy techniques including characterization, comic premise and story structure. Registration for either class is $300.

Address: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Phone: 479-443-5600

Dates: July 15-26 2019

Age groups served: A two-week day camp for students between the ages of 11 and 18 is available. Camps will be weekdays from 10 am until 3:30 pm July 15-26 at Walton Arts Center. See above for adult improv class details.

Cost: Early bird registration is $785 until April 14, then prices increase to $850. Registration fees do not include lodging or food.

Click here for more information about WAC’s Second City comedy camps.

Rick’s Bakery Streetside Studio Summer Camps

About Rick’s Summer Camps: Campers will learn basic decorating techniques, take a behind-the-scenes tour, and will be able to take home all of their goodies to share. Plus, each camper will get a T-shirt. Each two-day session is $75 plus tax.

Address: 1220 N College Avenue, Fayetteville,

Phone: 479-442-2166 Ext. 1

Camp dates, times and ages:

June 27-28:

6-10 years (9-11 a.m.)

11 years & up (1-3 p.m.)

July 23-24:

6-10 years (9-11 a.m.)

11 years & up (1-3 p.m.)

July 25-26:

Intermediate Class

8 years & up (9-11 a.m.)

Aug. 1 & 2:

6-10 years (9-11 a.m.)

11 years & up (1-3 p.m.)

Cost: Each 2-day camp is $75

For more information, call 479-442-2166 Ext. 1, email celebration@ricksbakery.com or CLICK HERE to visit their website with additional details.

The Scott Family Amazeum Summer Camps

About Amazeum’s summer camps: These unique week-long summer camps are the perfect place to unleash your child’s curiosity to explore and make new discoveries. There are a variety of different camp themes this year, including mazes, slime, animation, architecture, history mysteries, inventions, Youtube content creation, and even camps designed specifically for girls and camps for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall.

Address: 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, Ark.

Phone: (479) 696-9280

Camp dates, times and ages: Week-long camps start on June 10th and the latest available camp begins on July 29th. For a complete list of camp dates, themes, times and ages, click here for all the info on summer camps available at the Amazeum. 


STEM camps:

Camp Invention (Various locations)

Sylvan Learning Center (Rogers)

Nerdies (Fayetteville)

Girl Code in Northwest Arkansas

Illinois River Watershed Partnership summer camps (Cave Springs)

Theatre/Drama Camps:

Walton Arts Center Improv Camp (Fayetteville, see more info above)

Trike Theatre Summer Camp (Bentonville)

Arts Live Theatre (Fayetteville)

Theatre Squared (Fayetteville)

Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Music Camps in Northwest Arkansas:

School of Rock (Rogers/Bentonville)

Inside Out studio (Farmington)

Jubilee Music (Music Together)

Art camps:

Time for Art Community Creative Center Camps (Fayetteville)

Crystal Bridges (Bentonville)

Terra Studios (Durham)

FAC ARKahuna Summer Camp (Fayetteville)

Painting with a Twist (Bentonville)

Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Imagine Studios (Fayetteville and Rogers)

Local Color Studio (Fayetteville)

112 Vintage on the Square (Prairie Grove)

Sports/Active Camps:

Kids Taekwondo Camp

Camp Sequoyah Day and Overnight Camps (Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville)

The Jones Center (Springdale)

Boys & Girls Club (Various locations)

Rogers Activity Center (Rogers)

Altitude Trampoline Park (Fayetteville)

Fast Lane Entertainment (Lowell)

Rogers Activity Center (Rogers)

Camp Bentonville (Bentonville Parks & Rec)

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation camps for kids and teens (Fayetteville)

Ozark Climbing Gym (Springdale)

Flip Side Ninja Park (Lowell)

Dance Camps:

High Pointe Performing Arts Studio (See more info above, Bentonville)

The Movement Dance Studio (Springdale)

Aspire Gymnastics Academy (Bentonville)

The Williams Center (Fayetteville)

Kaleidoscope Dance (Bentonville)

Academy of Dance (Springdale)

The Art of Motion (Fayetteville)

The Little Gym (Rogers)

Tippi Toes Northwest Arkansas (Rogers)

Camps on college campuses:

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Camps (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)

John Brown University Summer Academy (JBU, Siloam Springs)

University of Arkansas Engineering Camp (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)

NWACC Kids College (Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville)

Unique Camps:

Prism Education Center (Fayetteville)

Fayetteville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program + Events

Rick’s Bakery (Fayetteville/Rogers)

WILD About Learning (Bentonville)

Spanish Adventure Camp (Spanish Cantu NWA)

Camp Siloam Springs (Siloam Springs)

PlayStrong Pediatric Therapy (Rogers)

Camp Lego, Bentonville Community Center (Bentonville)

Spanish Cantu NWA summer camps (Rogers)

Rogers Historical Museum, weekly summer programming (Rogers)

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

Camp Bright Haven Academy week-by-week camps (Springdale)

Camp Kesem is a non-profit organization that provides a free week of camp to kids (ages 6-18) who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Teens ages 17 and 18 can train as counselors. Application online at kesem.force.com. July 28-Aug. 3. (Camp Bear Tracks, Drasco, AR)

Young Chefs Academy (Rogers)

Spanish Immersion Classes, Casa Castillo (Bentonville)

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Camp (Springdale)

Apple Seeds (garden-based education) Summer Camps for ages 8-15 (Fayetteville)

Places to cool off this summer:

Rogers Aquatic Center (Rogers)

Parrot Island Waterpark (Fort Smith)

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center (Bentonville)

Lawrence Plaza Splash Pad (Bentonville)

Wilson Park Pool (Fayetteville)

Mt. Sequoyah pool (Fayetteville)

Prairie Grove Aquatic Center (Prairie Grove)

Skate and Splash Park (Rogers)

Springdale Aquatic Center (Springdale)

CL “Charlie” and Willie George Park splash pad (Springdale)

Swim lessons (See our list by clicking here)

Annual Summer Activities/Events in NWA:

Benton County Fair (Bentonville)

Washington County Fair (Fayetteville)

Fayetteville Farmer’s Market (Fayetteville Square & Botanical Garden of the Ozarks)

Bentonville Farmer’s Market (Bentonville Downtown Square)

Star-Spangled Summer Festival (Branson)

Gulley Park Summer Concert Series (Fayetteville)

Fayetteville Roots Festival (Fayetteville)

Firefly Fling: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

Rogers Farmer’s Market (Cherry Street, Rogers)

Frisco Festival (Rogers)

Fireworks at the Crosses (Cross Church, Rogers)

Fourth at the Field (Arvest Ballpark, Springdale)

Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Springdale Farmer’s Market (Jones Center, Shiloh Square)

Tontitown Grape Festival (Tontitown)

Local things to do this summer in Northwest Arkansas:

Devil’s Den (West Fork)

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

Terra Studios (Durham, outside of Fayetteville)

Hobbs State Park (Rogers)

Trike Theatre (Bentonville)

Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

Theatre Squared (Fayetteville)

Rogers Historical Museum (Rogers)

Arkansas Public Theater (Rogers)

War Eagle Cavern (Rogers)

Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Shiloh Museum (Springdale)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville)

The Amazeum (Bentonville)

NWA Naturals baseball games (Springdale)

Arkansas Air and Military Museum (Fayetteville)

Public Library Summer Reading Programs (Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Siloam Springs)

Nearby getaway destinations:

Silver Dollar City (Branson)

Fritz Adventure (Branson)

Bigfoot on the Strip (Branson)

The Runaway at Branson Mountain Adventure Park (Branson)

Showboat Branson Belle Cruise (Branson)

Great Wolf Lodge (Kansas City)

Tulsa Zoo (Tulsa)

Oklahoma Aquarium (outside of Tulsa)

Mount Magazine State Park Butterfly Festival (Paris, Ark.,)

Click here for more getaway ideas and links!

Be sure to check back often, mamas! We’ll be adding more camps, activities and events as we head into Summer 2019!

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