2024 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide

Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps, Activities & Events Guide – 2024

Note from the mamas: If you’d like to see your Northwest Arkansas summer camp or summer activities featured with links and additional info in our Guide, let us know! Contact Gwen at gwen@nwaMotherlode.com 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 2024 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps

Featured Camps:

University of Arkansas Design Camp

About Design Camp summer camps:

In summer 2024, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design will offer in-person camps in Bentonville, North Little Rock, and on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as well as a virtual camp. Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on design projects, virtual tours and other activities created by Fay Jones School faculty who teach the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture and design. In the school-guided camps, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative on-campus studio or virtual studio environment as they explore the design process.

Address: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas campus, Fayetteville, AR 72701; some camps are being held in Bentonville and North Little Rock

Camp hours: Generally, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (some campers will stay overnight in the residential camps on the U of A campus)

Contact: For specific questions, send email to faycamp@uark.edu

Camp sessions with dates and locations: 

North Little Rock Camp

  • June 10-14 / The Innovation Hub at Winrock International, North Little Rock
  • entering grades 9-12

Bentonville Camp

  • June 10-14 / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m. daily
  • Camp 1 – ages 8-10
  • Camp 2 – ages 11-13

Fayetteville Camp 1

  • June 17-21 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • entering grades 9–12

Fayetteville Camp 2

  • June 24-28 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • entering grades 9–12

Fayetteville Advanced Camp (two weeks)

  • June 16-28 — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • entering grades 11–12

Virtual Camp (School-Guided)

  • June 24-28
  • entering grades 9–12

For more info: Click here for a complete list of camp dates, camp descriptions, times and grades/ages hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Jones Center Summer Camps

About Jones Center’s summer camps:

The Jones Center has created some new camp themes and brought back some of the favorites for a calendar full of fun and creative learning activities. There are full-day weeklong camps as well as half-day or full-day specialty camps. Themes include Art & Performance, Sports & Fitness, and Stem & Adventure. Jones Center members get 20% off camp prices. For camp scholarship info, contact Bree Bossier or apply for a scholarship by clicking here

Camp registration opens on Monday, March 11th.

Address: 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, Arkansas 72764

Phone: (479) 756-8090

Camp classes/themes:

  • NWA’s Got Talent
  • DIY Lab
  • Fit-tastic Fun
  • Go For Gold
  • Get A Clue
  • Mess Fest Science
  • Sporting JC
  • World of Adventure
  • Ice Skating
  • Mission to Mars
  • Soccer
  • Rock Climbing
  • Broadway Full-Out
  • Twirling
  • Comedy Camp
  • Basketball

For more info: Click here for more info about The Jones Center’s summer camps.

Amazeum Summer Camps

About Amazeum’s summer camps:

The Scott Family Amazeum has designed two months of action packed summer camps that allow you to choose your own adventure. Each day Amazeum camps will do a deep exploration of a kid-requested topic. With different themes, your child can customize a camp experience that fits their specific interests. Map out your AMAZING summer with one camp, several camps spread throughout the summer, or even an entire summer of new adventures. Amazeum Summer Camps are primarily designed for kids ages 6-11. The first camp begins May 29th, and camp season ends on August 2nd.

Address: 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas; some camps are also being held at the Shiloh Meeting Hall and the Bentonville Community Center.

Phone: (479) 696-9280 (ext. 253)

Extended care: Some camps located at the Amazeum offer extended care before and after the camp. Click here for more info about extended care options.

For specific questions: Email Youth Engagement Manager Natalie Booth at nbooth@amazeum.org or by calling 479-696-9280, ext. 253.

Camp classes/themes:

Camp dates, times and ages: For a complete list of camp dates throughout the summer, camp descriptions, times and ages, click here for all the info on summer camps available at the Amazeum.

Ozark Natural Science Center Summer Camps

About ONSC summer camps:

Ozark Natural Science Center offers a unique, immersion-based approach to learning about nature and the natural sciences. Students visit for authentic science learning experiences that are correlated with national and state science learning standards and provide in-depth education in biology, ecology, geology, and social studies – all while students have fun hiking and experiencing nature. Camp activities include day hikes, night hikes, team-building, games, and small-group activities. ONSC is located in Madison County, Arkansas, between Huntsville and Eureka Springs. Campers come from Northwest Arkansas, the Ozark region, and beyond.

Address: 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR 72749

Phone: 479-202-8340

Camp classes/themes:

  • Fledgling Summer Camp, June 6-7, for ages 6 to 14
  • Junior Naturalist Summer Camp, June 10-13, for ages 8 to 14
  • Pollinator Summer Camp, June 17-20, for ages 8 to 14
  • Wilderness Skills Summer Camp, June 24-27. for ages 8 to 14

For more info: Click here to get more details on the ONSC website. 

Camp War Eagle Summer Camps

About Camp War Eagle:

Camp War Eagle is a Christian sports, adventure and recreation summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17 from Benton, Washington, Carroll and Madison counties in Northwest Arkansas. The Overnight Camp is located on the shores of beautiful Beaver Lake, and the Day Camp is offered at multiple locations in Northwest Arkansas. Camp War Eagle is the place for children to have the time of their lives and gain a greater appreciation for God, themselves and others.

Locations: 

  • Overnight camps: 14323 Camp War Eagle Rd., Rogers, Ark. 72756
  • Rogers Day Camps: 2609 N. Storage Parkway, Rogers, Ark. 72756
  • Springdale Day Camps: 922 E. Emma Ave., Suite 130, Springdale, Ark. 72764
  • Mobile Day Camps: See website for details

Phone: 479-751-8899

Camp activites:

  • Arts and crafts: Cooking, Pottery, Sewing, Woodworking, etc.
  • Sports and games: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, etc.
  • Nature exploration and outdoor education: Mountain biking, Archery, Fishing, Laser Tag, etc.
  • Swimming and water sports
  • Adventure challenges: Rope Course, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Team-Building Course
  • Horseback riding
  • Performance: Gymnastics, Acting, Dance, Guitar, etc.

For more info:  Click here to get more details on the Camp War Eagle website.

Trike Theatre Summer Camps

About Trike Academy Camps:

Trike Academy theatre camps are engaging learning experiences with a whole week of fun. And Trike teachers know that having fun doing theatre is the best way to learn. Trike serves kids as young as 4 up through age 18. There are camp sessions designed to capture a wide range of interests, including Bluey, Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Fairytales, Robin Hood, Broadway musicals and more. Based on need, scholarships are available to cover up to 80 percent of tuition, but apply early as spots are limited.

Camp locations: 

  • Trike Theatre at 902 SW 2nd St. in Bentonville
  • Bentonville Community Center at 1101 SW Citizens Circle in Bentonville
  • Thaden School Performing Arts Center at 800 SE C Street in Bentonville
  • Crystal Bridges Museum at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville
  • Mount Sequoyah at 150 N. Skyline Drive in Fayetteville
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College White Auditorium at 1 College Drive in Bentonville

Phone: 479-464-5084

Camp sessions:

For more info:  Click here to get more details on the Trike Theatre website.

Crystal Bridges Summer Camps

About Crystal Bridges summer camps:

Kids’ summer camps are back! Make the most of your family’s summer break with weeklong day camps designed for kids ages 4 to 14. Choose from a full lineup of camps, each one focused on a different kind of creative fun. Explore the grounds in a camp all about art and nature, or give the architect in the family a chance to build their skills with a camp connecting STEM and the arts. Whatever your kids’ passions, they’re sure to find plenty to love at the museum. And you’ll love that they’re learning and making memories every step of the way. Check out the listings to see dates and camp descriptions. Registration opens March 15.

Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone: (479) 418-5700

Where to register: Click here to register online for Crystal Bridges Summer Camps.

Camp themes/sessions for ages 4 to 5:

  • Mini Masters
  • Creatures & Critters
  • Art & Nature

Camp themes/sessions for ages 5 to 7:

  • Art & Nature
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration
  • Nature Explorers
  • Garden Club
  • Ceramics
  • Sketchbooks

Camp themes/sessions for ages 8 to 10:

  • Art in Motion
  • Architecture
  • Art in Nature
  • Garden Club
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Fiber Arts
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Sketchbooks
  • Printmaking
  • Nature Explorers
  • Trike School of the Magical Arts

Camp themes/sessions for ages 11 to 13:

  • Digital Art
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Fiber Arts
  • Painting
  • Fashion
  • Trike School of the Magical Arts
  • Camp Connect

Camp dates, times and ages: For a complete list of camp dates throughout the summer, detailed camp descriptions, times, and ages, click here for all the info on summer camps available at Crystal Bridges Museum.

Modern Mission Summer Camps

About Modern Mission’s summer camps:

To accommodate the revised dates for the last day of school, Modern Mission’s summer camps will now be scheduled from June 10th-14th and June 24th-28th. This camp program has been in operation in Northwest Arkansas since 2016 and is designed for kids to have action and adventure in a safe environment. Modern Mission Summer Camp is for ages 7-13. This 5-day event runs from 8:00am-12:00pm on June 10th-14th and June 24th-28th. Campers will have a fun, memorable week playing Airsoft, Archery Games, and Indoor/ Outdoor Laser Tag. There will be several guest speakers throughout the week including those from the Boy Scouts, Turpentine Creek, and our local Law Enforcement. Register your child for 5 days of fun at Modern Mission.

Address: 3484 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72703

Phone: 479-595-0055

Age Range: For kids ages 7 to 13

Camp times: Dropoff begins at 7:30 a.m. each day of camp. Pickup at noon.

Cost: Pricing is $275 plus tax for each camp ticket.

Camp dates:

  • June 10-14, 2024
  • June 24-28, 2024

Camp activities:

  • Airsoft
  • Archery Games
  • Indoor/Outdoor Laser Tag
  • Special guest speakers

How to register: Click here to purchase tickets for summer camp sessions.

For more info: For specific questions, send email to info@ModernMission.com

Goldfish Swim School

About Goldfish Swim School’s summer sessions:

It’s so important to ensure your child is equipped with the skills to prepare them to take on any adventure they encounter. Goldfish Swim School in Rogers not only teaches your children how to swim and the importance of being safe around water, but also instills new values and skills that prepare your child to achieve their full potential. The school offers award-winning swim lessons, backed by experienced and professional instructors, from ages 4 months to 12 years. Class sizes are small, with no more than a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio. They have flexible class times and a 90-degree “shiver-free” pool.

Address: 4319 S. Pleasant Crossing in Rogers

Phone: 479-777-9568

Age Range: For kids ages 4 months to 12 years

Hours of operation:

  • Monday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

How to register: Click here for details on how to register for Goldfish Swim School’s summer classes.

Thaden School Summer Camps

About Thaden School’s summer camps:

Summer camps at Thaden School offer opportunities for children and teens to experience our distinctive educational programs. (Campers do NOT have to be Thaden School students.) Thaden will host eight fun-filled weeks of camps with offerings in art exploration, cycling, culinary arts, outdoor skills, pollination, theater, stop-motion filmmaking, and more. Thaden is also offering a general “summer unplugged” day camp. Camps range from $250-$350 per week. 

Address: 800 SE C Street, Bentonville

Phone: 479-268-5321 (Ask for Garrott Clark for summer camp questions.)

Camp classes/themes:

  • June 3-7, 2024
    • Be A Wheelie: Ages 8 to 12
    • Food and Farm: Ages 10 to 15
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Encanto Theater Camp with Trike Theatre: Ages 4 to 7
  • June 10-14, 2024
    • Mixed Methods Baking: Ages 10 to 15
    • Stop Motion Story Telling: Ages 9 to 12
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Adventure Camp: Ages 8 to 11
    • Virtuoso Strings Camp with Ovations: Ages 9 to 17
  • June 17-21, 2024
    • Pollinators, Flowers & Food: Ages 10 to 15
    • Spanish Culture and Immersion: Ages 9 to 12
    • Stop Motion Storytelling: Ages 9 to 12
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
  • June 24-28, 2024
    • Take a Hike: Ages 9 to 15
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Urban Wild Life Photography: Ages 8 to 11
  • July 8-12, 2024
    • Marvelous Mixtures Art Camp: Ages 6 to 9
    • Pollinators, Flowers and Food: Ages 10+
    • Single-Track Mind (biking): Ages 10+
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Little Mermaid Theatre Camp with Trike Theatre: Ages 9 to 12
  • July 15-19, 2024
    • Dough Nuts Camp (baking): Ages 10 to 15
    • Marvelous Mixtures Art Camp: Ages 6 to 9
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Adventure Camp: Ages 6 to 9
  • July 22-26, 2024
    • Explore NWA: Ages 8 to 11
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
  • July 29-August 2, 2024
    • Thaden Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
    • Adventure Camp: Ages 8 to 11
    • Robotics Camp by Technobotics 4-H: Ages 100 to 14

For more info: Click here to get more details on the Thaden School website.

Aspire Gymnastics Academy Summer Camps

About Aspire Gymnastics Summer Camps:

Summer Camp at Aspire Gymnastics Academy is going out of this world for Summer 2024! Blast off for a week full of high-energy activities like gymnastics, trampoline, Parkour, and water games on Fridays. Campers will refuel their rockets with daily snack times which will be provided. Camps are organized into two age groups: Ages 4 and 5 year olds are in the “Little Stars” camps; Ages 5 to 9 are in the “Space Cadet” camps. Drop-off time for younger campers is 9 a.m. with pickup by 11:30 a.m. Drop-off time for older campers is 8:30 a.m. with pickup by 12 noon. Be sure to register as soon as possible as camps will fill up quickly!

Location: 906 NW 13th St., Bentonville

Phone: 479-464-9993

Camp activities:

  • Gymnastics
  • Trampoline
  • Parkour
  • Water play on Fridays

Camp dates for kids ages 4 and 5:

  • June 4-6, 2024; From 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • August 13-15, 2024: From 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Camp cost for kids ages 4-5: $95

Camp dates for kids ages 5-9:

  • June 10-14, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • June 17-21, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • June 24-28, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • July 8-12, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • July 15-19, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • July 22-26, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • July 29 thru August 2, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • August 5-9, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Camp cost for ages 5 to 9: $165

Registration deadlines:

  • For June camps, register by May 30th.
  • For July camps, register by June 27th.
  • For August camps, register by July 29th.

How to register:  Click here to register online on the Aspire Gymnastics website.

Imagine Studios Summer Camps

About Imagine Studios summer camps:

Imagine Studios has been hosting fun summer art camps for 14 years in NWA! Each themed camp session will feature multiple projects including canvas painting, wood door hangers, watercolor/drawing, Sculpey clay, ceramic pottery, and other arts and crafts. Camps are offered Mondays through Thursdays, and parents can choose from either morning or afternoon sessions. If you register and pay by May 1st, you can get 10 percent off the camp registration fee. Choose from either a 3-day or 4-day camp session for kids in the age range of Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Address: 5212 Village Parkway, Suite 11, Rogers, Arkansas

Phone: 479-283-0914

Age Range: Camps are offered for kindergarten through 8th grade. (Check the specific camp session for the age range.)

Camp times: 9 a.m. to noon; or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $185 for each 3-4 day camp session ($50 non-refundable deposit)

Camp dates and descriptions:

June 3-6, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: Just Beachy — Sun’s shining, surf’s up, and shades on! Create all things beachy, from sandcastle sculptures to seashell creatures. Seas the paintbrush and dive into endless beach fun! (K-5th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Pet Boutique — Do you love dogs, cats, mini pigs, and more fun pets?  Create art versions of the pets you love in watercolor, ceramic, and canvas. Plus, we’ll make our own pet treats. (1st-6th grade)

June 10-13, 2024

  • 9 a.m. -noon: Aloha Summer! — If you like pineapples and flamingos, sunshine, and island time, join us for this tik-rific camp full of tropical fun. (K-5th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m: Mad Scientist — Combine art and science in this STEAM-based camp. Grab your goggles and lab coat and experiment with color and materials that pop and ooze and fizz. Projects include magnetic slime and tie-dye tees. (1st-6th grade)

June 17-20, 2024

  • 9 a.m. – noon: Feelin’ Groovy — Peace, love & art. Good vibes only in this 60s throwback camp. Tie-dye tees, flower power painting, hippie vans, and more groovy art. (1st-6th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Enchanted Forest — Welcome to the land of magical dreams where woodland fairies flutter over flowers, sprinkling glitter everywhere!  Campers will create a whimsical fairy garden, paint mushrooms and gnomes, make wands and concoct a magical pixie potion. (K-5th grade)

June 24-27, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: Creativity is a Superpower — Explore pop culture and pop art drawing inspiration from popular heroes and villains. Paint pottery, create your own villain or hero, paint a canvas inspired by artist Roy Lichenstein, and more! (1st-6th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Clay All Day — Sculpt your own masterpieces from different kinds of clay, including hand-building using slab, coil, and pinch techniques with earthenware clay, mini sculptures using oven-baked clay, and even creating your own sculpting clay from flour and salt. This is not a pottery wheel class. (2nd-8th grade)

July 1-2 & 12, 2024

  • 9 AM-noon: Sculpt & Spin A –Get a little bit (or a lot) muddy as we take the pottery wheels for a spin! This camp will focus on techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel as well as using hand-building skills to create a hanging wall planter, succulent planters, and more. (3rd-8th grade) *Note the dates, please! Two days for clay work and the final day for glazing techniques.
  • No afternoon camp is offered on these days.

July 8-11, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: The Sweet Life — Bring your sweet tooth to this camp! Sweet-themed art and sweet treats you create to eat? Yes, please!  From ice cream cone jars to cupcake piggy banks and pop art lollipops, this camp is for all the sweeties out there. (1st-6th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Muggles, Magic & Mayhem — Wizards and Muggles alike in this camp! Make magical creatures, paint a dragon’s egg, design your own wand, make potions, and explore the Wizarding World through art. (2nd-8th grade)

July 15-18, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: Sculpt & Spin B (Dates are July 15 & 16, and July 26) Get a little bit (or a lot) muddy as we take the pottery wheels for a spin! This camp will focus on techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel as well as using hand-building skills to create a hanging wall planter, succulent planters, and more. (3rd-8th grade) *Note the dates, please! Two days for clay work and the final day for glazing techniques.
  • 9 a.m.-noon: Preschool Picassos (July 17 & 18) Hands-on art for your little Picasso!  Draw, paint, and create with Miss Melanie! Watercolor, homemade play dough, canvas, and pottery projects. (Ages 3-entering 1st grade) The camp cost is $100 for this two-day camp with no discounts.
  • 1-4 p.m.: Just Beachy — Sun’s shining, surf’s up, and shades on! Create all things beachy, from sandcastle sculptures to seashell creatures. Seas the paintbrush and dive into endless beach fun! (K-5th grade)

July 22-25, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: Enchanted Forest — Welcome to the land of magical dreams where woodland fairies flutter over flowers, sprinkling glitter everywhere!  Campers will create a whimsical fairy garden, paint mushrooms and gnomes, make wands, and concoct a magical pixie potion. (K-5th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Clay All Day — Create projects from different kinds of clay, including hand-building using slab, coil, and pinch techniques with earthenware clay, mini sculptures using oven bake clay, and even create your own sculpting clay from flour and salt. This is not a pottery wheel class. (2nd-8th grade)

July 29-Aug 1, 2024

  •  9 a.m.-noon: The Sweet Life –Bring your sweet tooth to this camp! Sweet-themed art and sweet treats you create to eat? Yes, please!  From ice cream cone jars to cupcake piggy banks and pop art lollipops, this camp is for all the sweeties out there. 1st-6th Grade
  • 1-4 p.m. Pop Art — Paint in the style of famous modern and pop artists such as Andy Warhol, James Rizzi, and Romero Britto.  We’ll work with both acrylics on canvas and watercolor and even do some ceramic painting.  Create art with bright and bold colors! 1st-7th Grade

Aug 5-8, 2024

  • 9 a.m.-noon: Mad Scientist — Combine art and science in this STEAM-based camp. Grab your goggles and lab coat and experiment with color and materials that pop and ooze and fizz. Projects include magnetic slime and tie-dye tees. (2nd-7th grade)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Starry Night — This one’s for the dreamers, the future astronauts, the alien designers, the galaxy-obsessed, and the star lovers…a week of art centered on planetary and interstellar exploration any kid will LOVE! (K-6th grade)

How to register: Click here to register for Imagine Studios summer art camp sessions.

Arts Live Theatre Summer Camps

About Arts Live Theatre’s summer camps:

At Arts Live Theatre’s summer camps, kids can explore different worlds, characters and adventures. Weekly camp sessions begin on June 3rd and run through August 16th. During Summer 2024, Arts Live Theatre is also offering several production camps for older kids. No auditioning is required! Camps are grouped by age range, and there are options for little ones ages 4-5; kids ages 6-8; kids ages 9-12; and there are also camps geared toward older kids ages up to age 18. Choose from a wide variety of camp themes including Minions, Finding Nemo Sword in the Stone, Wizard School of Magic, Sherlock Holmes, Old McDonald’s Farm, Monster Motel, Monster Business, Aliens Versus Cheerleaders, Trolls on Patrol, Happy Feet, Scooby Mystery, and Teen Cabaret.

Address: 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, Ark.

Phone: 479-521-4932

Camp classes/themes:

  • June 3-7, 2024
    • Minions on a Mission: For ages 4 to 5; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Finding Nemo The Quest: For ages 6 to 8; From 1 to 4 p.m.
  • June 10-14, 2024
    • The Sword in the Stone: Two-week production camp for ages 10 to 18
  • June 24-28, 2024
    • Wizard School of Magic: For ages 9 to 12; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Sherlock Holmes: Production camp for ages 13 to 18; From 1 to 4 p.m.
  • July 8-21, 2024
    • Finding Nemo Jr.: Two-week production camp for ages 10 to 18; From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 22-26, 2024
    • Old McDonald’s Farm Discovery: For ages 4 to 5; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Monster Motel: For ages 9 to 12; From 1 to 4 p.m.
  • July 29-August 2, 2024
    • Monster Business: For ages 6 to 8; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Aliens Versus Cheerleaders: For ages 13 to 18; From 1 to 4 p.m.
  • August 5-9, 2024
    • Trolls on Patrol; For ages 6 to 8; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Happy Feet On the Move!: For ages 4 to 5; From 1 to 4 p.m.
  • August 12-16, 2024
    • Scooby Mystery Adventure: For ages 9 to 12; From 9 a.m. to noon
    • Teen Cabaret Production Camp: For ages 13 to 18; From 1 to 4 p.m.

For more info: Click here to get more details and register on the Arts Live Theatre website.

Additional Northwest Arkansas Camps:

Note: Please check with individual organizations for details about 2024 camps.

STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Camps:

Amazeum Summer Camps (Bentonville)

The Jones Center

Imagine Studios Summer Art Camps (Rogers)

Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Camp (Fayetteville, Bentonville, N. Little Rock, Virtual)

Camp Invention (various locations across NWA)

Bentonville Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

The New School

Wize Computing Academy

John Brown University Summer Academy

Springdale Parks & Recreation

Mount Sequoyah Summer Camps

Boys & Girls Club of Benton County

Northwest Arkansas Kids College (NWA Community College)

Art Camps:

Imagine Studios (Rogers)

Crystal Bridges Summer Camps

Thaden School

Ozark Folkways Camps

The New School (Fayetteville)

Bentonville Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Camp

The Jones Center

Mount Sequoyah Summer Camps

Rogers Historical Museum

Camps for Teens:

Fay Jones School of Architecture Design Camp

Ozark Natural Science Center

Trike Theatre

John Brown University Summer Academy

Language Camps:

Thaden School

Larson’s Language Center

Casa Castillo

Spanish in Motion with Senora Cantu

Bike Camps:

The Jones Center

Thaden School

Pedal Kids (formerly Buddy Pegs)

Camp War Eagle

Amazeum

Bentonville Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

Fayetteville Parks & Recreation

Rogers Activity Center

Theatre/Drama Camps:

Trike Theatre Camp (Bentonville)

Arts Live Theatre (Fayetteville)

Theatre Camp at Thaden School (Bentonville)

The Jones Center

Crystal Bridges

Theatre Squared (Fayetteville)

Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Fayetteville Parks & Recreation

Bentonville Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

Mount Sequoyah Summer Camps

John Brown University Summer Academy

Music Camps:

Thaden School (Bentonville)

School of Rock (Rogers/Bentonville)

Nature Camps:

Apple Seeds Teaching Farm Summer Camps

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Camps

Ozark Natural Science Center Camps

Osage Creek Camps

Crystal Bridges Summer Camps

Parkside Playschool Nature Camps

Cooking Camps:

Brightwater Future Chefs Camps (Bentonville)

Rick’s Bakery Summer Camps

Young Chefs Academy (Rogers)

Thaden School Camps (Bentonville)

Sports & Activities Camps:

The Jones Center Camps (basketball, lacrosse, twirling, ice skating, skateboarding, soccer)

Pedal Kids formerly Buddy Pegs (biking)

Aspire Gymnastics Academy (ninja skills, parkour, gymnastics, trampoline)

Arkansas Track Club Running Camps

Ozark Natural Science Center (hiking)

First Tee Northwest Arkansas Camps (golf)

Flipside Ninja Park (obstacle courses)

Fayetteville Athletic Center Camp (tennis, swimming, running)

Climb Bentonville (rock climbing, bouldering, etc.)

Camp War Eagle (archery, baseball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, softball, basketball, kayaking, horsemanship, skateboarding, fitness, etc.)

Bentonville Parks & Recreation Community Center (baseball, basketball, e-sports, running, soccer, softball, skateboarding, biking, diving, flag football, tennis, etc.)

Fayetteville Parks & Recreation (tennis, soccer, outdoor adventures)

Modern Mission Summer Camps (archery, Airsoft, laser tag)

Fast Lane Entertainment Summer Camps (bowling, laser tag, play structures, rides)

Rogers Activity Center Camps (baseball, basketball, ballet, tap, softball, tennis, volleyball, biking, bowling)

Springdale Parks & Recreation Camps

Taekwondo Kids Camp

Northwest Arkansas Martial Arts Academy Camps

Field Trip Camps:

Roo’s World (Rogers and Bentonville)

Fayetteville Athletic Center Camp

The New School (Fayetteville)

Rogers Activity Center

Yvonne Richardson Community Center Summer Fun4 Kids & Teens

St. Joseph Catholic School Elementary Camp

Gymnastics & Dance Camps:

Aspire Gymnastics Academy Summer Camps (Bentonville)

Tippi Toes Summer Dance Camps

University of Arkansas Gymnastics Camps

Williams Center Dance & Gymnastics Camps

High Pointe Performing Arts Studio Camps

The Little Gym (Rogers)

Places to cool off this summer: 

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Goldfish Swim School (Rogers)

Rogers Aquatic Center (Rogers)

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)

The Jones Center Swim Babies classes

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)

The Blue Zoo Aquarium (Rogers)

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.,)

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Be sure to check back often, mamas! We’ll be adding more camps, activities and events as we head into Summer 2024!