Northwest Arkansas Camps & Activities Guide: Summer 2022

Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps, Activities & Events Guide – 2022

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 — 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!

Read spotlight stories with additional details about our featured camps.

Directory of 2022 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps

Featured Camps:

Amazeum Summer Camps

About Amazeum’s summer camps:

What’s up at the Amazeum this summer? STEAM-based fun. Discover the perfect summer adventure with week-long camps for learners ages 6 to 11. (There are also camps for ages 4-6 at the Bentonville Community Center.) In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, new safety requirements apply while participating in summer camp. Check out this FAQ for more details. The Amazeum strives to provide inclusive camp experiences for children of all abilities. 

Address: 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas; camps are also being held at the Jones Center in Springdale and the Bentonville Community Center.

Phone: (479) 696-9280 (ext. 211)

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

Arts Live Theatre Summer Camps

About Arts Live Theatre summer camps:

Arts Live Theatre is offering week-long full and half-day camps (plus two-week production camps)! Themes include Monster Tales, Whodunit, Fractured Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins Musical Revue, Over the Rainbow to Oz, Hogwarts Wizard Training Camp, Annie, Down the Rabbit Hole, Run Away and Join the Circus, Percy Jackson Training Camp, and Choose Your Own Adventure Video Production Camp.

Address: 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville

Phone: 479.521.4932

Camp dates/times and ages: Camps for ages 6-8, 9-12 & 13-18 beginning June 6.

Camp themes:

  • Monster Tales
  • Whodunit
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Peter Pan
  • Mary Poppins Musical Revue
  • Over the Rainbow to Oz
  • Hogwarts Wizard Training Camp
  • Annie
  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Run Away and Join the Circus
  • Percy Jackson Training Camp
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Video Production Camp

Click here for more information on ages, times and dates for Arts Live camps.

Camp War Eagle

About Camp War Eagle:

Camp War Eagle is a Christian sports and adventure camp on Beaver Lake. It provides an unforgettable summer camp experience for kids ages 7 to 17 in Northwest Arkansas that is life-changing, safe and fun. There are also Day Camp options for kids ages 6 to 11 who may not be ready to spend nights at camp. Choose from sessions that are either one or two weeks in length. Camp War Eagle offers sliding scale pricing, so some campers can attend for as little as $20.

Address: 14323 Camp War Eagle Rd., Rogers, AR 72756

Phone: 479-751-8899

Camp dates/times and ages: Ages 7 to 17 for overnight camps (Ages 6 to 11 also have Day Camp options.) Camp sessions begin in late May and run through early August. One-week and two-week sessions are available.

Camp activities: There are more than 100 activities for campers to choose from. Here’s a sampling of Camp War Eagle activities.

  • Fishing
  • Animal care
  • Mountain biking
  • Campfire cooking
  • Archery
  • Aqua Adventures
  • Confidence-building activities
  • CPR course
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Climbing
  • Football
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer
  • Laser tag
  • Acting
  • Candle-making
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Guitar
  • Painting
  • Robotics

Click here for more information about additional camp activities and other details.

Crystal Bridges Summer Camps

About Crystal Bridges summer camps:

Make the most of your family’s summer break with weeklong day camps designed for kids ages 4 to 18. 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. There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships that would cover 100% of registration costs. Applications are open now.

Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone: 479-418-5700

Camp dates/times and ages: Camps are designed for separate age groups. Different camps can be found for kids ages 4 to 18. Specific camp dates and times are available by clicking here.

Camp themes:

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Tabletop games
  • Sculpture
  • Sketching
  • Art and Nature
  • Digital Arts for Tweens 
  • Digital Arts for Teens

Click here for specific dates for all Crystal Bridges Summer Camps.

Imagine Studios Art Summer Camps

About Imagine’s summer camps:

This is Imagine’s 12th summer of art camps! Each themed camp session will feature multiple projects including canvas painting, wood door hangers, pottery, clay, ceramic pottery, and other arts and crafts.

Address: 5212 Village Parkway, STE 11, Rogers

Phone: 479-619-6085

Camp dates/times and ages: Camps are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- noon, 1-4 p.m., or 5-8 p.m. There are camps available for kindergartners up to 8th grade.

Camp themes:

  • Fairytale Gardens
  • Forest Friends
  • Beach Bums
  • Feeling Groovy
  • Mad Scientist
  • Wild About Art
  • Pawsome Pets
  • 3-D Art Lab
  • Muggles, Magic & Mayhem
  • Pencil Me In

Click here for specific dates for all Imagine Summer Camps.

Thaden School Summer Camps

About Thaden’s summer camps:

Summer Camps at Thaden School offer opportunities for children and teens entering grades 4 to 12 to experience our distinctive educational and athletic programs. We will host five fun-filled weeks of camps with offerings in songwriting, cycling, culinary arts, stop-motion filmmaking, soccer, thriving post-pandemic, and outdoor skills.

Address: 800 SE C Street, Bentonville

Phone: 479-268-5321

Camp dates/times and ages: Camps are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are camps available for grades 4 to 12.

Camp themes:

  • Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cycling
  • Stop-motion filmmaking
  • Post-pandemic thriving
  • Soccer
  • Outdoor Activated Knowledge

Click here for specific dates for all Thaden School Summer Camps.

Additional Northwest Arkansas Camps:

Note: The below camps are typically held in Northwest Arkansas. Please check with individual organizations for details about 2022 camps.

STEM Camps:

Amazeum Summer Camps (Bentonville)

Camp Invention (various locations)

Nerdies/Pixel STEAM Camps (various locations)

Sylvan Learning Center (Rogers)

Theatre/Drama Camps:

Arts Live Theatre (Fayetteville)

Theatre Squared (Fayetteville)

Trike Theatre Camp (Bentonville)

Theatre Camp at Thaden School (Bentonville)

Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

Music Camps:

Thaden School (Bentonville)

School of Rock (Rogers/Bentonville)