Discover the Best Summer Camps in Northwest Arkansas

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of summer, it’s time to explore the array of incredible opportunities available for kids right here in our vibrant corner of the world. From artistic endeavors to athletic pursuits, Northwest Arkansas offers an impressive lineup of summer camps that promise to engage, inspire, and delight.

Thaden School Summer Camp

Thaden School Summer Camps

SCOUTED | @thadenschool | At Thaden School Camps, the spirit of exploration meets the thrill of discovery.  Offering a dynamic blend of STEM education and outdoor adventures, Thaden’s camps are designed to ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning.  This summer,  Thaden School is hosting eight fun-filled weeks of camps with offerings in art exploration, cycling, culinary arts, outdoor water skills, pollination, stop-motion filmmaking, and more.

Crystal Bridges Summer Camps

Crystal Bridges Summer Camp

SCOUTED | @crystalbridgesmuseum | For those with a passion for the arts, Crystal Bridges Kids Camps provide an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of creativity and expression.  Each of the thoughtfully curated camps, held at the incredible Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, provide a special mix of art and culture. Whether your child loves nature, gardening, painting, or ceramics, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy and explore!

Amazeum Camps

Amazeum Summer Camps

Meanwhile, the Amazeum’sChoose Your Own Adventure Summer” invites children on a journey of discovery, with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities that spark imagination and curiosity. From the thrilling adventures of Zing Zoo to the innovative STEAM and mountain biking explorations, and from the creative chaos of Messy Mixtures to the exciting Kickstart to Kindergarten camps, there’s a world of exploration waiting for every young adventurer at the Amazeum.

Apple Seeds Teaching Farm

Apple Seeds teaching farm, summer camp

SCOUTED | @appleseedsinc | Adding to the array of summer camp offerings in Northwest Arkansas is The Kids’ Table, an immersive week-long experience hosted by the magical Apple Seeds Teaching Farm. This unique program invites children to explore the world of gardening, harvesting fresh ingredients, and crafting delectable recipes. Through hands-on activities, kids develop a deep connection with the garden, fueling their passion for creating nutritious meals at home.

Community Creative Center

Animals in art summer camp, nadine baum studios, community creative center

For budding artists and performers, the Community Creative Center at the Walton Arts Center Nadine Baum Studios provides a nurturing environment where creativity flourishes. From painting and pottery to theater and music, there’s something for every young artist to explore and enjoy.

Sports Enthusiast

Sports enthusiasts will find their match at the Arkansas Razorbacks Sports Camps, where expert coaching and top-notch facilities ensure a summer of skill development and athletic achievement. From baseball to gymnastics, these camps offer a comprehensive range of sporting opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.

golf, first tee, summer camps for kids

And let’s not forget about the First Tee Golf Camp, where young golfers can hone their skills on the green while learning the importance of sportsmanship and integrity.

Outdoor Exploration

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

Finally, for those who crave adventure in the great outdoors, the Peel Compton Foundation camps offer the perfect blend of exploration and education. From mountain biking at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve to nature hikes at Osage Park, these camps provide an unforgettable summer experience for children who love to explore the natural world.

Osage Park, Summer Camps

With such a diverse array of summer camps to choose from, the possibilities are endless for our young ones here in Northwest Arkansas. So let’s embrace the spirit of adventure, discovery, and friendship as we embark on a summer filled with fun, learning, and unforgettable memories.

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