Arkansas 4-H Camps
Upcoming Virtual Camp Sessions
We are hosting a Virtual Baking/Decorating Camp for 4-H Members (Nov. 6-8). The camp will be open to 4-H'ers ages 5-19. Members should have appropriate adult supervision/assistance as we will be cooking/cutting/etc. We will be baking a variety of products and decorating some of those items. Camp sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
There will be 2 fee options available:
- $75 - includes camp products and some decorating materials
- Free - does not include any materials
- Both options will need to provide your own food materials, cooking materials, etc.
- A list will be sent out after the registration deadline.
Registration is OPEN through the Event & Enrollment System. The deadline to register is Oct. 23.
Virtual Camp Sessions
We have transitioned form weekly to monthly Virtual Camp Sessions. These sessions will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4pm at least through December. I will post a supplies list at least 1 week in advance. These sessions are open to anyone who would like to join. I am also working on posting follow up videos to each of the sessions. You can find information about past sessions on our Virtual Camps page. Check back for information about our next session.
Be sure to keep supplies out of reach of small children or pets. Youth be sure to get permission/supervision when using items that could be harmful or extremely messy (scissors/lighters/paint/etc.).
Outdoor Cooking Series
This series is designed to help you learn how to cook over a campfire. It focuses on techniques rather than recipes. While we explain the recipe we use, we know that you may have your own and would like you to encourage you to take your favorite at home recipes with you to the campfire. Cooking over the campfire with cast iron may seem like a daunting task with limited options on what you can cook. However, if you take your time and manage your heat the possibilities are endless. Be safe when cooking especially over an open fire. Happy cooking!
This session focuses on the what to consider when setting up a campfire and the basic steps on setting up your campfire ring.
This session focuses on some of the tools you might need when cooking on a campfire.
This session focuses on some basics relating to using cast iron when cooking on a campfire.
This session focuses on cooking some basics on a campfire grill. We will be cooking steak, potatoes, and corn on the cob.
This session focuses on cooking some more basics on a campfire grill. We will be cooking bacon, eggs, biscuits, and gravy.
This session is still fairly basic. We will utilize the dutch oven in two different ways, our rack, and a skillet. We wll be cooking beef stew, peach cobbler, and corn bread.
This session will utilize the dutch oven as an oven again. It is a quick easy breakfast with very little cleanup. We will be cooking muffins.
Pancakes are an easy breakfast option and can be cooked on a variety of surfaces. In this session we will be cooking pancakes on a dutch oven lid. By utilizing your lids in different ways you potentially can reduce the amount of equipment you take with you.
In this session we will use techniques we have already discussed. However, what we are cooking may seem a little more complicated. We will be cooking lasagna and garlic bread in this session.
In this session we will be utilizing the skillit again. This recipe is fairly simple but it will help you expand your comfort in cooking over a campfire. We will be cooking stuffed crust pizza.
- 228 acres in the Ouachita Mountains near Little Rock
- Air-Conditioned/Heated Lodging
- Lake for Canoeing and Fishing
- Swimming Pool
- Prepared meals with breakfast bar and salad bar
Parents/Volunteers are welcome to attend most of our camps (unless noted as youth only) for the same fee as the youth. Parents/Volunteers wanting to attend camp will need to complete the volunteer leader screening process. This usually takes several weeks to be processed so please start the process early. Contact your county agent on how to begin.
SCHOLARSHIPS for 4-H Members are available. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and funding availability. Application will be available soon.
We offer camps with a wide range of learning opportunities. From wilderness adventure to crafts, our 4-H camping program has it all.
Registration will open approximately 1 month prior to registration deadline. All camps are held at the AR 4-H Center unless otherwise noted.