May 17, 2024 - Things to Do

Where to sign up the kids for summer camp in NWA

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The school year is wrapping up, so you might need some help keeping the kids busy this summer.

Driving the news: Here are our picks for summer camps in NWA:

Driving the news: Here are our picks for summer camps in NWA:

🏀 Bentonville Parks and Recreation — Camps are offered in sports including basketball, volleyball, tennis and soccer.

  • Ages 3-14

🦋 Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks — Kids learn about butterflies and other wonders of nature.

  • Ages 5-11

🧑‍🍳 Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food — Send your future chef to learn cooking skills.

  • Ages 9-17

ğŸ§‘â€ğŸŽ¨ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art — It's quite the range here, with camps like painting, ceramics, architecture and gardening.

  • Ages 4-14

ğŸŽ¾ Fayetteville Parks and Recreation — The Be Active! camps include outdoor activities and sports.

  • Ages 6-15

⛸ The Jones Center — Ice skating, soccer, rock climbing, basketball, twirling — there's something for everyone.

  • Grades 1-12

ğŸŽ£ Osage Creek — They'll learn to fly-fish.

ğŸ˜Ž Rogers Activity Center — All day, all summer long.

  • Grades 1-7

🚲 Scott Family Amazeum — Explore mountain biking, art, robotics and other activities.

  • Ages 4-11

💻 Springdale Parks and Recreation — Lego, coding and athletic options.

  • Ages 6-15

ğŸŽ¤ TheatreSquared — Your kids can harness their talents in improv, acting or musical theater.

  • Grades 6-12

ğŸŽ­ Trike Theatre — Check out multiple camps for kids who like the stage.

  • Ages 4-18

🧑‍💻 University of Arkansas — Check out offerings in design and engineering.

  • Most ages — check specific camps.

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