2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in and Around Northwest Arkansas

At Northwest Arkansas Moms Blog, we know that finding the perfect summer camp is at the top of our to-do list. As busy moms ourselves, we want to make planning your summer easier by helping you find the perfect summer camps for your kiddos! In our 2019 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide, you will be able to register for featured camps with the click of a button, as well as view a comprehensive list of other camps serving NWA. Happy Camping Mommas!

A special thank you to our sponsors who made this guide possible, especially our presenting sponsors for 2019, The Amazeum. If you would like your camp added to our guide, please contact [email protected]


Find the perfect camp for your curious, creative child at the Scott Family Amazeum. Amazeum camps offer unique, hands-on, integrated science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experiences that combine fun and learning. This year, the Amazeum partners with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, NERDIES™, and the Jones Center to make incredible camp experiences available for children across Northwest Arkansas. For additional information, registration, and FAQs visit amazeum.org or call Ashlee Bailey at 479.696.9280 ext. 211.

Camp Information:


June 10 – 14 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 11 years

$250 Amazeum members | $300 non-members

Campers explore the mental and physical aspects of mazes, and then deploy problem-solving skills to create their own life-size maze.

In Our Nature

partnership camp with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

June 17 – 21 | 9:30am – 3pm

6 – 10 years

$265 Amazeum or Crystal Bridges members | $335 non-members

One-of-a-kind camp experience that connects STEAM with the NWA ecosystem.

Boxopolis 2.0

partnership with Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

June 24 – 28 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 12 years

$265 Amazeum members | $335 non-members

Campers think outside the box to design and build a cardboard utopia with support from architects, designers and the Amazeum exhibits team. Boxopolis 2.0 FAQs

Slime Time!

at the Jones Center in Springdale

June 24 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 11 years

$45 Amazeum members | $55 non-members

Slime Time!

at the Jones Center in Springdale

June 28 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 11 years

$45 Amazeum members | $55 non-members

Campers explore the fascinating world of polymers and make their own ooey, gooey creations.

Unraveling the Unknown

July 8 – 12 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 11 years

$250 Amazeum members | $300 non-members

Campers uncover the mysteries of history using hands-on STEAM activities.

3D Animaker

partnership with NERDIES™ at PIXEL™ a School for Media Arts – the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers

July 8 – 12 | 8am – 5pm

10 – 14 years

$275 Amazeum members | $350 non-members

Campers learn industry-standard animation technology and tools in this camp led by PIXEL™ Executive Director and former Disney digital artist David Kersey and the Amazeum’s Meg Benedetti.


July 15 – 19 | 9am – 3pm

6 – 11 years

$250 Amazeum members | $300 non-members

This unique experience for girls explores the world of opportunities for girls in STEAM.

You(do) Tube

July 22 – 26 | 9am – 3pm

9 – 14 years

$250 Amazeum members | $300 non-members

Campers learn to DO YouTube and create entertaining video content from media specialists.

Zing into Kindergarten – morning session

July 29 – August 2 | 9am – 12 pm

Entering Kindergarten in 2019

$125 Amazeum members | $150 non-members

Zing into Kindergarten – afternoon session

July 29 – August 2 | 1:30 – 4:30pm

Entering Kindergarten in 2019

$125 Amazeum members | $150 non-members

Campers get a jumpstart on Kindergarten the Amazeum way through hands-on activities.

Invention 101

July 29 – August 2 | 9am – 3pm

9 – 14 years

$250 Amazeum members | $300 non-members

Great inventions and inventors have to start somewhere. Why not at the Amazeum?


FAQs – https://www.amazeum.org/assets/Education/Summer-Camps-2019-general-FAQ.pdf

Boxopolis 2.0 FAQs – https://www.amazeum.org/assets/Education/Fay-Jones-School-of-Architecture-Amazeum-2019-Summer-Camp-FAQ.pdf



NWA TCBY is obsessed with creating the country’s best frozen yogurt. As a local, family owned, franchise, we work hard to provide an amazing place of business with great frozen yogurt flavors for you to enjoy. We can’t think of a better summer treat on the way home for camp or on the way to the swimming pool. Stop in to support your local TCBY this summer…You won’t regret it!


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Our Summer Camp programs have been running since 2016 and it is our goal to ensure a fun and safe environment for your kids! Each year we have had a ton of fun playing all of our activities and hearing from several awesome guest speakers.

Week one will be June 3rd-7th, week two will be June 17th-21st, and our final third week will be July 8th-12th.

While the kids are here they will be learning about various animals, outdoor survival tips, and the value of teamwork. We will also have a special guest speakers come in throughout the week from park rangers, exotic animal experts, one of our local K9 units under Officer Chris Krodell, and more!

Use coupon code “SC2019” online or by the phone to save $25! Coupon code expires in May so be sure to reserve in advance!


RAC Summer camp

Welcome to the Rogers Activity Center (RAC) H.A.P.P.Y. Kids Summer Day Camp Program. We are pleased that you chose our program for your child. Our Summer Day Camp is designed to provide a positive summer experience for children entering grades first through seventh within a safe, secure, and enriching environment. The program provides activities geared to the interests of all children including arts and crafts, sports, games, special events, field trips, swimming, and much more!

Camps run from June 5- August 9. 

Prepare for a summer of fun adventures. 

Included in weekly tuition are multiple field trips each week,
tons of on-site activities and opportunities. 

The RAC will rock your summer!

$125 per week per child.
Active membership required.
Younger Camp: 1st-3rd Grade.
Older Camp: 4th-7th Grade.
Camp Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm

Choose the weeks you need.

Breakfast & Lunch Provided.





This summer we will have 50+ camps taught by TNS faculty and professionals in the community for current Kindergarten students and 1st-8th graders. From Trail Running and Hiking to Improv Theatre to Cooking to Fiber Arts, there is something for everyone at The New School Summer Camp!


NERDIES™ is PIXEL™’s STEAM-based camps ( or sessions ) designed for children and young adults ranging in ages from 6-18. Our program offers week-long sessions in areas such as 3D animation, robotics, movie making, photography, video game development, how to be a YouTube star, coding for Minecraft, and more. 


School’s Out, Paddles Out! Sup Summer Camp is open and hosting three weeks of paddle boarding camp beginning on June 18th -21st, June 25th -28th, and July 23rd-28th! Learn all about Stand Up Paddle boarding (or SUP)!

Jubilee Music NWA

Jubilee Music offers music instruction for all ages in private and group classes. Check out our Summer Camps Here


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Imagine Studios summer art camps are for creative, artsy kids of all ages!

Summer Camps In and Around Northwest Arkansas 2019{An Alphabetical Listing}
Above Grade Level
All That Dance
Altitude Trampoline Park
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Arts Live
Backstage Dance
Ballet Westside
Be Active Fayetteville
Bentonville Parks and Rec
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
Boys and Girls Club Fayetteville
Camp Bentonville
Camp Invention
Camp Kesem
Camp Prism
Camp Sequoyah
Camp Siloam
Camp War Eagle
Casa Castillo–Spanish Immersion Classes
Community Creative Center
Crystal Bridges Museum
Driving NWA
Experience Robotics
Fast Lanes Entertainment
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation
Fay Jones School of Archetecture + Design Camp
First Tee of Northwest Arkansas
Flip Side Ninja Park
High Pointe Performing Arts Studio
Hopes and Dreams Gymnastics
Imagine Studios
Jones Center
Jubilee Music
Kids Taekwondo Camp
Larsons Language Center
Little Gym
Local Color Fayetteville
Movement Dance Studio Fayetteville
Mount Sequoyah
Nerdies NWA
New Life Ranch
NWA Happy Feet
Ozark Climbing Gym
Playstrong Pediatric Therapy
Ricks Bakery
Rogers Aquatic Center
School of Rock
School of Sazuki
Sylvan Learning Center
Terra Studios
Tippie Toes NWA
The Art of Motion
The Little Gym
Theatre Squared 
Trike Theatre
Tutus and Tap
University of Arkansas
Wild About Learning Academy
Young Chefs Academy

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We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in Northwest Arkansas. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Northwest Arkansas Moms! Email Kathleen at [email protected]

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