2021 Summer Camp and Programs in Northwest Arkansas


By Kara Ault, Macaroni Kid Fayetteville & Rogers-Bentonville Publisher May 14, 2021

Why should you send your child to a Northwest Arkansas summer camp? Summer camps are a great time for kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, meet new friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of Northwest Arkansas summer fun! You're guaranteed to find something on this list of local summer camps that your kid will be excited about! 

Want to see your camp featured in the 2021 Macaroni Kid Northwest Arkansas Summer Camp Guide? Email us today!


Arts Live Theatre in-person and virtual camps

Arts Live Theatre returns to in person summer camps June-August for ages 6-8, 9-12 & 13-18 in a series of half-day, full-day in person camps and the ALT virtual camp series.
Camp sized limited to 10 campers each and COVID protocols will be posted.
AGES 6-8:
Superheroes and Superpowers! June 7-11, 9AM-12NOON
101 Dalmatians on a Mission! June 21-25, 9AM-12NOON
Peter Rabbit and Friends! June 28-July 2, 9AM-12NOON
AGES 9-12:
That Other Wizarding School Production, June 7-11, 1PM-4PM
Shrek Musical Revue, June 28-July 2, 1PM-4PM
AGES 13-18:
24 Hour Play Mania, June 14-18, 9AM-4PM
Improv University, June 21-25, 1PM-4PM
AGES 6-8:
Create-A-Play, July 19-23, 1PM-4PM
AGES 9-12:
Parker the Pint-Sized Pirate Production, July 19-23, 9AM-12NOON
AGES 13-18:
5 for 5 Online Series Production, July 12-16, 9AM-4PM
Escape Room Adventure, July 26-30, 9AM-4PM
AGES 6-8:
Magic Treehouse Adventure, August 2-6, 9AM-12NOON
AGES 9-12:
Hogwarts Academy, August 2-6, 1PM-4PM
Create-A-Play, August 9-13, 9AM-12NOON
AGES 13-18:
The Teens of Mount Olympus Production, August 9-13, 1PM-4PM
Virtual camps also offered for each age group each month! 

Learn more or register today for Arts Live Theatre camps!

Dance by Eliese Summer Dance & Baton Twirling Camps

June 14-17
Baton Twirling and Acrobatic Dance Camp
Ages 7+, Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Back by popular demand, Baton Twirling and Acrobatic Dance Camp! This camp features beginner to intermediate baton twirling lessons (outside as weather permits) as well as training in acrobatic-dance, including strengthening, flexibility, tumbling and balancing fun! With three separate levels, this camp will keep your dancer busy and send them home tired!
We have guest artists to perform and educate in other baton styles, including fire baton, knives, glow batons and rifles, as well as aerial acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics.
Camp Registration includes camp tank top, baton rental (if a student does not have a baton of their own) and STRUT (our baton twirling performance team) audition fee. Auditions held on Friday, June 18.
*Register for the full camp by May 1 and pay an in full price of $200 (Regular Full Camp Price of $230)

Summer Ballet Intensive 2021

June 28 - July 2

Space is limited due to COVID restrictions

Bridge the gap in your training this summer! 

 Registration includes leveled ballet classes Monday through Friday. Students must submit photos with registration for initial level placement. Once placed, class times will not change.

Guest Artists TBA





10:15AM-2:00PM (w/lunch break)



6 Week Summer Intensive

Intro to Dance classes cover introductory classes in Ballet, Tap, Skills, Music Theatre, Baton Twirling, Hip Hop and Acrobatic-Dance, and are designed to help new-to-dance students try a variety of class styles before committing to a full season.

Learn more or register today for Dance by Eliese Summer programs!

Summer of Wonder Nature Camps @ Parkside

Outdoor summer camps for 1st-6th grade. A Summer of wonder exploring the outdoors! This program will be primarily outdoors-based at Parkside Playschool and the nearby 27 acres of Gulley Park! Our experienced camp leader has fun and learning packed into every day. You can pick your weeks or sign up for the whole summer!

2021 Summer Camp Themes

Week 1: June 7-11 On the Farm

Week 2: June 14-18 Wild Weather

Week 3:June 21-25 Plants & Herbs

Week 4: June 28-July 2 Talking Trees

Week 5: July 5-9 Bugs & Spiders

Week 6: July 12–16 Brilliant Birds

Week 7: July 19-23 Furry Friends

Week 8: July 26-30  Starry Space

Week 9: Aug 2-6 Rocks & Crystals

Week 10: Aug 9-13 Reptiles & Amphibians

Learn more or register today for Out-of-the-Box Nature Camp!

Local-based Virtual Camps

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 

Registration is underway for our FREE "Art in the Trades" virtual summer history camps for kids. We’ll take a look at art in weaving, sewing, pottery, sculpting, woodworking, architecture, writing, painting, and photography, exploring the life and work of historic Ozark folks as well as members of modern-day Latinx and Marshallese communities.

Camp 1, for ages 7 to 10, takes place June 21-25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Camp 2, for ages 11 to 14 is July 19-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In order to receive a box of craft supplies, campers must be preregistered by June 4 for Camp 1 and by July 2 for Camp 2. We can mail the boxes anywhere in the U.S. or they can be picked up at the museum.

Learn more or register today for Art in the Trades free virtual history camp!

Springdale- Futbol Camp

Free soccer camps with AR Comets. Register here

STEAM Ahead NWA Camps- Rogers

Click HERE for more info! Email or call 479-802-9004 to sign up!

All camps are $130 and include a t-shirt.

A  non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your child’s spot!


June 28-July 2

Science and Art Camp
9am-12pm - 1pm-4pm
Morning ages 5-8 Afternoon ages 9-12
Join us as we explore Science and Art! We will discover Chromatography, light refraction, chemical reactions, and food science. Morning Camp is for ages 5-8, afternoon camp is for ages 9-12.
MUST sign up by June 14th so we can order t-shirts
Please let us know if your child has any food allergies!


Technology Camp
9am-12pm - 1pm-4pm
Morning ages 5-8 Afternoon ages 9-12
Join us as we explore Technology! We will investigate, circuits, robotics, magnet technology, solar technology, and discover the inner components on our breaker day! Morning Camp is for ages 5-8, afternoon camp is for ages 9-12.MUST sign up by June 14th so we can order t-shirts


Engineering and Math Camp
9am-12pm - 1pm-4pm
Morning ages 5-8 Afternoon ages 9-12
Join us as we explore Engineering and Math! We will engage in activities such as chain reactions, geometric forts, pulley systems, marble runs, and bridges and boats! Morning Camp is for ages 5-8, afternoon camp is for ages 9-12.
MUST sign up by July 12th so we can order t-shirts.

Baseball Camp at Prospects Training Academy 

Baseball camp for ages 6-14 at the 30,000 Square ft indoor training facility, Prospects Training Academy NWA in Springdale!

Camps are Mon & Tues from 10-2 in June. Cost is $150. This is an incredible indoor baseball training facility owned by former Razorback and MLB player Bubba Carpenter.

Prospects Training Academy is a premier baseball and softball training facility in Northwest Arkansas and home to the elite level NWA Prospects travel clubs. We have some of the best instructors in the area, including former college and MLB players and coaches.

We always strive to teach the game of baseball at the highest level possible to help our kids move to the highest level of baseball they can attain.

Contact Crystal at 479 530 7990 to sign up!