Camp Bentonville

Location
Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours
Hours vary by facility
Contact
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200 parks@bentonvillear.com
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Summer Camps

Camp Archery

Camp Archery will highlight the enjoyment of traditional archery by teaching campers how to shoot successfully using Recurve bare bows! Campers will enjoy training for successful shooting and will receive an introduction into archery history and equipment. After the basic skills are learned, the fun quickly begins with shooting targets, balloons and archery games! This week long camp’s grand finale is a tournament of skills learned throughout camp! The camp is taught by Lovilla S Dunlap, Level 3 Certified USA Archery instructor. All equipment is provided. Camp will take place at Citizens Park in Bentonville. Camp is limited to 12 campers per session ages 10-14. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates: July 24 – July 28 (session 1)
                        July 31 – August 4 (session 2)
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Age: 10-14 years
Cost:  $95
Location: Citizens Park
 

Camp Fencing

Do something unique this summer and join Northwest Arkansas Fencing Foundation at Camp Fencing! Grab a sword and be Darth Vader, Zorro, or Inigo Montoya and unleash your imagination! Learn about the Olympic sport of Fencing in a fun and safe environment; build stamina, speed, and agility. Our summer camp is designed and directed by Olympic Fencing Coach Adrian Colcisca. Fencing improves hand/eye coordination, balance, tactics, speed and concentration. Learn how to hold a sword and the tricks of sword fighting! Have hours of fun, play tactical games and end the week with a fencing tournament! All equipment is provided including swords, protective jackets, underarm protection, masks, and gloves. The camp takes place at the Bentonville Community Center and is limited to 20 campers ages 8-12. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates: July 31 – August 4 (session 2)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 8-12 years
Cost:  $140 member / $150 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – June 4
                        March 1 – July 23

Camp Crystal Bridges

Be a part of the premiere art camp in NWA! All are welcome to celebrate the American spirit and join Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as we present Camp Art at the Bentonville Community Center! All supplies are included! Please bring a nut-free snack and rink. Camp is limited to 20 campers per session. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt.

Mixed Media Mania

Do you like paint, watercolor, glue, tissue paper, and pastels? This is the camp for you! Combine all of your favorite materials to make mixed media masterpieces inspired by artwork from Crystal Bridges! 

When: June 26th-30th

Grades: K-3rd
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
 
Grades: 3rd-6th
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm 

Fee: $120 members/ $150 non-members 

The Artist's Toolbox

Discover artist tools of line, shape, color, and texture. Explore the process of artmaking and create fun works of art using your new "tools." 

When: July 10th-14th
 
Grades: K-3rd
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
 
Grades: 3rd-6th
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: $120 members/ $150 non-members 

Camp Soccer-British Soccer

Challenger Sports is back to bring you the best soccer camp in Arkansas for 2017! Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Challenger's experienced staff study the game at all levels, and they have identified the key techniques and skills that your player needs to work on and master to reach their true potential. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sized games, coaches scrimmages, and a daily World Cup! This camp takes place at the Citizens Park Soccer Complex in Bentonville. Each camper receives a Challenger soccer ball and t-shirt! 

Registration:

March 1st-July 16th (Session 2) 

Camp Dates/Times:

Session 1: June 26th-30th

First Kicks (Ages 3-4) 9:00am-10:00am $105
  5:30pm-6:30pm $105
Mini Kicks (Ages 5-6) 10:30am-12:00pm $120
  6:30pm-8:00pm $120
Half Day (Ages 6-16) 9:00am-12:00pm $145
  5:30pm-8:30pm $145

Session 2: July 24th-28th

First Kicks (Ages 3-4) 9:00am-10:00am $105
Mini Kicks (Ages 5-6) 10:30am-12:00pm $120
Half Day (Ages 6-16) 9:00am-12:00pm $145

Camp Lacrosse

Join us and have fun learning and playing the fastest growing sport – Lacrosse! Camp Lacrosse introduces players to the game though fun drills that focus on passing, catching, scooping, and shooting. Learn the various aspects of the game throughout the week and enjoy practicing and playing in real game situations. Players are divided into groups for more player-to-instructor interaction. Camp Lacrosse will be held at Old Tiger Stadium Park in Bentonville. Camp Lacrosse is for boys and girls age 8-12 years old and is limited to 30 campers. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt! All equipment provided. 
Camp Dates: June 12 – June 16 (session 1)
                        July 17 – July 21 (session 2)
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Age: 8-12 years
Cost:  $75
Location: Old Tiger Stadium Park
Registration: March 1 – July 9

Camp Lego-Animation Extreme

Light, cameras, LEGO® action!  Use LEGOS® to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO® mini- figure characters!  In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation.  Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more.  When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don't miss your chance to be a movie producer! At the end of the week, all campers will go home with a custom mini figure!  Camp is held at the Bentonville Community Center and is limited to 32 campers per session. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  July 10 – July 14
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm (Grade 1 – 3)
            1:00pm – 4:00pm (Grade 4 – 8)
Age: 6-14 years
Cost:  $125 member / $135 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – July 2

Camp Lego-Star Wars

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars™, our Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off!  Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program.  In addition, the day includes LEGO® Star Wars™ themed models, group games, challenges and more.  STEAM EXPLORERS Space Adventure camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that's out of this world! At the end of the week, all campers will go home with a custom mini figure! Camp is held at the Bentonville Community Center and is limited to 32 campers per session.  Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  July 17 – July 21
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm (Grade 1 – 3)
            1:00pm – 4:00pm (Grade 4 – 8)
Age: 6-14 years
Cost:  $100 member / $110 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – July 9

Camp Broadway

Presented by Trike Theatre

Join Trike Theatre for Camp Broadway!  Performers work all week with a professional actor/teaching artist to sharpen their singing/dancing/acting skills. In a fun-filled atmosphere, this camp gives performers (of all experience levels) the unique opportunity to expand critical life skills such as listening, clear speech and fluency, concentration, cooperation and self-confidence. Memorization of a short script is required from the performers. A 30-minute performance will be held on the Friday of camp, one hour before the close of camp.  The camp is limited to 18 students for grades K-3 and 18 students for grades 3-6. The camp and performance will take place at the Bentonville Community Center. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!

Camp Dates:  June 19 – June 23
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm (Grade K – 3)
            1:00pm – 4:00pm (Grade 3 – 6)
Age: 5-12 years
Cost:  $135 member / $145 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – June 11

Camp Tennis

Presented by Ozark Tennis Academy

Camp Tennis is for beginning-intermediate level tennis players that are interested in learning and improving their skills and having a lot of fun! This camp will be a combination of drills focusing on technique and team events where kids will learn about sportsmanship while competing in fun games. Snack will also be provided. All campers need to bring: racquet, water jug, and tennis shoes. Camp is limited to 32 campers per session. For campers age 6-14. Camp takes place at the Memorial Park Tennis Complex in Bentonville. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates: June 19 – June 22 (session 2)
                         June 26 – June 29 (session 3)
                         July 17 – July 20 (session 4)
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 6-14 years
Cost: $125
Location: Memorial Park Tennis Complex
Registration: March 1 – June 18 (session 3)
                         March 1 – July 9 (session 4)

Camp Mountain Bike

Presented by FAST

For riders who are just starting to hit the trails or those who have been tearing it up for years, Camp Mountain Bike will improve any rider’s skill and love for mountain biking. Camp takes place at Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Park in Bentonville. Camp is limited to 30 campers ages 8-14. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  July 24 - 27
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Age: 8-14 years
Cost:  $70
Location: Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Park
Registration: March 1 – July 16

Camp Adventure

If your camper is ready to take on the great outdoors, then this is the camp for them! Camp Adventure is held at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Campers will experience all sorts of fun outdoor activities from kayaking, geocashing, and archery to camping, disc golf, hiking, and Mt. biking! This camp is a blast! Camp is limited to 60 campers ages 8-12. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt and make a survival bracelet!
Camp Dates:  July 10 – July 14 (session 1)
                         July 17 – July 21 (session 2)
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 8-12 years
Cost: $95
Location: Memorial Park
Registration: March 1 – July 2
                        March 1 – July 9

Camp Community Center

Campers will enjoy the best of what the new Bentonville Community Center has to offer! Experience a multitude of activities including participating in sports tournaments, swimming in the leisure pool with water slides and the Adventure River, craft building contests, playing games in the gymnasium, outdoor fun, and much, much more! Camp Community Center is a great way to get out and play! Camp is limited to 60 campers ages 8-12. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  June 26 – June 30
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 8-12 years
Cost:  $85 member / $95 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – June 18

Camp Voyager

At Camp Voyager, campers will explore and discover different countries from around the world! Each day campers will visit new continents and represent new countries. Campers will create crafts, learn words, taste food, learn dances, and play games, instruments and music from a variety of countries. The last day teams will compete as their favorite country in the Camp Voyager Olympics!  Camp is help at the Bentonville Community Center and is limited to 40 campers age 8-12. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  June 19 – June 23
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 8-12 years
Cost:  $85 member / $95 non-member
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – June 11

Camp Jr. Lifeguard

Love swimming? Want to see what it would be like to be a lifeguard? Come learn basic lifeguarding skills and requirements at Camp Jr. Lifeguard! This is a great stepping stone to experience the fun of lifeguarding before taking the actual Lifeguard Certification and a fun way to spend some lazy summer days.  Camp is limited to 20 campers and held at the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  July 24 – July 28
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Ages: 8-14 years
Cost: $50
Location: Melvin Ford Aquatic Center
Prerequisites: Must be able to swim a 25 yards without assistance, and be ready for more.
Registration: March 1 – July 16

Camp Triathlon

Join us this summer for Camp Triathlon with National Team USA triathlete and Olympic hopeful Erin Dolan! Erin will work hands on with campers on each discipline: swimming, biking, and running. The last day of the camp will offer kids an opportunity to show off what they have learned by completing a mini triathlon around Memorial Park! Camp Triathlon is a great way to improve your skills no matter what your experience level is. Camp is limited to 20 campers per session and is held at the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in Memorial Park. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates:  June 19 - June 22 (Beginner Session)
                        July 10 - July 13 (Advanced Session)
Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Age:  6-14 years
Cost: $60
Location: Melvin Ford Aquatic Center
Prerequisites Beginner: Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted, and ready for more.
Prerequisites Advanced: Must be able to swim 50 yard freestyle without stopping, enjoy running, and have completed a triathlon or is a returning member of Camp Triathlon.
Additional info: Please be prepared to do all three sports every day. Swimsuit, goggles, towel, running shoes and attire, bicycle, and helmet are all required!
Registration: March 1 – June 11 (Beginning Session)
                        March 1 – July 2 (Advanced Session)
 

Camp Video Game Creators-

iGame Creators

Age 6-100
Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games.  This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games.   
Camp Date: July 31 – August 3
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Age: 6-10 years
Cost: $140
Location: Bentonville Community Center

Video Game Design

This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family.
Camp Date: July 31 – August 3
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Age: 10-17 years
Cost: $155
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – July 23

Camp Softball Fastpitch Elite

Presented by NWA Knockouts

This elite softball camp will follow up on the beginner-intermediate level camp to take the best of the best to the next level!  Leveraging their years of learning and success playing at the most elite levels across the country, the NWA Knockouts coaching staff, special guests and current players, will focus on players age 8-16 years old already familiar with the basics and ready to push their skillset.  Camp Fastpitch Elite will focus on all of the skills that your player needs to master to play at the highest level including: hitting, base running, infield, outfield, pitching and catching, ending with games the final day of camp to showcase your player’s new skills. If your player is ready to take their game to the next level, this is the camp for them!  Camp is held at Memorial Park Softball Complex in Bentonville. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Date: June 27 – June 29
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Age: 8-16 years
Cost: $100
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – June 18

Camp Badminton

Camp Badminton is an introduction to this internationally played sport! Players will participate in various drills and have the opportunity to play and compete in games at camp. During this training camp, players will learn basic shots, foot work, and rules of the game, all while having fun playing the fastest racket sport in the world! Camp is held at the Bentonville Community Center. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Camp Dates: Mondays – June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Age: 8-16 years
Cost: $50
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Registration: March 1 – May 27

Camp PEP! EPIC!

Get ready to experience the most Epic camp of the season- Camp EPIC! Hoist the sails, walk the plank, swim from sharks and plunder treasure on an Epic pirate adventure. Reveal your Epic rock start talent as you make an instrument and sing karaoke. Discover the world of science with exciting Epic experiements and make your very own EPIC slime! Camp is limited to 20 campers ages 3-5.

Participants must be potty-trained.

Camp Dates:

Saturday, July 15th
Saturday August 5th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $30 member/ $40 non-member

Location: Bentonville Community Center

Camp Soccer (Summer)

Camp Soccer – British Soccer Camp Challenger Sports is back to bring you the best soccer camp in Arkansas for 2017! Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Challenger’s experienced staff study the game at all levels and they have identified the key techniques and skills that your player needs to work on and master to reach their true potential. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup! This camp takes place at the Citizens Park Soccer Complex in Bentonville. Each camper receives a Challenger soccer ball and t-shirt!


Session 1 – June 26 – June 30     (Registration: March 1 – June 18)
First Kicks  3-4 yrs    Time: 9:00am-10:00am or 5:30-6:30pm          Cost: $105
Mini Kicks  5-6 yrs     Time: 10:30am-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm      Cost: $120
Half Day     6-16 yrs     Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 5:30-8:30pm       Cost: $145

Session 2 – July 24 – July 28     (Registration: March 1 – July 16)
First Kicks   3-4 yrs      Time: 9:00am-10:00am                                   Cost: $105
Mini Kicks   5-6 yrs      Time: 10:30am-12:00pm                                Cost: $120
Half Day      6-16 yrs      Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 Cost: $145

 

Camp Soccer – Goal Keeper / Goal Scorer (Challenger Sports) Ready to take your game to the next level? Camp Soccer Goal Keeper / Goal Scorer goes more in-depth with players’ skill development and works specifically on shooting and scoring techniques and goal keeping skills. This camp is a must for players wanting to improve skills for the fall season! For campers age 6-16. This camp takes place at the Citizens Park Soccer Complex in Bentonville. Each camper will receive a Challenger soccer ball and t-shirt!


Date: July 24- July 28
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $145
Age: 6 – 16 years
Location: Citizens Park Soccer Complex
Registration:  March 1 – July 16


Camp Soccer – Tetra Brazil (Challenger Sports)Camp Soccer Tetra Brazil combines learning Brazilian techniques, footwork, moves, and fun! Refinement of skills, tactics, techniques, and the fundamentals of teamwork are given special attention. Tetra Brazil features professional coaching with comprehensive, high quality soccer training from talented and experienced Brazilian soccer coaches. Come experience a soccer training camp that is very unique with curriculum designed by Challenger professional coaches to provide players with the same expert level of training received by professional clubs in Brazil! For campers age 10-16. This camp takes place at the Citizens Park Soccer Complex in Bentonville. Each camper will receive a Challenger soccer ball and t-shirt!

Date: July 24- July 28
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $155
Age: 10 – 16 years
Location: Citizens Park Soccer Complex
Registration: March 1 – July 16