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Arkansas 4-H offers 2 camps to introduce youngsters to overnight camping — with parent or guardian

Two camps planned in 2022

April 6, 2022

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts

  • Registration deadline for Cloverbud camps is June 1
  • Learn more about 4-H camps at
  • Third camp scheduled for youth only July 20-22.

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(Newsrooms: with file photo of 4-H camp, 'Creenna' is CQ)
FERNDALE, Ark. — The Arkansas 4-H program is offering three-day camps meant to introduce children as young as 5 to the joys of camping — along with their parent or guardian.

These camps are open to both Arkansas 4-H members and non-members:

  • State Camp which has two sessions from July 7-9 and July 10-12.
  • Cloverbud Artisan Camp, scheduled from July 17-19.
  • Youth-only Artisan Camp, scheduled from July 20-22.

In 4-H parlance, Cloverbuds are youth aged 5-8 years of age.

Summer campers canoeing
SUMMER CAMP — 4-H offers two parent-child camps this summer to introduce youngsters to overnight camp. File photo, general illustration of summer camp activity. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo)

“Cloverbud camps are a great way to introduce children to overnight camp, because they will have a parent or guardian with them all the way,” said 4-H Camping Coordinator Creenna Bocksnick. “All of these camps include those activities that campers have enjoyed for decades such as fishing, canoeing and campfires.” 

The State Camp includes youth up to 15 years of age, but the campers will be divided by age group. The Cloverbud Artisan Camp is for youth 5-8 years of age only. The artisan camp includes activities such as woodworking, candle and soap making, and photography. Families may go home with finished products to show at their county fair or even use as a starting point for a small business.

The registration deadline for both camps is June 1. The fees for the State Camp are $125 for youth 4-H members, $225 for 4-H adults for $300 for non-member youth and adults.

The fees for the Cloverbud Artisan Camp are $150 for 4-H youth, $250 for 4-H parents or $400 for non-member youth and adults.

4-H is also hosting is a third camp that doesn’t include parents or guardians, the July 20-22 Artisan Camp for ages 9-19. The registration deadline is June 1. The fee for 4-H members is $150, non-members, $400.

To learn more about 4-H camps, visit

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Media contact: Mary Hightower