Summer Camps for Teen Girls in Arkansas

By Tara West
Outdoor camps provide girls with the opportunity to enjoy nature and make new friends.
Outdoor camps provide girls with the opportunity to enjoy nature and make new friends.

Arkansas has a wide variety of summer camp options for teen girls. Music and sports camps allow teens to improve their skill set and maintain a practice schedule over the summer months. Outdoor camps give teens the opportunity to get out in nature during the summer months while engaging with others.

Music Camps

The University of Arkansas offers a summer music camp for students who were enrolled in a band, orchestra or choir program during the school year. The camp features six hours of instruction per day with options for private lessons with nationally recognized teachers. Upon completion of camp, students will perform a concert for friends and family. Arkansas Tech University also offers a band program for band and orchestra students. The program is split into sections for middle school, junior high and senior high students. University of Central Arkansas has a summer music camp specifically for string students. The week-long program is for violin, viola, cello and double bass students.

Sports Camps

The University of Arkansas offers basketball camp for teen girls. The camp is offered for both junior and varsity level players and gives players a chance to play with new team members and improve their skill set over the summer. University of Central Arkansas Nike Tennis Camp offers five to six hours of tennis instruction per day and is available for players of all levels.

Outdoor Camps

Rogers, Arkansas, is home to Outdoor Adventure Camp for teens ages 13 to 15. Campers will be learn to kayak on Beaver Lake, try skills in wilderness survival and experience many more outdoor activities. New Life Ranch offers summer camp options for teens. The camp features a variety of activities including archery, riflery, swimming, disc ball and canoeing. Specialty programs are also available in horsemanship, horse vaulting, mountain biking and rappelling.

Other Camps

The University of Arkansas offers a female-only engineering camp for teens entering their eighth or ninth grade year who attend a Project Lead the Way affiliated school. Girls will explore engineering through hands-on activities. Camp Ozark is a Christian camp that offers a wide variety of programs from crafting, swimming, daily devotional, camp-wide dances and social activities. Camp Ozark offers special activities exclusive to the older teen campers. They receive a later lights out time and their own chow hall and social activities.

About the Author

Tara West graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in business administration and human resources. West specializes in parenting, green living and career development as a regular contributor at She has been featured on a variety of websites including a childhood favorite, Reading Rainbow.