Northwest Arkansas was rated No. 1 in family friendliness by Building Cities for People in 2016.

The Scott Family Amazeum has great programs and camps geared toward families with children. Its programs include daytime activities and summer camps.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers a Kid’s College in the summer months. Kid’s College is for children ages 9-13. The camp allows kids to participate in fun, educational short-term courses – from computer coding, robotics, and presidential elections to cooking, junior medic, and more.

Among NWA’s many neighborhood parks, we are in the discovery phase of adding a park designed specifically for children with special needs, called a sensory playground. Sensory playgrounds typically include elements designed to elevate problem-solving skills and self-esteem.

If you’re trying to find a neighborhood park or some other hiking, climbing or camping related activity, you might look at the Outdoor page for more information.

There are many athletic camps hosted throughout the region, particularly during the summer months. If you’re looking for a sports-related camp, here are a few well known organizers: University of Arkansasthe Jones CenterArkansas Athletes Outreach, and others.