It is early June. Summer is dawning in beautiful central Arkansas, where, in the very heart of the Ouachita lake and mountain region, a strange but exciting annual transformation is about to take place. In 2017, for the 67th consecutive year, Incomparable Camp Ozark will open our gates, but more importantly will open our hearts, to boys and girls, ages 7 to 17, from all over the United States and several countries outside.
What is it that makes Camp Ozark so truly incomparable? Start with our magnificent setting. Nowhere else will you find a more beautiful, useful site for a summer camp. Nestled in and amongst the Ouachita mountains and tall pine trees; surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest land; overlooking the beautiful Ouachita River; bisected by a natural, refreshing, spring-fed, crystal-clear lake, Camp Ozark occupies the perfect setting for this uniquely wonderful camp experience.
But that's only where it starts, nestled in the hills of the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita boasts over 1000 acres of shoreline and over 200 islands. Rated by the EPA as one of the cleanest lakes in the country, Lake Ouachita is the ideal spot for the Camp Ozark Lake Program. Whether you are looking for water “like glass” in a secluded cove or catching a nice wind in the open water, Lake Ouachita offers the perfect spot for and unforgettable lake experience.