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At Camp Ozark, our mission is to provide kids an incomparable summer camp environment and experience. Kids come first. And kids need camp. Kids need freedom, kids need growth, kids need healthy relationships, kids need to be free of technology, and kids need FUN.
That mission drives us, this is why we keep moving forward.

A PLACE TO BE FREE

Camp Ozark is located in Midwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ouachita lake and mountain region. Camp Ozark is bordered by the Ouachita National forest and the Ouachita river. Lake Ouachita is a short, 25-minute drive and our in-camp waterfront is served by a crystal clear, natural spring. In short, it is the perfect place for an incomparable summer camp experience.
Camp Ozark is located in Midwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ouachita lake and mountain region. Camp Ozark is bordered by the Ouachita National forest and the Ouachita river. Lake Ouachita is a short, 25-minute drive and our in-camp waterfront is served by a crystal clear, natural spring. In short, it is the perfect place for an incomparable summer camp experience.
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A PLACE TO GROW

Parents, we know camp has got to be more than just fun. If camp was only about you fun, you could save some time and money and just stroll on down to the local amusement park. At Camp Ozark, we are about more than fun…we are committed to being an aide to families in developing and nurturing their children. How do we do this? We have a concept called “Values Based Camping.”

CAMPERS BUILD

THESE 6 CORE VALUES

SELF ESTEEM

Feeling Positive About Who You Are

SELF CONFIDENCE

Feeling Positive About What You Do

INDEPENDENCE

Empowering All Campers To Be Self-Reliant

INTEGRITY

Making The Right Choice, Regardless Of The Consequences

TEAMWORK

Promoting The Common Good

FRIENDSHIP

Learning How To Be A Friend, Make A Friend And Keep A Friend

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A PLACE TO HAVE FUN

Our daily program, which features over 150 different Activities in a variety of areas, our famed Team Competition, our unbeatable, unbelievable Special Events, and our upbeat and inspirational Lifeline services, are designed so kids will have an absolute, total blast! After all, to the child, that is what summer camp is all about.
A day in the life of a Camper
7:20
WAKE UP
Campers typically wake up at 7:20 to get ready for the exciting day ahead. Don't forget to brush your teeth and make your bed!
7:45
BREAKFAST &
MORNING SHOW
Featuring announcements, birthday celebrations, and much more, the Morning Show is an energetic, fun, and little bit crazy start to each day!
8:45
TEAM COMPETITION
Campers compete in a game each morning with their war party to win points for their team — the Red Team or the Blue Team.
10:05
CHILL-OUT
Cool down after Tribal Competition by visiting the Waterfront, grabbing a drink at the Store, or playing a round of mini golf.
10:35
MORNING ACTIVITIES
Campers participate in their choice of 150+ activities. Schedules are individualized for the best experience possible!
1:05
LUNCH TIME
Campers eat a delicious lunch with their cabin, and always have the choice between the main line meal or a soup, salad, and pasta/potato bar option.
1:45
REST PERIOD
After lunch, campers head back to their cabins for some rest. They can write letters, read a book, play games, or take a nap.
3:00
MISH MASH
Mish Mash offers over two hours of structured free time for campers to participate in any and all activities they choose. No wonder it's their favorite time of the day!
5:30
DINNER
Dinner is served! After Mish Mash, campers meet at their cabins and then head to the Dining Hall for an awesome dinner with their cabin.
6:45
LIFELINE
Each night, campers attend a fun, upbeat, and age-specific worship service with their cabin.
7:30
SPECIAL EVENT
Every night is a total blast with a different and awesome Special Event! Campers enjoy dancing, games, prizes, and more!
9:00
DEVOTIONALS
Campers head to their cabin for showers and Devotional, a time to share and talk about what they learned in Lifeline. Then it's off to bed!
But that’s only where it starts
LAKE DAY
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 that every camper will get to experience.

A PLACE TO BELONG

At Camp Ozark, we are not a church camp. We are a Christian camp owned by Christians, run by Christians, and staffed by Christians. At Camp Ozark, the primary way in which we communicate the Christian message to kids is by loving kids the way Jesus loves kids. Camp Ozark is highly selective during the interview process and we only select the best of the best, true role-models.

SUMMER STAFF

ONLY THE BEST

role model

Christian role models

LEADER

Spiritually, Emotionally, and Professionally

HIGHLY TRAINED

Thoroughly trained in the areas of camper safety and well-being

INTEGRITY

Honest in all situations

HIGH CHARACTER

Has strong moral principles

compassionate

Understanding your camper's
emotional needs

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ONE OF OUR OWN

Your child’s safety is our number one priority while he or she attends Camp Ozark. Here at Camp Ozark we are blessed to have a wonderful medical team and some of the best medical resources in the summer camp industry. Camp Ozark is equipped with not one, but two Health Centers, staffed by up to 10 registered nurses and overseen by our Health Center coordinator
ACA Accredited
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Years In a Row
ACA Awards
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For Excellence
Nurses
0
On Site
Health Centers
0
On Site
2:1
Life-guard to swimmer ratio
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NO ONE DOES IT BETTER

Ask any of our camp families, Camp Ozark is just different.
Simply put "No one does it better."
We are family owned and operated, and more importantly, our staff IS the Ozark Family. And our goal is to treat your child as family, as one of our own. Whether it is your first year or your 13th year, we want each and every child to have an incomparable experience and create lifelong memories.
We know choosing a summer camp is an important decision. If you have additional questions contact us below.
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