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Camp Cahinnio

Camp Cahinnio is nestled on nearly 400 acres of woodlands near Booneville in west central Arkansas and includes 23-acre Lake Takima, swimming pool, archery range, arts and crafts pavilion, hiking trails, air-conditioned dining hall and four separate living units for campers. For those who love to boat and swim, Camp Cahinnio is known for its watersports. Lake Takima is a great place for campers to practice canoe skills and try their hand at sailing. Camp Cahinnio hosts river trip opportunities for girls entering 7th grade and above who have basic canoeing knowledge. Camp Cahinnio also offers traditional camp activities such as hiking, arts and crafts, cooking outdoors, singing and more!

Camp Cahinnio is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)! Maintaining an ACA accreditation requires regular reviews of our entire operation to ensure compliance with up to 300 voluntary health and safety standards in areas ranging from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. Camp Cahinnio’s most recent standards review was conducted summer 2016.

Visit our new online registration site for camp.

Note: Camp registration is now through the DoubleKnot system. New registrants will create a login when registering for camp. For questions or technical issues, please contact our customer care team at 800-632-6894. Returning registrants may log in using their existing user name and password.

View the drop-down lists below for troop and family camps and camp sessions by grade-level. 

Troop and Family Camps

Enjoy a weekend with your favorite campers! Adults may register multiple campers entering 1st-12th grade. Check-in for all troop/family camps is 7:30pm Fri.; check-out 10am Sun. All adults must be 18 years+ and have a current background check completed with the council. Adults may sleep in separate but close quarters. Camp staff members will assist with supervision of girls.

Just the Two of Us: Twinning Edition
Ladies grown and small, come as a duo or mini squad and be prepared to play hard and laugh harder! Earn points in the Cahinnio Challenge as you swim, sing, and boat! Make matching wearable art to wear to our awards breakfast and take home memories that will last! Adult Girl Scout membership not required.
June 8-10 | $80 per person
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Squad Goals: Troop Edition
If this is your first time camping, we’ve got you covered! Try our cabins! You’ve been out a time or two? Try our new platform tents. Are you experts? Outpost is where it’s at with our pitch tents and cots. Our staff are here to help at every level. Try swimming, arts and crafts, STEM, archery and hiking. Work together with your troop in the Cahinnio Challenge! This program is designed specifically for troops and groups. Individual girls must attend regular resident camp. Venture Out II is NOT required.
June 29-July 1 | $80 per person
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Hey Dude!
You and your favorite Dude are invited for a weekend of fun, and compete in the Camp Challenge! Swim, paddle in a canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), build fires, learn to whittle and earn your “chip” and stay up late stargazing. Adult Girl Scout membership not required.
July 6-8 | $80 per person
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For Girls Entering 1st-3rd Grade

Fairy Frolic
Search for fairies and frolic in the pool! Sing, dance, and make a fairy skirt! What else can you do in a half week of fun? Hike, paddle in the lake, find breakfast in the “jungle”, and make new friends!
June 27-29 | $140 
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For Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Mermaid Mania
Plan a Mermaid Pool Party and practice your underwater dance skills. Explore the lake in our perfectly sized "Fun-oo" boats. There's  fun to be had on land as well: singing, cookouts, hiking, and creating!
June 10-15 | $275
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Fireflies in the Night
Nocturnal animals and the night sky will be your companions as you learn about space exploration and practice using a star chart to find constellations. Explore the fun and science of things that glow, sing around the campfire, and stay up late. Spend an evening exploring the night sky with our telescopes and other astronomy tools!
June 17-22 | $275
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Maker-oni
Experiment with your new friends while you create an invention for our Maker Faire! Build your cardboard boat for a test voyage on Lake Takima and craft an invention to make your cookout a success!
July 8-13 | $275
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For Girls Entering 4th-5th Grade

Maker-oni: Experiment with your new friends while you create an invention for our Maker Faire! Build your cardboard boat for a test voyage on Lake Takima and craft an invention to make your cookout a success! Work with STEAM expert to solve problems and make discoveries!
July 8-13 | $275
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Geocacher!
Learn to use a GPS receiver, make trade items and go on a geocaching adventure as you work to earn the Geocacher badge! Campfires, swimming, boating, cookouts, and singing are also all on the agenda for this action packed week!
July 8-13 | $275
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For Girls Entering 4th-6th Grade

Mischief Managed
Explore camp while you make a map to send your friends on a scavenger hunt. Play some friendly practical jokes! Are you prepared to laugh yourself silly? Come play and enjoy singing, swimming, hiking, camp fires and archery as well.

June 10-15 | $275
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Tipi Extreme
Enthusiastic beginners and return campers welcome! First, master outdoor survival challenges. Then after a weekend of sailing, archery, kayaking and creating a low ropes course, learn to thrive on the trail! Cook meals outdoors and camp once at camp’s primitive unit.
June 10-22 (2 non-stop weeks) | $475
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Space Queens
Do you love stargazing? Sleep under the stars, create your own star chart, make glow in the dark art, and explore with our telescope.
June 17-22 | $275
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Cabin Campout
What could be better than a little cabin with your new friends at Camp Cahinnio? Swim in the pool, play paddling games on the lake, take aim at archery, hike, and cookout a breakfast!
June 24-26 | $140
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All About That Taste
Explore foods from around the world! Cook over a fire and experiment with solar cooking. Create a new recipe and serve it up in your very own food truck during our Faire.
June 24-29 |  $275
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Forest Friends
Swim in the pool, play paddling games on the lake, take aim at archery, hike, and cookout a breakfast. Three days in our new platform tents will have you ready for more next summer!
June 27-29 | $140
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For Girls Entering 6th-8th Grade

Master of Games
Break the ice with your new crew as you work on the Games Visionary badge, create a physical challenge, get “puzzled,” and create an ultra scavenger hunt for the rest of camp and our Maker Faire!
July 8-13 | $275
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For Girls Entering 7th-12th Grade

Ranch Riders
Learn all about horses on a real working ranch — no experience required! Spend time riding and roping with a pro, then relax back at camp with activities such as swimming, archery, crafts, and more. Already attended? Continue to build your skills in this off-camp adventure!
June 10-15 |  $350
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River Runners
Practice canoeing skills at camp in preparation for a three-day, two-night canoeing trip along one of Arkansas’ scenic rivers. Spend one night in a park and the second on the riverside! Prerequisites: Canoe level 1 or equivalent and the ability to swim unassisted in deep water. Swimming requirements strictly enforced. Contact us for equivalent experience level.
June 10-22 (2 non-stop weeks) | $475
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Camp Aide (for girls entering 7th-10th grade)
Practice your leadership skills while working on the Program Aide pin! Select an area at camp that you would like to learn more about and assist a group of campers by leading specific activities. You will also enjoy swimming and general camp activities.
June 15-17 | $80
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Target Acquired
Channel your inner archer, sharp shooter, and sling-shot maven. Create a floating target range for sling shot practice, make your own quiver for archery, and get cracking with our BB gun range!
June 17-22 | $275
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Kayak Crew
Play on Lake Takima and learn new skills! Participate in our kayak rodeo and learn how to safely assist your fellow team mates.  Plan a day trip to a local waterway or lake and explore with the Outpost Crew! Paddling skills will be taught and the trip will be catered to the ability of the campers. Ability to swim comfortably in deep water is required.
June 24-29 | $325
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Arkansas Bucket List
Take the ultimate road trip: hike to a waterfall, stay overnight in a yurt, dig for crystals and try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) along with cookouts, camp fires, and all camp has to offer.
June 24-29 | $375
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Camp Mix
Mix it up for a half week at Camp Cahinnio! Swim in the pool, play paddling games on the lake, take aim at archery, hike, and cookout a breakfast! Relax in hammocks in the shade!
June 27-29 | $140
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Sail Away
Catch a breeze on our lake, learning the ropes and mastering the winds! We’ve got plenty of other ways to play on the water, too: Stand up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak time! Boating experience is not necessary but ability to swim in deep water is required.
July 8-13 | $275
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For Girls Entering 9th-12th Grade

STEAM Punks
Partner with the STEAM expert from our new STEAM Center! Take on challenges, solve problems, and express yourself as we initiate the first Cahinnio Maker Faire. Mix science, technology, engineering, design, and math to make interactive art you can wear or play with.
July 8-13 | $300
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For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grade

Counselor in Training (CIT) 2 (For Girls Entering 12th Grade)
CIT2 is a culmination of leadership development and outdoor skills. Girls will apply these skills to the world of resident camp. CIT2s will first review previous training, learn new topics, and study program areas in-depth.  CIT2s will visit another summer camp in the area.

Prerequisite: 1. Completion of CIT1; if a candidate didn’t attend CIT1 but believes that she has equivalent experience, she must submit a minimum 500 word essay providing examples of the experience and a recommendation letter from the supervisor(s) for the experience.

2. A completed application, included in the online registration process, submitted by Wednesday, May 24. Applications will be reviewed by the Camp Director. Note: dates include off time where girls will return home.
June 10-June 22 and June 24-July 1 | $425
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Counselor in Training (CIT) 1 (For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grades)
Girls will establish leadership and outdoor skills and learn the ropes of camp and working with children.  CIT1s will work as a team to discover individual abilities as leaders, analyze campers and their needs, and experience camp life.  CIT1s will have opportunities to lead activities, shadow counselors, and to visit another camp. Note: Cahinnio dates include off time where girls will return home.
June 24-July 1 and July 6-13 | $325
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