Visit our new online registration site for camp.
Camp Crossed Arrows is hidden away in the Ozark hills between Searcy and Batesville. The camp’s 400 acres host a swimming pool, arts and crafts area that doubles as an underground shelter, natural rock climbing, canoeing on Salado Creek, hiking trails, archery and slingshots, dining hall and three living units. Camp Crossed Arrows is also home to the council’s Horsemanship Program, offering riding sessions for girls of all ages and experience levels. If horses aren’t what interests your camper the most, she may choose another themed session offering all kinds of traditional camp activities! Every camper who attends Camp Crossed Arrows will be offered the chance to ride a horse at least once.
Camp Crossed Arrows is proud to uphold the standards of the Certified Horsemanship Association!
CHA exists to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. CHA provides Riding Instructor certification clinics and safety standards for facilities. We are dedicated to the CHA mission and to maintaining a safe, fun and educational riding experience for your camper!
View the drop-down lists below for camp sessions by grade-level.
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.
The Camp Crossed Arrows Horsemanship Program gives girls of all ages and abilities a chance to ride and care for horses in a safe, fun and challenging way! If you’re ready to saddle up and ride, and participate in other traditional camp activities, check out sessions offered for your age group below.
Parents: Girls are placed into our program based on age AND ability. Please refer first to entering grade levels, and then select a Riding Level within the age group. Beginning, young, or nervous riders start at Level 1 and will ride at least twice during their session (riders with experience outside our program, contact us directly to be placed into a level). As riders progress, we offer more lesson time and introduce new skills. All riders will leave with a Riding Progress Report showing their accomplishments and exiting Riding Level. Girls aren’t guaranteed to move up in level each year. We teach riding from the “ground up” rather than “saddle down” and a portion of each lesson (lessons include 1-2 hours of time at the barn) is spent on barn chores because we feel it’s important for girls to accept responsibility for caring for their horses.
Girls enrolled in camp sessions at CCA that are not a part of the Horsemanship Program will each have the opportunity to choose horseback riding as a one-time elective activity only.
View the drop-down lists below for horsemanship sessions by grade-level.