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Camp Crossed Arrows

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. 

Visit our new online registration site for camp. 

If you have already registered for camp, you can find the information packet, packing list, and forms here. You will need to know what camp location and camp session title your camper is attending.
 

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.

Camper Information Packets, Packing List, and Forms

The link to the camper information packet is embedded in your camp registration receipt or you may access them from this link. If you need to access the camper information packet online, you will need to know what camp location and camp session title your camper is attending.

Camp Family Day & Open House

Check the events calendar for details and registration. Registration opens February 18, 2019.

Camp Open House and Tour
March 31, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Free | Open to the public and family members

Camp Family Day and Open House
June 2, 2019 | 1-4 pm

Free | Open to the public and family members 

In March: meet the camp directors and tour camper housing options and other facilities. In June: meet our camp counselors and try camp for a day, including archery, canoeing, hiking and more! All camp-age girls attending either date will be entered into a drawing to win a free week* of resident camp. 

*See details in website calendar listing.

Troop and Family Camps

Enjoy a weekend with your favorite campers! Adults may register multiple campers entering 1st-12th grade.  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 Us Girls
Join your favorite girl and make memories! Share activities, such as arts and crafts, long strolls around camp, canoeing and archery, too. Plus, enjoy a special activity designed for girls of all ages! Adult Girl Scout membership is not required.
June 7-9 | $80 per person | Troop House Registration FULL-Waitlist Available
June 7-9 | $80 per person | Cabin Registration

Family Camp
Experience camp together! Write your summer story as you enjoy canoeing, archery, crafts, hiking and more. Adult Girl Scout membership is not required. Children 4 and under are free.
June 21-23 | $80 per person | Registration

My Buddy & Me
Come explore camp with your favorite male role model! Enjoy traditional camp activities, such as archery, canoeing and hiking. Adult Girl Scout membership not required.
June 21-23 | $80 per person | Registration

3...2...1...Troop Camp!
Want to take the troop camping but not ready to go alone? Bring the girls and we do the rest! Sample traditional activities as a group including canoeing, arts and crafts, archery and more. Sing songs and enjoy a traditional campfire. Troops must meet girl:adult ratios listed in Volunteer Essentials. All adults must be registered Girl Scouts. Venture Out II is NOT required.
June 28-30 | $80 per person | Troop House Registration FULL
June 28-30 | $80 per person | Cabins Registration

For Girls Entering K-1st grade

Daisy Day at Camp
Daisies, soon-to-be Daisies, and parents: enjoy a day full of camp activities including horseback riding, canoeing (weather permitting) and crafts. Finish your day with an early evening campfire, and of course, s’mores!
Saturday, June 22, 10am to 6:30pm | $20 per person | Registration

For Girls Entering 1st-3rd Grade

Slumber Party at Camp
Join girls from around the council for a three-day, two-night camp experience! Enjoy canoeing, hiking, horses and more. Play games and create crafts all while having fun!
June 30-July 2 | $140 | Registration

For Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Western Round-Up 
See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp.
Session A: June 9-14 | $275 | Registration
Session B: June 23-28 | $275 |
Registration

Water Tales
Splash around at camp! Enjoy extended pool time, discover the science of Salado Creek and enjoy a night swim all while staying with your friends in the Eagle’s Nest!
July 7-12 | $275 | Registration

For Girls Entering 4th-6th Grade

On Target
Hit the target with this week of games, challenges and camp fun! Earn the Bullseye patch when you perfect your aim game. Enjoy themed hikes, crafts and other activities with new friends!
June 16-21 | $275 | Registration

Camp Together
Sample the world of summer camp! Swim, canoe, make cool crafts, cook out, sing silly songs and more. Jump right in with new and returning campers for a best-ever week at camp. Housing differs depending on dates chosen.
Session A (Cherokee): June 9-14 | $275 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available
Session B (Eagle's Nest): July 14-19 | $275 | Registration

Night Owls
What happens at camp when the sun goes down? That’s up to you! Join other girls in planning a night swim, enjoying night hikes and learning about the stars. You may even find yourself in the middle of a midnight kitchen raid! July 14-19 | $275 | Registration 

 

Makerspace & More
Create, invent, build, and learn! Improve your project or create something new each day you visit with our camp makers and mentors. While you’re at it, join in on everything camp offers, including canoeing, horses, archery and more!
June 23-28 | $275 | Registration

 

The Journey Begins
Come to camp to explore the new Girl Scout badges and Journeys! As a group, pick your project and help make camp (and the world) a better place! Girls attending this session will earn their Citizen Science Journey and an outdoor badge. (Eagle’s Nest)
June 16-21 | $275 | Registration

Ready, Set, Ride
See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp.
June 9-14 | $325 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available

Ultimate Camp Challenge
Climb President’s Rock, crawl through the mud, race across the field, and build the tallest fire. At this Ultimate Camp Challenge, you have to be ready for anything!
June 23-28 | $275 | Registration

Summer Camp Sampler
Want a short adventure? Sampler is the camp for you! Participate in activities such as archery, swimming, canoeing and more in a three-day, two-night adventure!
June 30-July 2 | $140 | Registration

Atlantis Awaits
What’s better than the pool after a long, hot day? Starting your morning there, too! Enjoy early morning swims, creek exploration by kayak and on foot and moonlit pool parties. A world of water awaits!
July 7-12 | $275 | Registration FULL - Waitlist Available

 

 

 

For Girls Entering 5th-6th grade

See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp. 

Saddle Up
Session A: June 16-21 | $350 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available
Session B: July 7-12  | $350 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Availiable

 

Tenderfoot
Session A: July 7-12 | $350 | Registration FULL - Waitlist Available
Session B: July 14-19, $350 | $350 | Registration

 

For Girls Entering 6th-9th Grade

Moonlight Madness
Experience camp after the sun goes down. Gaze at the sky while floating in canoes, swim in the moonlight and look through a telescope. Stay up late and choose your own adventure!
July 14-19 | $275 | Registration FULL

Challenge Seekers
Challenge yourself on the ground, in the air and on the water. Try a Discover SCUBA lesson, enjoy a kayak tour on an Arkansas waterway and join other girls on a high adventure ropes course. Girls will travel off-site for these adventures.
June 16-28 (two non-stop weeks) | $475 | Registration FULL - Waitlist Available

For Girls Entering 7th-12th Grade

Expedition Arkansas
Practice your kayaking skills at camp before venturing out to experience some of Arkansas’ water trails. Explore bayous and lakes on a two-day trip out of camp.
June 9-14 | $375 | Registration

Saddle Sense
See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp.
June 9-14 | $350 | Registration

Trailblazer
See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp.
July 7-19 (two non-stop weeks) | $475 | Registration

Water Warriors
Do you have what it takes to complete a water triathlon (swimming, canoeing and kayaking)? Interested in lifeguarding? Tour a local water park, interview staff and explore other water-related careers. Basic swimming skills required. July 7-12 | $300 | Registration FULL - Waitlist Available 

 

For Girls Entering 9th-12th Grade

Adventure Quest
Seeking a little adventure? Try a Discover SCUBA lesson, enjoy a kayak tour, climb to new heights at a premier climbing destination and swing from the treetops on a high ropes adventure on multiple trips away from camp.
July 7-19 (two non-stop weeks) | $525 | Registration

See the Horsemanship Program information in the next section for more information about horsemanship sessions at camp.

Wrangler
June 16-28 (two non-stop weeks) | $550 | Registration

Advanced Wrangler
June 16-28 (two non-stop weeks) | $550 | Registration 

Ride with Style
June 16-21 | $325 | Registration

For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grade

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.
July 7 – 19 (two non-stop weeks) | $325 | Registration

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 about new topics and study program areas in-depth. CIT2s will visit another summer camp in the area. Prerequisite: Completion of CIT1. Note: dates include off time where girls will return home.
June 9 – 14 AND June 16 - 30 | $425 | Registration

Upon completion of CIT2, successful campers will be invited to volunteer at camp for the remainder of the summer. This opportunity is limited to a small number of CIT2 candidates and is not required to be considered for future employment opportunities.

Camp Registration Tutorial

If you are new to our registration process for camp, this tutorial will walk you through it and give you an idea of the information you'll need to provide in order for us to help your girl have the best camp experience possible.

Be sure to turn the sound up - we make use of free video tools, so our audio is not Hollywood quality! 

If after watching the video, you still need assistance, please call 800-632-6894 or email camp@girlscoutsdiamonds.org.

 

Horsemanship Program 

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. 

For Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Registration opens February 18, 2019

Western Roundup - Level 1
Session A: June 9-14 | $275 | Registration
Session B: June 23-28 | $275 | Registration

For Girls Entering 4th-5th Grade

Registration opens February 18, 2019

Ready, Set, Ride! - Level 1
June 9-14| $325 | Registration

For Girls Entering 5th-6th Grade

Registration opens February 18, 2019

Saddle Up - Level 1
Session A: June 16-21 | $350 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available
Session B: July 7-12  | $350 | Registration

Tenderfoot - Level 2
Session A: July 7-12 | $350 | Registration
Session B: July 14-19, $350 | $350 | Registration

For Girls Entering 7th-12th Grade

Registration opens February 18, 2019

Ride with Style - All levels, no experience necessary
July 14-19 | $325 | Registration

Saddle Sense - Level 1 or 2
June 9-14 | $350 | Registration

Trailblazer - Level 3
July 7-19 (two non-stop weeks) | $475 | Registration

Wrangler - Level 4
June 16-28 (two non-stop weeks) | $550 | Registration

Advanced Wrangler - Level 5
June 16-28 (two non-stop weeks) | $550 | Registration

 

 

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