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2000 Aldersgate Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone - 501-225-1444
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Camp Aldersgate’s Weekend Camps provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for our campers to participate in and experience activities that promote cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth in a fun, engaging, camp setting. Through successful experiences, campers are able to learn skills that can translate into productive, healthy and satisfying lives.
Weekend Camps are offered in three “Trails”: Adventure, Explore, and Discover, each with its own emphasis of skills and areas to work on. Trails are complementary, rather than progressive, with each one encompassing a complete camp experience. Some campers may follow one trail throughout their time at camp, others may switch trails in order to build on different skill areas; both will be successful experiences. The goal is not to experience all three trails, but rather to identify strengths and develop the skills that will be the most beneficial to the individual camper.
Campers on the Adventure Trail will focus on gaining independence through trying new things, being away from home, experiencing new people, and adapting to new settings. On this trail, campers will be encouraged to complete as much as they can, as independently as possible. The goal of the Adventure Trail is for campers to successfully gain skills that will help them enjoy themselves and become less dependent upon their typical caregivers.
The Explore Trail will focus on gaining self-esteem and confidence through navigating new experiences. On this trail, which is based on the proven link between positive self-esteem and the acquisition of new skills, campers reinforce what has already been accomplished, while developing new skills.
The goal of the Discover Trail is to foster self-discovery, leadership and teamwork in each of our campers. Campers on this trail will be asked to discover more about themselves, find their individual voices, recognize their strengths, and serve as leaders amongst their peers.
Activity planning for each weekend will include a mix of physical activities, art, outdoor activities, structured and free play.Program quality assurance is maintained through the use of intentional camper placement and consistent review. This process ensures that each camper is on the most appropriate trail and that activities remain beneficial and engaging.
To learn more about recent changes to the Weekend Camps, click here to visit the FAQs.
A camp program for campers with disabilities, and his or her non-disabled sibling or friend.
These camps are named for the Quapaw Native American word for "friend." Campers with disabilities participate with a brother, sister, or friend and are offered for two weeks during the summer and two weekends during year. Activities are the same as offered in the summer camps, but in addition, this program provides disability awareness and a better understanding of those with special needs.
Click Here for a 2014 Weekend Camps calendar.
Click Here for a Weekend Camps application.
Staff and Volunteer Opportunities
We offer paid and volunteer counselor positions for individuals who are interested in working with our weekend camp programs.
Paid counselor positions are available to individuals who have completed high school and are 18 years of age or older. Please contact Tommy Howard, Program Manager, if you are interested in this opportunity. Click here for an application and more information.
Volunteer Counselor positions are open to individuals ages 14 and up. Please click here for more information.
For Counselors and Volunteers ONLY:
If you are scheduled to work or volunteer during a weekend camp, please bring this completed form with you each weekend when you check-in. Click here for the Health Screening Intake Form.