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Arkansas Conference Camps


Camp Tanako
Kim Carter
4301 Highway 290
Hot Springs, AR 71913-8799



Tanako is the outdoor ministry center of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church—offering year round camping, hospitality and fun for all ages since 1947.

Camping gives unique experiences which will shape and expand Christian commitment. Campers will grow in faith through small group discussion, music, drama, art, recreation and worship.



Camp Aldersgate
Sarah Wacaster
2000 Aldersgate Road
Little Rock, AR 72205-7018

Camp Aldersgate, Inc., a non-profit organization, enriches the lives of children and youth who have medical or physical conditions or developmental delays and their families, as well as senior adults, through educational and recreational opportunities in an out-of-doors camp environment.

Our vision is to set the standard for a camping environment that encourages normalcy, socialization, and inclusiveness to persons with diverse abilities and needs. We offer camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down syndrome and mental retardation. Hundreds of campers come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.



Mount Eagle Retreat Center

Sarge Leonard
935 Beal Road
Clinton, Arkansas 72031
(501) 723-4580

Mount Eagle Retreat Center is affiliated with the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Located in southwest Stone County, this year-round retreat center sits atop a mountain surrounded on three sides by the Middle Fork of the Little Red River. Come enjoy the wonder of nature!

We offer program resources for family and personal renewal and spiritual growth. All facilities are available to churches, small groups, families, and individuals for use when conference events are not taking place. Mount Eagle is also open to other not-for-profit groups.


Arkansas Conference Regional Camps

Click here to go to the Bear Creek page on the FUMC Marianna website.

Bear Creek Camp
Ike Mohr
59 South Poplar
Marianna, AR  72360
870.295.3094 Camp
870.295.2583 Campground
870.295.3681 Office





Bear Creek camp is a year-round camp and retreat facility located in the St. Francis National Forest, on Bear Creek Lake.  Located seven miles from Marianna, Bear Creek offers facilities, services and programs for a variety of groups such as church, community, professional, civic and school.

We are a camp and retreat center of the United Methodist Church and the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, and are part of the Southeast District.

Shoal Creek Camp
Herschel & Mardell McClurkin
571 Youth Camp Rd.
New Blaine, AR  72851
479.938.2270 Camp
479.632.5822 Office


Shoal Creek has 10 wooden cabins, 2 separate bathhouses, large heated/ac kitchen, dining hall/meeting room, outdoor covered pavilion, large lighted recreational court and swimming pool on a 22-acre camp.

The camp is available for churches and groups to schedule for picnics, overnights, etc. for children, youth & adult groups as well as family camping.


Click here to go to the Wayland Spring website.

Wayland Spring Camp
Bob McMillon
PO Box 117
Imboden, AR 72434
870.759.1801 Camp
870.869.1101 Office



Wayland Spring Camp is located three miles south of Imboden, AR on Highway 115. There are six air conditioned cabins on 120 acres with basketball, volleyball, swimming pool, pingpong and a nature trail.The Spring River and the Eleven Point River are within 30 minutes of the camp. Whether it is excitement or relaxation you’re looking for, we’ve got what you need.


Camping Links

Discipleshhip Ministries –  Camping and Retreat Ministries

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