Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. It is a place to be outdoors and enjoy nature ... a place to learn and grow with people who love the Lord and are living daily for Him ... a place to make new friends and have lots of fun. The 1,350-acre camp is owned and operated by Harding University. Its location in the Ozark Mountains provides beautiful bluffs, quiet valleys, a spring-fed creek and wooded hiking trails. Campers enjoy daily outdoor Bible classes, horseback riding, swimming, softball, basketball, ping pong, tennis, hayrides, archery, volleyball, crafts, canoeing, fishing, picnics, hikes, Bible bees, talent nights, hymn sings and inspirational devotionals under the stars.
Tahkodah is a special place where children and teens find friends, fun, and faith. I hope you will be a part of it.
Travis McNeal, Director
Needed to secure a camper’s reservation:
- a signed medical form (paper or online)
- a deposit of $100 (cash, check, or online credit card payment)
(Note: Reservations and preference of session will be accepted in the order they are received until camp is filled to 179 campers per session. The camp fee includes all meals, lodging in rustic log cabins, crafts, class materials, T-shirt, canteen and use of all facilities.)
Deposit and Confirmation:
Mail, Visits and Departures:
- Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The normal schedule resumes at 4 p.m. We are not equipped for visitors at other times. Exceptions require approval of the Director prior to arrival.
- No pets please.
- Taking campers from camp for sports events is discouraged.
- Under no circumstances will campers be allowed to leave camp with someone other than a parent without a consent form bearing a parent’s signature (See Forms section below).
- To leave camp, campers must be signed out/in at the dining hall.
What to Bring:
What Not to Bring:
2016 Dates & Fees
June 5-10 (1 week)
June 12-24 (2 weeks)
June 26-July 8 (2 weeks)
July 10-22 (2 weeks)
July 24-29 (1 week)
Early bird special: $15 discount if application is completed online or postmarked by Feb. 15.
|7:20||Rise and shine, flag raising, clean cabins|
|8:00||Breakfast, devotional and announcements, med call|
|8:30||Clean up areas; prayer time|
|8:45||Singing at gym|
|10:15||Activity Period # 1 (Nature, Sports, Water, Crafts & Games)|
|11:15||Activity Period # 2|
|12:15||Prepare for lunch; mail call|
|2:30||Activity Period # 3|
|4:00||Activity Period # 4|
|5:15||Prepare for supper; assemble at logs|
|8:30||canteen & evening devotional|
|9:15||To cabins for showers and cabin prayers; med call|
Camp Tahkodah could benefit from receiving the following items. If you’d like to donate one of these items or help us obtain them, we would appreciate it. Your gift can be tax deductible.
- Scholarships for campers who need a little help
- Kawasaki mule or other similar ATV/UTV
- Wireless microphones
- .22 Rifles and .22 ammunition
- Wagons for hay rides
Steve and Vicky Smith live at Camp Tahkodah. Steve serves as Tahkodah's Caretaker, and Vicky is Tahkodah's Rentals Coordinator. Contact them at 870-251-1289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental agreements may be faxed to 870-251-0012. A rental date is not confirmed, however, until a deposit check has been received and you have received verification from Vicky.
Tahkodah Rental Fees
Lambeth Dining Hall $250.00 per day (we offer a $25.00/day discount if Camper Cabins are rented as well)
Nurses Quarters $50.00/day
Bunkhouse (upstairs) $10.00/person (currently Sleeps 22)
The Pines $160.00/day for 9 people
There is an additional 10.00/per person change
The Oaks $65.00/day
The Hickory and Mimosa each rent for $40.00/day
The Bradford Pear $7.00/per person (sleeps 16)
Sweetgum, Spruce AND Evergreen $25.00/day (these cabins are not winterized)
Old Mess Hall $75.00/day
Camper Cabins $8.50/day
Daycamper Fee $5.00
(Harding discount is 10%)
Please call Vicki Smith at 870-251-1289 or contact her a email@example.com for reservations.
Map to Camp
Take Highway 67 to Exit 55. Proceed north on 167 to Pleasant Plains. Turn left onto Highway 87, and follow it west for approximately 6 miles. Turn right on Camp Tahkodah Road. The camp is 3 miles ahead on the right.
870-251-2304 Personal calls to campers and staff (3-minute limit) during summer camp.
Note: Campers must get permission from the Director to use the phone.
Cabin Rentals - Director: Steve & Vicky Smith
Searcy, AR 72149-5615
5095 Camp Tahkodah Road
Floral, AR 72534