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Conference April 20-22, 2012

About the Program

The Arkansas Adventure Programming conference is a student oriented programming weekend for individuals that want to connect with other outdoor educational enthusiasts. Conference attendees from the state of Arkansas can share ideas and practices while attendees from neighboring states can learn about what Arkansas has to offer. Whether you are a part of a seasoned outdoor program or thinking about starting a program, Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference is for you!

Description of the Area

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch has over 300 bolted climbing routes and over 130 bouldering problems. The Buffalo National River is one of the few free flowing rivers in the United States. The Buffalo River is 135 miles in length and winds through massive limestone bluffs and historical sites that have created Ozark traditions. Buffalo River Trail and Ozark Highlands Trail have over 250 miles of scenic day hikes and extended backpacking trips. For more information visit


Presentations will consist of a combination of skill based workshops and traditional informational sessions. If you have a topic you would like to present, please visit UREC.UARK.EDU. Presentation proposals are due March 26, 2011.




H o rs e s h o e Ca n yo n R a n c h

Friday, April 20 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops (canoeing, bouldering, climbing, disc golf) 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration and check-in 6:00 p.m. Conference Welcome 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m .


8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Social Local Band Bouldering in the Barn

Saturday, April 21 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. ‌

Yoga Trail Run

7:45 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. AR Programming Roundtable 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Conference Sessions 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Conference Sessions 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. Lunch

Early bird registration deadline is April 1, 2012. Professional $55 Student $40

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m .

Pre and Post Conference workshops have additional but nominal fees. Pre-Conference Canoeing $20 Climbing $10 Bouldering Free Horse Free Post-Conference Hiking Free Cycling $10

10:00 p.m.

Skills Clinics Dutch oven Cook-off and dinner REEL ROCK FILM TOUR – Barn Raffling prizes during REEL ROCK Closing Remarks

Sunday, April 22 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Post Conference Workshops (hiking, road cycling)

for students. by students.

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