Summer Family Weekend

You’ve heard and come to know the wonderful time at Winter Family Weekend each December in Lexington, Kentucky. Well, we are now proposing a Summer Family Weekend camp hosted by North Texas Fellowship in the mountains of the Ozarks in north Arkansas at Shepherd of the Ozarks camp, just outside of Harriett, Arkansas, approximately 2 hours north of Little Rock and 2 hours SE of Branson, Missouri.

Families and individuals are encouraged to attend an extended Memorial Day weekend in 2024 as we propose 5 days, 4 nights.

Come explore 435 acres of the natural Ozark Mountain Forest at SOTO which includes the following activities and sites:

A spring-fed mountain creek for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, river tubing and fun stuff like skipping rocks and catching minnows. Visit the Animal Arcade featuring Llamas, lemurs and more!

Featured and guided activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Archery
  • High Ropes Challenge Course
  • Slingshot
  • Wilderness Paintball
  • Cliffhanger Swing
  • Goat Cave Hike
  • Obstacle Course
  • Leap of Faith
  • Challenge Course
  • Hayrides

Self-guided activities include:

  • Beach volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Gaga ball
  • 9-hole Day and Night Disc Golf
  • Self-guided hiking trails
  • 9 Square
  • Covered Basketball Court
  • Horseshoes
  • Recreation fields
  • Campfire Pits

We can’t leave out the fabulous meals that are served at SOTO. This is NOT your ordinary camp food. Each uniquely designed lodge is designed to accommodate families and individuals with private bathrooms. Please visit the website at for a display of only a hint of the amazing beauty the SOTO valley offers.

Note: SOTO is 15 minutes from the famous Buffalo River which is frequented by white water rafting and canoeing, and it is common for groups to take a full day as an aside to take in this thrilling adventure. SOTO typically packs groups with a sack lunch.

Other features include a camp store for t-shirts and souvenirs as well as a new specialty coffee shop.

Information and registration will be forthcoming.