About Us

One Season for Kids,
Three Seasons for the Kids in All of Us!

* The Best Summer Adventure Camp for Kids ages 7-15 *

* Corporate Retreats, Seminars, Conferences, Church Retreats *

* Dinners, Parties *

* Ropes Courses and Teambuilding for companies, teams, and groups *

Camp Winnamocka offers a unique experience for people of all ages. Whether you’re a child looking for the adventure of a lifetime or a child-at-heart in search of a wonderful place for a seminar or retreat, Winnamocka is your only destination.

Nestled quietly in the middle of 220 acres, you can have the ultimate frontier experience as you stay in a real pioneer fort, Fort Jackson. If it’s a conference room or fine dining you desire then the Wilderness Lodge is the place for you. This beautiful structure is made solely out of logs and glass with decks stretching out over Lake Adirondack. A huge stone fireplace decorates one end of this magnificent building casting its warmth on the stone floor and spectacular vaulted ceilings.

Winnamocka offers several adventures for every outdoor enthusiast whether you are attending summer camp, on the ropes course, or on a retreat. Whatever your choice, lifelong memories will be in store for you.

Camp Winnamocka Summer Adventure Camp for kids is Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn fun for girls and boys ages 7-15. Your child can spend a week or weeks in Fort Jackson while engaging in treasure hunts, jungle cruises, ropes, dances, campfires, and so much more. We’re known for our wonderful counselors and family atmosphere that help create lasting memories of old-fashioned camping fun!

Winnamocka’s ropes course is an excellent tool for schools, corporate groups, non-profit associations, and families to cultivate their mastery of teamwork, self-confidence, communication, and trust; raising them to an entirely new level. Winnamocka creates the atmosphere to share ideas, identify problems within the team, and set goals for the future. Certified and trained adventure instructors customize the perfect initiatives for your group.

If you are looking for a place for a company retreat, church retreat, or group get-a-way Winnamocka is a wonderful discovery. Your group can have a private retreat and spend your day or days at Winnamocka hiking on miles of trails, fishing in one of Winnamocka’s four lakes, and meeting and dining in the Wilderness Lodge. To increase interaction during your retreat you might try a Winnamocka treasure hunt, Bermuda Triangle pool party, funyak races, volleyball, Baggo, and so much more. It is the perfect atmosphere for enjoying co-workers, family, friends, and nature.

Map to Camp Winnamocka

Directions from I-30 Little Rock:
1. Take I-30 West
2. Exit 78 in to Caddo Valley
3. Left on Hwy 7 towards Arkadelphia
4. Cross over the Caddo River and immediately turn Right on Old Military Road
5. Travel exactly 2.5 miles
6. Take Left on Cedar Grove Road
7. Travel .8 of a mile to the Camp Winnamocka sign on your Left
Directions from I-30 Texarkana:
1. Take I-30 East
2. Exit 73 in to Arkadelphia
3. Turn Left on to Pine Street
4. Turn Right on W.P. Malone Road
5. Follow W.P. Malone until a Stop Sign
6. Turn Left on Country Club Road
7. Veer Right off of Country Club Road on to Cedar Grove Road
8. Turn Right at the Camp Winnamocka Sign off of Cedar Grove Road.

History of Camp Winnamocka

Camp Winnamocka has been a dream of our entire family since 1979. It was this year that we began creating the small wonders that make Winnamocka what it is today. I remember weekends, as a kid, were spent building arching bridges, boats, rafts, trails, forts, Indian teepees, and so much more. Disney World couldn’t have hired more creative, adventuresome designers and builders. As my brother, Tony, and I reached the age of sixteen it was time to start up our very own business, Camp Winnamocka Day Camp. With the help of our parents we spent our days recruiting Arkadelphia kids to our newly founded, but well-established camp. For the first time my family was able to share our years of hard work and Tom Sawyer – Huck Finn fun with our community. And what a hit it was. Over the years we created more and more activities, dug more lagoons, built more boats, and watched the kids of Arkadelphia grow up a little more every summer. Tony and I couldn’t believe the kids that would travel from all over the States to spend weeks with grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and friends just to come to our Camp Winnamocka.

Yet, with all this awesome response there were still dreams and ideas stirring. Over the years so many people had wanted us to build an overnight facility. My father had always wanted his own personal Fort Boonesborough, and so the idea took off.

With the help of Brent Jackson, my father’s dream became a reality and Fort Jackson was soon built. Now Camp Winnamocka continues to grow year after year with new facilities and attractions.

The Wilderness Lodge, our log and glass structure with decks over our newly formed Lake Adirondack, was our next task. It is the most amazing log structure where many delicious home cooked meals are whipped up, then quickly disappear. And so our little camp we created many years ago is now available for kids everywhere, of all ages, from different backgrounds, who have one goal in common… old-fashioned fun, laughter, and friendship.

What lies ahead for Camp Winnamocka? Only imagination is the limit.  Whatever adventure lies ahead, you can be sure of one thing… Camp Winnamocka will forever be a place for the perfect kid vacation, and where magic, adventure, and imagination become reality.

With the help of Brent Jackson, my father’s dream became reality and Fort Jackson was soon built. Now Camp Winnamocka continues to grow year after year with new facilities and attractions.

The Wilderness Lodge, our log and glass structure with decks over our newly formed Lake Adirondack, was our next task. It is the most amazing log structure where many delicious home cooked meals are whipped up, then quickly disappear. And so our little camp we created many years ago is now available for kids everywhere, of all ages, from different backgrounds, who have one goal in common… old-fashioned fun, laughter, and friendship.

What lies ahead for Camp Winnamocka? Only imagination is the limit.  Whatever adventure lies ahead, you can be sure of one thing… Camp Winnamocka will forever be a place for the perfect kid vacation, and where magic, adventure, and imagination become reality.

Looking forward to seeing you here,

Niki Ranchino