Since 1929 Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp, located on 82 acres near Ferndale, has provided a free summer residential camp program for 9 to 14 year olds. Approximately 15 miles from downtown Little Rock and 10 minutes from Pinnacle Mountain State Park, camp is still close to the city but far enough to enjoy the outdoors. The cabins and lodge were built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Association (WPA).
A common bathhouse provides ample shower, lavatory and toilet facilities near the residential cabins.
The dining hall/kitchen combination provides a certified food service facility. Meals are based on current requirements of the National School Lunch program.
The swimming pool is certified by the Arkansas Department of Health. Campers participate in recreational and instructional swimming. A Red Cross certified lifeguard is on duty any time the pool is open.
Ball Field And Basketball Court
A two-acre ball field for playing baseball and other group games allows plenty of space for several groups simultaneously. There is also a full-size basketball court. Athletic equipment is available for a variety of sports, games and other activities.
Camp Sites And Hiking Trails
The forested areas of the campground provide beautiful camp sites with views of the surrounding landscape, the Little Maumelle River and the camp itself. Hiking trails along the river, along the ridge, and across the highway provide access to a variety of ecosystems and areas to explore.
Sanford Tollette Pavilion
This rustic rock and log open-air pavilion, equipped with fireplace and facilities, provides a perfect place for activities while maintaining the feeling of being outdoors.
Little Maumelle River
This small river is great for fishing or beginner canoeing. The lucky and quiet campers may see deer, ducks, turkeys, beaver, and other wildlife. Crawfishing is a favorite activity of campers and staff.
James L. Tinkle Pavilion
This multi-purpose wooden pavilion was dedicated in honor of long-time friend and supporter of camp, James L. Tinkle in May 2016.