What is Boys State?

Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. For over 76 years the week-long camp has shaped the lives of notable leaders such as Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, President Bill Clinton, Basketball Super Star Michael Jordan, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, News Anchor Tom Brokaw, & former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.   Continue reading…

Director’s Message

On behalf of our entire staff, welcome to American Legion Boys State! I am so glad that you have taken this step to learn more about us. Boys State was founded on and continues to promote the principle “Democracy Depends on Me.”  Continue reading…

Frequently Asked Questions

As a potential delegate or parent of a delegate, there are many questions you may have about our process.  Please feel free to click here and review our FAQs.

The American Legion

The American Legion is a congressionally chartered patriotic, mutual-aid veteran’s organization of the United States armed forces.  Learn More!

Information for Delegates

Click here for info regarding your 2017 Boys State experience.  This year’s DATES have been ANNOUNCED!  (May 29th – June 3rd) 

Maps and Directions

For directions to campus and helpful maps, click here!

Contact Us

Click here to contact us for more information!

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