Redhawks Kids Camp


This session will feature a field trip* to the Riverfront Walk in downtown Cape where campers will get to see classic cars, visit the Red House, and have a 50’s dress up day. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm

This water themed session will feature fun and exciting games in the aquatic center such as diving for treasure, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and lots of outdoor water fun.

This session will highlight our University Greenhouse as we tour the grounds; learn about plants, seeding/potting plants, and take nature walks.

This session will feature a field trip* to the River Campus and Crisp Museum and explore different art and sports from different countries. Campers will get to play cricket, badminton, and table tennis. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm

Campers will use their imagination to create their own theme park, sing Disney songs, and watch their favorite Disney Classics.

This session will feature fun celebrations and crafts from different holidays around the world such as a Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, playing a dreidel game, a mini Christmas gift exchange, and a Kwanzaa celebration.

This session will feature a field trip* to the bowling alley and give campers a chance to meet Rowdy and some Redhawk student athletes. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm

This session will highlight different and fun career paths. Campers will get to experience an engineering marvel as we fire a tennis ball out of an air cannon, see a water jet in action, and be visited by a fire or rescue vehicle.

This water themed week will feature fun outdoor and indoor water events, such as a giant slip-n-slide, sandcastle contest, sprinklers, and lots of water games.

This session will feature a field trip* to the Conservation Center where campers will either learn about Fur, Feathers, and Scales along with exploration of the trails, parks, and grounds. This session will also feature a pet show and tell day**. *Field Trip Wednesday 8:30am-1:00pm **Pet Show & Tell Friday 2:00pm-4:00pm


Redhawk Kids Camp Parents Guide


Redhawks Kids Camp (RKC) is designed for all children entering grades K-6 in the fall 2017. We try to keep to a low 1:8 camper to counselor ratio.


Redhawks Kids Camp is designed for kids to have active and fun days. FUN is the mainstay of the RKC, which is led by our group of Southeast Missouri State University students as counselors. RKC kids will be active in crafts, board games, educational activities, experiential learning activities, community service projects, sports, and much more during the day.

We WILL be swimming during camp for all sessions at theSoutheast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center, so a swimsuit and towel will be needed (see “What to Bring” section).


The RKC “Headquarters” will be the Student Recreation Center (750 New Madrid).

When weather permits, we will try to be outside as much as possible. The SRC-North has a climbing wall and other activities that RKC’ers will utilize along with the Student Aquatic Center. RKC’ers will also be walking to various locations on campus for presentations, tours, and other educational features.


*NEW* Please complete the On-Line Registration Form. Camp fees may be paid with cash, check (make all checks payable to Southeast Missouri State University), Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Southeast Missouri State University staff can pay via University charge.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that the University would need to cancel your session, a full refund will be returned back to participant and/or family in the form of a University check. In the event that you, the participant, and/or family would need to cancel your registration from attending your designated session, you will receive a full refund up until 2 weeks from the camp. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the camp you will receive partial refund.

**Partial Refund is a $50 loss from your camp registrations cost.



Payment is due the Thursday before each camp session begins.
We accept cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, & University Charge (if applicable).
As a convenience, you may call 573-651-2105 to pay by phone or make your payment at Recreation Services main office (room 101) from 8a.m.-4p.m. M-F.

Make checks payable to "Southeast Missouri State University".
Mail checks to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Redhawks Kids Camp
One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


Campers will need to bring the following items on a daily basis to each camp day:

  • A sack lunch with a preferred drink (we will have the ability to keep lunch items cool but NOT the ability to heat lunch items up). A paper lunch bag is a must (please write name and grade on the front of the lunch bag).
  • We will have a snack time in the morning and afternoon. Please send non-refrigerated snacks with your child.
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle with Campers name on it
  • Swimsuit and Towel. We ask that you bring a grocery-store plastic bag each day for wet items.
  • Goggles, Flip-Flops, and personal floatation devices are optional for swim time
  • Hat and Sunscreen (the higher the level, the better)
  • Comfortable Clothes and Tennis Shoes. Campers may get these items dirty throughout the day.
  • Remember, we will be outside a lot during the day! The RKC staff will have bug repellent on hand in case we need it.


We ask that campers do NOT bring money or items of value:

  • Money, Cell phones, personal music devices, hand held computer games, I pods, anything of value.
  • Campers will not be allowed to use the vending machines
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Recreation Services, and/or Redhawks Kids Camp are not responsible for lost or stolen items


All RKC employees will pass a criminal history background check before they interact with the children. All RKC staff will be certified in adult and child CPR, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) First Aid, and basic First Aid kits will be with each age group as they are active throughout the day.

An RKC staff member will be accessible via telephone the entire camp day. (573) 651-2147 is the RKC headquarters phone number.

As we walk to points on and close to campus, RKC will be led by student counselors and walk in groups at all times. All Campers will need to be signed out by a selected parent or guardian and MUST show a photo ID card to take their child away from camp at the end of each day. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Once registered, all parents/guardians will receive a copy of the “RKC Parent Guide” which contains more detailed camp information.


Main Office: Student Recreation Center

Recreation Services
One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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