Redhawks Kids Camp


Session where campers will use their imagination to create their own skits, animations, and sing karaoke. Campers can use inspiration from various cartoons and movies from Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, etc.
*field trip planned for Wednesday morning.

Session where the campers will learn about the different eco systems and the various animals, insects, geology and plants that belong to them. Learn to set up a tent, take a nature walk, and learn to use archery equipment. Campers will create their own scavenger hunt and paint and plant seeds in their own plant pot.
*field trip for Wednesday morning.

This session will include camper creating their own postcard and learning different sports and dances. Each day campers will get their passports stamped after learning about different countries each day.
*field trip planned for Wednesday morning.

Water themed session. Will feature fun and exciting games in the aquatic center such as bumper boats, Stand Up Paddle boarding, and outdoor water games/activities.

Session where campers will learn about space and the planets. Campers will create spaceships, water rockets, and go on an alien hunt.
*field trip planned for Wednesday morning.

Water theme session with fun water games and indoor and outdoor water events, such as creating underwater aquariums and slime. Campers will learn about marine mammals and ecosystems.
*field trip planned for Wednesday morning.

This session will highlight different and fun career paths. Campers will get to explore a variety of careers by having special guests visit the campers each day. They will also have the opportunity to work on various STEM projects throughout the week.

Session will give campers a chance to meet Rowdy and some of the Redhawk student athletes throughout the week. Campers will also learn about old and new summer and winter Olympic sports. Campers will create Olympic themed arts and crafts. They can also participant in various fun Olympic events like noodle javelin, mini soccer, and Frisbee discus (no medals will be awarded for participation).
*field trip planned for Wednesday morning.

Session where campers will either learn about fur, feathers, and scales along with exploration of the trails, parks, and grounds.
*Session will also include a pet show and tell day **TBA

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Redhawk Kids Camp Parents Guide


Redhawks Kids Camp (RKC) is designed for children entering grades 1-6 in the Fall of 2018. Campers must have completed kindergarten and may not have started grade 6.


Redhawks Kids Camp is a very active day camp, full of fun games, activities, water games, and swimming.  Specific activities vary on a day to day basis, and theme weeks all lend to a fun “not boring” camp.  Our camp counselors are Southeast Missouri State University students, and have the energy to match the campers.  We keep to a low camper to counselor ratio.

We will be swimming or utilizing a water themed activity nearly every day, weather-permitting, so a swimsuit and towel will be needed daily (see “What to Bring” section).

When weather permits, we will try to be outside as much as possible. Campers will be walking to various locations on campus for presentations, tours, and other educational features.  We also utilize shuttle busses to transport campers off campus for field trips.


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


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that the University would need to cancel your designated camp 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, you will receive a full refund up until 4 weeks from the camp. If you cancel within 4 weeks of the camp you will receive partial refund.  Late cancellations fee is $50.00 from your camp registration cost.



Payment is due at time of registration.

If you would like to pay by cash, check, or University Charge please stop by the Student Recreation Center Main Office, Room 101 to register.


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 staff will be certified in adult and child CPR, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) First Aid,

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, campers 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 that person must show a photo ID, or we must have the ID on file in order to take their child away from camp at the end of each day. There will be no exceptions to this rule.  Please do not forget your ID.

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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