Redhawks Kids Camp


This session will feature a field trip* to Levi's Adventure Trail. Campers will also learn about the University Greenhouse as we tour the grounds; learn about plants and take a nature walk. Campers will also learn how to set up a tent, create their own scavenger hunt and learn how to use archery equipment. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm.

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

This session will feature a field trip* to the River Campus and Crisp Museum. Each day campers will get their passports stamped learn about different countries each day. This session will include creating your own postcards, learning different sports and dances. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm

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

This session will feature a field trip* to Melania's Magical Playland. Campers will use their imagination to create their own skits, sing karaoke and be able to have the Disney experience without leaving home. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm.

This session will feature fun celebrations and crafts from different holidays such as; celebrating Christmas, dressing up for Halloween, create Valentines, and have an Easter egg hunt. Campers will also plan and celebrate everyone's birthday at the end of the week.

This session will feature a field trip* to the bowling alley for glow in the dark bowling and be able to create spaceships, water rockets and go on an alien hunt. *Field Trip Wednesday 9am-1:00pm.

This water themed week will feature fun outdoor and indoor water events, such as a giant slip-n-slide, creating underwater aquariums, slime and lots of water games.

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.

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

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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.


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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