Southeast Missouri State University


Session #1 - July 7 - 11
Session #2 - July 14 - 18
Session #3 - July 21 - 25
Session #4 - July 28 - Aug. 1


Redhawks Kids Camp (RKC) is designed for all children age 5-11 or those entering grades K-6 in the fall 2014. We try to keep to a low 1:7 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 lear ning activities, community service projects, sports, and much more during the day.

We WILL be swimming during camp at the Southeast 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 - North (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.


Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some sessions may fill quickly, so the earlier you register, the better chance you have to reserve a spot in RKC.

Registration Form

A $20 deposit per session is required to “reserve” an RKC session, and is due at the time of registration. The “deposit” holds your spot in the session and is applied to the overall cost of the session. Payment is due by the Wednesday of the camp session (week). If payment is not made by the end of the camp day on each Wednesday, a Late Fee of $15 will be assessed (the due date for Session #1 is Wednesday, July 9, 2014.) All RKC fees are non - transferable/non - refundable. 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.


RKC’ers 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 (Fall 2014) on the front of the lunch bag). Water will be provided to campers throughout the day, a water bottle should be brought from home.
  • A backpack will be required to be used during the entire summer. A water bottle w ill also be required each day.
  • A swimsuit and towel is required. We will also ask that you bring a grocery-store plastic bag each day in which to place wet items. We will swim regularly, so goggles & flip - flops for the pool deck may be brought as well.
  • RKC’ers will also want to bring sunscreen (the higher the level, the better) and a hat. 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 will have a snack time in the morning and afternoon. Please send non-refrigerated snacks with your child.
  • We ask that campers do NOT bring money or items of value. Cards, I-Pods, personal music devices, cell phones, hand held games, and the like are not permitted at RKC. RKC is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
  • Campers will NOT be permitted to use the vending machines.
  • Campers should wear comfortable play clothes to camp each day. Campers may get these items dirty throughout the day. No sandals are permitted outside of the pool area! Campers must wear tennis shoes/sneakers to camp each day (remember- we will walk a lot!)


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. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to permit their child to leave on his/her own at the end of camp or have the child stay at camp until they are signed out by a selected parent or guardian. All parents and guardians selecting Plan II (must be signed out) 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.

Summer Facility Hours (May 18 - Aug. 20)

Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 5:30 - 7:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4 - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*All facilities will be closed May 26 & July 4.