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Redhawk Kids Camp 

Summer 2021

Online Registration


Redhawk Kids Camp Parents Guide


Redhawks Kids Camp (RKC) is designed for children entering grades 1 through 6. Campers must have completed kindergarten and may not have started grade 6.


Redhawk Kids Camp is a very active day camp, full of fun games, activities, water games, swimming, walking field trips, and crafts.  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.  We utilize shuttle busses to transport campers off campus for field trips, as scheduled.


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.



Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration to confirm your camper's spot.  We do not allow walk-up registration the week of camp that is taking place.



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). Please write name 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 camper's 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, ipods, 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


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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