Join us for the 2017 event - September 8th, 9th, and 10th!

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Coffey County Outdoor Kansas for Kids is a family weekend adventure!
Outdoor Kansas for Kids
Coffey County
September 8-11, 2017
Riverside West Campgrounds
John Redmond Reservoir

Free Event Camping Info

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Sponsorships for 2017 Welcome!

Click here to see sponsorship levels and sign-up online.

Volunteer for the 2017 Event!

Love the great outdoors? Like to work with kids? Want to be part of the activities? Call Scot Jeffers
(620) 364-8484 to volunteer yourself or your group.

Special Thanks to our
2017 Event Sponsors!

Allegre Rexall Drugs, Inc.
American Family Insurance
Bahr Tire Inc.
Bella Rose Boutique
Beyer Motors
Bill & Kara Reynolds
Boy Scout Troop #139
Burlington Construction
Burlington Lions Club
Burlington Rotary Club
Camp Alexander
Central National Bank
Christian Church of Burlington
Citizens State Bank
City of Burlington
City of Gridley
City of Lebo
City of LeRoy
City of New Strawn
City of Waverly
COF Training Services
Coffey County
Coffey County Attorney
Coffey County Economic Development
Coffey County Land & Title
Coffey County MOPS
Coffey County Museum
Coffey County Sheriff Reserves
Cook's Plumbing
Countertop Trends
Country Haven Inn
Crow-Moddie Ford and Chevrolet
Diner's Kafe
Dr. Rick Smith DDS
Dynamic Discs
First Assembly of God
First National Bank of Kansas
Freeman Plumbing
Gene & Barb Merry
Grand Central Station
Jim's Pickup Accessories
Jim Traeger
Joseph Laudie DDS
Kansas Wildscape
Kitchen & Bath Trends
Lewis Oil
Life Care Center
Lyon-Coffey Electric
Luney's Fireworks
Milliken Enterprises
Neosho Valley Quail Forever
New Strawn Community Christian Church
Prairie Land Partners
Radiant Life Church
Ray & Judy Hutson
Redmond Area Wildlife Association Trap Club
Rock Creek Dental
Sheep Dog
Sisters of Local 225 - IBEW
Skeet's BBQ
Skillman Construction
Strawder's Fireworks & Tent Rental
The Appliance Store
The Coffey County Republican
The Medicine Shoppe
Therapy Services LLC
Thweatt Electric
Trimble & Maclaskey Oil
Trustpoint Insurance & Real Estate
US Cellular - Wireless Concepts
USD 244 Recreation Commission
Vintage Sisters
Wolf Creek High Angle Rescue Team
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation

A Rain or Shine Good Time!

O.K. Kids stands for Outdoor Kansas for Kids. The Kansas Wildscape Foundation and a group of national and local sponsors have made this an annual event throughout the State of Kansas where local communities and park and recreation agencies are encouraged to provide fun and entertaining outdoor events to help give kids a better appreciation of the outdoors.

Canoeing on the old Neosho ChannelIn Coffey County, Kansas, we've made it a whole weekend of fun at John Redmond Reservoir Riverside West campgrounds.

Camp, Play, & Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The Coffey County event includes free camping (tent or RV) for the event weekend. Event campers are required to reserve a campsite via phone or email-see Camping page for info. You don't have to camp to come and enjoy a day of outdoor fun. Day parking area available for event go-ers coming just for the day.

Saturday's activities start, rain or shine, at 7:15 am with a pancake breakfast at the New Strawn Community Center. After breakfast you can head over to the catch and release fishing tourney at New Strawn City Lake. Registration begins at 8:15 am; the tourney begins at 9:00  and ends at 10:30 am.
Firefighter competition
Back at Riverside West, shuttle service from the day parking area begins. Free lunch at Shelter #6 (hot dogs & chips) is followed by our ongoing activities for the day.

There are several special activities scheduled throughout the day so make sure to check the schedule for times.

Free BBQ supper at 5:30 is followed by the dessert cook-off contest then hayrack rides and movie & popcorn and finally, quite time (about 10:30 pm).

Sunday starts with a free breakfast served hot and fresh 8:00 to 9:30 am followed by a worship service (9:00 am) that concludes the "free for all" weekend!--yes! come back for a great breakfast Sunday morning even if you don't camp overnight! 

Shuttle rides run throughout the day from day parking to activity stations in Riverside West Shuttle Service

Hayrack ride shuttles run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday.

The shuttle stops at the Day Parking Area (main entrance) and all events in the campground. Accessibility needs will be handled upon request.

Thank You
Thank you to all participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2015 Coffey County Outdoor Kansas for Kids event possible for everyone!!

Special Thanks to...
Coffey County Commissioners for their continued support.

Statewide Sponsors
Capital Federal Savings * Kansas Wildscape * Pheasants Forever * T&C Wildlife

Event Organizers

Burlington Police Department * Burlington Tax Center * Coffey County EMS * Coffey County Fire District #1 * Coffey Health System * Coffey County Library - New Strawn * Coffey County MOPS * Coffey County Sheriff's Office/Reserves * Coffey County Transportation Inc. * Coffey County Water Rescue * First Assembly of God * Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge * Kansas Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism * Neosho Valley Quail Forever * USD #244 Recreation Commission * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - John Redmond Reservoir * Wild Voice Entertainment * Wolf Creek Green Team

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