Join us for the 2014 event - September 5, 6 and 7!

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Coffey County Outdoor Kansas for Kids is a family weekend adventure!
Outdoor Kansas for Kids
Coffey County
September 5-7, 2014
Riverside West Campgrounds
John Redmond Reservoir

Free Event Camping Info

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Sponsorships for 2014 Welcome!

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

Volunteer for the 2014 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.

2014 Event Sponsors

OK Kids is organized by Coffey County 4 Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization, and we would like to thank the businesses and individuals for their generous support, contributions, and donations that help make this annual event free for all participants.


Bahr Tire Inc.

Barb & Gene Merry

Bella Rose Boutique and Tanning Salon

Bill & Kara Reynolds

Burlington Tax Center

C&D Services

Caldwell Auto Parts

Casey’s General Stores

Central National Bank

Citizens State Bank

City of Burlington

City of Gridley

City of Lebo

City of New Strawn

City of Waverly

Coffey County Attorney

Coffey County Commissioners

Coffey County Economic Development

Coffey County Honda

Coffey County Land Title Co., Inc.

Country Haven Inn

First Assembly of God

First National Bank

Gary & Deb Simmons

George & Melanie Turner

Heartland Office Systems

Hoover’s Thriftway

Kansas Wildscape Foundation


Ray & Judy Hutson

Sarah Stockwell Accounting

State Farm Insurance – Patty A. Sanborn

Strawder’s Fireworks and Tent Rental

The Appliance Store

The Coffey County Republican

The Medicine Shoppe

Therapy Services LLC

Thweatt Electric LLC

TrustPoint Insurance & Real Estate

USD 244 Recreation Commission

Wolf Creek High Angle Rescue


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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 8:15 am with the catch and release fishing tourney at New Strawn City Lake. Registration begins at 8:15 am; the tourney begins at 9:00 (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 2014 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 Chamber of Commerce * Coffey County EMS * Coffey County Fire District #1 * Coffey Health System * Coffey County Library - New Strawn * Coffey County Sheriff’s Office/Reserves * Coffey County Transportation Inc. * Coffey County Water Rescue * COF Training Services * First Assembly of God * Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge * Kansas Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism * Lamont Wesleyan Church * Neosho Valley Quail Forever * Redmond Area Wildlife Association Trap Club * USD #244 Recreation Commission * Wild Voice Entertainment * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers –John Redmond Reservoir

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