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2023
EVENT SCHEDULE

 

COFFEY COUNTY

OK KIDS EVENT

SCHEDULE

 September 8th - 10th, 2023

John Redmond Reservoir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

OK 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 events to help give kids a better appreciation of the outdoors.

 

CAMPING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT RIVERSIDE WEST CAMPGROUNDS

All vehicles must remain at campsites during event unless leaving campgrounds.

For safety reasons ALL PETS will need to be on leashes and kept at campsites only.

Bicycles are welcome, however they will not be allowed at Riverside west after Dark.

                                                                                                                                   

SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE PARKING LOT TO ALL

THE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT RIVERSIDE WEST.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

7:15-9:00 am       PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Radiant Life Church will be providing a free pancake breakfast before the fishing tournament at the New Strawn Community Center.

9-11:00 am           FISHING TOURNAMENT AT NEW STRAWN LAKE – CATCH AND RELEASE  Kids under 9 are required to have a responsible adult in attendance. Please bring your own fishing pole. No artificial lures or outside bait will be allowed. Participants must use the worms that will be provided. Sponsored by the Coffey County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.  Registration begins at 8:15.

10:30-4:30 pm     YARD GAMES – Challenge your family and friends to some fun competition by participating in a variety of these games.

11:00-4:30 pm     BUBBLE, SIDEWALK CHALK, & COOLING STATIONS – Get artistic and creative with this new sensory event. Sponsored by Coffey County Mothers of Pre-Schoolers.

11:30-12:30 pm   FREE LUNCH - Enjoy a grilled hot dog, and chips courtesy of Coffey Health System. Shelter house #6

12:30-1:15 pm     BEE PRESENTATION – Join a few of our local bee keepers as they discuss the value of bees in our environment and the value they have in our day to day lives.

12:30-4:00 pm     FACEPAINTING/TATTOOS - Take a walk on your wild side by visiting one of our face painters or temporary tattoo artists from the BHS Art Club.

1:00-4:30 pm       ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT RIVERSIDE WEST

  • Canoeing – Canoes and life jackets provided. Coffey County Water rescue will supervise.

  • Disc Golf – Try your luck with this popular outdoor sport. Equipment is provided.

  • Putt Putt and Other Library Activities - Join the 6 branches of the Coffey County Library for crafts, outdoor sensory play, games, and outdoor fun! 

  • Pellet Shoot – Test your marksmanship skills at this booth.

  • Tie-Dyed Shirt Station – Be creative at this new event and create your own personalized OK Kids Event t-shirt.

  • Dunk Tank – Test your aiming and throwing skills with our dunk tank and try to dunk your friends or family

  • Pedal Cars – Test your skills in one of our pedal cars.

  • Archery – Try your hand at this popular event.

  • Paintball Shoot – Equipment and supplies provided by CC Sheriff Reserves.

  • Inflatables – Challenge your friends or family on one of these inflatables. NEW this year will be inflatables for our older participants. All-Star Dunk Contest and Soccer Darts.

  • Build a Birdhouse – Build a birdhouse with Evergy and the Wolf Creek Green Team. All materials and tools will be provided.

  • Sling Shot Target Shooting – Shoot wildlife decoys, metal, & movable targets at this exciting event. Provided by Burlington Police Department and Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

  • Firefighter Obstacle & Agility Course – Join the Coffey County Fire Department in this fun and challenging obstacle course.

2:00-3:00 pm       SNOW CONES – Join the Burlington High School Cheerleaders at Shelter house #6 for a flavored snow cone.

4:45-5:30 pm       JETPACK JASON THE MAD SCIENCE GUY – Enjoy Jetpack’s presentation as he uses science to give him Superhero powers.

5:30-7:00 pm       FREE SUPPER– The Sheriff’s Office will be providing a BBQ supper.

Shelter house #6

                       HAYRACK RIDES – Bikes are not permitted on the roads after dark.

AT DUSK          MOVIE AND POPCORN – Bring a lawn chair or beach towel to enjoy this fun event.  Sponsored by Burlington Recreation Commission and Coffey County Fire District #1.

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

7:00-9:30 am         FREE BREAKFAST – The Coffey County Fire District #1 is sponsoring a breakfast                          for all campers or participants of OK KIDS at Shelter house #6

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