Summer Camps

Summer camps provide the opportunity for children and teens to learn and develop. Henderson State University offers experiences that help young people succeed, make new friends and gain new skills. In addition, our camps can help your children learn how to get along better with others and get an idea of what they are good at.

Henderson State Reddie Basketball Day Camp Session II

Enjoy learning basketball fundamentals, team play with the Henderson State men's basketball staff and selected players. Students who have completed kindergarten through 11th grades can participate. Registration will open March 15.

Date: July 24-27

Place: Wells Center gymnasium

Cost: $90

For more information, call Coach Jimmy Elgas at 785-532-9368 or email

The National Cheerleaders Association will host a camp at Henderson State this summer.

National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Performance Camp

These camps focus solely on the performance aspect of cheerleading. Your team will work one-on-one with an NCA Instructor to create a unique routine to music that includes stunts, tumbling, jumps and other talents you want your team to showcase. Campers will also have a chance to learn the traditional NCA stunt, dance and jump Curriculum.

Date: July 16-19

Place: Dunn Recreation Center

Cost: Overnight athlete - $345, Overnight coach - $345, Instruction only athlete - $241, Instruction only coach - $170

For more information, contact NCA state director Stan Tabor at

Red Wave Aquatics Learn to Swim

The aquatics camp features swimming lessons for all ages - from infants to adults. Registration will be available April 15.

Date: May 15 through Aug. 4

Place: Arkadelphia Aquatic Park (morning classes) and Wells Center pool (afternoon and evening classes)

Cost: $40 per week

For more information, call Coach Coak Matthews at 870-403-3079.

Reddie Basketball Elite Skills Camp

This camp is a highly intensive, competitive, collegiate style individual and team workout session for students in grades 9 through 12. Space is limited to 50 participants only. Registration opens June 1.

Date: Aug. 20 

Place: Wells Center gymnasium

Cost: $50 (lunch provided)

For more information, call Coach Jimmy Elgas at 785-532-9368 or email

Reddie, Set, Design

The theme for this year’s “Reddie, Set, Design Camp”  is “Lost in Space." Students entering grades seven through nine will participate in hands-on learning experiences designed to develop their knowledge of engineering and spark their creativity as they learn to survive the peril of being lost in space. The camp will offer the opportunity for students to engage in labs, activities and engineering challenges with our university staff while learning about microbiology, mathematics, physics and robotics.  Students will need to bring a sack lunch each day.

Date: July 26-28

Place: Reynolds Science Center, Henderson State University

Cost: Free!


For more information, call Michelle Johnson at 870-230-5417 or email

Reddie for Robotics

Henderson State University Department of Engineering and Physics offers this four-day intensive camp to rising ninth through 12th graders.  Students will use microprocessors and programming basics to meet challenges and build introductory robotics. No previous experience is necessary. Students will meet robotics design challenges while learning to code microprocessors and developing fabrication skills like soldering and 3-d printing.  The camp incorporates daily challenges, as well as an overall team challenge. Tuition includes daily lunch at the Caddo Cafeteria and a microprocessor kit that students will keep upon completion of the camp, so students can continue their exploration of robotics and programming even after the camp is over.

Date: Aug. 7-10

Place: Reynolds Science Center, Henderson State University

Cost: $100


For more information, call email Dr. Shannon Clardy at

Reddie basketball players assist with the Elite Players Camp.

Women's Basketball Elite Camps

This camp is designed to help high school basketball players to get ready for college. We run our camp like a college practice than allowing for 5-on-5 games at the end so players can showcase themselves. The camp is appropriate for students in grades 8 through 12.

Date: TBA

Place: Dunn Recreation Center

Cost: $60

For more information, contact Coach Jill Thomas at 870-230-5123 or email