Philosophy

At Kanakuk, we believe that America's greatest natural resource is our youth. Since 1926, we've been showing kids the joy of a relationship with Christ through excellence in non-denominational sports training, camping adventures, and Christian mentoring. Foundational to our mission is the scripture: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul...love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22), and we strive to make sure that every Kamper- regardless of age- understands how it looks to walk in unison with these verses. We call it "I'm Third" - God First, Others Second, I'm Third.

Coupling World-Class adventure along with hearts of servant-leadership, our staff of over 1,800 hand-picked college Christian athletes mentors to your child through nightly cabin devotionals, counselor/Kamper time, youth-rally style (age appropriate) talks, and consistent Christian mentoring. It's our greatest hope that your child will return home ready to take what they've learned here, and share it with the world around them.


What We Believe


ONE TRUE GOD

We believe the one true God has revealed Himself the eternally self-existent "I AM", the creator of Heaven and Earth.

Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 43:10 - 11


THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is the "Image of the invisible God" and that in Him "all deity dwells in bodily form." We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin, His literal bodily resurrection from the dead, His present ministry of intercession in Heaven, and His personal future return to the earth.

Colossians 1:15-22; I Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Peter 3:18


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin and regenerates, indwells, seals, sets apart, and empowers believers for service and for holy living and a holy life. We believe that "God is at work within us both to will and work to His good pleasure" and that "He will continue to perfect us until the day of Christ Jesus."

John 14:16; Romans 8:14, 16; Ephesians 1:13; Philippians 1:6; Philippians 2:13


THE GODHEAD

We believe in the unity and trinity of the Godhead existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. These three persons are One God having the same nature, attributes, and perfection.

Genesis 1:26; John 1:14, 15:26, 17:21; Ephesians 4:4-6