K-1

About

Kampers can’t get enough of K-1 – that’s why we offer 4-week terms as well as 2-week terms! At K-1 we carefully blend over-the-top excitement and bottomless compassion to ensure that your Kamper has the perfect summer camp experience - whether it’s their first time or their 5th!

Popular Activities

Facilities

In this short video you can see where Kanakuk campers will stay, play and learn while at Kamp. Looking for more? Check out daily photos from previous summers here. You are also invited to visit us the next time you are in the Branson, Missouri area! For more information contact us.

Frequently asked questions, or contact us.

General

Is my child ready for overnight Kamp?

 

Great question! Every child is growing towards independence and you know best where they are on that journey! If this is your child's first experience away from home, summer camp can be a very safe and positive time of growth. We've found that kids do great when they are excited about the activities available at Kanakuk and parents have regular conversations with them about packing, planning for parties, and working on independent tasks they'll do at Kamp.

 

How do we send medications for our Kampers?

Place medications in a plastic bag along with instructions on an index card. All medications must be in the original container.

Is a trunk a requirement? Where do I buy one?

Trunks are not a requirement, but they make transporting and keeping luggage clean, organized, and convenient. Duffle bags and suit cases are welcome. Luggage may not be more than 15.5" tall. A good source for trunks is www.trunkoutletkanakuk.com.

What are the party themes for this year?

Party themes are released for the summer by March 1. Visit http://kanakukparties.com for more information or view costume ideas on our Pinterest page: http://pintrest.com/kanakukkamps.  Kampers can be decked out in a costume, bring one or two accessories or just show up for a great time!

What do I need to pack for my child?

Each Kamp has a specific packing list you can use as a guide for your Kamper. You can view each Kamp's individual packing list here.

 

 

 


Opening/Closing Ceremonies

Can I bring mail/packages for each day at the beginning of the term?

Yes! Our office girls are glad to deliver your daily mail/packages to your Kamper. Label each item with the date that you want it delivered to your Kamper and bring all of it by the office on opening day. Please do not send gum, candy, or food. 

What time do the gates open for Opening Day?

Gates open at 2:00 PM on the first day of each term. 

Can we purchase items from the Kamp store during closing ceremonies?

Absolutely! The Kamp store is open during Kamp's closing ceremonies. 

Can I walk my child to their cabin and help make their bed?

We welcome parents to share in their child's arrival during the drop off times during opening day of each term. We would love for you to help your camper get settled in, make their bed and meet their counselors. We request that the time be minimal so the counselors and other Kampers can begin getting acquainted.

What is the schedule for closing ceremonies?

2016 closing ceremonies schedules for all Kamps can be found here


Registration/Payment

When is my final payment due for overnight camp?

Final payments are due on March 1st. For enrollments after March 1st, full payment is due at the time of registration. You can check your balance, set-up monthly payments or make a payment by visiting Www.Mykanakuk.Com

What is the deadline to cancel and still have my deposit refunded?

Cancellations after March 1st will forfeit the $200 deposit.

Do you have scholarships available?

Yes! Because of the generosity of donors, there are scholarships available. You can contact the Registration Office for an application to see if you qualify for any scholarships.

Can I make monthly payments?

YES! You can set-up monthly payments in mykanakuk.com or contact Crystal in our Accounting department at 417.266.3233.

Can I pay with a Credit Card?

Yes! We can accept checks, electronic checks, or you may pay using your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

How do I make changes to my registration?

Email reg@kanakuk.com with your Kamper's name, Kamp and term they are registered for, and your requested change. 


While my child is at Kamp

Is sporting equipment provided, or do we send our child's personal equipment?

All sporting equipment will be provided for your Kamper. There is no need to send sports equipment. Personal gear can be used, but there is limited storage space and Kanakuk Ministries cannot be held liable for loss or damage to personal sports equipment.

How do you handle bed wetting issues?

Like you, our intent is to protect your Kampers heart and privacy. If bed wetting occurs, bunks are stripped, cleaned, and changed prior to cabin mates returning to the cabin/teepee.

Do boys and girls interact with each other?

There are a few limited co-ed events. These include things like K-Life praise and worship and parties. However, they do not participate in sports together.

What is ok to send to my Kamper in a care package?

Our Kampers love getting fun care packages from home! Things that are OK are items such as card games, coloring books, bracelets, stationary and envelopes. Things that are NOT ok are water ballons, candy, gum, food, drinks and anything perishable.  

How many Kampers are in a cabin?

We assign 10-12 Kampers to each cabin by birthdate, and 2-3 counselors are in each cabin.

Do we need to send twin sheets sets with our Kampers?

Yes, please send a twin sheet set with your Kamper.

If my oldest child is in one tribe, will that affect what tribe my younger child will be in?

The tribe that your older child is in will only dictate what tribe your younger child will be in if they are the same gender. Girl and boy tribes are not linked together in any way. 

What are tribes?

Tribes are groups that our Kampers are put in during their time at Kanakuk. They are used for devotionals and competition. Once assigned a tribe, your Kamper will remain in that tribe every year they are a Kamper. There are four total tribes, two for girls and two for boys. The girl tribes are Kiowa and Kickapoo. The boy tribes are Cherokee and Choctaw. 


Parent and Kamper Testimonials
K-1 was awesome! There was more to do than I could ever imagine. And my counselors were awesome too! I can't wait to come back next summer!
Ralph
Kamper
K-1 has helped me grow closer to Christ in an amazing and fun enviroment!
Amy
Kamper
I love K-1 because the spiritual direction they provide my children is everlasting. The staff's commitment to adolescents and their families and dedication to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are extremely refreshing!
Robyn
Parent
The friendships I've created at K-1 will last a lifetime. It's such amazing accountability when your relationships are centered around Christ and growing towards Him.
Shelby
Staff

2017 2-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
Term 1 June 3 to June 16 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 2 June 17 to June 30 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 3 July 1 to July 14 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 4 July 15 to July 28 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 5 July 29 to August 11 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,250
2-Week and 4-Week summer camp pricing for K-1

2017 2-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
Term 1 June 3 to June 16 6 - 11 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 2 June 17 to June 30 6 - 11 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 3 July 1 to July 14 6 - 11 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 4 July 15 to July 28 6 - 11 Boys and Girls $2,250
Term 5 July 29 to August 11 6 - 11 Boys and Girls $2,250

2017 4-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
Term 1 June 17 to July 14 6 - 12 Boys and Girls $4,300
Term 2 July 15 to August 11 6 - 12 Boys and Girls $4,300

To and From Kanakuk

Arriving at Kanakuk's K-1!
Opening Ceremonies at K-1

When you arrive at K-1 on Opening Day, you'll be greeted by cheers and smiles everywhere you look! As part of our Kanakuk family, we want you to feel welcomed and honored  from the moment you step foot through the big blue gates. Here are a few things to expect when you arrive:

  • A friendly smile and greeting.
  • We'll immediately check your Kamper into K-1 electronically and snap a photo of him/her.
  • Mom's and Dads - as soon as your Kamper is checked in, we'll send you an email confirmation - including their snapshot. 
  • Each Kamper is individually welcomed to K-1 and introduced to their cabin and counselors.

Parents are welcome to visit their childs cabin to visit with his/her counselors and help them get settled in. This is a great opportunity to meet and encourage the Godly men and women who will be serving and mentoring your child.

Our Opening Day ceremonies are intentionally designed to be high-energy and exciting. We know that some Kampers - especially our youngest Kampers - can sometimes be tentative about a first time summer camp experience. You should know that we design this day to help keep your child engaged and active (to help combat any hesitations), and that our staff are sensitive to your Kamper and any first day jitters they might be experiencing. 

 

Closing Ceremonies at K-1

Cabin Awards

Closing Ceremonies is a “Don’t Want To Miss” Family event!

We invite you to be here for the exciting end to your Kampers term and meet your Kampers counselors and Leadership team. 

 

A few tips from our parents:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your camera
  • Stay hydrated

We'll have an exciting time of reuniting and fellowship, and your Kamper will be ready to return home encouraged in their faith, and strengthened in their confidence!

 

 

Kamp Location

K-1 is located in Branson, Missouri at: 1355 Lakeshore Drive Branson, Missouri 65616

Term Video