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!
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?
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.
What is the schedule for closing ceremonies?
2019 closing ceremonies schedules for all Kamps can be found here.
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.
When is my final payment due for Overnight Kamp?
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 mykanakuk.com
When is my final payment due for Family Kamp?
Final payments are due on February 1st. For enrollments after February 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 mykanakuk.com
What is the deadline to cancel and still have my deposit refunded?
Cancellations after March 1st will forfeit the $200 deposit. For details regarding tuition refund policies, please reference your signed Terms and Conditions under your Kampers registration details.
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 email@example.com with your Kamper's name, Kamp and term they are registered for, and your requested change.
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.
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.
|Term 1 May 30 to June 12||14-18||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 2 June 13 to June 26||14-18||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 3 June 27 to July 10||14-18||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 4 July 11 to July 24||14-18||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 5 July 25 to August 7||14-18||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 1 May 30 to June 12||6 - 11||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
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|Term 4 July 11 to July 24||6 - 11||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 5 July 25 to August 7||6 - 11||Boys and Girls||$2,400||Enroll|
|Term 1 June 13 to July 10||6 - 12||Boys and Girls||$4,600||Enroll|
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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:
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 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:
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!