K-West | Christian Summer Camps, Youth Camp, Overnight Summer Camps
K-West

About

Kanakuk's K-West hosts junior high kids for fourteen nights. Understanding that the middle school years can be a rough ride, K-West offers the opportunity for deep friendships, exciting sports and Christian camping.

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

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?

2017 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. 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.

When can my Kamper complete his/her online activity schedule?

Online activity scheduling (available at K-West and K-2) opens on October 1st. These classes are first-come, first-served and will fill quickly! 

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.

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-West helped me make tons of new friendships that are centered around Christ. The encouraging and Godly environment makes me want to know my Creator and share Him with everyone I know. I can't think of a happier two weeks of my life!
Caroline
Kamper
K-West is awesome because it's a place to just get away! You don't have to worry about anything and you can just be you and have a blast while doing it! You make so many new friendships and memories for a lifetime.
James
Kamper
K-West is great because it provided probably the greatest two weeks for our son, who is 12, that he could have. It was not just fun, doing a lot of things he had never done or even dreamed of before, and making new friends. He got to hear the Gospel and make a decision for everlasting life. Praise God.
Jack
Parent
K-West is my favorite place on Earth! The friendships made in this place are truly lifelong. The way that they train us in scripture allows us to actively spread the gospel. It will definitely be the best summer of your life!
Grace
Staff

2018 2-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
Term 1 June 2 to June 15 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 2 June 16 to June 29 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 3 June 30 to July 13 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 4 July 14 to July 27 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 5 July 28 to August 10 14-18 Boys and Girls $2,300
2-Week summer camp pricing for K-West

2018 2-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
Term 1 June 2 to June 15 12-14 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 2 June 16 to June 29 12-14 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 3 June 30 to July 13 12-14 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 4 July 14 to July 27 12-14 Boys and Girls $2,300
Term 5 July 28 to August 10 12-14 Boys and Girls $2,300

To and From Kanakuk

Opening Ceremonies

When you arrive at K-West 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 on the kamp grounds. Here are a few things to expect when you arrive:

  • A friendly smile and greeting.
  • We'll immediately check your Kamper into K-West 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-West 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.

 

 

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Closing Ceremonies

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!

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Kamp Location

Kanakuk's K-West is located at: 793 K West Drive, Lampe, MO 65681

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