What is K-1

Kampers can’t get enough of K-1 – that’s why we offer 28-night terms as well as 14-night terms! 

At K-1 we carefully blend over-the-top excitement and bottomless compassion to ensure that your Kamper has the perfect summer Kamp experience - whether it’s their first time or their 5th!



Kanakuk's K-1 offers you a choice of either a 14-Night, or a 28-Night term. 

Both term lengths provide your Kamper with an incredible summer experience full of exciting adventure, high-energy activities, and solid Biblical discipleship - along with more fun than you can imagine! . A 28-night term dramatically expands this experience by providing your Kamper with more than twice the number of parties/skits/trips, deeper life-impacting friendships, and greater opportunities to try new things and increase their self-confidence.

Most importantly, Kanakuk families find that it's during a 28-Night term that the greatest amount of spiritual development occurs as their child is immersed in a loving and supportive environment surrounded by solid Christian role models.

*Kamp Store Credit of: $65 for 14-Night, and $75 for 28-Night Kampers will be added to your final tuition. Merchandise and personal care item purchases will be deducted from this credit and the balance refunded. To increase this amount or set a maximum spending limit for your child please login to your account.

Kamp Snapshot

At K-1 our incredible staff is hand-picked, and specifically trained to deal with the needs of our younger Kampers. Your child is sure to have an incredible time. With more activities than we can list - including off-site wilderness trip, K-1 Kampers will be talking about their experiences long after summer is over!


As our flagship Kamp, K-1 offers Kampers just about every activity they can imagine. During their term they'll experience new adventures, and gain skills and confidence through activities such as:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Blobbing Sailing
  • Water Slides
  • Zip Lines
  • Party Barn
  • Rappelling
  • Rock Climbing


At K-1, your Kamper will be able to take advantage of our sports Klinics where they can experience 1 hour specialized training in one of the sports of their choice. Choose from Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Kayak, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Dance, Gymnastics, Swim, Soccer, La Crosse, and Ski.


The amenities at K-1 are fantastic. We are located right on beautiful Taneycomo Lake in rustic Kamp cabins. We have an incredible swimming pool complex along with offsite wilderness trips. Kampers also get to choose one Klinic of their choice for 1 hour specialized training of that sport.

Packing List


Q. When is the final payment due?

A. Final payments are due on March 1st. You can check your balance or make a payment by clicking here. 

Q. What is  the deadline to cancel and still get the deposit refunded?

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

Q. Do you have scholarships available?

A. You can contact the Registration Office for an application to see if you qualify for any scholarships or discounts. 

Q. Can I make monthly payments?

A. YES! You can set-up monthly payments here.  or contact Crystal at 417.266.3233 

Q. Can I pay with a credit card?

A. We can accept checks or electronic checks only for tuition.

Q. What time is check-in?

A. Check-in is 2:00 p.m. on the first day of each term date.

Q. How do I communicate with my Kamper?

A. You can send letters through the mail or send e-mails by logging into your account here.  Your Kamper will not be able to send you an e-mail but they can mail you letters.

Q. Can we purchase store items during closing ceremonies?

A. Absolutely! You can also shop our selection now by clicking here. 

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

A. Yes but we request that the time be minimal so that the counselors and Kampers can start getting acquainted.

Q. How do we send medications?

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

Q. Do we need to send twin sheets sets with our Kamper?

A. Please send twin flat sheets. Fitted sheets do not fit all of the bunks.

Q. Do I have to pack a trunk and if so, where do I get one?

A. We do not require trunks for the 7-Night terms, but we do highly recommend trunks for the 14 and 28-Night terms. A great source for trunks is Trunk Outlet

Map and Location

K-1 is located in Branson, Missouri at:

1355 Lake Shore Drive Branson, MO 65616



Option 1

Kanakuk Charter Bus

Our one-way chartered bus ride is the most fun and safest way to begin your Kanakuk experience. Come ride with friends, other local kampers and kampers from YOUR kamp!

Click here for more info

Option 2

Flying to Kamp

If you need to fly to Kamp, Kanakuk offers shuttle service to all our Kamps and recommend booking through Great Southern Travel (GST).

Click here for more info

Option 3

Driving to Kamp

Bring your child or carpool with friends. We can't wait for you to get here! Visit your Kamp page for a link to Google maps.

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Area Lodging

Find out where Kanakuk families love to play, stay, and eat while in Branson! Many of our Kanakuk families like to stay in the Branson area either right after they've dropped off their Kampers, or right after pick-up. Over the years, they've let us know about many of the places where their family prefers to relax and unwind, spend quality time together, or enjoy a great meal where "someone else does the cooking". 

We'd like to share a few of these recommendations with you- just click the picture below and you'll be taken to the Lodging and Attractions of our website. Of course, if you choose to visit any of these establishments, we'd love it if you'd let them know that the Kanakuk family recommended them to you.

Enjoy! Visit the Lodging and Attractions page.

Closing Ceremonies

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

To review the schedule of events, click here.

Every Kamp has a different Closing Ceremonies schedule to help families with Kampers at different Kamps. We make it easy to compare and print out schedules here.


2015 Term Dates

2 Weeks

Ages: 6 - 11
Term 1
May 30 - Jun 13

Term 2
Jun 13 - Jun 27

Term 3
Jun 27 - Jul 11

Term 4
Jul 11 - Jul 25

Term 5
Jul 25 - Aug 8

4 Weeks

Ages: 6 - 12
Term 1
Jun 13 - Jul 11

Term 2
Jul 11 - Aug 8

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