What is K-West

Kanakuk's K-West hosts junior high kids for seven or 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.  



Kanakuk's K-West offers you a choice of either a 7-Night, or a 14-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 14-night term provides your child with a richer, more immersive experience 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. 

K-West families find that it's during a 14-Night term that the greatest amount of spiritual and personal development occurs as their Junior High age Kamper is able to absorb foundational Biblical truth and forge life-long friendships in a loving and supportive environment surrounded by solid Christian role models. 

*Kamp Store Credit of: $65 for 14-Night, and $55 for 7-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

K-West is Kanakuk's Western themed overnight summer camp for kids ages 12-14. Take a break from the everyday and saunter over to K-West country! K-West campers can try new activities for the first time or get focused instruction from our hand-picked staff to improve in the sports they already play. Our staff and counselors are trained to equip campers to "saddle up" with like-minded kids who desire a real, pure and exciting life in Christ. Campers leave with new experiences under their belt, a renewed sense of faith, and friendships to last a lifetime.


On beautiful Table Rock Lake, K-West is a bustling "Western Themed" Kamp for Junior High age kids. Activities and adventure abound at K-West including:

  • Archery
  • Water Slides
  • Ziplines
  • Rappelling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Blobbing
  • Aqua Skipper
  • Banana Boat Tube Ride


Kampers at K-West choose how they fill their day by selecting their own classes or scheduling time with friends. K-West offers TEN specialty sports and more than twenty-four elective sports, so your child is sure to find something they enjoy. Our camp counselors are college athletes who can help campers learn a new sport or improve their skills. K-West specialty sports include baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, dance, cheer, football, triathlete and adventure.


K-West is a thriving "Western" town located on award-winning Table Rock Lake. Our facilities make sure that your child has an incredible summer experience full of new adventures and non-stop action! "Saddle-up!" and experience the adventure that is K-West.

Map and Location


793 K-West Drive, Lampe, MO 65681

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 I send food to my Kamper?

A. Kampers cannot receive edible items during their stay at Kamp. Any food will be confiscated.

Q. Can we send electronic devices to Kamp?

A. Please do not send any electronic devices to Kamp with your Kamper. They will be confiscated and sent home at the parent's expense.

Q. Is sporting equipment provided or do we send our personal items?

A. All sporting equipment will be provided for your Kamper. There is no need to send anything.

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 you transport Kampers to mass?

A. Please send an e-mail to reg@kanakuk.com if you desire your Kamper to attend mass during their term.

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



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!

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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).

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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 page 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: 12 - 14
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

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