Common Questions

Q. How do I interview if you don't visit my school on the College Movie Tour?

A. A personal interview is our first choice. However, if we don't come anywhere close to you or your school on the Movie Tour, then please send your completed application to the following address by January 18th:

Kanakuk Kamps
Attn: LaShell Stearns
1353 Lakeshore Drive
Branson, MO 65616

Q. When will I find out if I have been hired by Kanakuk Kamps?

A. In most cases, you will be notified by the end of Feburary.

Q. Do I have to interview to be considered for a summer position?

A. Yes, every applicant must go through an interview with a Kanakuk staff member.

Q. It won't let me create an online profile?

A. There is a good chance that your information is already in our system. Please e-mail our Summer Staff Coordinator to merge and update your profile.

Q. By what date do I have to apply?

A. All applications and interviews must be completed by January 18th.

Q. What kind of conduct is expected from a Kanakuk staff member?

A. Jesus Christ is glorified in everything we do! Therefore, we stand firm on His Word and His example. We are living examples of an exemplary way of life. Our staff positively encourage one another in both word and deed. We consistently love one another and build each other up in all that we do. Kanakuk is truly the most encouraging place on earth!

Our staff does not condone or personally use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco of any kind. We also do not participate in pornography (any form), homosexuality, or pre-marital sex either on duty or off duty. Integrity, loyalty, and honesty are pillars that our staff stands on. We expect our staff to portray a Christ-like lifestyle both in and out of the kamp gates.

Q. How Long Can I Work?

A. Lengths of employment will vary from Kamp to Kamp, but most new staff members will typically work 4, 6, or 10 weeks depending on availability. All new staff are also required to attend Staff Training at the end of May.

Q. Can I volunteer?

A. Each summer a portion of our staff volunteer their time to help fulfill the Kanakuk Mission. Money saved through these volunteers will help provide scholarships to underprivileged Kampers as well as various other ministries around the world.

Q. What about time-off?

A. Kamp is a full-time ministry in which you will have the opportunity to love, serve, encourage, and pour your life into kids at all hours of the day. Each staff member is expected to be at kamp at all times, but will be allotted time off depending on duration of employment. Most time off occurs in 24 hour segments. Any time off request for longer than 24 hours must be approved by a Director.

Q. How Much Will I Get Paid?

A. All of our staff positions are paid positions. Salary is dependent on your year in school and the number of years experience at kamp. Room and board are also provided. However, the real payoff of working at kamp cannot be measured in dollars!

Q. How do I get to and from Kamp?

A. All staff are responsible for their own transportation to and from Kamp. Many staff carpool together from different parts of the country. If you are flying, there are Kamp shuttle services available to and from the airport.

Q. What if I'm a Lifeguard or a Boat Driver?

A. Kamp is always in need of staff who have experience in lifeguarding and/or boat driving. If you are an experienced lifeguard or boat driver, please let us know when you interview for a summer position.