Since 1926, Kanakuk has been the Christian summer camp for over 450,000 youth. As a world leader among Christian summer camps, Joe White and his committed Kanakuk staff provide children with fun, safe and professional outdoor youth camping experiences that grow them spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

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Countless families have sent their children to Kanakuk to allow them the opportunity to grow in faith, confidence, and Christian character. Over the decades, we've seen entire families transformed.


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Kanakuk Ministries not only operates Christian sports camps, but also serves children, college students, and parents through global outreach ministries, providing evangelism, spiritual training, food, health, education, and more.


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At Kanakuk, we live I'm Third. The I'm Third message is a foundation of our teaching at Kanakuk, reinforcing the importance of putting God First, Others Second, and I'm Third.

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Equipping Next Generation Leaders.It's more than our mission, it's our heartbeat. Click below to see our mission in action.


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How You Can Help

Your generosity enables us to "Evangelize and equip the next generation to reach the world for Christ!" A donation to the General Fund allows Kanakuk the flexibility to meet emerging needs and challenges for the ministry. These unrestricted gifts are used in the current operating year, providing discretionary funds to be allocated where they are most needed.


Your non-cash gift of stock, securities, equipment, or vehicles can be accepted to support ministry priorities. Contact us to arrange for a non-cash donation.

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Your cash gift provides immediate funding to key ministry priorities including scholarships, facility improvements, and missions. You can give online here or send your gift via mail to:

Kanakuk Ministries
Attn: Crystal Mitchell
1353 Lake Shore Drive
Branson, MO 65616


Your legacy gift, including estate bequests, life insurance, annuities, and more is a significant and enduring way to show your support for the work and mission of Kanakuk. Contact us to arrange for a legacy donation.

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