Staff Guide - Kanakuk

Staff Guide

#WeArekanakuk

Welcome to the Team!

Get ready for the most exciting summer of your life! You are now part of a family of over 2,000 dedicated, kid loving, fun Christian college student athletes who love Jesus and are committed to showing others how to follow Christ. We are Kanakuk.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

K-1

Matt Houston

K-1 Exec. Director

matt@kanakuk.com

Melissa Houston

K-1 Sr. Women’s Director

melissa@kanakuk.com

Beth Ann Lampley

K-1 Women’s Director

bethann@kanakuk.com

Connor Wilkins

K-1 Men’s Director

connor@kanakuk.com

Baleigh Holt

K-1 Assistant Director

baleigh@kanakuk.com

K-West

Ward Wiebe

K-West Director

ward@kanakuk.com

Beth Wiebe

K-West Sr. Women’s Director

beth@kanakuk.com

Kevin Harrison

K-West Men’s Director

kevin@kanakuk.com

Ashley Atwood

K-West Women’s Director

ashleya@kanakuk.com

Alane LeGrand

K-West Ambassador

spook@kanakuk.com

K-2

Joe White

Chief Executive Officer

joe@kanakuk.com

Debbie-Jo White

K-2 Administrator

dj@kanakuk.com

Patrick Cone

K-2 Director

pcone@kanakuk.com

Trish Barnes

K-2 Women’s Exec. Director

trish@kanakuk.com

Joe Sewell

K-2 Men’s Director

josephs@kanakuk.com

Grant Gaines

K-2 Assistant Director

grant@kanakuk.com

Mollie Zehmer

K-2 Assistant Director

mollie@kanakuk.com

K-Kountry

Collin Sparks

K-Kountry Exec. Director

collin@kanakuk.com

Rachel Sparks

K-Kountry Sr. Women’s Director

rssparks@kanakuk.com

Jake Sizelove

K-Kountry Men’s Director

jake@kanakuk.com

Haley Burden

K-Kountry Women’s Director

staff@kanakuk.com

Cooper McCullough

K-Kountry Asst. Director

cooper@kanakuk.com

K-Seven

Chad Hampsch

K-Seven Director

chadh@kanakuk.com

Robert Bruce

K-Seven Men’s Director

robertb@kanakuk.com

Callie Nieder

K-Seven Women’s Director

calliec@kanakuk.com

Caleb Gaunce

K-Seven Asst. Director

caleb@kanakuk.com

Cat Hampsch

K-Seven Assistant Director

cnhampsch@kanakuk.com

Hannah Breth

K-Seven Assistant Director

hannahb@kanakuk.com

Keith Chancey

K-Seven Shepherd

keith@kanakuk.com

K-Kauai Family Kamp

Doug Goodwin

President of Kanakuk Ministries

Goodie@kanakuk.com

Keith West

K-Kauai Director

staff@kanakuk.com

Hope West

K-Kauai Women’s Director

hope@kanakuk.com

Michael Sloan

K-Kauai Assistant Director

michael@kanakuk.com

Lindsey Sloan

K-Kauai Assistant Director

lindsey@kanakuk.com

Casey Melvin

K-Kauai Assistant Director

casey@kanakuk.com

KampOut! Day Kamp

Jimmy Funderburk

KampOut! Director

jimmy@kanakuk.com

Kara Williams

KampOut! Director of Partnerships

Kara@kanakuk.com

Mia Wiersema

KampOut! Site Director

mia@kanakuk.com

Katherine Field

KampOut! Site Director

katherinef@kanakuk.com

Paul Lanigan

KampOut! Site Director

paul@kanakuk.com

SUPPORT STAFF

Kay Holliday

Kamp Ambassador

kay@kanakuk.com

Sharon Smith

Transportation Coordinator

transportation@kanakuk.com

Rebecca Duncan

Health Services Director

rebecca@kanakuk.com

Lashell Stearns

Summer Staff Coordinator

staff@kanakuk.com

Get Ready!

Don’t Forget ID!

By law, you are REQUIRED to provide identification and complete an I-9 Form upon arrival at Kamp this summer. Click below to see a list of approved documents to verify your employment. Most common examples are bringing a passport OR a driver’s license along with your social security card. Original identification documents must be presented.

COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ONLINE
EMPLOYMENT
FORMS

All forms MUST be complete before you get to Kamp: W-4s | Health Form | Background Authorization | Direct Deposit | etc.

Complete Forms


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Medications

All staff medications will be dispensed out of our awesome Health Center, so make sure all prescription medications are in a pharmacy labeled container.

Certifications

All requested certifications in your employment offer must be complete before arriving. Upload your certification card to Employment Forms.



Upload Certificates

Arrival Date

Don’t be Late! Confirm your arrival date with your Kamp Director. All terms begin and end at 6 PM.



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What to Bring

KAMPOUT! STAFF

Please be sure to pack these items in addition to all other items.

A Few Extras

While not essential to survive at Kamp, an egg crate mattress pad, shower caddies, and a small bed fan are always nice to have.

#KAMPLIFE

Life is pretty simple at Kanakuk and we like it that way! Most of our days are spent in shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes, and socks. Anything beyond that and you’ll be overdressed.

Gals

– No Body Piercings Except Stud Earrings
– No Wild or Shaved Hairstyles
– Tattoos Covered
– Only Modest One Piece Swimsuits
– No Low Cut Tops or Midriffs
– No Tight Clothing or Short Shorts
– No Bra Straps Showing
– Leggings Must Be Covered

Guys

– Athletic Haircuts / No Hair Below Ears
– Clean Shaven / No Facial Hair
– No “Man Buns” or Ponytails
– No Bleached, Dyed, or Shaved Hair
– Tattoos Covered
– No Earrings or Body Piercings

Staff Tips

Time Off

Life is better at Kamp, but bring some casual clothes for time off in town with other staff.

Turn Off

Our staff turn off and turn in their cell phones and computers at Kamp, so make that last post or phone call to Mom before you get here. You can have them back on time off.

We Love Laundry

There is more than one way to do laundry while you are here. You can send it with our laundry service or do it at a local laundromat in town.

Trunk It

If you pack your stuff in a trunk, just make sure it is less than 15 1/2 inches tall or that thing won’t fit under the bed. Big duffle bags or large suitcases are pretty cool too.

Modesty

Modesty is in style here at Kamp. Double check what you’re packing! Athletic attire and modest clothing is a must! Girls, tempo type shorts, T-shirts, and one piece speedo type swimsuits (nothing low cut) are ideal. Tank tops must cover bras and bellies. Leggings must be covered. Guys, no low shorts that show underwear. It is our heart to model clothing that is appropriate and honors each other.

Costumes

Don’t be that person without a fun party costume this summer. Grab those fun sunglasses, crazy outfit, and that wild mask. It’ll be awesome! See your Kamp’s parties at KanakukParties.com.

Caving

Caving
If you are working at K-2 this summer, bring an old pair of jeans and long sleeve shirt for caving. You won’t want them after you are done.

Music

Caving
We love music but we only play explicitly Christian music at Kamp. All smart phones, iPads, and computers are turned in to the office at the beginning of your employment term.

It’s Party Time!

Parties

Parties

Parties

BRING YOUR COSTUMES!!

Get ready for some of the craziest parties this summer at Kanakuk. We love to go big and go loud, so dig those funky costumes out of your closet and bring them with you to Kamp as you dress to impress. Staff are expected to be in party costumes, so make it awesome!

Summer Staff

Bible Study

1 John

This summer, we will be studying the book of 1 John inductively as a staff. Start reading through 1 John and begin preparing your head and heart before we dig into God’s Word this summer.

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Get Connected!

Follow us on IG for all things summer staff at @kanakuk_staff.

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Road To Kamp

Press Play!

A collection of tunes perfect for your trek to Kanakuk this summer. They’re pretty great any other time too!


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Have a family member that could join our Health Center Team this summer?

Each summer, our health centers are fully staffed with on-site physicians, registered nurses, and support staff to care for Kampers of all ages as they experience their Best. Summer. Ever! 

Kanakuk Health Services employees work a minimum of a 1-Week term and can work multiple-week terms during the Summer. Our Team receives onsite meals and lodging and enjoys perks like access to the Kanakuk pools, water activities, and amenities, along with employee discounts in the Kanakuk Store and on a Kamper registration.

Getting to Kamp

DRIVING

Carpooling or looking for a ride? Check with your campus rep and/or post where you are coming from on your Kamp specific Facebook page. If you are driving your own car to Kamp, staff parking is available.

FLYING

If you are flying to Kanakuk and need shuttle service to or from the airport, please see the Staff Transportation Details before booking your flight.

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK K-1

1355 Lake Shore Drive
Branson, MO 65616
417.266.3510

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK K-2

20 K-2 Dr
Lampe, MO 65681
417.266.3520

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK
K-WEST

793 K West Dr
Lampe, MO 65681
417.266.3530

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK
K-KOUNTRY

967 Lake Shore Dr
Branson, MO 65616
417.266.3540

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK
K-SEVEN

118 K7 Dr
Lampe, MO 65681
417.266.3570

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK
K-KAUAI

833 Lake Shore Dr
Branson, MO 65616
417.266.3705

Make sure you know where you’re going! While our seven Kamp experiences are located in Branson and Lampe, MO, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to get there before you make the trip!

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KANAKUK
KAMPOUT!

1353 Lake Shore Drive
Branson, MO 65616
417.266.3000

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Questions

We can’t wait to welcome you to Kanakuk for Summer 2024, the BEST SUMMER EVER!

Got Questions? E-mail LaShell Stearns, Summer Staff Coordinator.