Updated Health Procedures for 2021

Whether you are driving, flying, or riding a Kanakuk Charter Bus to Kamp we want to help make your arrival as safe, fun, and carefree as possible. Our full-time transportation staff members are available to help you sign up for transportation and make sure you arrive on time! Find out what you need to know – whether you’re arriving by bus, car, or plane.

Please Note: Because Kamper health and safety is our Number 1 priority at Kamp, we are enhancing our already-strict health and safety guidelines for 2021. Please review the transportation options below.

Famous Kanakuk Charter Bus

Our one-way chaperoned chartered bus ride is the most fun and safest way to begin your Kanakuk experience. We have enhanced our already-strict health standards for this Kanakuk family favorite!

Flying to Kanakuk

For Kampers that fly commercially to Kanakuk, shuttle services are available to all our Kamps from local airports.

Driving to Kanakuk

Hit the road and head to Missouri where the beautiful Ozark Mountains await! Please Note: This year, we are changing our pick up and drop off procedures.

Transportation Staff

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith is the Director of Transportation. She began working for Kanakuk in 1978 and full-time in 1988. She graduated from Missouri State University. Sharon and her team work hard to make “Getting to Kanakuk” as safe, fun and carefree as possible.
Carrie Youngblood

Carrie Youngblood started working for Kanakuk Ministries the summer of 1988.  She served in many different capacities the 26 summers she worked at Kanakuk, 12 of which as a bus chaperone and in 2008 she began working full-time in the Transportation Department.  She attended Missouri State University in Springfield, is married and has two children.
Ryley Thixton

Ryley Thixton is a student at College of the Ozarks majoring in Dietetics and Nutrition and is a member of their volleyball team. She attended Kanakuk as a kamper and joined our transportation team last summer. She was an incredible addition and we are so thankful to have her back.