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K-Kauai - Kanakuk Family Kamp


Kanakuk's K-Kauai Family Kamp

The island adventure that lasts forever! K-Kauai, Kanakuk's Christian family camp makes it possible for the whole family to experience the blessing of Kanakuk together. This resort quality summer camp, located in Branson, Missouri serves the whole family from newborns to grandparents. During a week at K-Kauai, your family will be ministered to and refreshed through activities, games, family event nights, parents' nights, and more!


Please Note: Any groups larger than six (except in cases where all guests are immediate family) will be required to secure a second cabana. For cost of additional cabanas, please email reg@kanakuk.com or call our Registration Specialist Cara at 417-266-3210. Kanakuk reserves the right to alter any accommodation type pending availability or other unanticipated events. 


In this short video you can see where Kanakuk campers will stay, play and learn while at Kamp. Looking for more? Check out daily photos from previous summers here. You are also invited to visit us the next time you are in the Branson, Missouri area! For more information contact us.

Frequently asked questions, or contact us.


Is a trunk a requirement? Where do I buy one?

Trunks are not a requirement, but they make transporting and keeping luggage clean, organized, and convenient. Duffle bags and suit cases are welcome. Luggage may not be more than 15.5" tall. A good source for trunks is www.trunkoutletkanakuk.com.

K-Kauai Family Kamp

Would a single parent feel comfortable attending Family Kamp?

Absolutely! We have many single parents who bring their children and have a fantastic time! Some of our speakers may emphasize the marriage relationship in their teaching, but since we also cover topics like conflict resolution, raising children in today's world, etc - there is always something for everyone.

What are the room accomodations at Family Kamp like?

Each of our cabanas is very similar to a large motel room- with sleeping for six. There is a queen sized bed, a couch that comes out to a double, a set of bunk beds, and two private bathrooms. 

What time does K-Kauai open on Opening Day?

K-Kauai opens at 4:00 PM on Opening Day!

When is check out time on the last day of the term?

Check out is after breakfast on the last day of the term. Most families are gone by 10:00 am.

What should we pack for our time at K-Kauai?

You should bring casual clothing, costumes for theme nights, toiletries, beach towels, traveling iron and hair dryer if desired, sunscreen and insect repellant, laundry detergent and an ample supply of quarters (if you desire to do laundry during your stay).

Is there a doctor on site?

We share a doctor with K-Kountry, a neighboring kamp. However, we have nursing staff available at K-Kauai and are a five minute drive away from a quality hospital.

Is there a microwave, coffee pot, and refrigerator in the cabana?

There is a small refrigerator in each cabana for snacks. A microwave is available in the dining hall. There are no coffee pots in the cabanas. 

Is there a curfew?

There is no curfew for guests. However, our staff will be in bed by 11:30 PM  so they can be ready to serve again the next morning. 

Are there any restrictions we should know about?

Please no alcohol or tobacco on the Kanakuk island. Also, there are no pets allowed. 

Is there Wi-Fi available on the Island?

While it is not available in the cabanas, Wi-Fi is available in the Bean, Chapel and Game Room. 


When is my final payment due for Overnight Kamp?

Final payments are due on March 1st. For enrollments after March 1st, full payment is due at the time of registration. You can check your balance, set-up monthly payments or make a payment by visiting mykanakuk.com

When is my final payment due for Family Kamp?

Final payments are due on February 1st. For enrollments after February 1st, full payment is due at the time of registration. You can check your balance, set-up monthly payments or make a payment by visiting mykanakuk.com

What is the deadline to cancel and still have my deposit refunded?

Cancellations after March 1st will forfeit the $200 deposit. For details regarding tuition refund policies, please reference your signed Terms and Conditions under your Kampers registration details.

Can I make monthly payments?

YES! You can set-up monthly payments in mykanakuk.com or contact Crystal in our Accounting department at 417.266.3233.

Can I pay with a Credit Card?

Yes! We can accept checks, electronic checks, or you may pay using your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

How do I make changes to my registration?

Email reg@kanakuk.com with your Kamper's name, Kamp and term they are registered for, and your requested change. 

While my child is at Kamp

Is sporting equipment provided, or do we send our child's personal equipment?

All sporting equipment will be provided for your Kamper. There is no need to send sports equipment. Personal gear can be used, but there is limited storage space and Kanakuk Ministries cannot be held liable for loss or damage to personal sports equipment.

Parent Testimonials
Another amazing week at K-Kauai. My girls say that Family Kamp makes them think about how amazing heaven will be. Our cup has been filled to the point of overflowing, and we are ready to go pour out Christ’s love.
We really enjoyed the variety of activities included at Kamp: boats, tubes, archery, ropes course, etc. Our kids wanted to sign up for next year from the moment they arrived. The welcome we received was amazing. We are thankful for what this place has done for our family's relationship with Christ. Can’t wait to come back next year!
The counselors have exceeded my expectations far and above all we imagined for our four kids. Their love and attention, affirmation and encouragement have poured out and filled to overflowing all six of us. Praise God!

2021 1-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
K-2 WorldView Term 9 - 1 Week July 24 to July 30 $1,350

2021 2-week

Kamp Dates Ages For Price
K-2 Term 1 - 2 Week May 29 to June 11 14-18 $2,500
K-2 Term 2 - 2 Week June 12 to June 25 14-18 $2,500
K-2 Term 3 - 2 Week June 26 to July 9 14-18 $2,500
K-2 Term 4 - 2 Week July 10 to July 23 14-18 $2,500
K-2 Term 5 - 2 Week July 24 to August 6 14-18 $2,500
1-Week summer camp pricing for K-Kauai
K-Kauai pricing is dependent on how many people are in your family and their age. Pricing per week (2020 Pricing) is as follows: Adults are $1,050. Children ages seven to eighteen are $875. Children three to six are $550. Children under three are $175. Premium Cabana rentals are $1,000. To Enroll For 2020 see '2020 Speakers' tab on left side of this page.

2020 Kamp Out

Location City Kamp Dates Ages Price
First Presbyterian Church: Amarillo Amarillo,TX 6/29 to 7/3 5-12 $275
Grace Covenant Church Austin ,TX 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Regents School of Austin Austin,TX 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $295
LifeAustin Austin,TX 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
City Church of Bartlesville Bartlesville,OK 6/1 to 6/5 5-12 $275
Bennington Bible Church Bennington,KS 6/29 to 7/3 5-12 $150
Grace Point Church Bentonville,AR 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Mountain Brook Community Church Birmingham ,AL 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Vale Church Bloomington,IL 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $275
Woodland Hills Family Church Branson,MO 6/29 to 7/2 5-12 $220
Woodland Hills Family Church Branson,MO 6/29 to 7/2 5-12 $220
Lynwood Baptist Cape Girardeau,MO 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $215
Chickasha Community Chickasha,OK 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $175
Christ United Methodist Church College Station,TX 6/1 to 6/5 5-12 $275
Compass Christian Church Colleyville,TX 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Second Baptist Conway Conway,AR 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Conway Christian School Conway,AR 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
First Baptist Academy Dallas ,TX 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $275
North Pointe Baptist Church Edmond,OK 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Crossings Church Edmond Edmond,OK 6/29 to 7/2 5-12 $220
First Presbyterian Church Edmond,OK 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $275
Mount Sequoyah: Central United Methodist Fayetteville,AR 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $300
Mount Sequoyah: The Grove Church Fayetteville,AR 6/15 to 6/19 5-12 $300
First Baptist Church Grapevine Grapevine,TX 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church Houston,TX 8/3 to 8/7 5-12 $275
Hutch First Naz Hutchinson,KS 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $250
Kirk Crossing Jenks,OK 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Central Baptist Church Jonesboro,AR 8/3 to 8/7 5-12 $275
KC First Church of the Nazarene Kansas City,MO 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $275
Leawood Presbyterian Leawood,KS 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $275
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church Little Rock,AR 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
First Free Church Manchester,MO 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Life Marble Falls Marble Falls,TX 6/29 to 7/3 5-12 $275
Stonegate Church Midlothian,TX 8/3 to 8/7 5-12 $285
Calvary Baptist Church Murfreesboro,TN 6/1 to 6/5 5-12 $275
First Baptist Church O'Fallon O'Fallon,IL 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Heritage Baptist Church Oklahoma City,OK 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $275
Summit Church Oklahoma City,OK 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $250
Church of the Servant Oklahoma City,OK 8/3 to 8/7 5-12 $275
Heartland Community Church Olathe,KS 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
Lutheran Church of the Master Omaha,NE 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $275
Memorial Baptist Overland Pk,OK 6/1 to 6/5 5-12 $270
Compass Christian Church Roanoke Roanoke,TX 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
KampOut - First Covenant Church Salina,KS 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
First Covenant Church Salina,KS 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $150
The Village Church Southlake Campus Southlake,TX 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Cross Church: Springdale Springdale,AR 6/29 to 7/3 5-12 $275
Hope Church Springfield,IL 6/8 to 6/12 5-12 $275
South Haven Baptist Church Springfield,MO 7/27 to 7/31 5-12 $275
Crosspoint Church St. Louis,MO 6/29 to 7/3 5-12 $275
Redeemer Church Tulsa,OK 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Harvard Avenue Christian Church Tulsa,OK 6/15 to 6/19 5-12 $275
Metro Christian Academy Tulsa,OK 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
Trinity Academy Wichita,KS 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $275
Cypress Creek Church Wimberley,TX 7/6 to 7/10 5-12 $275

To and From Kanakuk

Arriving at the "Island"

You can't miss Kanakuk's K-Kauai! The island theme is visible from the moment you approach this Branson oasis. We'll make it clear when you arrive that we want you to feel like this is YOUR vacation! Our staff's desire is to serve and attend to your family in any way they can. Starting at 4:00 PM your family will be quickly checked-in, and your car will be parked for you. 

Departing the "Island"

It's always hard to see our families leave at the end of their term at K-Kauai. So many friendships are formed, families are re-connected, and parents are re-freshed. It's such a wonderful experience that the majority of our families re-enroll for the next summer before they leave! 


Check out is after breakfast on the last day of each term. 

Kamp Location

K-Kauai - Kanakuk Family Kamp is located in Branson, Missouri at: 833 Lake Shore Drive, Branson, MO 65616

2020 Speakers

Term 1 May 30 - June 5

Speaker: Danny Duran


Danny Duran is the Pastor at Life Church Overland Park, KS, under the leadership of Pastor Craig Groeschel. He has been married to his wife Emily, for 12 years, and they have three amazing children: Lille (10), Beckham (7), and Kingston (5).  Emily is a part of a thriving realty team in the Kansas City area, and is passionate about helping people find their homes! After his service in the Marine Corp for 8 years, Danny and his family joined the Life.Church staff team in 2012! The Duran family motto is simple, yet profound: “Be love.” They’re passionate about developing leaders and deeply committed to their calling to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.




Term 2 June 6 - June 12

Speaker: Chip Henderson


Chip Henderson has served as the senior pastor and primary teacher at Pinelake Church since 1999. He is well known for his commitment to Biblical, life–application teaching, as well as having a passion for hunting and Mississippi State sports. Chip’s greatest passion is to see Christ bring about powerful life change in people — stirring a spiritual movement that will change the world. Chip’s engaging, transparent communication of the Word has helped to ignite dynamic spiritual growth in the people of Pinelake and beyond. Chip humbly admits “I’m just one beggar telling another beggar where I found bread,” — a mindset that has been embraced by the Pinelake Church family leading to exponential growth over the last 10 years. Since Chip’s arrival, the church has grown from 700 to more than 9000 attendees each week and has expanded to five campuses with extensive ministries that are impacting Mississippi and the world. Chip holds a PhD in New Testament studies and is the co-creator of the L3 Journal. Chip and his wife, Christy, have three children: Rachel, McKenzie and Regan.



Term 3 June 13 - June 19

Speaker: Shawn Stoever


Shawn is a listener, encourager, and helper. His studies ended in a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology specialized in marriage and family therapy. Professionally, Shawn has pioneered work in marriage crisis intervention, marriage enrichment adventures, and family business consulting. He has served and led in some amazing families, organizations, and churches…from the Cathy Family of Chick-fil-A to the Gary Smalley Relationship Center to his current home church in Wimberley, TX.

Shawn is passionate about his relationship with God and eager to share how you can experience fulfillment and joy in life. He is the co-author of the books, “The Wholehearted Marriage” and “5 Days to a New Marriage”. Whether he's leading retreats, writing, or appearing on television and radio broadcasts, Shawn's authentic humor, enthusiasm, and wisdom help him connect with his audience. Despite extensive schooling, Shawn really did not know anything about relationships until he met his wife Christina. They have five wonderful children, Taylor, Cade, Avery (with the Lord), Cody, and Colt.



Term 4 June 20 - June 26

Speaker: Ted Cunningham 


Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church. He enjoys being married to his wife of over 20 years, Amy. They live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson. He is the author of The Power of Home, Fun Loving You, Trophy Child,  and  Young and In Love  and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley including  The Language of Sex  and  From Anger to Intimacy . He is a regular guest on Focus on the Family, Life Today, and Moody Radio. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.



Term 5 June 27 - July 3 

Speaker: Renaut VanDerReit 


Renaut has been in full time ministry for the past 20 years.  He is a husband, father, visionary leader, and pastor.  Renaut's most important role is as husband to his wife, Brooke, and as father to his 8 children, ranging in age from 10 - 19.  In 2012 four of his children were adopted from Ethiopia.  Renaut is founding pastor of Mosaic Church in Oakland, Florida, a suburb of Orlando.  Mosaic was planted in 2002 and is one of the fastest growing churches in Orlando with more than 2500 attending gatherings at two campuses each week, including a Latino gathering.  In addition to leading Mosaic, Renaut and Brooke are the founders and owners of multiple business ventures including Axum Coffee, a specialty coffee shop chain, Axum Roastery, House Blend Cafe and The Axum Market Cafe, a healthy living experience.  All of their business ventures give 100% of net profits away towards social justice issues around the globe.  Renaut inspires and challenges people to live lives informed by the Gospel of Jesus in every arena.  He is passionate about marriage and family life, communicating the privilege and responsibility we have to nurture those key relationships.   He is well known for his unique communications style which puts people at ease, while engaging them in sound biblical teaching.



Term 6 July 4 - July 10 

Ben Stuart

Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passi on City Church, Washington D.C , and author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married Prior to joining Passion City Church,  Ben  served  for eleven  years as the  executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study  attended  by thousands of college students  on the campus of Texa s A&M. Ben earned a master’s  degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Ben and his wife,  Donna, live to in spire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime





Term 7 July 11 - July 17 

Speaker: Clay Scroggins 


I’m Clay Scroggins. In my day job, I serve as the Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church, one of the six Atlanta-area campuses of North Point Ministries led by Andy Stanley. I met my wife, Jenny, at Dallas Theological Seminary and together, we have spent the majority of our adult life working with families in a church context. While Jenny was at Texas A&M, she volunteered with high school students at Grace Bible Church and served at a summer camp for kids and students every summer. I went to Georgia Tech and studied engineering, but my favorite part of college was serving in student ministry at North Point. We love summer camp and believe deeply in what God can do through camp! We live in Forsyth County, Georgia, with our five kids.


Term 8 July 18 - July 24

Speaker: Rene Schlaepfer 


Rene Schlaepfer is senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California and the author of six books. Born in San Jose, California to Swiss immigrant parents, Rene grew up with dual citizenship and briefly lived in Switzerland before settling on the West Coast. There he worked for many years in broadcasting, primarily as an air personality on contemporary music radio stations.  While in broadcasting, Rene earned a BA in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State and an MA Theology from Western Seminary. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Diego, South Lake Tahoe, and Santa Cruz. Rene and his wife Laurie have three children they adore and are anxious to welcome their first grandchild this summer. Beside their love of church ministry, Rene and Laurie also advocate together for their favorite causes: local food banks and an orphanage in India.


Term 9 July 25 - July 31

Speaker: Jonathan Pokluda 


Jonathan “JP” Pokluda is the Dallas Campus Pastor of Watermark Community Church and leader of The Porch, an influential Young Adult gathering of more than 3,500 in Dallas, TX.  At The Porch thousands of young adults come hear the gospel, get equipped and are unleashed for Kingdom purposes.  JP came to understand the grace of the Gospel in his early twenties after being involved in different denominational churches his entire life.  This ignited a desire in him to reach the twenties and thirties for Christ.  JP's passion is to share the Gospel with anyone who will listen and equip others to do the same. He also feels called to challenge Christians to multiply their faith by discipling others.  JP loves his wife of 13 years, Monica and together they disciple their children, Presley, Finley and Weston.


Term 10 August 1 - August 7 

Speaker: Josh Patterson 


Josh Patterson serves as a Lead Pastor  at The Village Church located in Flower Mound, TX. The church has witnessed a tremendous growth since December 2002; growing from 160 to averaging over 11,000 adults across five campuses during weekend worship services. He serves on the elder board and has oversight of all ministries across the church’s five campuses in Flower Mound, Southlake, Fort Worth, Plano and Dallas. Josh received his undergrad from Texas A&M, his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Doctorate in Executive Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is also a co-author of the book “Creature of the Word” along with Matt Chandler and Eric Geiger. His greatest joy outside of Jesus is his family. Josh and his wife, Natalie, are the proud parents of Lily, Luke, Liv, and Lucy.





KAUAI EXCURSIONS:  (these require reservations)

·The Rainbow Descent Canoe Trip:  An all-afternoon family canoe trip, beginning after lunch with a short drive (transportation provided) to the headwaters of beautiful Lake Taneycomo for this 2-mile trek on open water.  If desired, a fishing license can be purchased at Bass Pro directly across the lake in Branson.  Available one afternoon each week.

·Martin’s Point Tropical Holiday:    Features skiing, tubing, knee and wake-boarding on Table Rock Lake.  You will need your own transportation.  Available three afternoons each week.

·Sunrise Float:  Be sure to arrive at the Reef by 6:30 a.m. to meet your guide.  Back for breakfast!  Available one morning each week.

·Bluff Jumping:  If you like heights, you will love the pontoon trip to Lake Table Rock’s famous bluffs where you can jump to your heart’s content.  You will need your own transportation.  Available three afternoons each week.

·Cast-Away Fishing Trip:  Requires a Missouri fishing and trout tag license.  Available two mornings each week.

·Pontoon Jaunt:  Join with family and friends for the afternoon of cruising, sunning, fishing and swimming.  12 people or 1,500 lb. per boat.  Kamp provides the driver.  Available Monday – Friday.

·“I’m Third”: a mini-mission trip to Kids Across America for families who want to serve – rake, shovel, paint, wash dishes and share some love.  This takes most of one day and requires your own transportation.  Available on Mondays.

“ISLAND” ACTIVITIES: (these require reservations)

·“Diamond Head” High Elements Course:  On-site ropes course and zipline.   Available to families during many of our afternoons (occasionally parents only).  Open without reservations on Fridays.  This includes:

The Screamer Swing – literally swing through the trees!

Hi-O Falls – A four-story free fall – not a bungee!

Climbing Wall – 30’ feet high – no age or weight limit

Zipline – the usual way down Diamond Head – 250 lb. weight limit.  Must be at least 6 years old.

·Paintball:  Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and closed-toe shoes.  For ages 10 and older.  Available one afternoon a week.

·Branson Kamp Tour:  Directors of K-1 and K-Kountry offer guided tours of their kids’ Kamps and answer any questions you may have.

Also available for everyone during select times in the afternoon and evening and do not require reservations:

            “Sunset Cove” Waterpark

            “Kumu Hale” Treehouse

            “Hana Bay” Pool and Jacuzzi

            “Kaanapali Greens” Mini-Golf Course

            “Kauai 500” Kids’ Race Track

            “Bamboo Bean” Snack Shop

            Game Room

            Shady Hammocks

            Fidget Ladder

·Escape Rooms: Brand New in 2017. Work together as a family to uncover and discover clues that lead you either closer, or further, away from solving the mystery of K-Kauai’s newest indoor treasure hunt.

ADDITIONAL BRANSON ATTRACTIONS: (These require your own transportation)

·Silver Dollar City:  An amusement park right out of the Old West.  Extremely discounted tickets of $23.00 each can be purchased in our office. 

·White Water:  Branson’s outdoor waterpark.  Discounted tickets can be purchased in our office for $21.84 each. 

·Showboat Branson Belle:  For dining and a show while enjoying beautiful Table Rock Lake.  Tickets can be purchased online.

·Hiking:  Dogwood Canyon offers a self-guided, paved trail that follows the canyon floor.  Adults: $8.95, kids 3-11: $4.95.  Stroller rental: $6.00.

·Fly-Fishing:  A catch and release program at Dogwood Canyon.  No license or stamp required.  Adults: $25.00, Kids 3-11: $15.00.  Rental equipment available.

·Branson Canopy Tours: Suspension bridges, numerous ziplines and beautiful heights.  Check it out on www.BransonZipline.com.   Code: Kanakuk

·Sporting Clays: 100-target course, using open choke shotgun.  Includes trap, skeet, wobble trip, sporting clays and five stand.  Check for prices it out at www.ozarkshooters.com/prices10.htm.

·Three Par Golf Course:  Nine holes.  You can rent there or bring your own clubs.  $15.00 for nine holes and $18 for eighteen holes.

·Horseback Riding:  Dogwood Canyon will offer a scenic, leisurely ride for $30 per person, ages 10 and up.

·Biking:  Comfortable family ride through the breathtaking Dogwood Canyon.  Bring your own bikes or rent there.


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