K-1 | Christian Summer Camps, Christian Youth Camp, Overnight Summer Camps


Kampers can’t get enough of K-1 – that’s why we offer 4-week terms as well as 2-week terms! At K-1 we carefully blend over-the-top excitement and bottomless compassion to ensure that your Kamper has the perfect summer camp experience - whether it’s their first time or their 5th!

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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 my child ready for overnight Kamp?


Great question! Every child is growing towards independence and you know best where they are on that journey! If this is your child's first experience away from home, summer camp can be a very safe and positive time of growth. We've found that kids do great when they are excited about the activities available at Kanakuk and parents have regular conversations with them about packing, planning for parties, and working on independent tasks they'll do at Kamp.


How do we send medications for our Kampers?

Place medications in a plastic bag along with instructions on an index card. All medications must be in the original container.

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.

What are the party themes for this year?

Party themes are released for the summer by March 1. Visit http://kanakukparties.com for more information or view costume ideas on our Pinterest page: http://pintrest.com/kanakukkamps.  Kampers can be decked out in a costume, bring one or two accessories or just show up for a great time!

What do I need to pack for my child?

Each Kamp has a specific packing list you can use as a guide for your Kamper. You can view each Kamp's individual packing list here.




Opening/Closing Ceremonies

What is the schedule for closing ceremonies?

2019 closing ceremonies schedules for all Kamps can be found here

Can we purchase items from the Kamp store during closing ceremonies?

Absolutely! The Kamp store is open during Kamp's closing ceremonies. 

Can I walk my child to their cabin and help make their bed?

We welcome parents to share in their child's arrival during the drop off times during opening day of each term. We would love for you to help your camper get settled in, make their bed and meet their counselors. We request that the time be minimal so the counselors and other Kampers can begin getting acquainted.


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.

Do you have scholarships available?

Yes! Because of the generosity of donors, there are scholarships available. You can contact the Registration Office for an application to see if you qualify for any scholarships.

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

If my oldest child is in one tribe, will that affect what tribe my younger child will be in?

The tribe that your older child is in will only dictate what tribe your younger child will be in if they are the same gender. Girl and boy tribes are not linked together in any way. 

What are tribes?

Tribes are groups that our Kampers are put in during their time at Kanakuk. They are used for devotionals and competition. Once assigned a tribe, your Kamper will remain in that tribe every year they are a Kamper. There are four total tribes, two for girls and two for boys. The girl tribes are Kiowa and Kickapoo. The boy tribes are Cherokee and Choctaw. 

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.

How do you handle bed wetting issues?

Like you, our intent is to protect your Kampers heart and privacy. If bed wetting occurs, bunks are stripped, cleaned, and changed prior to cabin mates returning to the cabin/teepee.

Do boys and girls interact with each other?

There are a few limited co-ed events. These include things like K-Life praise and worship and parties. However, they do not participate in sports together.

What is ok to send to my Kamper in a care package?

Our Kampers love getting fun care packages from home! Things that are OK are items such as card games, coloring books, bracelets, stationary and envelopes. Things that are NOT ok are water ballons, candy, gum, food, drinks and anything perishable.  

How many Kampers are in a cabin?

We assign 10-12 Kampers to each cabin by birthdate, and 2-3 counselors are in each cabin.

Do we need to send twin sheets sets with our Kampers?

Yes, please send a twin sheet set with your Kamper.

Parent and Kamper Testimonials
K-1 was awesome! There was more to do than I could ever imagine. And my counselors were awesome too! I can't wait to come back next summer!
K-1 has helped me grow closer to Christ in an amazing and fun enviroment!
I love K-1 because the spiritual direction they provide my children is everlasting. The staff's commitment to adolescents and their families and dedication to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are extremely refreshing!
The friendships I've created at K-1 will last a lifetime. It's such amazing accountability when your relationships are centered around Christ and growing towards Him.

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
2-Week and 4-Week summer camp pricing for K-1

2021 K-1 2 Week ($2,500)

Kamp Dates Ages Price
K-1 Term 1 - 2 Week May 29 to June 11 6 - 11 $2,500
K-1 Term 2 - 2 Week June 12 to June 25 6 - 11 $2,500
K-1 Term 3 - 2 Week June 26 to July 9 6 - 11 $2,500
K-1 Term 4 - 2 Week July 10 to July 23 6 - 11 $2,500
K-1 Term 5 - 2 Week July 24 to August 6 6 - 11 $2,500

2021 K-1 4 Week ($4,700)

Kamp Dates Ages Price
K-1 Term 1 - 4 Week June 12 to July 9 6 - 12 $4,700
K-1 Term 2 - 4 Week July 10 to August 6 6 - 12 $4,700

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
LifeAustin Austin,TX 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Regents School of Austin Austin,TX 7/13 to 7/17 5-12 $295
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
Conway Christian School Conway,AR 6/22 to 6/26 5-12 $275
Second Baptist Conway Conway,AR 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
First Baptist Academy Dallas ,TX 7/6 to 7/10 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
North Pointe Baptist Church Edmond,OK 7/20 to 7/24 5-12 $275
Mount Sequoyah: The Grove Church Fayetteville,AR 6/15 to 6/19 5-12 $300
Mount Sequoyah: Central United Methodist Fayetteville,AR 7/13 to 7/17 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
Church of the Servant Oklahoma City,OK 8/3 to 8/7 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
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
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
Redeemer Church Tulsa,OK 7/20 to 7/24 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 Kanakuk's K-1!
Opening Ceremonies at K-1

When you arrive at K-1 on Opening Day, you'll be greeted by cheers and smiles everywhere you look! As part of our Kanakuk family, we want you to feel welcomed and honored  from the moment you step foot through the big blue gates. Here are a few things to expect when you arrive:

  • A friendly smile and greeting.
  • We'll immediately check your Kamper into K-1 electronically and snap a photo of him/her.
  • Mom's and Dads - as soon as your Kamper is checked in, we'll send you an email confirmation - including their snapshot. 
  • Each Kamper is individually welcomed to K-1 and introduced to their cabin and counselors.

Parents are welcome to visit their childs cabin to visit with his/her counselors and help them get settled in. This is a great opportunity to meet and encourage the Godly men and women who will be serving and mentoring your child.

Our Opening Day ceremonies are intentionally designed to be high-energy and exciting. We know that some Kampers - especially our youngest Kampers - can sometimes be tentative about a first time summer camp experience. You should know that we design this day to help keep your child engaged and active (to help combat any hesitations), and that our staff are sensitive to your Kamper and any first day jitters they might be experiencing. 


Closing Ceremonies at K-1

Cabin Awards

Closing Ceremonies is a “Don’t Want To Miss” Family event!

We invite you to be here for the exciting end to your Kampers term and meet your Kampers counselors and Leadership team. 


A few tips from our parents:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your camera
  • Stay hydrated

We'll have an exciting time of reuniting and fellowship, and your Kamper will be ready to return home encouraged in their faith, and strengthened in their confidence!



Kamp Location

K-1 is located in Branson, Missouri at: 1355 Lakeshore Drive Branson, Missouri 65616

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