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Kanakuk Ministries

Developing Next Generation Christian Leaders

aka Kanakuk Kamps, Kanakuk KampOut, Link Year, Link Academy, and AfterDark   |   Branson, MO   |  https://kanakuk.com/

Mission

Equipping Next Generation Christian Leaders is more than our mission, it is our heartbeat. Since 1926, Kanakuk has welcomed over 500,000 Kampers and 50,000 summer staff from across the country and around the world, equipping them with leadership skills and Biblical truths to impact their schools and communities as examples of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2015

Chairman

Joe White

President

Doug Goodwin

Main address

1353 Lakeshore Dr

Branson, MO 65616 USA

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EIN

43-1815310

NTEE code info

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Our programs

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Kanakuk Kamps

Kanakuk Kamps serves over 10,000 kids each summer through its overnight camping experience near Branson, MO. We offer a variety of experiences with 1, 2 and 4 week terms. Our camps operate by term length and age, serving kids 7-18 years old. Since 1926, Kanakuk Kamps has served over 450,000 overnight kid campers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Christians

KampOut! brings the nonstop fun and adventure of the Kanakuk experience to churches and communities across America. Each year, we partner with over 50 organizations to host KampOut!, bringing this memorable, life-changing day camp experience that Kanakuk is known for to over thousands of kids in their communities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children
Protestants

Link Year is an 8-month discipleship program for high school graduates. During this gap year, students will spend time in study, service and fellowship with other believers. They will also have the opportunity to spend 1 month abroad on mission with a partnership organization.

Link Academy is a new Christian high school serving elite athletes. Starting in Fall 2021, Link Academy is currently home to a top men's basketball program. In the future, we aim to expand into other sports and genders.

Population(s) Served
Protestants
Secular groups
Protestants
Secular groups
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups

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Financials

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Kanakuk Ministries

Board of directors
as of 11/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe White

Ron Baldwin

Debbie Jo White

Kanakuk Ministries

Joe White

Kanakuk Ministries

Doug Goodwin

Kanakuk Ministries

Cooper White

Pattye Moore

Steve Utley

Stephen Barnes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability