Each summer, a few of our children are scholarshipped by generous donors so they can attend Kanakuk Kamps near Branson. This summer, boys from The Zimmer, Wright and Atherton Homes were blessed to attend their first K-Kamp.
Kanakuk’s mission is to show kids the joy of a relationship with Christ through excellence in sports training, camping adventures, and Christian mentoring. For three boys from Coyote Hill, Kanakuk was that and so much more.
10-year-old Gavin* thoroughly enjoyed it. “My favorite thing was the big soccer tournament; I was in the championships! It was my first time ever playing soccer and it was really fun. We didn’t win, but it was great. I also liked the trapeze at the pool, and the zip line. I also did a wrestling clinic, and got an award for it!
“I made a new friend, Eli, who was one of the guys I hung out with. I liked him because he liked soccer, too. He was a good friend to me because he was kind and fun to hang out with.”
Home Parent Dad in The Atherton Home, Brian Wallace states that it’s been good to see the young lad who attended from his home reading his Bible more consistently since returning from camp.
13-year-old Brad* talked a lot about all the fun activities at Kanakuk. Things like basketball, evening dance parties, soccer, ultimate frisbee, the swimming pool with a super-fast slide and great diving boards, field hockey, dodge ball, and a treetop ropes course were all things he liked.
His favorite part of camp, however, was not the activities. “My favorite part of camp was definitely my teepee mates and leaders. They were a great group. The other boys became like brothers. They were really helpful. You could talk to them when you needed to and trust them.
“It was my first time going, and I really liked it. I got an award from my teepee leaders for my fun-loving spirit that I brought to the group. I did enjoy joking around with the guys in my cabin!”
Header photo credit: Kanakuk
*names changed for sake of confidentiality