Kanakuk Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
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  1. Great way to spend the summer break

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Lampe, MO
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Lampe, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -You get to be a goofball, and make money at the same time
    -The higher ups really take time to get to know you and help you throughout the summer
    -You get really close to your fellow counselors

    Cons

    -Pay isn't great, but what summer camp really does
    -Your patience will be exhausted by the end of it

  2. Great Mission, Great People!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kanakuk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The positive impact that Kanakuk has on kids and families makes it a joy to come to work everyday. The working conditions are generally positive and their is a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    As in most non-profits demands on employees are unrealistic and emphasis is often put on doing more regardless of the impact on employees.

  3. #ilikekanakuk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kanakuk full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I like Kanakuk! Working alongside others to evangelize and equip the next generation to reach the world for Christ is an honor.
    I know summer camp provides adventure, excitement, confidence building for kids all summer, and as a full time employee the adventure is year round.
    I'm provided challenging projects with high support from my boss and the leadership team.
    Each month we have all-company meetings to communicate progress on projects and upcoming initiatives. About every 2 weeks we have all-company chapel with employees leading worship.
    And Kanakuk is a FUN place to work! I never know if I'm going to see someone dressed in costume in a meeting or hear a fun new camp song playing. It's also fun to join in the fun at the all company picnic, Thanksgiving luncheon and not to be missed Christmas party!

    Cons

    For time off, vacation, personal and sick days off are all different. In the past I've worked at companies that provide all days off in one bank and I liked that better.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team uses a support and challenge matrix which establishes common language and clarity for teams within the company. The impact is felt - keep it up!

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  5. Counselor

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    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Lampe, MO
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Lampe, MO

    I have been working at Kanakuk part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Getting to challenge and mentor kids, great staff, christian atmosphere is incredible, great place to train for a sport

    Cons

    Kids who are unbehaving, some of the rules that Kanakuk gives are strict, no money

  6. Best summer camp to work at EVER!

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    Former Contractor - Summer Counselor in Branson, MO
    Former Contractor - Summer Counselor in Branson, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Directors, Awesome Counselors to work with, Kids are a lot of fun

    Cons

    I have no complaints about Kanakuk

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Incredible place to work.

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    Former Contractor - Programs Director in Branson, MO
    Former Contractor - Programs Director in Branson, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The most fun atmosphere you could imagine - doing work as a counselor is fun, self-fulfilling, and beneficial to the eternal Kingdom of God. You can build relationships with college students and staff all over the country that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    The only con I could ever think of would be that it can be really draining and it's hard to get enough time off. You're usually allowed one 24-hour day off a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the incredible and awesome work for The Lord!

  8. Kanakuk is the experience of a lifetime if you desire to pour into the lives of kids ages 7-18.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kanakuk

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -You are surrounded by Jesus loving college kids who desire to know God and have a passion for his word.
    -You get to work with kids specializing in whatever sport you are suited for.
    -You get to specifically mentor/ disciple the 10-12 kids in your kabin.
    -You are daily encouraged by the leadership staff.
    -You see God MOVE because there is no way this place would operate without him.

    Cons

    -This is a 24/7 job, so you can get pretty exhausted. Nevertheless, you get one day off a week to recoup, so it's totally manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You all are amazing.
    Make sure it doesn't become about Kanakuk or about "the next big thing," like raining gummy bears down from the sky. "It's all about Jesus" -Don Ford.
    Also, be sure to check social media outlets when hiring.

  9. Kanakuk is a fantastic place to work! The people make it the greatest place on Earth.

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    Former Contractor - Counselor in Lampe, MO
    Former Contractor - Counselor in Lampe, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The mission of kamp to spread the Gospel in everything they do makes it a fantastic place to work. I never considered my time at Kanakuk to be "work"

    Cons

    Long days, but it is worth it to reach the kids under your care.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Great summer job

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Branson, MO
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Branson, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Kanakuk is a great Christian environment full of college staff and kids that want to have fun and grow in their faith together. You are guaranteed to make friendships that will last well beyond a summer and have experiences that you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

    Cons

    Long work days and not a lot of sleep. Pay isn't the best, but that's not the reason you should want to work at kamp.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Amazing

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    Former Employee - Staff Counselor in Lampe, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Counselor in Lampe, MO

    I worked at Kanakuk full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to serve in kids ministry

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, but if you're in this field at all, you're not in it for the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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