Kawkawa’s Vision, Mission & Values


Vision Statement


Transform lives… Build Leaders…
Impact the World…. for Christ


Mission Statement

Kawkawa’s mission is to transform, build, and impact lives in God’ creation by living in community, offering programs and services and teaching and modeling Christ through our camp staff and facilities.


Christ first in love and life – the Christian life is best defined as an ongoing relationship of love. To love Him as the one who first loved us, and to live out that love to others.

Developing Faith

Faith in Christ is imparted most effectively as a routine part of daily life as we listen to God, who speaks in every situation and circumstance.

Developing Leaders

Kawkawa Camp is a safe environment where leadership is taught by instruction, by example and by giving people responsibilities to develop their personal skills.

Having Fun

Fun is a key aspect in all our relationships and opens the heart to opportunities where serious spiritual truths take root.

Building Community

Camp is a highly relational experience as we live in community where camp leaders build authentic relationships with campers in order to model a personal relationship with Christ.

Program Intentionality

Everything at camp, including its’ facilities, food, staff and activities is intentionally designed around transforming lives, building leaders and impacting the world for Christ.


Statement of Faith

We Believe….

In one God in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

That God the Father is the source of all that is good. He initiates creation and redemption, which he accomplishes through His Son and Holy Spirit.

In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His atonement for sin through the cross, His bodily resurrection and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory.

In the Bible as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of life and faith.

In the necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ.

In the church as the one universal body of Christ who is the Head, called to be God’s redeemed people.

That each life is a gift from God and therefore is valuable. Because of this, we believe it is important to treat all individuals with respect and kindness, regardless of their personal beliefs. We acknowledge the command of Christ to love our neighbors, resulting in service to the Church and society, in seeking reconciliation for all with God and their fellow-man, in proclaiming liberty from every kind of oppression; and in spreading Christ’s justice in an unjust world until He comes again.

That the creation is a gift from God, which we are to steward in a way that points everyone back to the goodness and love of God.

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