Kako Lake Bible Camp is a ministry of veteran missionary family John and Joann Sleppy. The Sleppys have just moved to Bethel but for many years lived and planted a church in the village of Russian Mission (70 miles north of Bethel on the Yukon River). The Summer of 2009 was the 32nd year of Kako Lake Bible Camp. Over the last 33 years there have been over 2,000 kids saved as a result of this ministry. The Sleppys are a wonderful example of strength and faithfulness and God has given us the privilege of working with them at Kako Lake and learning from their years of experience.
If you want a real Alaskan experience and a taste of what it was like in “the old days”, come volunteer by yourself or as part of a missions group for two or three weeks of camp. Kako Lake is about 10 miles upriver from Russian Mission and kids are flown into Russian then boated upriver to the camp.
There is no running water or electricity and no permanent structures other than an old prospector’s cabin. Kids and workers sleep on the ground.
It takes an incredible amount of time, money, logistics, and not to mention work, to plan and prepare for a season of camp but the rewards however are great. In 2009 we had 12 campers saved and many other decisions.