Kanakuk Director to Speak in Chapel Oct. 25

Oct. 24, 2006

by Angela Best, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

Joe White, president and owner of Kanakuk Kamps, will address Baylor University students at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Chapel services.

White's involvement with Kanakuk began at age six when his parents took ownership of the summer camp which is based in Missouri. After attending and working "Kamp" while growing up, in 1976 White and his wife, Debbie-Jo, took over ownership of Kanakuk.

The author of 15 books geared toward teens and families, for four years White also hosted a live call-in talk show for teens called "Life On the Edge Live," which was sponsored by Focus on the Family.

"Joe White knows more about teenagers than anyone in North America," said Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family.

White has been a speaker for many NFL football and professional baseball teams, churches, youth conferences, high school graduations, universities, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) banquets, and Young Life youth events, among others.

Recently, White has gained recognition for his portrayal of the "Cross Builder" and of the "Apostle Peter" during speaking engagements.

White and his wife also are the founders of Kids Across America.

Twelve Kamps are held every summer and host more than 20,000 campers and 2,500 college age and professional staff.

For more information about White or Kanakuk Kamps, visit www.kanakuk.com. Chapel can be viewed live at www.baylor.edu/um.

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