Harry & Bummer’s World Tour – Episode 1

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well friends, after several months of “on-location” filming, contract disputes, and redefining the movie special effects industry—“Harry and Bummer’s 7 Wonders of the World Tour” video series (Episode 1) is here! Check out this first adventure and hang on to your seats because there is plenty more exciting locations, crazy encounters, and mad-cap capers to come between now and summer.  Here we go…

Harry and Bummer’s World Tour

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Well, the rumors are true.  Harry and Bummer have been spotted around the globe and video of their world tour has been coming in to the K-Kountry office.  Here is a little preview of their travels:

Stay tuned for more videos coming your way from Harry and Bummer’s “7 Wonders of the World Tour.”  You will be shocked who they ran into around the globe!

Peter Lebhar’s Music

Thursday, October 29, 2009

K-Kountry counselor, Peter Lebhar is a talented musician and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  Peter has mixed his love for Jesus and love for music into his first CD, Keepaway, that released this week on iTunes.

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You can buy it here on iTunes.  Way to go Peter!

K-Kountry Pool Deck

Monday, October 26, 2009

Well, not only have the leaves been falling this fall around K-Kountry, but the concrete pool deck around the K-Kountry pool is falling as construction crews have been hard at work replacing the deck.  It has created quite a mess inside the gates of K-Kountry.  Here are a few pictures of the project in progress.  Looks a little different huh?

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Back From Texas

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

After hundreds of miles on the road and way too many BBQ meals, we are back from Texas.  It was a lot fun to see so many K-Kountry kampers, parents, and staff in the great state of Texas.  We even made a stop in College Station for a quick lunch on our way back from Houston. 

We did a poor job of documenting our time on the road with pictures, but here is at least one picture of the K-Kountry crew from the Texas/Oklahoma Staff Reunion.

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Austin, Rachel, and Sparky are in the office this week while Sarah is back on the road this week in Oklahoma interviewing staff. 

Here We Come Texas!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Let the Kanakuk Movie Tour begin.  Rachel, Austin, Sara, and I (Sparky) are headed to Texas to see all of our K-Kountry friends in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston.  The bags are packed, the vans are loaded, and we cannot wait to see you guys at Kanakuk Live.    Here is where we will be:

Tuesday, October 13th – Fort Worth, TX
Christ Chapel Bible Church
3740 Birchman Ave.
Family Meeting:  7:00pm
Kanakuk Live:  7:30pm

Wednesday, October 15th – Houston, TX
Second Baptist Church
6400 Woodway
Family Meeting:  7:00pm
Kanakuk Live: 7:30pm

Thursday, October 16th – Dallas, TX
Watermark Community Church
7540  LBJ Freeway
Family Meeting:  7:00pm
Kanakuk Live:  7:30pm
See you in Texas!

Arkansas/Auburn Reunion Pictures

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It was so fun to reunite with several K-Kountry staff this past weekend at the Arkansas/Auburn reunion.  Here are some pictures from the weekend.




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Texas / Oklahoma Kanakuk Reunion

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when hundreds of past, present, and future K-Kountry staff rally in Dallas, TX to relive old memories and create new ones.  We expect to see you there.

6:00pm – K-Kountry Staff Dinner @ Dickey’s BBQ

Come join the K-Kountry crew as we break bread together.  Dickey’s BBQ is located at the southwest corner of Hwy 75 and Forest Lane.  The address is 7770 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX  75230.  Click here for a map.

7:00pm – Kanakuk Staff Reunion @ Watermark Church

After dinner, we’ll join the hundreds of other Kanakuk staff for the annual Texas/OU reunion at Watermark.  Watermark is located at 7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX.  Click here for a map.

RSVP:  Please let us know here if you are coming.  RSVP here.

Questions:  Contact Austin Sailsbury (417.593.1732) or Sarah Bishop (913.558.0859) if you have any questions.

Arkansas/Auburn K-Kountry Reunion

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Attention all K-Kountry staff….It’s time to break out the tailgate, throw a few kamp burgers on the grill and reunite with all of your K-Kountry friends.  Can you make that long road trip?  Yes.  Will there be lots of K-Kountry staff there?  Yes.  Will it be cold?  Probably.  What are the details?  See below.

11:00am - Arkansas / Auburn Football Game

If you don’t have a ticket to the game, there will several K-Kountry staff watching the game at the K-Life house.

2:30pm – Post-Game Reunion @ The K-Life House

We will be hanging out at the K-Life house with some food, friends, more football, and maybe even a bonfire.  It will be good times had by all.

7:00pm – Dinner @ Penguin Ed’s Bar-B-Que

The K-Kountry crew will be heading to Penguin Ed’s Bar-B-Que (Mission Location) for some of the world’s best ribs. The address is 2773 E. Mission Blvd.  Click here for a map.  If you want to see Aaron Staggs and Bart Leidecker eat 45 ribs in 10 minutes, then you better be there. 


Need Lodging:  If you are in need of lodging, get in touch with Bart Leidecker, Luke Maschmeyer, Connor Greene, Barbara Thalman, or Addie Swyden .

Weather:  It is suppose to be sunny and in the mid 50’s.

Directions:  The K-Life House is located north of campus at the intersection of Drake and Garland, off I-540.  1308 W. Drake Street.  See a map here.

RSVP:  If you have not let Sarah Bishop know you are coming, please facebook her so we can know how much food to have.

Questions:  Contact Austin Sailsbury (417.593.1732) or Sarah Bishop (913.558.0859) if you have any questions.

We're Back!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Well, after 161 days out of the blogosphere, we’re back! Now that the summer is over and we have caught our breath, we are excited to be back here at Barn13.com. Keep checking back as we have some exciting events coming down the pipeline these next few weeks including...

  • Arkansas/Auburn Staff Reunion
  • Kanakuk Live in Texas
  • Texas/Oklahoma Staff Reunion
  • Trails from the Road

On a different note, there is a rumor that Harry and Bummer have been packing their bags getting ready for their world tour. They are having a few problems with Bummer’s passport, but are planning to log some frequent flyer miles soon.

It’s good to be back. There are some neat things happening at K-Kountry and we’re excited to let you know about them over the next few months. Stay tuned….

Party #4: Holiday

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drop that giant ball, grab a four-leaf clover, wave the American Flag, and get ready to sing “O Holy Night” because this summer K-Kountry is packing a whole year’s worth of holidays into a single day at kamp! Imagine your favorite things about the holidays—valentine’s candy, patriotic tunes, bowl games, trick or treating, Thanksgiving dinner, Jingle Bells -- all served up during the very best part of the year - summer! So dig out some Irish green, those old bunny ears, and a funky old Christmas sweater for this mega celebration: it’s Holiday - ALL DAY - at the Kountryside!

Party #3: Old School

“Toadstool party…did somebody say toadstool party?” Not toadstool, Granny—OLD SCHOOL! This summer we’re going to party like we born in 1929! That’s right—the Old School Party is an unprecedented celebration of our elders—those folks who grew up but never grew old—who’s spirit is always young! With tons of years of tomfoolery, high jinks, and monkey business under their belts—we’re looking to the Super Seniors of Shenanigans to help us throw the wildest, craziest, and (“dag nabit”) most geriatric party in the history of Kanakuk! So, put on your plaid pants, your orthopedic shoes, your knitted afghan, and break out your walker—it’s time to party. We’re going to kick some jams, bust some moves, maybe even “break a hip” or two—but we’re doing it old school style!!

Party #2: Swashbuckler's Delight

Ahoy there me hearties. Tis’ a fine season for swashbuckling and pillaging and the like! Rrrrrr ya ready for an adventure on the high seas? This here party is not for the faint of hearrrrrt. Rather tis’ for those who would brave the tide against all kinds of danger, for those who fix their eyes on the horizon, and for those who can smell treasure a mile away! Ye heard me right maties…treasure! “Tales of old” point the compass toward K-Kountry for bountiful bounty buried somewhere nearby. So, bring yer hooks, yer eye patches, yer swords, and yer treasure maps…and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Anchors away and all aboard…for this summer that old pirate flag will fly again!

Party #1: Amigos Amigos Amigos

Hola, senors and senoritas! This summer we will fiesta like never before. Join us for a party hotter than a jalapeño, more delicious than a Chaco-Taco, and more fantastic than the tango! We will eat the salsa, we will dance the salsa, and we will beat the piñata-grande until it showers forth the colorful candy of victory like a waterfall in the Amazon! Travel with us south of the border to experience the colors, the music, the flavors, and the drama of a Mexican Festival! Remember to pack your favorite poncho, sombrero, and Chihuahua for a gigantic celebration of summer—you will love this party, IT’S THE BEST!!!

Leadership Weekend

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Each spring, the K-Kountry Leadership Team spends a weekend together here in Branson planning the worlds greatest parties, talks, and surprises that will make this the most incredible summer ever. We even found a little time to fit in some 80's style roller skating. Here are some pictures from the weekend...

Half Pipe Harry is Irish?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Well, we know that St.Patrick's Day was two months ago, but we thought it was never too late to post a little message from Half Pipe Harry. Happy St. Patrick's Day...just a few days late.

Also, a little insider information. There is rumor that Half Pipe Harry has a little friend that will be joining him this summer who also lives under the half pipe. No furry creatures have been spotted around K-Kountry, but that has been the rumor floating around.

We're Back!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Barn 13 is back in the blogosphere! Sorry that we were offline for two months, but we are back and boy do we have a ton of stuff to send your way. We have so much stuff that we might be posting twice a day! Be on the lookout for lots of videos, pictures, and new things coming your way this summer. It's going to be awesome!

The Johnny Ferrier Story

Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Back Home

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Well, after over 10,000 miles and countless hours on the road, we are finally back home and off the trail. It was such a blast to see so many of you guys across the country. Now that we are back in the office, we are in full swing planning for the summer. So many fun things coming your way at K-Kountry this summer. The Gospel skit is almost done, the parties are planned, and a new schedule is in the works. Stay tuned here on the blog to find out some of the things that are going to make this the best summer ever!

Please pray for us as we hire our staff this week with the best kid-crazy, Jesus-lovin' college students from across the country. We truly depend on the Lord for guidence in hiring the best staff. We covet your prayers!

Lots more coming your way now that we are back off the road! Stay tuned.