About LinkYear

Link Year is a 9 month Post-High School program designed to build a solid foundation within each student. This program is passionate about further developing strengths within each student that attends our program.

Link Year is a direct extension of Kanakuk Kamps’ mission statement: Developing dynamic Christian leaders through life-changing experiences, Godly relationships and spiritual training.


Link Year is led by Adam and Stephanie Donyes. Both have been involved with investing into the lives of the next generation for the past decade and love doing ministry together. Discipleship is an embedded passion within them both.

“Adam Donyes is brilliant, innovative, dedicated and highly motivated to help kids get to the peak of their potential. From running a large ministry in college, to coaching his state contender high school basketball teams, to initiating the “K-Equip” training school at Kanakuk Kamps, to founding Link Year, I can easily say that this man is one of the truly remarkable emerging leaders in our nation.” – Joe White, President, Kanakuk Ministries


"Stephanie Donyes is the epitome of 1 Peter 3:4, “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Stephanie is steadfast, diligent, faithful and a woman who fears the Lord. Her great faith is admired and her sense of humor and kind heart makes her loved by everyone who knows her." -Trish Helsel, Women’s Executive Director for Kanakuk Kamps.


Established in 1926, Kanakuk Kamps has a long history of providing a healthy Christian environment for boys and girls ages 7-18 to grow spiritually, physically and socially. There are 5 Kanakuk Kamps located in and around the Branson, Missouri area. With over 60 sports/adventure activities and age specific programs, every Kamper experiences an unforgettable summer adventure.

Kanakuk’s full-time staff of camp directors has given 100’s of years of ministry combined and many of our Kanakuk families make Kanakuk a summer tradition for all their school years and beyond. Kanakuk Kamps is a core spiritual investment for your family. Click here for more information. 


What Others Say...

"The Link Year is a catalyst for launching young people into personal responsibility and service for Christ. Before you invest in a college education, I suggest you equip your son or daughter with the life skills necessary to move them from privilege to responsibility. "


-Ted Cunningham (Lead Pastor, Woodland Hills Family Church)