The Camp Koinonia
|For only ONE week a
year, our daughter
can experience what
experience regularly -
games, music, a
sleep-over with her
peers and the
She may never have
gotten to experience
without Camp K
Camp Koinonia is an outdoor education program for children
ages 7-21 who have multiple disabilities. The program was
developed in 1977 at Virginia Tech as part of a class with the
primary purpose of providing a meaningful, experiential learning
opportunity for university students while involving children and
young adults, some with severe disabilities, in outdoor activities
that they would not be able to do otherwise. During the first
year of the program a counselor/camper duo submitted the
winning name for the program - Camp Koinonia. Koinonia comes
from the Greek and means 'fellowship' and 'caring community'.
Since that time the purpose and mission of Camp Koinonia has
been to provide a 'caring community' for our campers in sense
of true 'fellowship'. It is also said of Camp Koinonia that this is
'An Experience That Will Last A Lifetime' which has proven true
for hundreds of individuals over the years.
To provide each camper
with an educational and
fun oriented experience
in an outdoor
To provide an
for each university
student involved in the
To provide and enriching
experience that will
foster the emotional,
social, and physical well-
being of each camper.
in terms of playing and
To emphasize what the
camper ‘can do’ rather
than what he/she
Provide programs that
are within the range of
abilities of each camper.
April 7-12, 2013
Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN
Check out everything you need to
know on our Koinapalooza page!
|Camp Koinonia is a place where one is accepted for outside.
Its only limitations are your own imagination!
“Music and Movement”, Deanna L. Reczek, 1990
Family and friends! Order your Koinapalooza t-shirts today!
Short sleeve shirts are $10 and long sleeve shirts are $15.
Sizes come in both youth and large. Order your shirts here.