The Koinonia Foundation of Tennessee

The Camp Koinonia Foundation of Tennessee was founded in 2001 to promote and support Camp Koinonia and weekend camps offered by The University of Tennessee through the Therapeutic Recreation Program. Since then, The Camp Koinonia Foundation has expanded its focus to broaden the range and scope of programs offered to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We understand that after the age of 21, individuals with disabilities in multiple functional domains have limited recreational program opportunities. It is our job to support lifelong learning by creating meaningful and recreational experiences that enrich our community members’ lives.


The Camp Koinonia Foundation serves individuals with disabilities in multiple functional domains with unique, needs-based programs that enrich their lives and provide the opportunity to achieve lifelong learning. The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee betters lives and strengthens families.

Join us Tuesday, December 12, 2017 for Whobilation!


Join us on January 23rd, 2018 for a UT Basketball Game


What the heck is Koinonia and how do you say it?

Koinonia means ‘fellowship’ and ‘caring community in Greek. This is exactly what we strive to create by providing an enriching and inclusive experience that fosters emotional, social, and physical benefits to all our participants. We hope that you too will join our caring community that contributes to our students, families, and citizens with disabilities in Knoxville.


Register for our Upcoming Events

The Camp Koinonia Foundation has some fun events planned for this summer that you don’t want to miss. Never miss an update by signing up for our newsletter. We promise we won’t spam ya!

Clay at the KMA

We’ve got a two part clay workshop at The Knoxville Museum of Art. Learn aesthetic and hand building skills as we work with clay.

Boogie Nights Dance

Turn the beat around and join us for some great music at The Square Room in June.

Game Day at ETTAC

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of games, fun, and company at the East Tennessee Technology Access Center. We’ll play minute-to-win-it games, sing karoke, and play dance games.

Camp Koinonia 2017

Camp Koinonia was held this year from April 2-7 at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville, Tennessee. We had another wonderful year and served 132 campers which included 99 returners and 33 newbies! The University of Tennessee staffed the camp with 180 students from their Thursday night “Camp Class.” Thanks to everyone for making this the best week ever!