We Adapt – Local Knoxville Programs


The Koinonia Foundation hosted eight evening events during 2016 for individuals with multiple disabilities age 18+. These events included: Game Night, Dance Night, Movie Night, Christmas in July, End of Summer Family Picnic, Halloween Dance, Giving Thanks Arts and Volunteer Night and Christmas Movie Night. During each of the events event participants, friends and volunteers joined together in enjoying games and activities, dancing, singing, making friends and celebrating the holidays.

The Koinonia Foundation will continue its “We Adapt” initiative by offering evening and 1-day camp experiences for adults 18+ with multiple disabilities. The evening and day “We Adapt Camps” provide valuable enrichment, social, skill development and learning experiences for participants. The calendar of “We Adapt Camps” will continue to be finalized and registration information added. The We Adapt camp information will be shared with participants via email, newsletter and posted on the KFTN website. Check back for updates.

We Adapt Camps 2017

2017 Calendar of Koinonia Foundation We Adapt events for adults 18+ with multiple disabilities:

April & May – 6-8pm; Unified Softball (unified sports join people with and without disabilities on the same team for fun and enjoyment). Game night of Thursday at 6pm and 7pm. Field location is Caswell Park. For additional information contact Taylor Dockery at 865-687-6321 or Email: tdock@vols.utk.edu.

Sunday, April 30 -We Adapt Nature Camp; 1-5pm at Ijams Nature Center.  Cost per person is $25 and includes one guest/caregiver. Nature Camp Registration Link.  Information flyer: ijamsnatureflyer

TENTATIVE: Saturday, May 20, 9:30-1:30 Fun, Food and Fashion Camp at Sharon Baptist Church. Registration info will soon be added. For additional information visit www.kftn.org.

June and July “We Adapt” Camps may include: Garden Time, Fun and Fitness and Christmas in July

Additional time, place and registration information about these events will soon be added.

Information and Education Resources for Parents/Guardians/Caregivers:

April 20 and May 18; Thursdays, 7-9pm at Hampton Inn-Knoxville Airport (across from Tyson-McGhee Airport). Family Resource Seminar – co-sponsored by Koinonia Foundation. The monthly seminars will be held Topics will be announced in advance of each month’s seminar and will include a variety of legal, community resource, employment support and other topics based on parent/guardian interest. For additional information contact Kathy McGee at kathymcgee@charter.net or 865-748-8507.

Upcoming Events

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Clay at the KMA

Learn hand building techniques using slab clay. Create a mirror frame or fish relief by builidng with clay and then glazing. Reserve your spot today.

Details

  • Location: Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Materials: Slab Clay
  • Cost: $40 per participant

Boogie Nights Social Dance

Back by popular demand! Join us at The Square Room on Thursday,
June 15 from 6-8pm for our summer dance series. Register today.

Details

  • Location: The Square Room
  • Theme: Disco
  • Cost: $10

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Game Day at ETTAC

Play games, sing karoke, dance,
dance, dance. All this and more at The East Tennessee Technology Access Center. Join us on a Saturday afternoon for games and fun using technology. Register here.

Details

  • Location: 116 Childress Street
  • Cost: $15 per participant

USA! America! Social Dance

Why let the party stop when we can keep on dancing! We’ll be back at The Square Room again in July dancing the evening away. Register here.

Details

  • Location: The Square Room
  • Theme: Red, White, & Blue
  • Cost: $10

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Nature Program at Ijams Highlights


On Sunday, April 30, 2017, The Koinonia Foundation took 30 participants to Ijams Nature Center to get a better connection with the outdoors and everything East Tennessee has to offer.

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Previous Events


Check out some pictures from previous events.

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We Adapt programs in full swing.

Previous Events

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Dance Dance!

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