Programs + Camps

The Koinonia Foundation, in partnership with The Therapeutic Recreation Program at The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, hosts residential camps at various locations throughout the year. These camps foster independence, cultivate friendships and provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities in a camp setting.

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Weekend Camps

Each fall, UTK hosts two weekend camps for specific populations. Camp Oginali hosts campers with Down Syndrome and Koinonia Retreat is an extension of Camp Koinonia for campers who have aged out.

  • Camp Oginali
  • Koinonia Retreat

Camp Koinonia

Camp Koinonia is a week-long residential camp for youth ages 7-21 with disabilities. It is held the first week of April every year in Crossville at the UT 4-H extension campus. The best part is the 1:1 staff to camper ratio.

  • All disabilities
  • Ages 7-21
  • 1:1 staff to camper ratio

We Adapt

The Koinonia Foundation is expanding programming for inclusion within the Knoxville community. Monthly programs are held to promote social interaction and community integration while providing short term respite care for families.

  • Dinner & a Movie
  • Game Nights
  • Downtown Dances
"It is so easy to accept a worker when they tell me they went to Camp K. I know they are well trained and know many techniques that help." -parent of a camper

Camps + Programs

Camp Oginali

Camp Oginali is our weekend camp for participants with Down syndrome. Held at Camp Montvale

Camp Koinonia

Camp Koinonia is our week-long flagship camp that started it all. This camp is for campers ages 7-21 with varying disabilities. It is held at 4-H in Crossville.

Koinonia Retreat

Koinonia Retreat is our extension of Camp Koinoina for participants age 21 and up. Held Thursday through Sunday in the fall at 4-H in Crossville.

We Adapt

We Adapt is our expanded service programs held locally in Knoxville. Events and programs happen all throughout the week to provide a social outlet for young adults with disabilities to build community.