Koinonia is a Greek word that means “fellowship” and “caring community.” For the 150 children ages seven through 21 who have various disabilities and the 200 UT students who spend a week as counselors, Camp Koinonia, in Crossville, Tennessee, is an experience that lasts a lifetime. Administered through the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, the program teaches UT students to meet the needs of children with disabilities by pairing them one-on-one with a camper. Gifts from donors help ensure that no child is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Camp activities include horseback riding, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and games, a low ropes course, music and movement, mad science, cooking, overnight camping, and outdoor education.
Find out more on the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies website.