Camp Koinonia

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.

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Rives Moore October 10, 2018 - 4:50 am

How can I register to become a counselor?

Cassandra Sproles October 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Hi Rives! I would suggest you contact the staff in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies. Their contact information is available at

Cassandra Sproles

Carlie Simms October 11, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Please send us an email ( You can sign up to be a counselor by registering for RSM 326. We would love to have you as a part of our program!

Thank you for your interest,
Carlie Simms

Lisa Vargo March 7, 2019 - 1:25 am

Where can I register my granddaughter who has a autoimmune disease. This would be perfect.

Cassandra Sproles March 7, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Hi Lisa! You can visit Camp Koinonia’s website at for more information.


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