Campers ages 21 and older of all varying ability levels are welcome to attend Koinonia Retreat. We are capable of handling campers that require full care, including everything from g-tubes to changing briefs.
Koinonia Retreat is typically held in late October or early November. Retreat dates for 2019 are November 7-10th. Drop-off is on Thursday and pick-up is on Sunday. We travel to the completely accessible Clyde M. York 4H UT extension campus in Crossville, TN.
Counselors and activity staff are enrolled in a Therapeutic Recreation course at UT or a volunteer with our program. Students learn about different disabilities, goals and objectives, program planning, and behavior modifications in preparation for their week-long experience.
Activities include canoeing, riding horses, doing arts & crafts, creating mad science experiments, low ropes courses, sports & games, theater, music & movement, cooking, outdoor adventure, archery, game shows, talent shows, scavenger hunts, and of course the dance!