Preparing for Kamp
Please note that Kamp is at a new location for 2022.
What should I pack for Kamp?
A Note on Weather This Year
The weather will be cooler, so please plan to bring a jacket or coat. We also encourage warm blankets or sleeping bag. Include warmer clothes and shoes for cooler evenings.
Please label your child’s clothes, belongings, etc. to ensure it goes home with you at the end of Kamp.
- Towels (2)
- Flip Flops or Shower Shoes
- Closed-Toe Shoes (Hiking Boots, Tennis Shoes, etc).
- Shower Items
- Some kind of bag to carry shower items
- Sleeping Bag and/or Twin Sheets + Blanket
- Notebook with Pen or Pencil
- Light Jacket
- Bag for Dirty Clothes (Plastic grocery bags will work fine for each day)
- Clothes (T-shirts, jeans, etc. No shorts, please).
What NOT to bring to Kamp
- NO pets
- NO guns
- NO knives
- NO hatchets
- NO weapons of any kind
- NO drugs (including alcohol)
How old does a camper need to be to attend?
Typically 9-18 is the standard age. Campers who are 8 may be allowed to attend camp if approved by the director. Campers who are 19 and graduating high school can also attend as a camper.
Are there medical staff available at Kamp?
A volunteer nurse will be available to assist kampers with medical needs. Medications are stored at the nurse’s station and are available throughout the day as prescribed in their medical forms.
Can I contact my child while they're at Kamp?
Visit the Contact page and refer to the information under “Contact Us While at Kamp.”
A Day in the Life at Kamp
A typical day at Koinonia goes something like this:
7:00 a.m. Time to wake up. That gives us about thirty minutes to get ready.
First thing we do every morning is Quiet Time. This is a 15-minute opportunity to kind of clear our heads. It’s a great time to do your daily Bible reading, pray, and just spend a moment or two enjoying some peace of mind.
Right after this, everyone gathers for some low-impact exercises. Don’t worry, these are more about fun than cardio.
Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m.
After a little bit of clean-up, we go to two Bible classes with a short break between. We have several teachers who present lessons based on the theme.
Before lunch we sing a few songs and go right into Court. Campers are brought up on charges ranging from burping to snoring.
After lunch, everyone gets a chance to rest. Then it’s off to recreation. This includes a variety of activities. On Wednesday, we go for a hike. On Thursday, we divide into two armies and have The Flour War. It’s basically Capture the Flag while throwing bombs made with cooking flour.
Before dinner, we have Man to Man and Woman to Woman. This is an opportunity for campers to bring up subjects for discussion in a classroom setting.
Dinner is followed by an assembly where we spend time focused on worshiping God in song and scripture.
Before we even think about calling it a day, every night there is a different event. Monday—The Scavenger Hunt (Who has the weirdest socks? Who has the coolest middle name?). Tuesday—Underground Church (a game in which Christianity is against the law). Wednesday—The Great Jewel Hunt (think of it as an escape room that involves the whole campground). Thursday—The Staff Talent Show (staff humiliates themselves with their “talents”). Friday—The Camper Talent Show (also known as The Real Talent Show).
We actually do sleep. That happens around 11:00 p.m.