2017 SUMMER CAMPS
June 25 – June 30
(Incoming 9th grade – 2017 high school graduates)
July 2 – July 6
(Incoming 5th – 8th grade students)
Junior week will conclude with a Thursday evening event for Parents, Families & Campers.
(Staff & Big Brothers/Sisters will stay over until Friday morning to close out & pack up.)
Camp K is a Christian summer camp in Central Texas that encourages pre-teens and teenagers to learn more about God and how to apply their faith to every day experiences. Our goals are to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ to campers in a powerful way, and to make sure that every camper experiences true Christian fellowship.
Camp K is for pre-teen, junior high and high school students. Boys and girls going into the 5th grade through 2017 high school graduates are all eligible to attend camp. All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome.
We use the facilities at Hensel Youth Camp, located about 30 miles west of IH-35 just off FM-1431 towards Marble Falls, Texas. Directions to Camp Hensel
Camp K is one of the greatest values in Christian summer camps at only $225, if registered before June 1. This covers the entire week of camp, including food & lodging, all crafts, activities, snacks, and a camp t-shirt. A $30 deposit is required with the online application. The remainder of the camp cost is due on or before June 1, 2017. Campers not paid in full by this date are subject to lose their reservation and deposit to other students who are on the waiting list. For campers registering on or after June 1, the price of Camp K will be $245 (this helps offset costs associated with later registrations).
How Camp K got started –
“Koinonia” is a Greek word meaning “fellowship.” Camp Koinonia was established by the Belton Church of Christ of Belton, Texas in August 1975 as a special opportunity for young men and women to grow in Christian fellowship with each other and with the Lord. Under the oversight of the Belton Church of Christ elders and staffed by faithful members of area churches, Camp Koinonia offers pre-teen, junior high, and high school students positive spiritual guidance and encouragement in a time of deception, doubt and hopelessness.
Over the years, Camp Koinonia has become an effort of many Central Texas churches and through that time, the impact of Camp K has steadily increased. Relationships have been built at camp that have lasted for years. Even more importantly, relationships with the Lord Jesus Christ have been challenged, changed, strengthened, built, developed, reinforced and encouraged for a lifetime of service to the Almighty God.
Many thanks go to the men and women of the past 41 years who have poured their sweat, tears, laughter, blood and more into Camp Koinonia. Camp K wouldn’t be the same without each of them!
Big Brothers & Sisters
General Info –
Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a mentoring program established for some of our high school students to be counselors at the Junior Week of Camp Koinonia for pre-teen and junior high students. This program has brought incredible leadership training and preparation to our high school students, and has greatly impacted our younger campers.
We can only accept a limited number of students to participate as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. We will consider all applications, but please understand that we are looking for the best role models and Christ-like examples for our junior campers.
Roles & Responsibilities–
- Mentor 8-10 campers in 5th – 8th grade.
- Pray for and love on junior high campers all week.
- Assist the cabin counselors with cabin relationships, cabin time and cabin cleanup.
- Journey Group leader for your group of students.
- Games coordinators or team coaches.
- General help to make Camp Koinonia run effectively for pre-teen and teen campers.
- Have regular meeting times in preparation for Camp K, and throughout the week of camp with the Big Brother and Big Sister team.
This is Serious Service –
You should know before applying for the Big Brother and Big Sister program that it is a week of hard, tiring, stressful, draining and exhausting service to the junior campers. It is not a week of vacation or an additional week of Camp Koinonia for our mentors; it is much more like a mission trip. It requires maturity and selflessness on the part of all Big Brothers and Big Sisters to put the pre-teen and junior high students’ needs and wants before your own. Please be sure to pray about this commitment and service, as well as talk it over with your parents and mentors. This is a fantastic program for all campers (junior high and high school students alike) but it takes a sacrificing person to give of themselves so completely. We look forward to another GREAT year of ministry together.
An Army of Volunteers –
Every year, men and women from around Central Texas give up a week, or sometimes two weeks of the summer, of their lives to spend time serving the pre-teens and teens at Camp Koinonia. These men and women are an invaluable resource and the heart of the work done at Camp K. Camp could not run without staff, as they are the ones who run all the activities, prepare the meals, teach the classes and mentor the campers. We would like to thank every member of the camp staff as we look forward to another successful year of camp.
Camp is always in need of valuable staff members to fill several key positions, but in order to keep camper costs down, we have limited availability for staff members. Since staff members volunteer their time and aren’t asked to contribute financially towards their week at camp, we have to set a maximum number of positions available for staff members. To be a part of Camp K staff this year, you’ll want to apply early; otherwise, you may need to be more flexible regarding your role at camp.
A Note on Scholarships –
As an incentive to our camp staff members and in order to recruit the top-quality staff, we make partial scholarships available to children of staff members who may need help sending their pre-teens and teens to camp. Though scholarship funds are limited, we do want to offer this as a resource. If you are able to volunteer for camp and are not in need of a partial scholarship, please consider providing that scholarship for another student who may need it in order to attend Camp Koinonia.