Camp Koinonia's outdoor heated pool is ready for guests starting May 15 and is open through September 15. The pool is gated and includes male/ female changing rooms and showers, a lifeguard chair, and some pool equipment.
This is a limited-use pool, and per state regulations, you are required to provide a pool supervisor for your group. You do not need a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, but we do highly recommend one.
The Game Room is named the "Stockade" after the Stock family, who donated the camp property about 60 years old (see our History page). The Stockade houses a plethora of indoor games, including pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, and various family board games. A great hang-out space for your group when the weather turns rainy, there's even a chalkboard wall for the littles.
Gaga Ball is the newest edition to our outdoor game courts. Gaga Ball, if you've never heard of it before, is a ground-level dodgeball game. Players start standing at the inside edge of the court. A dodgeball is dropped into the middle of the court, and players must use only their hands to bounce and push (but not pick up and throw) the ball to try to tag other players in the circle. You can only touch the ball with your hands. If it touches any other part of you, you're "out". Players who are "out" leave the court. The group plays until there is only person left standing, who is then declared the winner!
Whether you use this large-group gathering area for family s'mores or late-night worship and testimonies, the fire pit comes with a well-stocked woodshed. No need to bring your own kindling!
If there's anything Camp Koinonia has plenty of, its small-group gathering areas. After all, "koinonia" means "fellowship"! This gazebo, built by Ben Stackhouse as an Eagle Scout project many years ago, is just one of them. Picnic tables and benches abound. Not to mention Upper Chapel, which is tucked away on a hillside above camp (pictured in the Winter season below).
Hiking, Fishing & Boating
Numerous hiking trails pepper the camp's 15-acres. Come find your perfect meditation spot to commune with nature and God.
If fishing is more your thing, you won't find better fishing on the South Santiam than here at what the locals call Church Hole. Follow the signs marked "Fishermen" and you'll find easy access to the river. Just don't forget your special tags --salmon and steelhead are the prized catches of the day here.
If boating and tubing are more your speed, Camp Koinonia is 1 mile from a Foster Lake boat ramp, and about 30 minutes from another fantastic lake (and our personal favorite), Green Peter. Ask us for directions.