Junior High Camp is a place where lives change. Campers are supported and encouraged by fun loving cabin leaders. They hear from a speaker who is passionate about Jesus and sing songs with the worship band. Optional camper activities include outdoor laser tag, surfing, Gaga Ball, 9 Square, ropes courses and so much more. There's no such thing as bored at Junior High Camp. Junior High Camp is for students entering 7th through 9th grade. Don't miss out on this life changing week, Sunday July 21 - Saturday July 27.
Junior High Camp Details
Arrival and Departure
Please arrive at Koinonia on Sunday, July 21st between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. In order to make registration run smoothly, please have your registration details, including your balance, payment options, and health form, up to date BEFORE your arrival. When you arrive, our staff will meet you in the parking lot and direct you to the appropriate place. Due to the amount of people at Koinonia during these times, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on-site during your arrival and departure.
Plan to depart from Koinonia on July 27th between 10:00am and 10:45am. We will be monitoring who picks up each camper. If possible, please plan to carpool with another family - parking is limited. The Koinonia store and snack bar will be open during arrival and departure times. Please let us know, when you drop off your camper, who will be picking up them up on departure day.
What to Bring
The following is a partial list of things you will want to remember to bring with you to camp.
Please be sure to personalize your items and luggage.
Warm sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas
Outdoor type clothes (warm and cool)
Warm sweater and jacket, bug spray
Two pairs of comfortable sturdy shoes
Sun block, towels, swimsuit (One-piece, modest*)
Toiletries - soap, toothbrush, shampoo, towels, etc
Bible, notebook, pen, camera, flashlight
Prescription medicines (labeled and handled by the Health Supervisor)
*Campers will be asked to wear something over swimsuits or clothing if deemed immodest
What Not to Bring
Please leave the following items at home - your week will be better without them.
Items of value such as ipods, tablets, game systems, cell phones (there is no reception at Koinonia)
Magazines, books, fireworks, matches, or weapons of any kind
Drugs, alcohol, tobacco
7:30 Wake up
8:30 Cabin Clean
9:00 Morning Meeting (Singing / Message)
10:15 Cabin Discussion
11:00 Team Games
1:15 Rest and Relaxation / one on one time
1:45 Free Time (Adventure program activities, pool, archery, giant slide, field games, crafts, volley ball, basket ball, hiking, etc.)
6:15 Cabin Activity
7:15 Night games / program skits
8:45 Night Meeting
9:30 Head to cabins / Night activity
10:00 Lights Out
Everyone loves getting mail during the week! There are two ways to send messages to your camper during the week
Send letters or packages - sending mail early (even the Saturday before camp) ensures it will arrive on time.
Include the following on packages and letters:
Camper's First and Last Name (No Nicknames)
Camp Name (Kids Camp/Junior High Camp)
c/o Koinonia Conference Grounds
1605 Eureka Canyon Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Send email (No attachments or photos) - via our "one-way" email provided for you in your parent portal.
Directions to Koinonia
From San Jose
Take Highway 17 south to Highway 1. Proceed south to Freedom Blvd. Exit and proceed left over the freeway. Continue approximately 5 miles to Corralitos Road. Turn left on Corralitos Road and continue approximately 1.5 miles to a four way stop sign. Check the odometer on your car, Koinonia is straight ahead almost 5.2 miles up Eureka Canyon Road. We're located on the left side of the road up a steep driveway. There is a sign at the entrance.
Take Highway 1 north to the Airport Blvd. exit. Follow the exit to the right and proceed to Airport Blvd. Turn left on Airport at stop light. Turn left at the third stoplight (Freedom Blvd). Continue on Freedom Blvd. for approximately 2 miles to Corralitos Road. Turn right on Corralitos Road and continue approximately 1.5 miles to a four way stop sign. Check your odometer on your car; Koinonia is straight ahead almost 5.2 miles up Eureka Canyon Road. We are located on the left side of the road up a steep driveway. There is a sign at the entrance.
Take Highway 152 to Watsonville. Turn north at the first stoplight past the County Fairgrounds (Holohan Road). Continue about 1 mile to the second stoplight (Freedom Blvd) and turn right. Continue on Freedom Blvd. for approximately 2 miles to Corralitos Road. Turn right on Corralitos Road and continue approximately 1.5 miles to a four way stop sign. Check your odometer on your car, Koinonia is straight ahead almost 5.2 miles up Eureka Canyon Road. We are located on the left side of the road up a steep driveway. There is a sign at the entrance.
If you have any questions about your registration, please don't hesitate to call us.
See you this summer!
The Koinonia Staff
1605 Eureka Canyon Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 722-1472 x105
About Our Cabin Leaders
Koinonia's cabin leaders make camp extra special. Each cabin normally has two cabin leaders. One leader is over 17 or a high school graduate. Assistants can be fifteen or older. Our cabin leaders are volunteers who are recruited or selected after going through Koinonia's hiring process. The applicant submits an application, along with references. Then, the applicant submits a background check and completes a child protection course. To top it all off, our cabin leaders really love spending time with campers. They delight in the opportunity to share the love of Christ and the joy of camp.