Research has shown how beneficial a camping experience can be.  The experience of entering an environment that offers positive relationships, guidance, structure, high expectations and many opportunities to try new things is one that will be highly treasured and valued for the rest of your life!

Koinonia Summer 2018

Coming  to Koinonia Summer 2018:

Special Person’s Camp: May 30th -June 2nd 
First Timer’s Camp #1: June 8th - 9th 
Senior High X Camp: June 10th - 15th 
Elementary Camp: June 17th - 22nd 
Advanced Horsemanship Camp: June 17th - 22nd 
Primary Camp: June 24th - 27th 
Junior High Camp: July 1st - 6th 
Horsemanship Camp: July 1st - 6th 
First Timer’s Camp #2: July 6th - 7th 
Youth Bible and Saddle Camp: July 8th - 13th 
Elementary Bible N’ Saddle Camp: July 15th - 20th 
Paintball Camp: July 15th - 20th 
Youth  Special Persons Horse Camp: August 5th - 8th 
Adult Special Person’s Horse Camp: August 8th - 11th 
Wilderness Weekend (new this summer): June 8th—10th

Cost & registration information available through The Koinonia Camp office at 440-466-1278 and more information is available online at and on Facebook at

Kirkwood Scholarship Applications Due by July 31

There have been changes to the administration of scholarship applications for summer camp ministries at Kirkwood. Please be aware that scholarship applications are due by July 31, 2018 in the ABC Ohio office. Download the Scholarship Application Form HERE!

Matthew 25 Ministries of Cincinnati manages Camp Kirkwood. Kirkwood still provides ABC related camping at a discount (see scholarship application).

ABC/OHIO will continue to process the scholarships through the Region Office instead of the camp itself. Scholarship Application Deadline is July 31, 2018.

ABC/OHIO Summer Camp Scholarship applications must be submitted to Leslie Hoskinson, ABC/OHIO Region Office, 136 N. Galway Dr., Granville, OH 43023-9577. ABC/OHIO Summer Camp Scholarships will be in the amount of  $50  per qualified camper.  Campers must attend an American Baptist Church to qualify. Please contact the ABC/OHIO Region Office (740) 587-0804 with any questions. Scholarship confirmations will be sent to the camper’s email address and Kirkwood. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to Kirkwood.

 If your campers are going to CAMP KOINONIA, the ABC Ohio scholarships are processed through the camp. Koinonia campers do not need to apply through the ABC Ohio office.


Kirkwood is a beautiful 214-acre multi-purpose facility located near Wilmington, Ohio in Clinton County. The facilities include a lodge and conference center, a detached mini-lodge, cabins and a family campground as well as a small lake, all surrounded by open fields and gently rolling hills.  Find out more at
The mission of Kirkwood is to provide quality facilities for day and overnight camping in a place designed for connecting and growing with friends, renewing and enriching family and professional relationships, experiencing new and exciting activities and expanding knowledge of other lifestyles and living conditions. Kirkwood is a camp for life dedicated to providing encounters and experiences that assist children, youth and adults to grow in confidence, wisdom and their faith in God. 
Kirkwood has been providing ministry camps since 1963. Over their more than 50 years of service, Kirkwood has hosted numerous summer youth camps, adult and youth weekend retreats and mission conferences, as well as scouting events, band camps, nature hikes, family and business events.  
Kirkwood wishes to acknowledge the faithfulness and generosity of the many individuals and churches that have dedicated their time and talent to making Kirkwood a place that has shaped minds and made memories for over half a century.
Kirkwood is powered by Matthew 25: Ministries, a federally registered 501(c)(3) international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.  
“We want Kirkwood to be a place where we want our kids to go to camp; a place we want to share with family and friends; a place where we want to have special gatherings and events, and a place where we will continue to feel God’s presence.”  Tim Mettey  CEO, Matthew 25: Ministries


Randy Brookes, Executive Director
6810 Cork-Cold Springs Road,
Geneva, OH 44041-9346

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Phone: 440-466-1278