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A gathering place for transformation


What is the Kanuga experience? Our full-service conference, retreat and camp center offers more than 25,000 guests annually a variety of accommodations, recreation and programs designed to encourage communion with each other, nature and the Holy.


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Kanuga’s 1,400 acres is comprised of three campuses: the Conference & Retreat Center, Camp Kanuga and Bob Campbell Youth Campus.

For generations, guests have played with their families at the Lakeside Pavilion on the waterfront of 30-acre Kanuga Lake, exchanged stories on the Rocking Chair Porch and worshipped at indoor and outdoor chapels.

Nonprofits, associations, government agencies, corporate businesses as well as religious and private groups are welcome to utilize our 18,000 square feet of meeting space for their events.

Young students explore nature at Mountain Trail Outdoor School, and campers empower themselves at our two youth camps, Camp Kanuga and Camp Bob.

Youth, adults and families stimulate their hearts and minds at our engaging conferences, offered year-round.

You’ll find a variety of accommodations including our newly renovated 61-room Kanuga Lake Inn, 39 Historic Cottages, six Guest Houses and two dorm-style buildings.

Enjoy time for R&R roasting s’mores at our bonfire area, paddling across the lake in a canoe, holding a tennis marathon on our new courts, braving our climbing wall or trekking on our 20+ miles of hiking trails.

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With over ten Kanuga-sponsored year-round conferences, we offer educational and transformative experiences open to people from all walks of life.

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We welcome guests to use our facilities as a unique meeting place for corporate meetings, church retreats, workshops, family getaways, weddings or other events.

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Our youth programs build confidence and life skills. Experiences include: Camp Bob, an outreach summer camp and Camp Kanuga, a co-ed summer camp centered on faith-formation and relationship-building.

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Outdoor Education

Mountain Trail Outdoor School affords young people the opportunity to explore nature in new ways. This natural science education program employs hands-on methods in our forested mountain setting.

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Guest Periods

We invite families, couples and singles to call Kanuga home for an all-inclusive getaway free from distraction, so you can rest, worship and play.

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Our Mission

To provide for God’s people in this broken world a glimpse of the Kingdom through hearing the Gospel, experiencing Christian Community and being empowered for strength, growth and service, in both our individual communities and in the rest of God’s creation.

Kanuga Blog

Discover what's happening in our mountain valley.

Pursuing the KEY to the Kingdom

Kanuga Empowered Youth – KEY Conferences Kanuga’s two celebrated youth conferences grew from one of Kanuga’s first conferences in 1928. Today, K...

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MTOS: Mountain Trail Outdoor School

Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS) is one of Kanuga’s hidden treasures. Tucked away on the fully winterized Bob Campbell Youth Campus, MTOS operat...

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Kanuga’s next chapter

Highlights from a Michael R. Sullivan interview This interview took place on Wednesday, October 19, prior to Michael R. Sullivan beginning at Kanuga o...

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Something For Everyone

Read more about our programming and special events.
Camp Kanuga
Summer camp for boys and girls, building confidence and friendships since 1931.
Choose your adventure with our exciting camp experiences, including starter camp, residential camp and Trailblazers.
KEY Conferences
Kanuga Empowered Youth: You're the key for spiritual growth.
Make new friends and explore your faith in a welcoming Christian community. Attend Youth Week in conjunction with Winterlight.
Experience Kanuga
Absolutely beautiful... but why wouldn't it be? It's Kanuga!!! Best place in the world.
Nanky Tribble
A small corner of heaven right here in NC.
Bonnie Gruetzmacher
Kanuga’s track record of thoughtful environmental stewardship adds credibility and momentum to the board’s aspirations for bold leadership in this field. Kanuga will undoubtedly have a lot to teach us in coming years.
Dr. Mallory McDuff, lecturer at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
In our throw-away world, Kanuga is a treasure well worth preserving. We must protect the special feeling of being at Kanuga.
Bryan M. Haltermann, real estate developer, Augusta, GA
My family loves Kanuga! I want my son to have a feeling of exciting reunion as our Guest Period comes closer. The best gift of the experience is the recapturing of a simpler, richer lifestyle when people chat with each other face to face. Thank you for knowing the value of shared time and space and preserving it in this crazy world.
Sarah, camper parent