A Family Earth Day Celebration


Please note: this event will no longer be offered.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to proceed with our Earth Day celebration as planned. We deeply value the importance of Earth Day and our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. While we cannot gather in person this year, we encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the beauty of our planet and consider how we can individually and collectively make a positive impact.


Billy Jonas
Billy Jonas’ musical mission is to honor and empower the creativity, inherent intelligence, and desire to learn in young folks, as well as their elders; to inspire them, apart and together, to question and play—and to see these two things as inseparable pathways to joy. It’s a musical conversation, a sonic celebration, a splendiferous gathering of old and young because the ensemble is … EVERYONE. From beginning to end, participation is the name of the game.

Free Planet Radio

Free Planet Radio is a dynamic and genre-defying band that blends elements of jazz, world music, and improvisation into a gorgeous and exciting musical experience. With rich and textured soundscapes, intricate rhythms, and virtuosic instrumentation, the band takes listeners on a captivating journey across cultural boundaries. Comprising renowned musicians River Guerguerian on percussion and Chris Rosser on piano and multi-instruments, Free Planet Radio’s performances are a fusion of musical exploration and improvisational brilliance that will wow you!

11 a.m. Arrival, Lunch

1-2 p.m. Bill Jonas Family Show 

2-3:30 p.m. Enjoy Kanuga’s hiking and walking trails, canoeing and kayaking on Kanuga Lake, yard games, playground, tennis, and pickleball (bring your supplies!).

There will also be activities to learn about and explore the natural world, facilitated by Kanuga’s Mountain Trail Outdoor School faculty, including a meet and greet with our box turtles (Crusty and Albert). Create your own Kanuga blue and green “Earth” seed bombs using recycled paper and native wildflower seeds.

  • Native Plan Walk led by Kanuga’s Environmental Specialist Mary Kait Brown
  • Kanuga Nature Center Meet & Greet with Mountain Trail Outdoor School staff, featuring Kanuga’s two box turtles, Crusty and Albert
  • Nature Craft: Create your own Kanuga blue and green “Earth” seed bombs using recycled paper and native wildflower seeds and a Nature Loom.
  • 10% off lodging Friday and Saturday nights
  • 20% Ride Kanuga mountain bike park passes
  • Kanuga Lake will be open for canoeing and kayaking (no swimming)
  • Hiking
  • Bring a blanket or chairs and relax, read or play in the field
  • Tennis and pickleball courts open (bring your supplies)
  • Fishing! Catch and release.


3:30-5 p.m. Free Planet Radio

Concerts will be held rain or shine (outdoors, weather-permitting).

If you would like to stay at Kanuga overnight, consider choosing a guest house, historic cottage, room in Kanuga Lake Inn.

Check out photos of each type of lodging here.

We observe quiet hours from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. For overnight guests, check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 10 a.m.

Lodging Reservations


Kanuga Combos include an entree, chips, cookie, and a nonalcoholic drink. 

-Hamburger/Cheeseburger: $6 / Combo: $12.50 

-Hotdog: $5 / Combo $11.50

-Grilled Chicken/Breaded Chicken Sandwich $7 / Combo $13.50 

-4 Chicken Strips $6 / Combo $12.50
-Protein Bowl $8 / Combo $14 

Extras: $3 each
Soda – Chips – Granola Bars  – Cookies

For the health and safety of our beloved community, Kanuga maintains high standards for food service, sanitation, and general cleanliness. All guests must be symptom-free from any communicable disease prior to arrival. Wearing masks is not required but welcomed by all, especially those at high risk or not up to date on vaccinations, or for 5 days after recovering from illness. Please visit this page for information specific to COVID in Henderson County.

In our shop, located next to the Main Lodge, you’ll find soft drinks, wine and beer, snacks, books, apparel, and necessities. 

During your stay, we hope you can make time to explore Kanuga’s hiking trails, wooded walks, and lakes. The indoor gym includes workout and weight rooms, as well as a basketball court.

There are myriad worship and contemplation spaces at Kanuga in which all are welcome, including the indoor Chapel of The Transfiguration and the Labyrinth and St. Francis Chapel outdoors.

If you are attending an event at Kanuga and would like to share your photos with our online community, please tag us: #kanuga @kanugaepiscopal. Drone photography is not permitted by guests.

Certified service animals are welcome at Kanuga and must be leashed at all times.

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If you are able to further support Kanuga’s retreats, conferences, and camps, please consider an annual fund gift. Kanuga is a non-profit organization affiliated with but not funded by The Episcopal Church. Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated.

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