Adult Conferences & Retreats

Transforming lives through engaging conferences


For more than 85 years, Kanuga has sponsored conferences and retreats that provide enlightening, restful and transforming experiences. Our goal is to offer you a peaceful place to focus on your relationship with the Holy and return to your home with renewed energy to reveal God’s grace to the world. With many Kanuga-sponsored adult conferences offered each year, our hope is you’ll find one that resonates with you.


Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

February 17 – 23, 2018

Explore the gospel in line and color. During this week of art and prayer, participants paint an icon using gold leaf and egg tempera on gessoed boards, lead by instructor Suzanne Schleck.

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Church Leadership

March 2–4, 2018

This conference is coordinated through a partnership between the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) and Kanuga. Discover how to fortify your congregation’s faith while listening to speakers and attending workshops centered on how leaders can better serve their churches.

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Lansing Lee Conference: Civil Discourse in America

March 16–18, 2018

One of Kanuga’s highlights each year, the 2018 Lansing Lee Conference will address the role of civil discourse in America. Featuring members of the United States House of Representatives (both Republicans and Democrats) along with nationally recognized voices from the Episcopal Church, this conference asks how we pivot from our current milieu to a place of cooperation and collaboration.

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Fly-fishing Retreat

April 30-May 2, 2018

Engage in the contemplative art of fly-fishing through a three-day retreat. Join local river guides from Davidson River Outfitters to learn casting techniques, fly-fishing knowledge, and enjoy a guided fishing trip to Davidson River.

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Christian Formation

June 11 – 15, 2018

Strengthen your spiritual relationships with God, yourself, others and the natural world at Kanuga’s longest-running conference.

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June 24 – 29, 2018

Recharge spiritually with friends and family during a week of powerful worship, teaching and healing.

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Nuevo Amanecer

August 27 – 30, 2018

This biennial conference equips participants with the tools and resources to support and spiritually connect with the Latino/Hispanic community. La conferencia equipa a los participantes con las herramientas y el apoyo para conectar con la comunidad latina/hispana.

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Faith, Art & Creative Expression: A Liturgical Arts Conference

August 19 – 24, 2018

Explore the Divine through artistic expressions led by talented, encouraging instructors in a nurturing Christian community. Classes will include photography, embroidery and other arts.

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Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison

November 10 – 16, 2018

Teresa Harrison instructs attendees in the ancient art of icon writing, inspiring reflection and meditation. Beginners and experienced iconographers welcome.

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October 25-28, 2018

Learn about your true self, purpose and spiritual pathways through the Enneagram—an enlightening system of knowledge with faculty from the Institute of Conscious Being (ICB).

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Knitting & Quilting

2019 dates to be determined.

Take a weekend retreat and join in a variety of workshops with innovative experts. Crafters of every experience level work on a project of their choosing and learn new knitting and quilting techniques.

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Mom’s Camp

Coming in 2019

A weekend of peace and renewal beckons! Open to women ages 21 and older who are on the journey of caring for themselves and others, this retreat provides a true camp experience.

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For more information, please contact Director of Formation Programs and Resident Chaplain Richmond Jones at or 828-692-9136 Ext. 2745.