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.


Art and Soul Retreat

August 18 – 23, 2019

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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October 31 – November 3, 2019

Discover the spirituality of the Enneagram and imagine your life transformed.  Learn to live the life that God imagined for us.

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Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison

November 16 – 22, 2019

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

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Knitting & Quilting

January 16-19, 2020 

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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Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

February 8-14, 2020

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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Lansing Lee Conference

March 13-15, 2020

One of Kanuga’s highlights each year, the 2019 Lansing Lee Conference will discuss how to seek justice within your community. In a time where political groups are competing to see how they can separate our society into obedient supporters, we hope to explore a new way where our identity transcends division and we know ourselves as interconnected Children of God who strive towards seeking and serving Christ in all people.

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Musician’s Conference

April 14-17, 2020

The Musician’s Conference at Kanuga is a time for Church Musicians to gather in the spirit of collegial awesomeness! Over the two days and three nights, we will share ideas and resources, worship and grow together, collaborate, discuss and hear from leaders such as Fran McKendree, Dent Davidson, Charles Milling & Live Hymnal, Conie Borshardt, Sam Hensley, and hopefully YOU.  (We are all colleagues, teachers and learners.)  Come share in this sacred time of restorative worship, resource building, networking and just plain old jam-session fun.

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Fly-fishing Retreat

April 28 – May 1, 2020

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 8-12, 2020

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

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June 21 – 26, 2020

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

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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.