KEY Conferences

Kanuga Empowered Youth


KEY Conferences Winterlight Youth Week
Our premier youth conferences evolved over the years from Kanuga’s first conference ever in 1928. Today, we host a community of young people and equip them to be leaders in their youth groups and ministries back home. This series of conferences is designed to cultivate the initiative and influence of participants and includes our summer series Youth Week, comprised of JYP (Junior Young People), SYP (Senior Young People) and AWWWY (Adults Who Work with Youth), in conjunction with our year-end celebration, Winterlight.

Kanuga’s definitive youth conferences cater to youth groups, youth ministries as well as young people and adults who serve as leaders in their churches. It’s the Kanuga Spirit that sets us apart!


Our Mission

KEY Conferences (Kanuga Empowered Youth) serves those who seek empowerment, inspiration, and community. We invite participants into a vibrant nationwide fellowship that fosters connection and leadership within the Church and in the world.



Winterlight 46

December 28, 2021-January 1, 2022
Our Theme: Reconnecting
It’s time to re-explore what it means to be in community as one body, in person and face to face.
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Youth Week

June 2022 Dates Coming Soon!

JYP: Junior Young People – for rising 7th–9th graders

SYP: Senior Young People – for rising 10th–12th graders and recent high school graduates

AWWWY: Adults Who Work with Youth – for youth ministers, Sunday school teachers, confirmation mentors, clergy or laity

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For more information, please contact Executive VP for Mission, Jimmy Haden, at