Winterlight

December 28, 2023-January 1, 2024

A gathering inspiring youth through faith, fun, and friendship.

Now welcoming middle school students!

The rate is $510, which includes lodging, meals, and the program.
Payment plans, financial assistance, and commuter rates are available.

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Middle and high schoolers from across the country are invited to a winter retreat at Kanuga in the mountains of western North Carolina. In this community built on unconditional acceptance, young people are empowered to feel nourished by nature, be unapologetically genuine, and to create authentic connections with each other and the Creator.

The theme of Winterlight 48 is, “I Will With God’s Help.” Throughout the week, participants will explore the meaning of the Episcopal baptismal covenant, focusing on the five questions regarding how we, as Christians, are called to live out our faith: with firm commitment and a reliance on God’s help. Through these questions and answers, participants will discuss what living into their faith means personally in all aspects of their lives.

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Se invita a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria de todo el país a un retiro de invierno en Kanuga, en las montañas del oeste de Carolina del Norte. En esta comunidad construida sobre la aceptación incondicional, los jóvenes tienen el poder de sentirse nutridos por la naturaleza, ser genuinos sin pedir disculpas y crear conexiones auténticas entre sí y con el Creador.

El tema de Winterlight 48 es “Lo haré con la ayuda de Dios”. A lo largo de la semana, los participantes explorarán el significado del pacto bautismal episcopal, enfocándose en las cinco preguntas sobre cómo nosotros, como cristianos, estamos llamados a vivir nuestra fe: con un compromiso firme y confiando en la ayuda de Dios. A través de estas preguntas y respuestas, los participantes discutirán lo que significa vivir su fe personalmente en todos los aspectos de sus vidas.

Winterlight 48: Coordinators & Staff

Raven Tarpley

Co-coordinator

I’m Raven. I grew up at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia and now live in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. KEY Conferences has had such a positive impact on the person I am today and I love giving that experience back to the current participants. I am an extremely passionate person but especially so when it comes to nature, furniture design and tie dye.

Sierra Reyes

Co-coordinator, Chaplain

 

Bishop Brian Prior

Conference Liaison

I’m BP. Kanuga is home, thin place, Beloved Community and family. I have been blessed to have been a part of all things Kanuga including KEY Conferences from a young age. I own my own business, Prioritize Coaching: individual and organizational leadership development, a ‘janitor for Jesus’, and oh a Bishop.

 

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Come gather with us at Winterlight!

Sierra Reyes

Co-coordinator, Chaplain