Empowering youth to connect with Christ and each other


Youth Week is the summer event for KEY Conferences (Kanuga Empowered Youth). As one of the longest-running events for youth ministry in the United States, Youth Week brings together youth and adults who work with youth from around the country for a week of fun, friendship and prayer. This Kanuga tradition embodies the vibrancy of the national Episcopal Church, bringing young people together for fellowship that is inviting to those of all faiths. Youth Week encourages participants to seek authentic connections with Christ and one another. Those who attend are empowered to build community through small group discussions, conference-wide gatherings, music, prayer and play.

KEY Conferences Winterlight Youth Week




June 18, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Information on conference themes, lead coordinators and applying to be a Torchbearer or to join the conference staff will be announced in early 2017.

Three Tracks

Three different, simultaneous tracks offer youth and adults the chance to spend time with similar-aged participants, discussing ideas to lead and inspire their faith communities back home.

JYP: Junior Young People
For students rising in grades 7–9.

SYP: Senior Young People
For students rising in grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates.

AWWWY: Adults Who Work with Youth
For anyone who is connected with teenagers in the church, including youth ministers, Sunday school teachers, confirmation mentors, clergy or laity. Enjoy a week of continuing education on leadership roles, recreation and networking with volunteer and professional youth leaders from across the country.

Details & Registration

All rates include lodging, meals and programming.

Register before April 9, 2017 and get a $75 discount!

$495 per person ($420 through April 9)
$495 per person ($420 through April 9)
AWWWY Double Occupancy
$519 per person ($444 through April 9)
AWWWY Single Occupancy
$685 per person ($610 through April 9)
Child (age 3–11)
$340 per person ($265 through April 9)


For more information, please contact Youth Conferences Director Katherine Parnell at 828-692-9136, ext. 2836, or katherine.parnell@kanuga.org.