We Believe.

Welcome home to Kanuga.
June 16-21, 2024

Financial assistance and payment plans are available during the registration process. Our goal is to ensure that Youth Week is accessible to every applicant.

Rates & Policies


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 and 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.

All youth welcome!
JYP: Junior Young People, Grades 7–9
SYP: Senior Young People, Grades 10–12 + recent high school graduates

WITH THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PLANNING TEAM MEMBERS: Brian Prior, Raven (Tarpley) McLaughlin, Tabi Tobiasson, Oak Martin, Wilds Pierce, Matt Skully, Greg Warnecke, and Caitlin Barghausen

KEY Conferences Winterlight Youth Week

It is our goal to welcome all youth who wish to attend the conference, therefore financial assistance and payment plans are available during registration. While standard assistance is 20%, further assistance may be offered on an as-needed basis.


Rates & Policies

Youth participants will be assigned to an age-appropriate historic cottage with adult chaperones. Kanuga provides bedding and towels; please bring an extra towel for lake swimming.

Meals are included in the program fee. We serve three meals a day, buffet-style in our dining room. Please let us know of any food allergies when completing your online registration.

  • Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Supper: 5:30-7 p.m.

For the health and safety of our beloved community, Kanuga maintains high standards for food service, sanitation, and general cleanliness. All guests must be symptom-free from any communicable disease prior to arrival. Wearing masks is not required but welcomed by all, especially those at high risk or not up to date on vaccinations, or for 5 days after recovering from illness. Please visit this page for information specific to COVID in Henderson County.

In our shop, located next to the Main Lodge, you’ll find soft drinks, wine and beer, snacks, books, apparel, and necessities. 

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During your stay, we hope you can make time to explore Kanuga’s hiking trails, wooded walks, and lakes. The indoor gym includes workout and weight rooms, as well as a basketball court.

There are myriad worship and contemplation spaces at Kanuga in which all are welcome, including the indoor Chapel of The Transfiguration and the Labyrinth and St. Francis Chapel outdoors.

If you are attending an event at Kanuga and would like to share your photos with our online community, please tag us: #kanuga @kanugaepiscopal. Drone photography is not permitted by guests.

Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 10 a.m.

Certified service animals are welcome at Kanuga in certain lodging areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

To communicate with us directly, please reach out: conferences@kanuga.org

Support Kanuga

If you are able to further support Kanuga’s retreats, conferences, and camps, please consider an annual fund gift. Kanuga is a non-profit organization affiliated with but not funded by The Episcopal Church. Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated.

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