Kanuga Summer Conferences – Episcopal News Service

Adult and youth conferences return to Kanuga this summer

Kanuga is once again hosting adult and youth conferences at its historic 1,400-acre retreat this summer for full in-person attendance. All conferences are now open for registration and each offers a range of financial aid.

“In 2020, all Kanuga conferences have entered an indefinite hiatus,” says Mission Executive Vice President Jimmy Haden. “Then in 2021, we were able to offer a limited number of programs virtually or in hybrids. Nothing pleases us more than being able to welcome everyone back here with us in Kanuga to this sacred space,” he says.


Kanuga Christian Training
In person

June 13-16

Theme: “A Time Like This” (Esther 4:14)

This is our defining moment – a chance to make a difference. God has big plans for us! May we be Esthers and be bold, take risks and love big! Workshops will be offered according to three themes: Renewal of the spirit, Renewal of the body and Renewal of the spirit. We will enjoy hands-on activities, being in nature, and discover together great ideas to implement within our ministries.

Rev. Callie Swanlund and Dr. Westina Matthews, leaders

The Reverend Ryan Hawthorne, Chaplain

Ana Hernandez, musician



New Amanecer

June 16-19

Theme: “New Dawn 2022: Rejoice! The Spirit dwells in us.

The Oficina de Ministerios Latinos / Hispanos y Kanuga is associated to offer the biannual conference Nuevo Amanecer para aquellos que ya están involucrados en el Ministerio Latino, así como para aquellos interested in participating. The conference reúne a muchos líderes exitosos y dinámicos involucrados en Ministerios Latinos; ofrece talleres que brindan capacitación que se puede implementar en cualquier parroquia; y presenta inspiradores discursos de apertura.



Kanuga Youth Week

In person

June 19-24

Theme: “Slim Places”

Youth week is the summer event of the KEY (Kanuga Empowered Youth) conferences. As one of the longest running events for youth ministry in the United States, Kanuga Youth Week brings together youth and adults who work with youth across the country for a week of fun, of friendship and prayer. This Kanuga tradition embodies the vibrancy of the Episcopal Church and nurtures authentic connections with Christ and with each other.

JYP: youth in grades 7-9

SYP: Senior Young People, Grades 10-12 + recent high school graduates


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