Youth Week at Kanuga

June 14, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Hendersonville NC


June 14, 2015 – June 19, 2015

One of Kanuga’s oldest traditions, Youth Week brings together youth and adults from around the country for a week of fun, friendship and prayer. Through small group discussions, full conference gatherings, music, prayer and play, youth are encouraged to explore their thoughts and beliefs in a welcoming Christian community.

Three different, simultaneous tracks offer youth and adults the chance to spend time with similar aged participants.

This premier national gathering brings together young Christians from many states and dioceses to share their faith, explore the big questions of life, make lifelong friendships and HAVE FUN in a safe, welcoming community amid the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

SYP: Senior Young People

For students rising in grades 10-12, and recent high school graduates, an intentional community to be welcomed in, rooted down, and lifted up.

Conference Staff

COORDINATOR: Ashley Eastham, originally of Waterford, MI, first attended youth week as a junior in high school, in the summer of 2000. She hasn’t missed one since! She now resides in New Orleans, LA with her husband Evan (whom she met while staffing Winterlight in 2005). She worked in child welfare and juvenile justice from 2005 – 2010 completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2008. She now acts as the Exec. Asst to the Rector and program coordinator for Young Adult and Young Families ministries at Trinity Church – New Orleans.

COORDINATOR: Richmond Jones is currently a student at the Sewanee School of Theology and a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Atlanta. He is also resident chaplain for the University of the South and a volunteer at the Sisters of St. Mary’s/Thistle Farms gardens. He first attend Youth Week in 2003.

MUSICIAN: Live Hymnal is a community of musicians and singers from South Florida, led by Charles Milling. Our music aims to cross many divides: to be a unifier of cultures, lifestyles, backgrounds and points of view. Leading music at SYP is our greatest privilege; we are so excited to come back! Hear our music at

Apply to be on SYP staff here

Register Now for SYP

JYP: Junior Young People

Conference Staff

COORDINATOR: Katherine Fockler currently resides in Washington, DC where she serves as a Senior Event Operations Manager for Atlantic Media. In her hometown of Memphis, TN, Katherine was active in the youth activities of the Diocese of West Tennessee, particularly Happening. Before her freshman year at the University of Richmond, Katherine joined the staff of JYP and has continued to serve on staff the past eight years!  This is her first year as JYP Coordinator.

COORDINATOR: Spencer Monroe

MUSICIAN: Mike Peterson

Apply to be on JYP staff here

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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 education, rest and networking with volunteer and professional youth leaders from across the country.

AWWWY is one of the longest running Episcopal youth ministry events in the United States. In fact, Kanuga’s very first conference in 1928 evolved into what we know today as Youth Week!

This premier national gathering brings together youth ministers, Christian formation leaders, teachers and volunteers from many states and dioceses for professional development, relaxation and renewal amid the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Conference Staff

COORDINATOR: Liz Williams has worked with youth in both a volunteer and professional role for the past ten years. Currently she is the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at St. Anne’s in Tifton, GA. She has worked on both diocesan and parish youth programs in the Dioceses of Alabama and Atlanta.

CHAPLAIN: The Rev. Daniel Brown, of Athens, GA, is director and chaplain for The Episcopal Center at the University of Georgia and Network Coordinator for Campus Ministries for Province IV. He previously served parishes in Augusta, Clarkesville and Douglasville, GA. From high school teacher and track & field coach to short order breakfast cook and  teddy bear mascot at a children’s hospital, Brown’s varied career and life experience’s serve him well in his current mission to serve the spiritual needs of young adults.


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Double Occupancy $475 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.





Double Occupancy $499 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $665 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Child (Ages 3-11) $325 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.










Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due May 14
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)







Check-in 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 14
Check-out After breakfast Friday, June 19



Register Online Register online now for: JYPSYP or AWWWY
Register by Mail/Fax Download a printable registration form – PDF
Financial Assistance Download a printable application – PDF
Team Rebate Printable Team Rebate Form  – PDF
To qualify, groups must attend the same segment or the entire week.

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Categories: Conferences  |  Leadership  |  Youth Ministry