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Join us at the Family Parish Retreat at Kanuga February 23 - 25!

12 15 2023

Join us at the Family Parish Retreat at Kanuga February 23 - 25!

Let our Christ Church family come back together at Kanuga for a weekend you won’t forget! Christ Church members will travel to Kanuga, an Episcopal conference center in Hendersonville, North Carolina for a wonderful winter weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While the programs will have a spiritual focus, there is lots of recreation and fun led by our clergy, staff, and members of the Parish Retreat Planning Committee. We hope you can join us for a weekend of fellowship, rejuvenation, and prayer in the mountains.

The weekend begins with arrivals Friday afternoon, followed by supper and fellowship in the Fireplace Lounge. Saturday is full of programs and activities for all ages, and on Saturday night fun will be had by all with family-friendly entertainment. During adult programming, our youngest parishioners will be cared for by our nursery caretakers in a safe, warm, and loving environment. Programs and activities will be planned exclusively for youth as well! The weekend ends with Holy Eucharist Sunday morning in the Chapel of Transfiguration before returning home.

What We'll Do:

Hear keynote speaker the Rev. Barbara Crafton, Episcopal priest and accomplished author.

  • Hike on 20 miles of trails with varying difficulty and multiple scenic overlooks
  • 24-hour fitness center with strength-training equipment
  • Labyrinth and meditation garden
  • Fishing and canoeing on 30-acre lake
  • Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Pickleball
  • Three Playgrounds (ages 2 and up)
  • Lakeview firepit: nestle up to a warm bonfire and s'mores next to Kanuga’s 30-acre lake
  • Plus many more surprises to come!

Where We'll Stay

You may request specific cabin mates, roommates, or a single room when you register. For accommodation information, please review the Kanuga lodging website and campus map. Lodgings include The Inn’s hotel-style rooms, historic, rustic cottages, and guest houses.


Deadline to register now extended to January 30, 2024! Register here!


Rates: Includes 2 nights in on-campus lodging plus all meals:

  • Dinner Friday 2/23
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Saturday 2/24
  • Breakfast Sunday 2/25.
  • Check in at 4:00 PM, check out 10:00 AM.

Single – $350
– $590
Family of 3
(with child 4-12) - $650
Family of 3
(with Youth 13 and older) - $730
Family of 4 or more
- $800 (This “family unit price” includes 2 parents and 2 or more children/youth. Grandparents and additional adults will need a separate registration.)
Saturday Day Pass - $75
3 and under free


Please contact Anne Green Buckner if you would like information about becoming a scholarship recipient.

Scholarship donors: If you’d like to share the love of the Kanuga experience, please contact Anne Green Buckner,

Keynote Speaker: The Reverend Barbara Crafton

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Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is a popular preacher, retreat leader, and writer who teaches at Marble Collegiate Church and at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Episcopal Life, and many other publications. She is the author of many books, including Called, The Courage to Grow Old, The AlsoLife, Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet, Mass in Time of War, The Sewing Room, Living Lent, and many others.