Frequently Asked Questions
What airports are closest to Kanuga? And how do I get from there to Kanuga?
The closest is Asheville (AVL), 30 minutes away. Next is Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP), an hour away. Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) is an hour and 45 minutes away.
If you fly into AVL, you have the option of booking a Kanuga shuttle to and from the airport when you register, at a cost of $50 roundtrip.
If you fly into other airports, a rental car or car sharing service is your best bet. If you rent a car, parking is free while at Kanuga.
For more information about driving directions and airports: https://www.kanuga.org/directions/.
What are my housing options?
Kanuga has three kinds of housing available to you for EpisComm 18: the Inn, the historic cottages or the guest houses. The cost is the same for each.
If you wish to share a room, please indicate your roommate preference when you register.
Each housing option includes three meals each day as part of the cost.
Photos and more info: https://www.kanuga.org/conference-retreat-center/accommodations/.
Where will EpisComm18 activities be located?
We will be in several parts of the Kanuga campus during our conference. The Chapel of Transfiguration is near the Lodge and will be the setting for our opening Eucharist and evening Compline. Morning Prayer will take place, weather permitting, at a small lakeside chapel, down the hill a bit from the Lodge.
Our plenary sessions and most workshops will be in Gooch Hall, a downhill walk from the Lodge area. Housing options are located in various parts of the campus.
If you have concerns about mobility, we will have access to golf carts to assist.
See a map of the Kanuga campus: https://www.kanuga.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/KanugaMap_2016_Legend_Reduced.pdf.
What will the weather be like?
The average high in April for Hendersonville, the town nearest Kanuga, is 67 degrees; the average low is 43. The area receives about 4 inches of rainfall on average, so you may want to plan on an umbrella or raincoat.
What should I bring to wear?
Dress will be casual at this conference – we’re at a camp! Jeans are appropriate throughout the event. For the Polly Bond Awards banquet on Thursday evening, you are free to spiff up just a notch, but you can leave your wingtips and heels at home.
A jacket for evening likely will be helpful, as will shoes in which you can walk comfortably between buildings. Note that some of those paths include some gravel.
I’ve heard about problems with wi-fi and cell service at Kanuga. Can I stay connected?
Kanuga offers wi-fi throughout its campus and can serve 400 users at once. Also, for those attending our conference, we will provide dedicated hard-wired computers and printers in the Library in the Lodge. Mobile hot spots can supplement any wi-fi issues you might have.
Those with Verizon cell service should have good reception, since a cell tower is nearby. AT&T users will find poor to no cell service at Kanuga. They are working to improve this, but you should not count on cell reception in April.
What happens if my plans change and I can’t attend the conference after I have registered?
You can cancel your registration and lodging/meals up to 30 days before the conference. If you cancel between 14 and 30 days prior, you will receive a half refund.
Within two weeks of the conference, we can refund your conference fee ($275) but not your lodging/meals costs.
I have questions that aren’t answered here. Who can I contact?
Email Episcopal Communicators president Melodie Woerman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try to get you an answer quickly.