Registration options and pricing
Adult Registration (women only) includes all classes, activities, and special events for the weekend, as well as tent camping at no additional charge. Indoor accommodations, meals tickets, and youth registration are also available for purchase.
No class sign-ups are necessary. When you arrive, you will be given a program that contains the schedule and class descriptions ~ you’ll just pick and choose the classes and events you want to attend. Online registration is easy ~ follow the "Register now" button below.
Registration cost: $345. Sign up by August 31st for the Pre-Registration rate of $310 ($35 off)!
Note: Intensives and workshops are the only classes that require a fee ($20-40 each) in addition to Adult Registration.
All youth ages 3 - 17 must be registered in order to attend. Youth programs are held during class sessions, beginning Friday at 5:00pm.
Seedlings Childcare (kids 3-9)
The Seedlings Childcare program offers a safe and nurturing environment, and age appropriate activities with a caring staff. The program has limited space and is held primarily for women who do not have the option to leave their children at home. Cost: $110
Soil Sisters (girls 10-12)
Soil Sisters offers young women this special program to make new friends and find the path of plant connection, including sisterhood and a ton of fun! Space is limited and girls must be 10 - 12 years old at the time of the conference. Cost: $165
Wise Maidens (girls 13-17)
Wise Maidens offers young women a special program full of engaging activities including medicine making, dance, and art, all in a nurturing environment. Space is limited and girls must be 13 - 17 years old at the time of the conference. Cost: $165
Wondering about coming with your baby? Check out the "babes in arms" question in FAQ.
Intensives and workshops
Intensives and Workshops offer the opportunity to study more deeply with a featured teacher on a specific subject. They are the only classes not included in your registration fee. Intensives are longer than the regular classes (3 - 3.5 hours) to allow for more in-depth study on a topic. Workshops provide demonstration and hands on opportunities for experiential learning. For all the juicy details about this year's intensives and workshops, visit the Intensives page.
Cost per Intensive: $40 Cost per Workshop: $20
There are several options for your meals at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference: You may 1) purchase a Meal Ticket with your registration, 2) purchase individual meals from our food vendors, or 3) bring your own food.
Weekend Meal Tickets
The conference offers meal tickets for farm-fresh, seasonal meals with a focus on Nourishing Traditions fare, including meat, dairy, veggies, and beverages (tea, coffee, and water). When meat is served, there will not be a vegetarian alternate, but there will be plenty of side dishes. The menu is designed for low gluten and gluten free options (although the kitchen cannot guarantee 100% gluten free). Meals are prepared by Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center. Enjoy your meals, Friday supper through Sunday lunch, in the beautiful dining room. Meal ticket must be presented upon entering for each meal. The menu will be posted in early summer. In the meantime, check out last year's menu, as the 2019 menu will be similar. Adult Meal Ticket cost: $68 ($12/meal) Child Meal Ticket cost: $40
A number of food trucks and vendors will be onsite with a variety of food and beverage choices including a variety of both meat and vegetarian meals, as well as gluten free options. These local, woman-run businesses feature sustainable, local, and organic ingredients in their delicious and healthy fare. There is a comfortable indoor and outdoor "Food Pavilion" eating area with tables located near the food vendors, a sweet place to either gather with friends or meet some new friends, while enjoying a meal. Food vendors will start serving Friday evening.
Conference participants may choose from a wide range of overnight housing options including economical cabin bunk beds and camping, beds in charming historic cottages, and hotel-style rooms in Kanuga Lake Inn. Indoor accommodations are listed as weekend prices, covering both Friday and Saturday nights, which includes linens. You will be asked if you have a roommate request or any special lodging requests during the registration process. View the Acommodations Map & Photos (pdf, 1.5 MB)
We encourage women to stay onsite to enjoy the full offerings of the herbal conference, and we know it is not feasible to do so. If you would like to attend the conference as you are able, and have the ability to come and go as you please, commuting is an option for you. Due to limited parking onsite, commuters park in a satellite lot and access the campus via shuttles which run every 20-25 minutes, or a 25-30 minute walking trail. Commuters must factor in extra time, on both arrival and departure, for travel to and from satellite parking. Weekend cost: $0
Tent campingImportant information about tent camping:
At no additional cost, the camping option allows hundreds of participants to bring their tents and sleep under the stars. Tent camping is available in two areas: 1) Central Camping, a large centrally located grassy field, with access to classroom toilets and sinks (no showers) within a 5 minute walk. 2) Lakeside Camping, a more remote area along the shores of Kanuga Lake, where there are no sinks, showers, or indoor bathrooms (porta potties only). Lakeside Camping is about a 15 minute walk to the classrooms. Weekend cost: $0
- Tent campers must bring their own camping gear including a waterproof tent, sleeping bags and pads, and anything else you need to be comfortable for the weekend.
- Porta-potties are available in both the camping areas—however, there are no showers or outdoor sinks.
- No parking is available near tent camping. Parking for campers is in a satellite lot, accessible via shuttle which run every 20-25 minutes, or a 20-25 minute walking trail.
- You must be prepared to walk your gear from the designated unloading zone adjacent to the camping field, to the spot where you choose to set up camp.
- No open fires or fire bowls are permitted.You may bring a camp stove for cooking.
- Quiet hours 11:00pm - 7:00am. An “early to bed” area is designated at the far end of each camping area, with quiet hours of 9:00pm - 7:00am.
New this year ~ limited vehicle camping permits are now available! This option is for women who prefer to camp in their truck, van, or small camper (under 20 feet long). The vehicle camping area is at a rustic youth camp (Camp Kanuga) adjacent to the conference campus, accessible via shuttle which run every 20-25 minutes, or a 25-30 minute walk. Designated rustic open air bathrooms with toilets, sinks, and showers (for short hot water showers) are within a few minutes’ walk. Vehicles over 20’ long are not permitted and will be turned away. Note that tent camping is car-free, and due to safety regulations, this vehicle camping option is the only option for sleeping in your vehicle. Weekend cost: $80 ($40/night)
Each lodge room has 8-10 bunk beds and an indoor bathroom with sets of toilets, showers, and sinks. Note that the bunk beds are designed for youth, with a length of 71”. Each building holds 2 or 3 lodge rooms and a comfy common room with couches and a fireplace. Lodges are located within easy walking distance to the classrooms and a 5-10 minute walk from the Lodges Parking Lot. Weekend cost: $60 ($30/night)
Sleep in a room shared between you and one other woman.
Cottage (hall/connecting bath)
These fully-winterized cottages range in size from two to six bedrooms, and each one features a porch, a living room with a fireplace, a small kitchenette in the common area, and plenty of charm. Each of the rooms has 2 twin beds, and 2 women will be assigned to each room. You and your roommate will share a bathroom with 1-2 other bedrooms, located either in the hall or connecting your room with the neighboring room. All cottages are centrally located, although some are tucked back a bit off the beaten path. Weekend cost for one bed in room shared with another woman: $150 ($75/night)
Cottage (attached bath)
These fully-winterized cottages range in size from two to six bedrooms, and each one features a porch, a living room with a fireplace, a small kitchenette in the common area, and plenty of charm. Each room has 2 twin beds, and 2 women will be assigned to each room. Each room has a bathroom attached to the room that is shared only with your roommate. All cottages are centrally located, although some are tucked back a bit off the beaten path. Weekend cost for one bed in room shared with another woman: $180 ($95/night)
Kanuga Lake Inn
Kanuga's newly renovated Inn offers comfortable hotel-style climate controlled rooms. The Inn is located right in the center of the campus with an attached parking area, elevators, and a lounge on each floor. Each of the shared rooms have 2 queen size beds, and 2 women will be assigned to each room. Each room has a bathroom attached to the room that is shared only with your roommate. Weekend cost for one bed in room shared with another woman: $200 ($100/night)
For those who prefer to have a bedroom and bathroom all to yourself, choose from two options.
For women who are interested in a private bedroom, we are excited to expand our offerings this year to include private rooms in cottages. Sleep in a room of your own in one of the historic cottages. These fully-winterized cottages range in size from two to six bedrooms with twin size beds. and each one features a porch, a living room with a fireplace, a small kitchenette in the common area, and plenty of charm. All cottages are centrally located, although some are tucked back a bit off the beaten path. Each private cottage room has a private bathroom of your own attached to the room. Weekend cost: $280 ($140/night)
Kanuga Lake Inn
Kanuga's newly renovated Inn offers comfortable hotel-style climate controlled rooms with king size beds. The Inn is located right in the center of the campus with adjacent parking, an elevator, and a lounge on each floor. Each room has a private bathroom of your own attached to the room. Weekend cost: $320 ($160/night)
Set back a 15 minute walk above the classroom areas, each of the six Guest Houses has four bedrooms each with a private bath, a living room with a fireplace, and two porches. Most bedrooms have one double and one twin bed. Family rooms are the private lodging option for women who are attending with youth (who are registered in our youth programs). Recommended capacity is 1 woman and 1-2 children. Weekend cost: $280 ($140/night)
Coming with a group or friends?
We are happy to support you in finding accommodation options that will meet the needs of your group–feel free to contact us. To purchase lodging for a friend, you'll need to do so through her account, or just let us know if you need support with that. If you want to lodge with or near a friend, let us know in the “roommate requests” question in the registration process and we'll be sure to assign you together.
The conference will be held at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center, outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina. See Location for more info.
With the support of contributions from the community, there are a limited number of scholarships available for women who otherwise would be unable to attend. Scholarships are prioritized for those in need of financial assistance who are in the following criteria: 1) Women of color, and young women of color ages 10-17, or 2) Women with physical disabilities/limitations, veterans.
2019 Scholarship Program Application (pdf)
If you cancel ~ Fees are refundable for cancellations prior to September 6th, minus an $80 office fee. After September 6th, there will be no refunds. Registration may be transferred to a woman of your choice at any time, or donated to our scholarship fund.
Our commitment to you ~ We are committed to hold the conference on the scheduled weekend, rain or shine. Southeast Wise Women operates year round to produce this event.
Emergency exceptions may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to hospitalization or a family death. The request must be made in writing and will be reviewed 2-3 weeks after the event. Please understand that we may be unable to offer any emergency refunds.
In the extremely unlikely event that we were forced to cancel, we would refund as much of the registration fees as possible, which could mean we would be unable to offer any refunds.