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Youth & Young Adults

Renew soul, mind, and body at Lake Junaluska! We offer summer and winter youth opportunities including worship, missions, fellowship, and outdoor recreation including skiing or white water rafting.

Lake Junaluska partners with Nantahala Outdoor Center and Wildwater LTD to provide rafting and zipline adventure packages.  We partner with Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort to provide skiing opportunities during the winter.  

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

This spiritual formation event, in the beautiful North Carolina mountains, offers morning and evening sessions focused on being the Body of Christ through service, worship, and community. During the past two summers, youth packaged 70,000 meals for hungry people, partnering with Stop Hunger Now and raised over $14,000 for this amazing mission.  Each event includes guest preachers and worship bands. Afternoons are free for groups to plan additional service projects, rafting trips, or to enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska. The program is geared towards 6th through 12th graders. Read More

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Whitewater rafting adventures at Lake Junaluska offer all inclusive rafting packages bundled with YOU in mind. Our focus is to offer the best whitewater rafting and ziplining packages around. We provide simplicity each step of the way in order for you to relax and have a great time with your group. Offering exceptional customer service, excellent equipment and facilities and the highest level of professionalism, you are sure to find just the right package to fit your group's needs. Read More

Zipline Adventures


Lake Junaluska asks you to "choose your adventure." Fly through the treetops on a zipline or try your hand at an adventure zip and ropes course. Lake Junaulska has partnered with NOC and Wildwater to offer you amazing adventure packages at excellent prices. Don't miss your opportunity to come and play at Lake Junaluska!  Details coming soon. 

Ski Lake Junaluska

December 2015 - March 2016

Worship, ski, and create lasting friendships at Ski Lake Junaluska! Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming, while Cataloochee Ski Area and Wolf Ridge Ski Area provide excellent customer service, thrilling skiing, and convenience for our winter ski retreats. Read More

Confirmation Retreats by the Intentional Growth Center

These extraordinary weekends are filled with kids from across the Southeast. For youth to worship together from so many diverse backgrounds, and to be unified by their belief in God, is truly inspiring - both for them and for the adults who come with them! The Intentional Growth Center’s Confirmation Retreat Weekends will help confirmands in their spiritual life as they prepare to make a commitment of faith.The focus of our weekends are to augment the curriculum being taught in the local church, with a focus on providing tools to youth that will help them keep their promise when they are confirmed in the Church. Read More

Foundation for Christian Formation Confirm

The Foundation For Christian Formation in partnership with the Department of Religion at Pfeiffer University, leads a series of weekend events for young confirmands of the United Methodist Church. These events are also designed for the pastors, adult leaders and mentors that accompany the youth on their confirmation journey. Since 2006, the Foundation team has led more than 60 confirmation retreats attended by over 700 churches and 10,000 participants from the conferences of the SE Jurisdiction of the UM Church. Read More


M28 Youth Camp

M28Camp is now two back-to-back events designed for students and their leaders to grow deeper in a fresh approach to Matthew 28:19 – 20 in a United Methodist/Wesleyan tradition.Through worship, teaching, workshops, D-groups, and entertainment from “321 Improv” and comedian Taylor Mason groups will definitelygrow by this summer experience.This year’s speaker/teachers are Rev. Will Rambo (first camp) and Rev. Patrick Quinn (second camp) along with Eddie Willis & the Narrow Path leading worship for both events.Read more

Young People in Missions

Young People in Mission is a camp experience with hands-on mission opportunities for youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 24. Our hope is that this event serves as a launch to empower them to serve with new eyes and a heart for Christ. Each year, young people serve with local mission projects, worship together, fellowship and grow with family groups, dive into Bible studies, and learn from featured speakers and the City of Opportunity.  Read More

Children's Day Camp
Children's Day Camp

Children's Activities

Lake Junaluska offers childcare for special events and has many family friendly opportunities available throughout the year. Read More