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Lake Junaluska Youth Events Schedule

Summer 2017


SCHEDULE (3 Night Events)

3–7:00 p.m. Registration in Jones Dining Hall  

4:00 p.m. Check-in at Bethea Welcome Center

5:30 p.m. Dinner at Jones Dining Hall
7:30 p.m. Opening Session
9:00 p.m. Family Groups (Small Groups with youth from different churches)
10:20 p.m. Individual Youth Group Time


7:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a..m. Morning Session          

11:00 a.m. Mission Hour (Individuals choose from a list of mission options each day, having the opportunity to learn more about different mission agencies around the world.  Some of the options include hands-on projects that may require a small donation of $5 or less.)

12:00 p.m. Lunch, followed by free-time (Afternoons can be customized by youth leaders to include service projects, white water rafting, swimming, boating, Sliding Rock, hiking, etc.)
-Volleyball Tournament (Tuesday and Saturday afternoons)

5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Session, followed by Family Groups*
10:20 p.m. Individual Youth Group Time

*Please note that the Family Groups and Session will be reversed on the last night of your stay. Vespers on the last night will be held at the Cross.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 Hotel Check-Out    

9:00 a.m. Closing Session

Register now! (.pdf download)

Afternoons are free each day for Youth Groups to customize their Lake Junaluska Experience.

Onsite options include: entering the Volleyball Tournament (Wednesday and Saturday); or swimming and boating at the Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center. Access to the swimming pool is included for groups doing the lodging package. Groups doing program-only require an additional fee to enter the pool.  Boat rentals range from $5 to $10 an hour.

Offsite options include: White water rafting and tubing (additional fee); youth group organized service project in the community; hiking and more. We partner with Nantahala Outdoor Center and Wildwater for rafting and ziplining.

Please contact Natalie Hawkins, nhawkins@lakejunaluska.com, 828-454-6745 to book these trips at a discounted price!

During the summer of 2017 groups will have the opportunity during the scheduled program time to do a service project for Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Their mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

A Mission Offering will be taken during the event. Money raised will go directly towards Rise Against Hunger. Every penny counts! Your church can also choose to make a donation for this effort and raise funds before the event.

Additional Service Projects:
If your group would like to do additional service projects in the surrounding community, afternoons are free between noon and 5:30 for groups to plan their own activities. Your group will be responsible for making the arrangements and providing transportation to and supplies for projects. 

Follow this link for information on site locations: Waynesville and Asheville Area Mission Opportunities.


Each event includes morning and evening worship session featuring guest speakers and worship bands.  Four session Bible studies called Family Groups are offered following worship.  The Family Groups are one hour long and are made up of 8-12 youth from different churches. Family Groups are led by youth leaders and volunteers from participating churches. All Family Group supplies and curriculum are provided by Lake Junaluska. Churches are asked to provide One Family Group Leader and One Adult Volunteer for every 10 youth they bring.  These adults will be paired together, leading a group of youth from various churches. (Safe Sanctuaries requires that 2 unrelated adults be in every small group.) Please fill out and return the Family Group Form found in your Event Registration Packet.   

Registration is OPEN! Download the 2017 Summer Youth Registration Form (.pdf) or call 800-222-4930!