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Summer Activities Program


The Summer Activities Program is offered by Lake Junaluska as a way for residents and visitors of the lake to find community and make memories with events throughout the season.  Activities range from morning devotions to movie nights. Made possible through charitable giving, the program includes events for all ages. It's a great way to stay connected with the Lake Junaluska family. Visit this website to see new events and updated event information all summer long!

  1. Read the Junaluska Weekly (PDF)

If you are willing to lead or host events for activities this summer please sign up by clicking here

Jacksonville Children's Choir

Kick-Off Concert

Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7 p.m.

Lake Junaluska's Summer Activities Program kicks off with an outdoor performance of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus at the Amphitheater. 

The Jacksonville Children's Chorus provides a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride. The chorus serves as a cultural beacon for the children of the Northeast Florida region. Click here to see a short video of the chorus performing a medley from "Hamilton."

Admission to the concert is free to the public. 

Weekly Summer Activities


8:30 a.m.:
Morning Devotions at Harrell Center Porch
8 p.m.: Movie Nights at Nanci Weldon Gym
June 28- 42
July 5- Wonder Woman 1984
• July 12- Goal! Dream Begins
• July 19- Crazy Rich Asians
• July 26- Mary Poppins Returns
August 2- Hidden Figures


6:30 p.m.: Mixed Flow Yoga with Amber Russo with Waynesville Yoga at Inspiration Point ($10 per person)
July 6, 9 a.m.: Hiking with George Shepherd July 6 at 9:00 am (Meet in front of Bethea Welcome Center)


June 30 & August 4, 9 a.m.: 
Guided Birding Tours with Christine Gibson (Meet at Kern Center Porch)
10:30 a.m.: Gentle Yoga at Inspiration Point with Amber Klead with Waynesville Yoga ($10 per person) 


June 24, 7 p.m.: Jacksonville Children's Chorus Concert- Summer Activies Program Kick-Off
Beginning July 1, 8 p.m.: Bonfire at Shackford fire pit
August 5, 9 a.m.: Hiking with George Shepherd (Meet in front of Bethea Welcome Center)


July 2, 9-11 a.m.: Shuffleboard Shuffle Play- play single or get a partner and think of a team name and participate in the Lake Junaluska Shuffleboard Shuffle.
July 2, 7 p.m.: Clogging Performance by J. Creek Cloggers July 2 at the Lakeside White Tent
July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 7 p.m.: Clogging Lessons with J. Creek Cloggers ($10 per person) at Nanci Weldon Gym. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Tammy McDowell at or 828-454-6681.


July 3, 9-11 a.m.: Lake Junaluska Firecracker Fast Four Tennis at the Lake Junaluska Tennis Courts led by 
Susan Huckaby and Lou Welch. Doubles Format: Play with a designated partner for 20 minutes, winners move up, consolation team moves down, switch partners and do all over. Click here to register.
(TBD): Summer Book Reading and Review with Diana Foederer and Friends

Daily Activities

-The Lake Junaluska Golf Course is open May-September, Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m..
Fishing open to the public with NC fishing license.
- The Fitness Center is open 24 hours.
- The Library is open Monday-Saturday: 2-5pm. 


- Junaluska Gifts and Grounds: Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  
- Christmas Memories at Lambuth Inn across from the front desk. Hours available when the hotel is open.

Places of Meditation

- The Junaluska Cross
- Inspiration Point
- Rose Walk
- Biblical Gardens
- Susanna Wesley Garden
- Corneille Bryan Native Garden
- Butterfly Garden
- The Labyrinth
- Meditation and Fishing Pier


Take a stroll around the lake and see what birds you encounter. Check list available here. 

Hiking and Walking Trails

- Lake Junaluska Walking Trail
- Waynesville Greenway
- Great Smoky Mountain National Park
- Pisgah National Forest

Lake Junaluska Outfitters

Lake Junaluska Outfitters is located near the pool and is our hub for outdoor recreation with canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals, lake cruises, pool passes, maps, information, recreation equipment, snacks, ice cream and more! We also offer summer activity memberships for you family to enjoy the lake all summer long! Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Click here to learn more about pricing and boat rental reservations.

The Summer Activities Program is made possible through charitable giving. If you would like to support the Summer Activities Program by making a gift, please donate to the Annual Fund by visiting