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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

Weekly Summer Activities


8:30 a.m.: Morning Devotions at Harrell Center Porch

     July 5 lead by Melba Hanson

     July 12 lead by Rev. Roger Dowdy

     July 19 lead by Angela Beattie

     July 26 lead by Linda Carlson

     August 2 lead by Rev. Dr. Ben Witherington

8:45 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

Please note that movie nights that were originally scheduled for July 26 and Aug. 2, have been canceled. 


6:30 p.m.: Mixed Flow Yoga with Amber Russo with Waynesville Yoga at Inspiration Point ($10 per person)


10:30 a.m.: Gentle Yoga at Inspiration Point with Amber Kleid with Waynesville Yoga ($10 per person)

Beginning July 1, 8 p.m.: Bonfire at Shackford fire pit

Special Events


June 24, 7 p.m.: Jacksonville Children's Chorus Concert- Summer Activities Program Kick-Off

June 28 & July 12, 26, 2 p.m.: Book Review Harrell Center 202

     June 28 with Stephanie Shultz “The Chilbury Ladies Choir” & “The Spies of Shiling Lane” by Best Selling Author: Jennifer Ryan.

     July 12 with Hilda Ryan. “The Lost Carousel of Provence” & “The Vineyards of Champagne” by Juliet Blackwell.

     July 26 with Diana Foederer “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson and “The Giver of Stars” by Bestselling Author Jojo Moyes.

July 13 & July 20 at 10:00 a.m: Smart Ways to Use Your Smart Phone with Hilda Ryan in Harrel Center 202. 

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 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.

July 6, 9 a.m.: Hiking with George Shepherd July 6 at 9:00 am (Meet in front of Bethea Welcome Center)

July 9, 16, 30 & August 6, 7 p.m.: Clogging Lessons with J. Creek Cloggers ($10 per person) UPDATED VENUE FOR JULY 9: Lakeside White Tent. Following events to be held at Nanci Weldon Gym. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Tammy McDowell at or 828-454-6681.

July 15, 10 a.m.: "God Will Make a Way" Book Signing with Bishop Ken Carter in the Harrell Center Auditorium

The guided birding tour originally scheduled for Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. has been cancelled.

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