June 4 - August 1, 2018
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 for the 2018 summer season will include outdoor movie nights, crafts, game days, yoga, bonfires and more. 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.
Select Mondays, 9 p.m. | Nanci Weldon Gym
Movie nights are a free event. Please bring a blanket or chair and dress for the weather. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
*Donations to support the Lake Junaluska Summer Activities program accepted.
June 4 – October Sky (PG)
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry with his friends against his father's wishes and most of the town. When they learn they could become contenders in the national science fair with college scholarships being the prize, they learn they must perfect their craft and shoot for the stars. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern.
June 19 - Man of Steel (PG-13)
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon,.
June 25 - National Treasure (PG)
Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben's close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha.
July 9 - Moana (PG)
Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.
July 16 - Letters to Juliet (PG)
An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter. Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave.
July 23 - Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)
Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman.
July 30 - Queen of Katwe (PG)
Written by NC sportswriter, Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is the inspiring Disney adaptation of the true story of a Phiona, a Ugandan girl living in the slum of Katwe who learns to play chess in a missionary program. As she journeys to become a Woman Candidate Master she must learn to overcome stress and identity issues as she is exposed to life outside Katwe. Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o.
The Junaluska Weekly, published throughout the summer months, is the best way to stay updated on events around Lake Junaluska. These issues from summer 2017 can give you a taste of what to expect in 2018.
Click here to download the issue for June 11-17, 2017
Click here to download the issue for June 18-24, 2017
Click here to download the issue for June 25-July 1, 2017
Click here to download the issue for July 2-8, 2017
Click here to download the issue for July 9-15, 2017
Click here to download the issue for July 16-22, 2017
Click here to download the issue for July 23-29, 2017
Click here to download the issue for July 30-August 5, 2017