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Youth Events

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.

NEW! Lake Junaluska recently received $400,000 in charitable gifts to renovate the youth and young adults housing facilities. Work has already begun in Mountainview and the Lake Junaluska Apartments. Learn more here!

Youth can ski and snowboard during the Winter Youth Retreats at Lake Junaluska

Winter Youth Retreats

December 2018-February, 2019

The Winter Youth Retreats are an opportunity for adventure, spiritiual growth and worship in the mountains of Western North Carolina! While energized worship with great bands is built into every program weekend, groups now have more freedom in choosing their recreational activites. You can ski or do a mission project during your time at Lake Junaluska. Read More

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

June 15 - July 14, 2019

The Summer Youth Events at Lake Junaluska are full of adventure, community and powerful praise led by phenomenal speakers and worship bands! There will be six events in 2019, so start planning your youth group getaway today.  Read More

Foundation for Christian Formation Confirmation Events

March-May, 2019

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

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

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Spring - Fall

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

March - December

Do you need a little more adventure in your life? 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!  Read More


M28 Youth Camp

M28Camp is 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. Read More

Children's Day Camp
Children's Day Camp

Children's Activities

Lake Junaluska has many family friendly opportunities available throughout the year. Read More