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Winter Youth Retreats - Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend

January 18-21


Theme: Be Fearless

"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

Psalm 118:6

Over three days, participants will enjoy engaging preaching and energizing worship, paired with a special appearance by illusionist Joshua Lozoff! Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming where groups can customize their experience by choosing to ski or do mission work during their time at the lake.



Lowell McNaney will speak during the Winter Youth Retreats at Lake Junaluska

Lowell McNaney (Speaker) Lowell’s heart for God’s people has led him to proclaim Christ on five continents. Lowell is the founding pastor of Crossroads Church in Concord, North Carolina. He was the recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award and is the co-author of the book, Fuel For the Journey. Lowell loves watching and playing sports, photography, biking, the outdoors, and people. He also enjoys radical activities such as triathlons, safaris, white water rafting, and skydiving. Lowell passionately believes that lost people matter to God and that God loves to transform lives in order to transform the world.

The advice band performs at the Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreats

The Advice (Worship Band) formed in 2003 and their name, The Advice, has strong Biblical ties. It refers to a passage from Exodus in which Moses' father-in-law is telling him he'll need help in his mission and to appoint leaders over the tribes of Israel. The band feels that life can't be lived alone - that we all need help and advice to get through difficult times. Their uplifting message is accompanied by a popular contemporary Christian sound that appeals to youths and adults alike.

Joshua Lozoff (Illusionist) has studied and shared magic around the world for the past decade. After 14 years as a professional actor, Joshua left Hollywood to devote more time to service work, including volunteer stints throughout Latin America. It was during his travels that a chance encounter with a street magician sparked a new passion.  After years of full-time training, he began sharing his craft with others. Now Joshua is a highly sought-after performer at corporate events and at colleges around the country, performing over 200 shows per year. Joshua loves sharing his craft with people in every setting. And his love, respect and passion for magic come across in every performance. A few moments spent with Joshua can truly inspire, amaze and entertain.
Illusionist Joshua Lozoff will perform during the Winter Youth Retreats at Lake Junaluska




Packages includes lodging, worship, t-shirts, an activity of your choice (ski or mission work) and breakfast on first full day through breakfast on day of departure. Additional lodging nights and activity days (Biltmore, Zipline) can be added to your package.

NOTE: rates have been reduced from what was sent in the brochure!

WEST END (Lake Junaluska ApartmentsHillside LodgeMountainview‚Äč)

  • 3 Nights/1 Day Ski - $296
  • 3 Nights/2 Days Ski - $334
  • 3 Nights/Mission project - $249


  • 3 Nights/1 Day Ski - $325
  • 3 Nights/2 Days Ski - $363
  • 3 Nights/Mission Project - $278

Rates are based on quad occupancy. Call 800-222-4930  for additional add-ons (Biltmore, Zipline)


Wilson Booth, Youth Ministry Specialist