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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

May - August 2021

Bring your youth group to Lake Junaluska this summer to make memories and have fun as you grow closer to God and each other!  For 2021, we look forward to welcoming youth groups here to join us for outdoor summer devotions, canoeing, kayaking, hikes, picnics, worship song jams, campfires, scavenger hunts, Pilgrimages to the Cross, and more recreational activities including volleyball, cornhole, knockout (basketball), Gaga ball, 9 Square in the Air and field day fun.

Youth groups will also will be able to choose their own adventures and add on mission projects, rafting or programming from Lake Junaluska. Our theme for the summer will center on John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit." Together, we'll grow closer to God as we explore the stages of spiritual nourishment, from rooting ourselves in Scripture to blossoming in service to Christ.

To learn more or ask about specific opportunities for your youth group, contact Wilson Booth, director of youth programs, at

Summer Youth Registration Form (.docx)

Choose Your Own Adventure

Each activity below will be recurring weekly throughout the summer season. Your group selects the days of the week that you will be here and we can help you customize these activities based off your interests and staff availability.

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Susie’s Knob Hike w/picnic Lunch
Worship Song Jam

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Open Day for Mission and Rafting

Morning Watch: St. Francis Prayer for Peace
St. Francis Scavenger Hunt
Vespers Campfire at Shackford Hall Fire Pit

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Learn to Paddle – Kayak and Canoe Lessons
(+$25/Participating Person)
Sunset Paddle to the foot of the Cross
($10/Participating Person for boat rental)

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Nanci Weldon Field Day
Evening Devotion on the Cherokee IV ($10/Person)

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Volleyball/Cornhole/Gaga Ball/Knockout
(Basketball)/9 Square in the Air Tournaments
Walk to the Cross

Morning Watch (15 Minute Morning Devotion)
Picnic beneath the Dam

Meals & Lodging

Package Price:  $61/Day/Person* and would include meals and lodging with 4 to a room.

All meals are in York Dining Commons and West End lodging includes Mountainview, Hillside Lodge, and the Lake Junaluska Apartments.

*package rates are for quad occupancy in West End lodging

Adventure and free time are part of every Summer Youth Event at Lake Junaluska

Recreation and Adventure

Lake Junaluska has a lot to enjoy - swimming and boating, cornhole, 9 Square in the Air, Gaga Ball and eno pods and hammocks. We are also an easy drive to offsite adventures such as whitewater rafting, swimming in local rivers and waterfalls, ziplining or exploring Asheville.  

Follow Lake Junaluska Youth Events on:

FACEBOOK: Lake Junaluska Youth Events

INSTAGRAM: @Lakejunaluska and follow the #ljyouth hashtag for great in-the-moment posts!

Lake Junaluska has received commitments of $1.5 million in charitable gifts for the revitalization of youth ministry. Gifts have funded upgrades to youth and young adult lodging facilities and Shackford Hall, and more renovations are planned. Learn more here.


Wilson Booth, Director of Youth Programs