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Lake Junaluska Youth Events Schedule


SCHEDULE (3 Night Events)

3–7:00 p.m. Registration in Jones Dining Hall  

4:00 p.m. Check-in at Bethea Welcome Center

5:30 p.m. Dinner at Jones Dining Hall
7:30 p.m. Opening Session
9:00 p.m. Family Groups (Small Groups with youth from different churches)
10:20 p.m. Individual Youth Group Time


7:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a..m. Morning Session          

11:00 a.m. Mission Hour (Individuals choose from a list of mission options each day, having the opportunity to learn more about different mission agencies around the world.  Some of the options include hands-on projects that may require a small donation of $5 or less.)

12:00 p.m. Lunch, followed by free-time (Afternoons can be customized by youth leaders to include service projects, white water rafting, swimming, boating, Sliding Rock, hiking, etc.)
-Volleyball Tournament (Tuesday and Saturday afternoons)

5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Session, followed by Family Groups*
10:20 p.m. Individual Youth Group Time

*Please note that the Family Groups and Session will be reversed on the last night of your stay. Vespers on the last night will be held at the Cross.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 Hotel Check-Out    

9:00 a.m. Closing Session

Afternoons are free each day for Youth Groups to customize their Lake Junaluska Experience.

Onsite options include: entering the Volleyball Tournament (Wednesday and Saturday); or swimming and boating at the Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center. Access to the swimming pool is included for groups doing the lodging package. Groups doing program-only require an additional fee to enter the pool.  Boat rentals range from $5 to $10 an hour.

Offsite options include: White water rafting and tubing (additional fee); youth group organized service project in the community; hiking and more. We partner with Nantahala Outdoor Center and Wildwater for rafting and ziplining.

Please contact Natalie Hawkins, nhawkins@lakejunaluska.com, 828-454-6745 to book these trips at a discounted price!

Additional Service Projects:
If your group would like to do additional service projects in the surrounding community, afternoons are free between noon and 5:30 for groups to plan their own activities. Your group will be responsible for making the arrangements and providing transportation to and supplies for projects. 

Follow this link for information on site locations: Waynesville and Asheville Area Mission Opportunities.


Each event includes morning and evening worship session featuring guest speakers and worship bands.  Four session Bible studies called Family Groups are offered following worship.  The Family Groups are one hour long and are made up of 8-12 youth from different churches. Family Groups are led by youth leaders and volunteers from participating churches. All Family Group supplies and curriculum are provided by Lake Junaluska. Churches are asked to provide One Family Group Leader and One Adult Volunteer for every 10 youth they bring.  These adults will be paired together, leading a group of youth from various churches. (Safe Sanctuaries requires that 2 unrelated adults be in every small group.) Please fill out and return the Family Group Form found in your Event Registration Packet.   

For program questions, please contact Mitzi Johnson. mjohnson@lakejunaluska.com