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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event - Mission Week

Note: In consideration of the health and well-being of those who attend and lead the summer youth programs, we have canceled large-group summer youth events. However, we encourage youth groups to retreat together in small groups at Lake Junaluska this summer, and we look forward to worshipping with you this fall and winter. For more information on small-group retreats, contact Wilson Booth, Director of Youth Programs, at wbooth@lakejunaluska.com or 828-454-6727

 

July 20-24, 2020

Each of these youth group events offers morning and evening sessions with high energy worship, guest preachers and workshops! Events are led by a team of college students, guest speakers, and worship bands. The program is geared towards 6th through 12th graders. 

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events draw diverse youth groups from multiple states. The events are large enough to be lively and exciting, while never so big that youth feel lost or anonymous. Our prayer is that each participant feels seen and known by Lake Junaluska’s youth ministry staff, small group and workshop leaders, other youth and most importantly by God. 

Afternoons are free for groups to plan rafting trips, do mission work or enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska. 

Charlie Conder (speaker) is an Orange Student Specialist who coaches youth pastors on maximizing the Orange strategy in their ministries. While she served for a decade as a middle school youth minister in a thriving large United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga, she also has a heart for small churches. “Ministry doesn’t have to happen at only mega churches; ministry can happen with three students. I love empowering our small churches because they too can lead change in their community!”

Abbye West Pates (Worship Leader) is a worship leader from Memphis, TN. Originally from south Mississippi, she spent her summers at Lake Junaluska with her youth group. She's excited to be here leading others in worship, with her husband Jeff.  Abbye and Jeff live in community, where they grow their own food, cook lots of meals, and find joy in opening their home for their friends and neighbors. Learn more at: www.abbyewestpates.com.

Daily Schedule

Day 1:

3-5:15 p.m.      Program Registration: Bethea Welcome Center or 5:30-7:00 pm Jones Dining Hall (#20 on Facility Map).

4 - 7 p.m.         Lodging & Meal/Recreation Bracelet Registration: Bethea Welcome Center.

5:30 p.m.         Dinner, Jones Dining Hall

7:00 p.m.         Shackford Hall Open

7:30 p.m.         Opening Session and Worship, Shackford Auditorium

When prompted, one leader from each group should attend the leader meeting.

9:00 p.m.         Family Group Session 1, Shackford Breakout Rooms
11:00 p.m.       Quiet Hours Begin


Day 2:
7:30 a.m.         Breakfast, Jones Dining Hall (Pick up bagged lunches).

8:20 a.m.         Morning Devotion, Jones Dining Hall Deck
9 a.m. -3 p.m.             Mission Site/Lunch mid-day.

3:30-5:30 p.m. Free Time

5:30 p.m.         Dinner, Jones Dining Hall

6:30 p.m.         Shackford Hall Open

7:00 p.m.         Evening Session and Worship, Shackford Auditorium
8:30 p.m.         Family Group Session 2, Shackford Breakout Rooms

9:30 p.m.         Vespers (Evening Prayer/Staff Testimonies), Meet in Shackford Auditorium

11:00 p.m.       Quiet Hours Begin

 

Day 3:
7:30 a.m.         Breakfast, Jones Dining Hall (Pick up bagged lunches).
8:20 am           Morning Devotion, Jones Dining Hall Deck
9 am -3 pm     Mission Site/Lunch mid-day.

3:30-5:30         Free Time

5:30 pm           Dinner, Jones Dining Hall

6:30 pm           Shackford Hall Open

7:00 pm           Evening Session and Worship, Shackford Auditorium
8:30 pm           Family Group Session 3, Shackford Breakout Rooms

9:30 pm           Vespers (Evening Prayer/Staff Testimonies), Meet in Shackford Auditorium

11:00 pm         Quiet Hours Begin

 

 

Day 4:
7:30 am           Breakfast, Jones Dining Hall (Pick up bagged lunches).
9 am - Noon    Mission Site

Noon-5:30       Free Time

5:30 pm           Dinner, Jones Dining Hall

6:30 pm           Shackford Hall Open

7:00 pm           Family Group Session 4

8:00 pm           Evening Session and Worship, Shackford Auditorium
9:30 pm           Walk to the Cross

11:00 pm         Quiet Hours Begin


Day 5:
7:30 am           Breakfast, Youth Dining Hall

If possible, please vacate your rooms and drop off room keys in Shackford Auditorium prior to closing worship.

8:00 am           Shackford Hall Open

8:30 am           Family Group Farewells – Meet at your Family Group Location

9:00 am           Closing Worship & Communion

Summer Youth Events Package

 

Packages includes lodging, worship, workshops, t-shirts and breakfast on first full day through breakfast on day of departure. Groups will be assigned lodging based on availability. Primary facilities for youth weekends include the Lake Junaluska Apartments, the Hillside Lodge and Mountainview. Additional lodging nights and activities can be added to your package. 

 

Pricing for 2020 Mission Week 

4 Nights/Program/Mission:  $348/Person

4 Nights/Program/Mission/Rafting:  $392/Person

(Rates are based on four people to a room)

 

Call 800-222-4930  for additional add-ons or to inquire about attending the program without lodging.

Call 800-222-4930 to book!

See other program dates for the Summer Youth Events

 

FOR MORE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Wilson Booth, Youth Ministry Specialist
wbooth@lakejunaluska.com
828-454-6727

REGISTRAR: Natalie Hawkins, nhawkins@lakejunaluska.com, 828-454-6745