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Youth Groups Invited to Lake Junaluska for Unforgettable Summer Retreats


LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – This summer Lake Junaluska is hosting four youth group retreats for sixth through 12th graders. Youth groups of all denominations are invited to attend.

The retreats include high energy worship, guest preachers, mission components and special meals. Afternoons are free for groups to plan rafting trips, zip line adventures, hikes, additional service projects or enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska.

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event speakers and worship bands include:

• June 24-26: 2-night event featuring Kevin Wright and Jimmy Atkins
• July 7-10: 3-night event featuring Steve Cheyney and Abbye West-Pates
• June 10-14: 4-night event featuring Andy Lambert and Abbye West-Pates
• July 14-17: 3-night event featuring Duffy Robbins and Abbye West-Pates

This year’s theme is “Overwhelmed with Joy”, based on Matthew 2:10—“When they saw the star that had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.” The retreats will focus on giving, service, encountering Christ and celebrating the joy of Jesus.

In an on-site mission project, participants will package Christmas Shoeboxes for youth in Armenia through Project Agape Armenia.

Registration is now open. Packages include dinner on the first night through breakfast on the last day, housing, and program. Two, three and four-night packages are available, starting from $170/person.

For more information, please visit , or call 800-222-4930 for reservations.

Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian Hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body. For more information about Lake Junaluska, visit


Mary Bates
Lake Junaluska
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745