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Easter at Lake Junaluska
April 6-8
Gather with friends and family at Lake Junaluska this Easter for a weekend of worship and fun. In addition to an inspirational Easter Vigil service and a powerful sunrise service, Easter at Lake Junaluska includes a 5k and 10k Bunny Run, egg hunts, egg decorating contests, and more for the family to enjoy. READ MORE
Summer youth retreats - Register by March 12 to receive one FREE youth leader registration
Surge into Missions 2012
Ministries with Young People (MYP) at Lake Junaluska presents its annual youth summer retreats, SURGE into Missions, where youth will have opportunities to think, learn and experience what it means to do good.  REGISTER TODAY!   

2012 Calendar - Save the Dates


SURGE 1 Weekend - June 14 - 17 

Rev. Brad Butler


SURGE 2 Week - June 17 - 21
Celia Whitler


SURGE 3 Weekend - June 21- 24
Celia Whitler


SURGE 4 Week - June 24 - 28
Rev. David Walters


SURGE 5 Week - June 28 - July 1
Rev. Jasmine Smothers


SURGE 6 Weekend - July 5 - 8
Rev. Tiffany Knowlin


SURGE 7 Week - July 8 - 12
Rev. Andy Lambert


SURGE 8 Weekend - July 12 - 15
Rev. Tim Reaves


SURGE 9 Weekend - July 19 - 22

Dr. Rodger Nishoka

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New Year's Greetings from Lake Junaluska
Jack Ewing, Executive Director and CEOI am always excited at the beginning of the New Year. 2012 is going to be a very exciting year for Lake Junaluska. More detailed plans will emerge for the high level strategic plan that was approved by the Board of Directors in October, including some architectural renderings of possible renovations and new facilities. We will share those with you later in the year. The future is bright because of the number of people whose lives have been transformed here, who love this place, and who are willing to work with us to make an even better place. Thank you for being one of those people.

Grace and Peace,
Jack Ewing, Executive Director and CEO
Lake Junaluska 
Youth collect offering of $680 during first ski weekend

During New Year's weekend at Lake Junaluska, over 400 youth came to Lake Junaluska to celebrate the new year. Throughout the weekend, youth were able to worship, ski and praise with new friends and old friends.  


Each season, Ministries with Young People (MYP) at Lake Junaluska collects donations for a special mission project. In 2012, all donations collected during the ski season will benefit the Open Door Ministries in Haywood County. The purpose of the Open Door Ministries is to feed the hungry, assist those in need, and to provide a safe Christian environment that offers Christ-centered educational programs and assistance to everyone.  Donations will continue to be collected throughout the winter season.    


Lake Junaluska is proud to partner with the premiere ski areas in Western North Carolina. INFUSE ski weekends run through February 20, 2012.  Ski only packages are available. READ MORE 

Native American Leadership Retreat:
Dispelling Myths and Stereo Types
February 17-19, 2012

SEJANAM logoThe Southeastern Jurisdictional Association for Native American Ministries (SEJANAM) presents the Native American Leadership Retreat, Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes: From Green Corn Ceremony to Communion. Led by Freeman Owle, this weekend offers comparative Bible Study to traditional Native American Ceremonies and includes Native American worship resources and an INFUSE youth track. READ MORE 

Dr. Bill McKibben to speak at Caring for Creation

Green Caring for Creation

Dr. Bill McKibben, environmental author and founder of, will be a featured presenter at Caring for Creation 2012 March 13-15, 2012, at Lake Junaluska. Caring for Creation, a faith based eco justice event, will explore ways individuals and churches can become more environmentally conscious and good stewards of God's Earth.


Named for the safe level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million, is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement. For over 20 years, McKibben has been environmentally active, releasing over a dozen books and various articles examining climate change.  READ MORE 

Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
January - April

January 17 - 20   Cabinet Consultation
January 6-8        INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat II
January 13 - 16   INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat III
January 27 - 29   INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat IV
February 3 - 5     INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat V
February 10 - 12  INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat VI
February 17 - 20  INFUSE Youth Ski Retreat VII
February 17-19    Native American Leadership Retreat
March 9-11          Confirmation Retreat 1
March 15-18        Caring for Creation
March 16-18        Confirmation Retreat 2
March 18-23        Road Scholar: Appalachian Music, Cherokee, and Scots-Irish
March 23-25        Confirmation Retreat 3
March 25-30       Road Scholar: Mountain Stories, ballads, Appalachian                            Literature and Mark Twain
April 6-8             Easter at Lake Junaluska
April 13-15         Confirmation Retreat 4
April 15-20         Road Scholar: Culture of the Southern Appalachians and the                          life of Teddy Roosevelt
April 16-18         African-American Clergy Leadership
April 29 - May 4  Road Scholar: Civil War: The Common Soldier

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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745

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