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Associates Celebration Weekend

Associates Celebration Weekend 2022

All Lake Junaluska Associates are invited to join us for a fun weekend of appreciation, recreation, music, table fellowship, worship, and connecting with friends!

Registration is now closed for Associates Celebration Weekend 2022. We look forward to seeing everyone who is attending this year’s celebration! 

Event Details:

July 29, 2022–July 31, 2022
Lake Junaluska
Charitable Support

Schedule of Events

Additional details will be added as they become available.

Friday, July 29

Weekend Registration
Bethea Welcome Center
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Stop by to pick up your nametag, weekend schedule and additional information. We can’t wait to see you!

Associates Golf Play Day
Tee Times beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $40 per player

Gather with fellow Lake Junaluska Associates on the morning of July 29 for a round of golf at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course. Enjoy a fun-filled day of fellowship and interactivity with the Lake Junaluska Golf Course team. Activities include a Closest to the Pin Competition, a Closest to the Line Straight Drive Contest and a chance to see if you can Beat the Pro! Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with Fred Edwards, Lake Junaluska’s Director of Golf Operations, as he shares how the golf course is a vital part of Lake Junaluska’s recreation ministry.

Call 828-456-5777 to book a tee time and join in the fun!


Family Fellowship & Bonfire
Shackford Firepit
7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun for the whole family.  Gather around the Shackford firepit to reunite with friends, swap stories, and play yard games like cornhole and bocce.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to visit with family and friends.  Roast a marshmallow and enjoy a s’more!  Marshmallow and s’more supplies will be provided. 

Saturday, July 30

Brick Dedication
Colonnade Brick Walk
10:00 a.m.

During this special time, we celebrate with those who have given a brick in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Community Art Show
Kern Center Porch
9:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Take joy in the many talented artists around Lake Junaluska as they display their creative side.  Items will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will support the arts at Lake Junaluska through the Lake Junaluska Annual Fund.

Fellowship Social
Lakeside White Tent
5:00 p.m.

Prior to the evening program, gather for a time of reunion and connection with fellow Lake Junaluska Associates under the White Tent, located between Stuart Auditorium and the Harrell Center.  Enjoy refreshing lemonade under the shade of the tent while you catch up with old friends and make new ones, too.

Celebration Dinner & Program
Harrell Center Auditorium
6:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening meal and program to celebrate our mission and experience the impact of our ministries.  The program will include the presentation of the Junaluska Leadership Award and updates about how Lake Junaluska Associates have helped provide transformational experiences here on these sacred grounds. Waynesville natives Buddy Melton (of Balsam Range) and Milan Miller (2020 IBMA Songwriter of the Year) will join us to share stories and music in this intimate setting.

The evening meal is by reservation and is buffet-style.

  • $25 per adult
  • $10.00 per child aged 4-12
  • Free for children age 3 and younger

Sunday, July 31

Outdoor Worship Service
Lakeside White Tent
9:00 a.m.

Lift your voice in prayer and song as we gather under the Lakeside White Tent for Summer Worship.  There will be a special time of remembrance during the service.


The Associates’ support ensures that Lake Junaluska’s mission and ministry continue to thrive.

Associates Celebration Weekend 2022 is open to all Lake Junaluska Associates.

Every individual or household who makes an annual charitable contribution of $250 or more to Lake Junaluska is a Lake Junaluska Associate.

We are grateful for this broad base of support from over 650 households!