Winter Youth Retreat

Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Enjoy fellowship, fun and meaningful time with your youth group at a two-night Winter Youth Retreat to be held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29, 2023.

ADVENTURES
Our winter youth retreats feature lodging and meals at Lake Junaluska with opportunities for daytime adventures in the mountains of Western North Carolina and evening programs with other youth groups at the lake. Your group can add activities to your retreat package such as skiing and snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area or taking part in a mission project. (Groups also often enjoy booking area activities on their own such as snow tubing or the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park!)

YOUTH GROUP PROGRAMMING
Lake Junaluska Youth Programs will offer programming for youth groups Jan. 27-29. We will kick off the weekend with a bonfire and S’mores followed by a Saturday evening with games, live music, a guest speaker and energized worship. For this retreat, we will welcome the Rev. Melissa Cooper as our guest speaker and musician Nairobi O. Smith. We close the retreat weekend Sunday morning with a final program and worship service.

RATES
Lake Junaluska’s Winter Youth Retreat Packages all include lodging and meals at Lake Junaluska with the opportunity to add on day activities and evening programming. Rates vary based on the lodging and meal options and add-ons your group selects. To learn more, see our 2022-23 Winter Youth Retreat Package Rate Planning Sheet (PDF).

We invite you to check out our retreat schedule, view retreat photos, subscribe to youth ministry updates, and learn more at our Youth Ministry page.

Rev. Melissa Cooper
Guest speaker the Rev. Melissa Cooper
Nairobi Smith
Musician Nairobi O. Smith

Schedule

Winter Youth Retreat in Shackford Hall
Friday

4-9 p.m.  |  Check-in, Bethea Welcome Center (After 5 p.m., check in at the Terrace Hotel.)
7 p.m.  |  Shackford Hall Game Room Opens
8:30-10:30 p.m.  |  Welcome Bonfire and S’mores*
11 p.m.  |  Quiet Hours

*Group Leaders will meet with the Director of Youth Programming at the Bonfire.

Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph
Saturday

6:30-8:30 a.m.  |  Breakfast, York Dining Commons Pick up box lunches.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Activity with Your Youth Group*
Lunch at Activity Area (Box Lunches)
5:30-7 p.m.  |  Dinner, York Dining Commons
6:15 p.m.  |  Optional Board Games, Shackford Hall
7 p.m.  | Shackford Auditorium Opens
7:30 p.m. |  Program & Worship
11 p.m. |  Quiet Hours

*Groups can book skiing/snowboarding; ziplining/ropes course/bike park; or mission work projects as part of their package. Group leaders are also welcome to independently plan activities for their groups. 

 

Winter Youth Retreat - Cross in the Snow
Sunday

7-8:30 a.m.  | Breakfast, York Dining Commons
8 a.m. | Shackford Opens
8:30-11 a.m. | Program and Worship in Shackford Hall
11 a.m.
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