Band singing worship songs at Winter Youth Retreat

Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Enjoy fellowship, fun and meaningful time with your youth group at a three-night Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Jan. 13-16, 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 activities on their own, such as snow tubing or the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park!)

EVENING PROGRAMS
Lake Junaluska Youth Programs will offer evening programming for youth groups Jan. 13-16. We will kick off the weekend with a bonfire and S’mores followed by two evenings of games, live music, a guest speaker and energized worship services. For this retreat, we welcome the Rev. Billy Michael Honor as our guest speaker and musician Jimmy Atkins.

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 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. Billy Michael Honor
Guest speaker the Rev. Billy Michael Honor
Jimmy Atkins
Musician Jimmy Atkins

Schedule

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.

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. 

 

Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph
Sunday

7-8:30 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 p.m.  | Optional Board Games, Shackford Hall
6:30 p.m.  | Shackford Auditorium Opens
7 p.m.  |  Program and 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
Monday

7-8:30 a.m.  | Breakfast, York Dining Commons
11 a.m.  | Check Out