Winter Youth Retreat at Lake Junaluska

Registration open for Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreats

September 28, 2023

Registration is open for Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreats, where youth groups grow closer to God and each other in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreats offer youth groups opportunities to ski and snowboard, participate in mission work and come together for group games, engaging speakers, live music and energized worship.

All Winter Youth Retreat packages at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center include lodging and meals. Groups may add skiing or snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area, mission work projects or Lake Junaluska’s Encounter Winter Youth Retreat programs.

Winter youth retreats can be booked for any time, but note that Encounter Winter Youth Retreat programming is available only on select weekends: Jan. 12-15, Jan. 19-21, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 16-19.

Guest speakers and music for the Winter Youth Retreats are:

Jan. 12-15, 2024: D’Andre R. Ash with music by the Jimmy Atkins Band

Jan. 19-21, 2024: YaNi with music by Chuck Bell

Jan. 26-28, 2024: Wayne Kerr with music by Wayne Kerr and The Crawley Family

Feb. 16-19, 2024: James “Slice” Penny with music by the Jimmy Atkins Band

Youth groups can also book area activities separately such as snow tubing or visiting an aerial challenge course.

For more information, visit or call 828-454-6650. A rate-planning sheet and online registration are available on the website.

Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph