Winter Youth Retreats are an opportunity for adventure, spiritual growth and worship in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 

Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming through engaging speakers and worship bands, while your group can choose to ski or do mission work as an extracurricular activity.  

Coming up the weekend of Jan. 25-27, Charlie Conder as a guest speaker, with worship band The Advice performing. 

Later on, Feb. 8-10, the winter youth retreat will feature guest speaker Stephanie Moore Hand and music provided by The Stephens Family.

Also, registration is open for a youth retreat on President's Day weekend, Feb. 15-10, featuring guest speaker Mark Oestreicher and music by Cameron Moore.

There will also be entertainment by comedian John Felts or illusionist Joshua Lozoff on select weekends.

Retreat packages vary in price. To register, visit or call 

Lake Junaluska also offers an overnight ski package for Boy Scout troops to earn their Snow Sport Merit Badge Feb. 22-24.

Participants will get hands-on experience at Cataloochee Ski Area as they hit the slopes and learn about snow safety. In the evenings, workshops will be held at Lake Junaluska to complete the requirements for the Snow Sport Merit Badge.

The package includes overnight lodging, meals, skiing at Cataloochee Ski Area and workshops. Boy Scouts are also welcome to plan their own ski retreats at Lake Junaluska anytime December-March.

To register, visit or call 

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