• FCF retreats are a covenant experience. The event process depends on every person's promised presence and participation. Every adult and confirmand must be able to attend from the beginning of the first session Friday evening to the end of the last session at 11:00 Sunday morning. Except for traffic delays, sickness or emergencies, no participant (other than a pastor) may join an event after it begins or leave at any time during the event.

  • At least one adult must accompany every 5 confirmands.

  • Registration is a 3-step process. First, click on the event below then complete and submit the registration form.. 


  • Second, a non-refundable deposit of $75 per participant (adults & youth) is required to register your group. After you register, you will be contacted by Gloria Hughes and instructed to send a deposit  payable to "Foundation For Christian Formation" @ Gloria Hughes, The Foundation For Christian Formation, 430 Quail Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Your registration will not be confirmed until we receive your deposit.

  • Third, after you submit your form, contact the Reservations Desk at Lake Junaluska Assembly (800.222.4930) to secure on-campus lodging and/or meals for the weekend. Your event balance (your lodging and/or meals) will be due and payable to Lake Junaluska Assembly.

  • Group housing options include Mountainview Lodge, the Junaluska Apartments, Hillside Lodge, Brookside Lodge, and Junaluska Lodge. Lodging at Lambuth or the Terrace can be arranged at a higher rate. 

  • If you choose to stay off campus or in private housing, the Foundation is charged a commuter fee (grounds and facility usage) of $10 per person by Lake Junaluska Assembly. This fee will be added to your deposit (your registration fee will then be $85 per person). Meal plans (for commuters) are available at Jones Dining Hall at Lake Junaluska at a cost of $49 + tax per person. To purchase these meal tickets, contact the Lake Junaluska Reservation Team at the number listed above at least 30 days prior to the event.

  • Check in is 6:30-7:30 pm Friday at Shackford Hall. Please, please, plan your travel to be in your seat at "the Shack" by 8:00.

  • Events begin at 8:00 Friday evening and conclude at 11:00 Sunday morning.

  • Each event is limited to 180 participants and registration for the event will close when we are full. If specific dates are critical to your group's participation, register as early as possible.