The Plunge

Haywood Waterways and the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center are hosting the “7th Annual Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek & Environmental Education” on “Super Bowl” Saturday, February 2, 2019. The Plunge will be at the Lake Junaluska Aquatics Center beach (77 Memory Lane, Lake Junaluska); registration begins at 10:00 am and festivities start at 11:30.

There will be great prizes for the top 3 Individual Fundraisers, School Team Fundraisers, Community Team Fundraisers, and Best Costumes. All Plungers will receive a FREE t-shirt to commemorate their courage! All Plungers and spectators get a FREE lunch and a chance to win one of many great door prizes.

We are seeking as many valiant souls as possible to brave the frigid waters of Lake Junaluska and help raise money for our premier education event, one that teachers call “extremely valuable for teaching about water quality” and students call “cool”. We’ll save you the long details but we do have data that demonstrate Kids in the Creek is a very effective tool for increasing knowledge about water and bringing out environmentally-responsible behaviors in the kids.

Come join us so you can say you plunged in Lake Junaluska in the middle of winter. The depth of plunge is a personal choice – from a dip of the toe to a full immersion jump off the dock.

All ages welcome, though kids will need their parent’s to sign the liability form. Shirt and shoes are mandatory, costumes are encouraged.

The cost is $25 or FREE by raising sponsorships ($10 for under age 18). Register by Joining the Team, then “Donate” your $25/$10, or even better, send the link to all of your family, friends, and coworkers so they can pay for you ($1, $5, $25, everything counts) and have a chance for one of the top fundraiser prizes. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You can also register by mail – Sponsorship, Registration, and Information Packet.

Need more info? Contact Haywood Waterways at 828-476-4667 or We are seeking Event Sponsors – want to see your business featured? Everything you need to know is in the Sponsorship Packet.

Bonfires will be raging to help folks warm up as well as indoor changing and eating facilities. Since it is a winter Plunge, the event will happen rain or shine!

Haywood Waterways Association is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law (Tax ID: 56-2108874). Financial information and a copy of our license is available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214; the license is not an endorsement by the State.