Welcome Home to Where Faith Meets the Mountains!

For over 50 years Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center has been a place set apart that intentionally provides for the faith development of people of all ages in Christian community within the natural beauty of God's creation. We continue to welcome home a variety of individuals and organizations who seek to get away from the normal routine of life, experience God, build community with each other, and enjoy the beauty of creation. Located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of Appalachia, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center offers field trips, day retreats, and overnight options for individuals and groups year round and summer camp programming during June and July.

Welcome Home to Where Faith Meets the Mountains!

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Helping Staff Recover After Home Fire

In response to questions regarding how to help Joel and Amanda Bonner following the fire: As many of you have heard on Monday, July 13, the home of Joel and Amanda Bonner here at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center was struck by lightning and caught on fire. Luckily neither Joel nor Amanda were in the home when the fire started. They were able to retrieve their pets and a few personal effects but other items, including the home, are a loss. Since that time Joel, … [Read More...]

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Weekend availability

Book a retreat for your group today! Here are some weekend dates that have space! Call the office for week day space or to book your retreat! Weekend Availability (updated 10/1/15) October 9-11: 2 Creekside rooms, Lodge October 16-18: 3 Creekside rooms, Lodge October 23-25: All of the lodging facilities are currently booked October 30-November 1: 1 Cottage, Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge November 6-8: 4 Creekside rooms November 13-15: 1 … [Read More...]

Lightening Strike Causes Home Fire – Everyone Safe

Yesterday (July 13th, 2015), a home located on the grounds of Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center was struck by lightning and caught on fire. The occupants of the home, camp employees Amanda and Joel Bonner, were not in the home when the fire started. They were able to retrieve a few personal effects but other items including the home are a loss. Fortunately, the fire was contained to the one building and at no time were any campers or staff in any danger. All … [Read More...]


Free VBS for Estill & Powell County Students

The Methodist Churches of Estill & Powell Counties have teamed up with Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center to provide a free, one day camp for rising 3rd thru 6th graders on Monday, June 1, for the first 75 students to register. Registration forms are available at Citizen's Guaranty Bank in Irvine, Cedar Grove UMC, Clay City UMC, Irvine UMC, Jackson Chapel UMC, Wisemantown UMC, the Aldersgate Camp Office and online. Registrations are due by Friday, May … [Read More...]

Golf Scramble 2015

Golf Scramble Date Change

  Update your calendars and plan to join us for the 12th Annual Aldersgate Golf Scramble at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky, on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to enjoy good fellowship, a rousing round of golf, and a chance to help support the ministry at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. Cost $65.00 per player. Be sure to inquire about hole sponsorship for your business. … [Read More...]