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!


Latest News

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 3/18/16) March 25-26: 1 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 1 Creekside room, Chapel April 1 – 3: All of our facilities are currently booked April 8-10: Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel April 15-17: CARING FOR ALDERSGATE MINISTRY PROGRAMS work day. Plan to attend now! Bring … [Read More...]

Free Day Camp 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 2nd-10th graders on Thursday, May 26, for the first 75 students to register. Registration forms are available at the Estill County Public Library, Citizen's Guaranty Bank in Irvine, Cedar Grove UMC, Clay City UMC, Irvine UMC, Jackson Chapel UMC, Wisemantown UMC, the Aldersgate Camp Office and … [Read More...]

Summer Camp Registration is Live!

It's Time to Register for Summer Camp! Our online registration for summer camp is now open and accepting registrations for the 2016 summer camp season. For the latest information about our camps, the three-tiered pricing model, and this year's summer schedule, visit our Summer Camp Page. If you have any questions about the registration process or need help with the online registation system, please feel free to Contact Us or call the office at … [Read More...]

2016 Colorado Trail Hike Announced

We're excited to announce the return of the Colorado Trail Hike in 2016! The Colorado Trail Hike is a longstanding program offered by Aldersgate Camp many times in years past. The purpose of the CTH is to provide an opportunity for personal, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth through an intense outdoor camping and hiking setting where you are in interaction with other Christians and the changing environment. In the past, backpackers have spent 3 days … [Read More...]

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...]