Helping Staff Recover After Home Fire

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Joel & Amanda 2
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, Amanda, and Aldersgate have been flooded with Facebook messages, emails and phone calls asking what can be done to help them. For those who are interested in assisting them, an account has been established to receive donations in support of Joel and Amanda during this transition. Checks should be made payable to “Joel and Amanda Bonner” and mailed to Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. Gift Cards to stores such as Walmart, Target, and Lowe’s are also appreciated and can be mailed to Aldersgate:

Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center
c/o Dave Cohn
125 Aldersgate Camp Road
Ravenna, KY 40472

Please remember to make checks payable to “Joel and Amanda Bonner”.

You can also donate directly through PayPal by sending a donation through PayPal to joel@aldersgatecamp.org or by clicking the link here: Joel & Amanda Bonner Home Fire Recovery

Once a longer term housing plan has been developed, Joel and Amanda may need home goods to replace items lost in the fire. That list will be shared with you in the near future.

Please keep our Aldersgate family in your prayers as we recover from this difficult time.

Thanks to all,
Dave Cohn
Director, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

Weekend availability

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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 9/3/15)

September 4-6(Labor Day Weekend): 3 Cottages, 4 Creekside Rooms, Hill House, Lodge, Chapel

September 11-13: Hill House, 3 Creekside rooms, Lodge

September 18-20: 1 Cottage, Hill House, Lodge

September 25-27: 1 Cottage, 4 Creekside rooms, Hill House, Lodge

October 2-4: Contact the Camp Office

October 9-11: 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge

October 16-18: 4 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: Hill House, 1 Creekside room, Lodge

November 20-22: Lodge

November 27-28: 3 Cottages, Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge, Chapel

December 4-6: All of our facilities are currently booked.

December 11-13: Winter Camp – Make your reservations through the website!

December 18: Christmas Party

January 1-3: 3 Cottages, Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge, Chapel

December 4-6: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

January 8-10: Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge

Janurary 15-17: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

January 22-24: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

January 29-31: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

February 5-7: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

February 12-14: VALENTINE’S SPECIAL – Contact the office to make your reservations!

February 19-21: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

February 26-28: LEISURE MINISTRIES WEEKEND – Contact the office to make your reservations!

March 4-6: Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge

March 11-13 2 Cottages, Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge

March 18-20 – YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP RETREAT – Contact the office to reserve space for your youth group!

March 25-27: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

April 1 – 3: All of our facilities are currently booked

April 8-10: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

April 15-17: CARING FOR ALDERSGATE MINISTRY PROGRAMS work day. Plan to attend now! Bring your church group or your family!

April 22-24: Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms

April 29-May 1: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

May 6-9: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

May 13-15: 3 Cottages, Hill House, Lodge, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

May 20: ALDERSGATE CAMP GOLF SCRAMBLE – Call the office to register!

SUMMER CAMP 2016!

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 campers, staff and volunteers are accounted for and safe.

Because the fire was contained to this one building it will in no way effect how Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center provides our camps. All programs are 100% go.

Please keep our Aldersgate family in your prayers as we recover from this difficult time.
Thanks to all,
Dave Cohn
Director, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

Free VBS for Estill & Powell County Students

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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 22, at any of the United Methodist Churches listed above.

For more details or to register, please download a copy of the registration brochure:

VBS Registration Form 2015

Golf Scramble Date Change

Golf Scramble 2015

Golf Scramble 2015

 

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.