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 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

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 6/11/15)

Preparation for Summer Camp


July 31-August 2: All of the lodging facilities are currently booked

August 7–9:  All of the lodging facilities are currently booked

August 14-16: 3 Cottages, Hill House, 4 Creekside rooms, Lodge, Chapel

August 21-23: 1 Cottage, 3 Creekside rooms, Lodge

August 28-30: Hill House, Lodge

September 4-6(Labor Day Weekend): Hill House, Lodge, Chapel

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

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

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

November 13-15: Hill House, 1 Creekside room, Lodge

November 20-22: 1 Cottage, Hill House, 3 Creekside rooms, Lodge

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

December 4-6: 3 Cottages, 4 Creekside rooms, Chapel

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

December 18: Christmas Party

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.

Leisure Ministries Weekend

LM Weekend Banner 2015

LM Weekend Banner 2015

Join us for the first official winter programmed camp at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center! 

Based on the model of our ever popular Leisure Ministries (LM) camp during the summer, high school students, come spend the weekend at Aldersgate packing everything you love about LM during the summer into a few days! Sign up for unique activities each day (minors) while each evening experiencing intense worship geared toward making the Bible come alive!

Watch the Bible come to life before your eyes and learn how to make Scripture real in your daily life. Leave filled with the joy of Christ and ready to serve Him back back home.

Enjoy minors such as drama, zipline, low ropes, hiking, puppets, song writing, flag football, dancing, and fire building.

The theme for the Leisure Ministries Weekend this year is “With Us”. It will focus on one of the stories in the book of Genesis.

The weekend starts at 6:30pm Friday, February 27, and ends 12:30pm on Sunday, March 1.

You do not need to have attended the Leisure Ministry camp during the summer to participate in the Leisure Ministry Weekend.

To Register, Click Here.

Dates: February 27-March 1, 2015

Deans: Mark Walz and Jeremy Arnold

Ages: Current 9th-12th Graders

Fee: $110

Lodging: Cottages/Hill House


2nd Annual CAMP Work Day

CAMP Work Day 2015

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The Caring for Aldersgate Ministry Programs (CAMP) Work Day is a day in which we as a camp family come together and help maintain and prepare camp for the upcoming summer camp season. Come on Friday night and enjoy dinner fellowship, games, and worship or arrive Saturday for breakfast and work projects for all ages and skill. You will not want to miss this opportunity to spend some time at “home” working and playing alongside friends and family as we care for the ministries that have touches our lives.

For more information or to register, click here.