Summer Camp

Explore the Universe at Summer Camp!

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Registration is open for our 2018 Summer Camp programs!

Join us this summer as we go “Beyond Belief: The Universe of God”. For 55 years Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center has been delighting campers with exciting and adventurous activities. Whether its spending a week with the horses, exploring the adventure course, playing in the creek, going on a hayride, or spending time with friends by the pool, Aldersgate offers something for everyone! Be sure to check out our full schedule of camps for this summer!


New in 2018

Junior High Camps – Our Junior High program has been consolidated with the Middle School camp program in an effort to simplify and improve the camp experience for you and your campers. Rising 7th and 8th graders will find many of the same opportunities as before simply re-labeled now as a Middle School camp. Rising 9th graders now have the opportunity to participate in any of our Senior High camps, including Leisure Ministries and other Senior High camps that previously started only with rising 10th graders. If you have any problems finding a specific program opportunity for your camper, please feel free to contact the camp office. 

Canteen Cards – Canteen cards are now included in the camp fee for each camp. Campers no longer need to purchase a separate card to use at canteen. Canteen will still be provided the same as in the past.

Elementary Wacky Water World Camp (Rising 3rd – 6th graders) – Escape the summer heat and join us for a week of all things water – at the pool, at creek, at the water hose. Make a splash at camp by participating in fun traditional camp activities like daily Bible study, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, group games, campfires – but with wacky, watery twists! Campers spend the week exploring, playing, and learning how water plays a part in our lives and in our faith.

Family Camp (Three Days, Two Nights)(Parents & children age 5-12) – Not sure about sending your kids off to camp yet? Why not come with them for three days and two nights? Housed in one of our air-conditioned, home-like retreat cottages with private bathrooms, Family Camp offers a great opportunity to have a half-week camp experience as a family. Parents and children enjoy together many of the wonderful activities of camp such as swimming, Bible study, hayride, hiking, crafts, and more. Space is limited to one family (5 people) per bedroom, so register early! Each person attending (children and adults) needs to fill out a registration form. Sign up and start build some great memories together as a family at camp!


For more information about all our camps, please click the links below:

2018 Summer Camp Schedule

2018 Summer Camp Descriptions

Three-Tiered Pricing

Printable Forms

 

Additional Registration Information

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Registration
Aldersgate Camp accepts everyone regardless of race, color, creed, sex, handicap, or national origin. All campers are expected to be ambulatory and able to feed, clothe, and bathe themselves. Facilities are rustic, and the terrain and program are rugged.

Online Registration:
Registration is available online at www.aldersgatecamp.org.

Mail-In Registration:
Complete your registration form and send it to:

Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center
Attn: Registrar
125 Aldersgate Camp Rd.
Ravenna, KY 40472

Incomplete forms and forms without a $60 nonrefundable deposit will be returned, and the camper will not be registered for their camp. Both camper and parent signatures are required for campers 10 years of age (at the time of registration) and older.

Payment:
For your convenience, Visa & MasterCard can be used to pay summer camp fees.

Confirmation:
Registrations will not be confirmed until the entire fee is paid. Upon receipt of a complete registration form and entire camper fee balance for which campers are responsible, campers will be sent a confirmation by mail or email. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will receive a waiting list confirmation card or email.

Scholarships:
Many churches offer scholarships for part of or all the camper fees. Contact your local church for more information.

Scholarships are available from Aldersgate Camp upon request and eligibility. Please call (606) 723-5078 or email office@aldersgatecamp.org for more information.

Refund Policy:
If for any reason a camper is unable to attend, please notify Aldersgate at (606) 723-5078 immediately so that his or her spot can be filled. A full refund (minus a $60 processing fee) will be made providing another camper can be substituted. “No shows” will not be refunded and will be expected to pay the fee in full (including the church’s portion.)

Cabinmate Assignments:
Cabinmate preference will be considered but is not guaranteed.

Housing Assignments:
Housing for each camp program may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Insurance:
Primary coverage is the camper’s family insurance in case of accident or illness at camp. Limited secondary insurance is provided. Campers’ personal property is not insured.

Canteen: NEW IN 2018
Aldersgate utilizes canteen cards so that campers will not have to keep up with (or worry about losing) money while at camp. Canteen cards are now covered for each camper in the cost of the camp fee.

T-shirts & Water bottles cost between $10 and $15 and may be purchased at registration or on the last day of camp.

Check-In
Aldersgate is located in the Eastern Time Zone.
Please remember to eat lunch before you arrive. Campers’ first meal is dinner.

Full Week: Monday at Chapel: 1-2 p.m. (No early arrivals please.)

Half Week: Monday or Thursday at Chapel/Cottages: 1-2 p.m. (No early arrivals please.)

Check-Out
Anyone, including parents, picking up campers must be written on the pre-approved pickup list and bring photo identification.

Full Week: Saturday at Large Pavilion/Small Pavilion/Cottages/ Megazebo: 11 a.m.

Half Week: Wednesday or Saturday at Cottages: 11 a.m.

Early Pick Up: Please provide a written statement of when the camper will be picked up. Please meet your camper at the office to sign him/her out of camp.

What to Bring
Please label all personal items:
[ ] Bible
[ ] Pillow
[ ] Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
[ ] Towels
[ ] Washcloth
[ ] Soap
[ ] Shampoo
[ ] Flashlight
[ ] Bug repellent
[ ] Raincoat
[ ] Refillable water bottle
[ ] Camp clothes
[ ] Long pants
[ ] Extra pair of shoes
[ ] Swimsuit: Boys: Swim trunks only; No Speedos. Girls: Tankinis or one piece suits only; No bikinis.

Optional:
[ ] Camera
[ ] Sports Gear
[ ] Favorite Instrument

What not to Bring:
Please do not bring the following:
Cell phones
Computers/Tablets
Video games
Radios/Walkie-Talkies
IPods/IPads/Mp3 players
Discman
Fireworks
Firearms
Knives
Weapons
Illegal drugs
Alcohol
Tobacco or tobacco products

Cell phones brought by campers will be secured in the office until the end of the week.

Please limit snacks (Snacks are provided). Do not bring snack drinks of any kind.

Lost and/or Damaged Items
Aldersgate is not responsible for lost or damaged items not belonging to the camp. Campers are responsible for any damage they cause to camp property above normal wear and tear.

Contact
Phone Calls:
Campers may not use the telephone except to return emergency calls from immediate family. Please refrain from calling campers; however, please feel free to call the camp office if needed. Cell phones brought by campers will be secured in the office until the end of the week.

Mail:
Campers love to receive mail. Mail can be dropped off during check-in or mailed to the camp office. We have “mail call” at lunch Tuesday-Friday. We do our best to deliver mail as we receive it; however, due to our rural location, we cannot guarantee when mail will arrive. To ensure mail is delivered on a certain day, please note delivery day and drop it off during check-in.

Please print camper’s name and specific camp title on all mail (i.e. Phillip Wilson – Senior High Cabin).

The camp mailing address is:
Aldersgate Camp
(Insert Camper Name & Camp Here)
125 Aldersgate Camp Rd.
Ravenna, KY 40472

Email
Campers may receive email for a fee of $1 per message at office@aldersgatecamp.org. Please include the camper’s name and specific camp in the subject line of the e-mail. The $1 fee per email should be paid at registration. E-mail received after 11:00am will be delivered the next day. Campers are not allowed to send email from camp.