Summer Camp Descriptions

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Elementary Camps
Middle School Camps
Junior High Camps
Senior High Camps
Intergenerational Camps

 

Elementary Camps

Mini Camp
(Three Days, Two Nights)
(Rising 3rd & 4th graders)
Our introductory camp designed to give rising 3rd and 4th graders a wonderful, first time, miniature camp experience, campers spend two nights in our air-conditioned, very cozy, homelike retreat cottages. Bible lessons, games, fun activities, swimming, crafts, and more help our newest Aldersgators feel right at home. With at least three leaders in the group, Mini Camp is the perfect beginning Aldersgate experience.

Mini Camp 1
Dates: July 10-12
Dean: Michael Coston
Fee: $134/$174/$189
Lodging: Cottages

Mini Camp 2
Dates: July 13-15
Dean: Tonya Keener
Fee: $134/$174/$189
Lodging: Cottages
Elementary Cabin Camp
(Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders)
Spend the week at Aldersgate having fun while learning about God in this very special Christian community. Activities include things like daily Bible study, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in the creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, cabin devotions, and more! Seven campers stay with one counselor in their own cabin during this traditional camp experience.

Elementary Cabin Camp 1
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: Laura Torres
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Elementary Cabin Camp 2
Dates: June 19-24
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Elementary Cabin Camp 3
Dates: June 26-July 1
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Elementary Cabin Camp 4
Dates: July 17-22
Dean: Martha Shannon
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Elementary Cottage Camp
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
Come enjoy our traditional camp experience while staying in the comfort of our air-conditioned cottages. Spend the week in our cozy, home-like cottages with private bathrooms. Enjoy great activities like daily Bible study, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in the creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, group devotions, and more! Discover a special Christian community while experiencing God in these beautiful surroundings.
Dates: June 12-17
Dean: Cheryl Muncy
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages
Elementary Horse Camp
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
During this extremely popular camp, spend the week learning about, grooming, and riding horses at camp. No equestrian experience necessary, simply an interest and openness to learning more. Campers are welcome to bring their own horse (with prior arrangement) or get to know one of ours. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming, crafts, campfire, and Bible study. Remember to bring a pair of long pants and tennis shoes or boots for riding and working with the horses.

Elementary Horse Camp 1
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: TBA
Fee: $354/$424/$484
Lodging: Cabins

Elementary Horse Camp 2
Dates: July 3-8
Dean: Amy Whalen
Fee: $354/$424/$484
Lodging: Cottage

Elementary Imagineer Camp – New in 2017!
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
Do you like to build things? Do like to use your imagination? Then this camp is for you! Imagineer campers focus on using their imaginations while they create and design fun and exciting projects throughout the week here at camp. Campers participate in traditional camp activities while designing and building throughout the week. Come experience God as Creator in a whole new way at camp!
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: Bekah Franklin
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Elementary MADD Camp – Updated in 2017!
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
Music, Art, Drama, & Dance (MADD) Camp offers campers a unique community for experiencing God through the creative arts. Spend the week singing songs, performing skits, making crafts and so much more – all while spending time in God’s creation! Housed in an air-conditioned cottage, the week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming, barn time, campfire, and Bible study.
Dates: June 26-July 1
Dean: Brenda Story
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Elementary Sports Camp – New in 2017!
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
Spend the week learning and improving your skills while having fun playing different sports. Campers enjoy games like softball, baseball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and other sports. No sport experience necessary or expertise needed – only an interest and openness to learn more and a willing and energized attitude. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as our zipline, high ropes, swimming, campfire, and Bible study. So bring your sporting equipment, your Bible, and a friend, and enjoy a fun week of sports and faith!
Dates: July 3-8
Dean: Todd Maynard
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottage

Elementary Weird & Gross Camp
(Rising 5th & 6th graders)
Did you know that the Bible is full of gross and weird stories? If you like the odd and unusual, then you are going to love Weird & Gross Camp. Spend the week at Aldersgate learning about how God uses even the messy and strange parts of life to teach us about Him. Campers will have plenty of chances to get their hands dirty, act weird, and encounter the odd and unusual. The week also includes many other fun camp activities such as swimming, crafts, campfire, and Bible study.
Dates: June 19-24
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Middle School Camps

Middle School Breakout – New in 2017!
(Rising 6th – 8th graders)
Get ready to break out of the norm with this the new adventure camp at Aldersgate. Come hang out in a traditional cabin, but breakout of the typical cabin camp experience. Breakout campers will have the chance to participate in activities like horseback riding, caving, zipline, and day hiking in the Red River Gorge. Breakout campers will have the chance to breakout into Bible study groups that dig deeper into our faith and experience the adventure of connecting with and following God.
Dates: June 19-24
Dean: TBA

Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cabins

Middle School Cabin Camp
(Rising 6th – 8th graders)
Our popular, original camp for Middle School campers continues to offer the whole spectrum of camp activities in classic Aldersgate style. Housed in our traditional cabins, the experience includes activities such as our zipline, daily Bible study, low ropes adventure course, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in the creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, cabin devotions, and more. Don’t miss your chance to join the tradition!

Middle School Cabin Camp 1
Dates: June 12-17
Dean: Michael Coston
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Middle School Cabin Camp 2
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Middle School Cabin Camp 3
Dates: July 17-22
Dean: John & Laura Gallaher
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Middle School Cottage Camp
(Rising 6th – 8th graders)
Come enjoy our traditional camp experience while staying in the comfort of our air-conditioned cottages. Spend the week in our cozy, home-like cottages with private bathrooms. Enjoy great activities like our zipline, daily Bible study, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in the creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, group devotions, and more! Discover a special Christian community while experiencing God in these beautiful surroundings.
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: TBA
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages
Capacity: 14

Middle School Sports & Archery Camp
(Rising 6th – 8th graders)
Spend the week learning rules and techniques for several sports, including soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, and more. Campers will also have the chance to explore and learn the basic skills of archery or to hone their skills during a week full of adventure and fun. After an enjoyable day of playing hard, campers worship around the campfire before returning to our traditional cabins for the night. Discover how sports and archery can relate to our Christian faith. Campers have the opportunity to finish the week with a golf outing to Gibson Bay golf course for the annual Sports Camp Golf Tournament. *Camper fee includes green fees and practice balls. Campers are encouraged to bring their own clubs if they have them. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming and Bible study.
Dates: June 27-July 2
Dean: Michael & Britney Sweeny; Patrick & Paula Sumner

Fee: *$329/$399/$459
Lodging: Cabins

Jr. High Camps

Jr. High Adventure Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Are you ready to brave the far side of camp? Spend the week on a campout adventure at our Outpost Camp in a beautiful, remote, wooded area of camp. Make the woods your home as you learn about camping, cooking, hiking, caving, environmental education, and other wilderness skills. Enjoy fun activities such as our zipline, low ropes, swimming, Bible study, and more all while experiencing God through His creation!

Jr. High Adventure 1
Dates: June 12-17
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Jr. High Adventure 2
Dates: June 26-July 1
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Jr. High Adventure 3
Dates: July 17-22
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Jr. High Cabin Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Our popular, original camp for Jr. High campers continue to offer all the best camp activities in classic Aldersgate style. Housed in our traditional cabins, come spend the week enjoy activities such as our zipline, daily Bible study, low ropes adventure course, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, cabin devotions, and so much more. Don’t miss out on your chance to join the tradition!
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: TBA
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Jr. High Cottage Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Come enjoy our traditional camp experience while staying in the comfort of our air-conditioned cottages. Spend the week in our cozy, home-like cottages with private bathrooms. Enjoy great activities like our zipline, daily Bible study, swimming, caving, craft hut, hiking, basketball, playing in the creek, environmental education, group games, campfires, group devotions, and more! Discover a special Christian community while experiencing God in these beautiful surroundings.
Dates: July 17-22
Dean: Bobby Stinnett
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Jr. High Discipleship – New in 2017!
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Ever wanted to just dig deeper? Join each other and the camp deans on an exciting journey through camp and through the Bible as you explore your faith and Aldersgate. Campers participate in traditional camp activities while digging deep into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: Drew & Mary Ellen McNeill
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottage

Jr. High Horse Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
During this extremely popular camp, spend the week learning about, grooming, and riding horses at camp. No equestrian experience necessary, simply an interest and openness to learning more. Campers are welcome to bring their own horse (with prior arrangement) or get to know one of ours. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as our zipline, swimming, crafts, campfire, Bible study, and more! Remember to bring a pair of long pants and tennis shoes or boots for riding and working with the horses.

Jr. High Horse Camp 1
Dates: June 12-17
Dean: Leanndra Padgett
Fee: $354/$424/$484
Lodging: Cabins

Jr. High Horse Camp 2
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: TBA
Fee: $354/$424/$484
Lodging: Cabins

Jr. High MADD Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Music, Art, Drama, & Dance (MADD) Camp offers campers a unique community for expressing their faith through the creative arts. MADD Camp is fun, inspirational, challenging, and creative. Spend the week exploring activities such as choral and instrumental music, art, drama, dance, video production, digital photography, American Sign Language, creative writing, campfires, daily Bible study, worship, and more! Housed in our air-conditioned cottages, don’t miss a minute of MADD.
Dates: June 19-24
Dean: Mary Lou Stephens
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Jr. High Man Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Specifically designed for junior high men, spend the week exploring what it means to be a real man – a man of God. Spend the week at our Outpost Camp while engage in exciting activities such as our zipline, caving, Bible study, sports, camping, and more! Learn how to be a man of God in our culture today. A camp for guys only, campers will have the chance to talk openly with each other, their dean, and the counselors about their own lives and experiences. Be God’s man this summer!
Dates: July 3-8
Dean: James & Amy Chapman
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Jr. High Princess Camp
(Rising 7th – 9th graders)
Our famous and extremely popular Princess Camp offers truly a unique camp for young women. Specifically designed for junior high girls, spend the week exploring what it means to become and what it takes to be a woman of God. Through Bible study, skits, discussion, crafts, fun activities, and more, campers learn how to thrive as women of God in today’s culture and how to chase after God above all else. A camp for girls only, campers have a chance to talk openly with each other, their dean, and the counselors about their own lives and experiences. Experience being a princess of God!
Dates: July 3-8
Dean: Leigh Ann Maynard

Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Sr. High Camps

Sr. High Cabin Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
A long-time favorite of Sr. High Campers, enjoy powerful worship, exciting activities, and lasting friendships. Join us for an unforgettable week of the best camp has to offer with activities like caving, high ropes, the zipline, swimming, campfire, Bible study, and so much more! Housed in our traditional cabins, come make new friends and reunite with old ones during this fun and transforming week!
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: Cameron & Ashley Richardson
Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Sr. High Cottage Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
Come enjoy our traditional camp experience while staying in the comfort of our air-conditioned cottages. Spend the week in our cozy, home-like cottages with private bathrooms. Enjoy great activities like the zipline, daily Bible study, swimming, caving, high and low ropes, hiking, sports, playing in the creek, campfires, group devotions, and more! Discover a special Christian community while experiencing God in these beautiful surroundings.
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: Adam Sparks
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Sr. High Horse Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
During this extremely popular camp, spend the week learning about, grooming, and riding the horses at camp. No equestrian experience necessary, simply an interest and openness to learning more. Sr. High Horse Camp offers you a chance to really sharpen your riding skills more than our other horse camps. Campers are welcome to bring their own horse (with prior arrangement) or get to know one of ours. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as our zipline, swimming, crafts, campfire, and Bible study. Remember to bring a pair of long pants and tennis shoes or boots for riding and working with the horses.
Dates: July 17-22
Dean: TBA
Fee: $354/$424/$484
Lodging: Cottages

Sr. High MADD Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
Music, Art, & Drama (MAD) Camp offers campers a unique community for expressing their faith through the creative arts. Throughout the week hone your artistic skills, develop new ones, forge friendships, utilize your gifts and talents, worship deeply, and experience God in a powerful way. Housed in our air-conditioned cottages, the week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as the zipline, swimming, crafts, campfire, and Bible study.
Dates: June 19-24
Dean: Mary Lou Stephens
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Sr. High Mission Base
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
Looking for a way to make a difference? Join us for a week of service, helping others, and giving back to the community. Spend the day volunteering at one of several mission sites or ministry locations near camp. Projects may include activities such as light construction, senior visitation, assisting the local food back, helping local outreach ministries, and more. After a fulfilling day of helping others, join us at camp for a chance to reflect, worship, and enjoy traditional camp activities like Bible study, swimming, campfire, and more. Help be the spark that changes lives in the local community.
Dates: June 26-July 1
Dean: Matt Seel & Michael Fernand
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Cottages

Sr. High Sports & Archery Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
Enjoy sports? Enjoy good Christian fellowship? Sr. High Sports Camp combines both for an unforgettable week of hard work, hard play, new friends, and incredible worship. Campers enjoy activities like softball, baseball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and other sports. Campers will also have the chance to explore and learn the basic skills of archery or to hone their skills during a week full of adventure and fun. No sport or archery experience necessary or expertise needed, only an interest and openness to learn more and a willing and energized attitude. The week also includes many other fun, traditional camp activities such as our zipline, high ropes, swimming, campfire, and Bible study. So bring your sporting equipment, your Bible, and a friend, and enjoy a fun week of sports and faith!
Dates: June 12-17
Dean: TBA
Fee: $329/$399/$459
Lodging: Cottages

Xtreme Adventure Camp
(Rising 9th graders – college freshmen)
Ready for a challenge both physically and spiritually? Join us for an intense week of high adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, spelunking, hiking, canoeing, camping, high ropes, and Ziplining during a week filled with tough faith questions, relationship building, team work, and worship experiences. Enjoy an outdoor adventure while developing a better appreciation and enjoyment of God’s creation. The week includes an overnight camping trip at Natural Bridge State Park, so bring a tent if you have one. Don’t miss this Xtreme Adventure!

Xtreme Adventure Camp 1
Dates: June 5-10
Dean: Teddy & Samantha Poore
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Xtreme Adventure Camp 2
Dates: July 10-15
Dean: Michael Deaton
Fee: $319/$389/$449
Lodging: Outpost Camp

Leisure Ministries
(Rising 10th graders – college freshmen)
Are you ready to experience camp and Christ in a powerful and unique way? Experience activities like rock climbing, caving, video production, local missions, line dancing, drama, special effects, moving worship, high ropes, low ropes, rappelling, or canoeing. 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 in back home. Experience the camp and the Bible like never before at LM!
Dates: July 3-8
Dean: Mark Walz & Jeremy Arnold

Fee: $299/$369/$429
Lodging: Cabins

Intergenerational Camps

Grand Camp
(Three Days, Two Nights)
(Grandparents & grandchildren ages 5-12)
Grandparents and grandchildren join us for one of our most popular camps – no parents allowed! Grandparent(s) and grandchildren participate together in fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming, crafts, a hayride, campfire and more. Spend three days, two nights housed in our comfortable, homey, air-conditioned cottages. Space is limited to one family per bedroom, so register early! Each person attending (children and adults) needs to fill out a registration form.

Grand Camp 1
Dates: June 5-7
Dean: TBA
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 2
Dates: June 8-10
Dean: TBA
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 3
Dates: June 19-21
Dean: Whitney Johns & Zane Morrison
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 4
Dates: June 22-24
Dean: Whitney Johns & Zane Morrison
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottage

Grand Camp 5
Dates: June 26-28
Dean: Paul & Sandy Shafer
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 6
Dates: June 29-July 1
Dean: Paul & Sandy Shafer
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 7
Dates: July 20-22
Dean: Vicky Hull
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages

Grand Camp 8
Dates: July 23-25
Dean: TBA
Fee: $134/$174/$189 per person
Lodging: Cottages