For over 55 years, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center has provided space for people of all ages to grow in their faith while finding rest in God's creation. Our aim is to welcome home a variety of all those seek to get away from the normal routines of life, to experience God, and build community with each other.

We are located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, in the foothills of Appalachia, We offer field trips, day retreats, and overnight options for individuals and groups year round and summer camp programming during June and July.


Volunteer with us!

Do you love Aldersgate? Are you looking for a way to give back to our ministry? Are you or a group looking for a service opportunity? Then you are in the right place! We have many project needs around camp for all age groups. Some examples of immediate needs are: general cleaning, painting, spitting and stacking wood, weed eating and mowing, and more. For more information on other specific needs, contact us at

News from Camp

We need your help! Sign up for C.A.M.P. Work day April 8th and 9th!

Aldersgate C.A.M.P. Workday A lot of people love Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center. People love it so much that each spring, they spend a weekend preparing Aldersgate to be a mission field where God can touch the hearts of His people. April 8th and 9th 2022 will be our annual CAMP Workday, and we want…

Haley Andes named Director of Operations

Haley Andes has been named Director of Operations at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center. Her first day on the job will be March 21. Andes, 27, is currently Associate Director of Build Inclusion Inc., of Lexington. Previously, she was part of the summer staff at Aldersgate from 2013-2015, including serving as Summer Program Director during her third…

Volunteers Helping us Prepare for Summer Camp

We have to share a big thank you to the volunteers who have been helping get Aldersgate ready for our summer season.  Our firewood is half way to re-stocked! The new cabin has great new floors installed! We have more groups scheduled to rehab the Lodge Fire Ring and Chapel in the Woods.  As we…

Adventure at Aldersgate

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center is a 354-acre Christian Retreat, recreation, R.V., camping and worship center owned and operated by the United Methodist Church of Kentucky. Aldersgate is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, handicap or national origin. Historic Fitchburg Furnace and the old ghost town of Fitchburg are all within Aldersgate’s boundaries. Located in the foothills of Appalachia Aldersgate is near Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge State Park, and other interesting and beautiful sites. Come Visit!