About Us

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!


Our mission here at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center is to intentionally provide for the faith development of individuals of all ages in Christ and in Christian community within the natural beauty of God’s creation.  This can be remembered by three visible and ever present camp symbols.

The first part is the campfire representing God’s presence when we gather in His name, the second is the bridge representing our connections in Christian community and the third is the mountains reminding us of God’s beautiful creation.

So as you spend time around the fire or every time you light a candle, remember God’s presence and ask Him for eyes to see and ears to hear.  And every time you cross a bridge say a prayer of thanks for the connection we have to others in community and ask God to help you forge new connections.  And when you are walking around camp or in your community don’t forget to look around, take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Enjoy God.  To God alone be the glory.


Please pray for additional resources as we begin making our vision of a new dining hall a reality!