For over 55 years Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center has been a place set apart that intentionally provides for the faith development of people of all ages in Christian community within the natural beauty of God's creation. We continue to welcome home a variety of individuals and organizations who seek to get away from the normal routine of life, experience God, build community with each other, and enjoy the beauty of creation. Located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of Appalachia, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center offers field trips, day retreats, and overnight options for individuals and groups year round and summer camp programming during June and July.
I liked camp and all the friends I made there. The couselors were amazing and Bible study around the campfire was great. I like the zipline and high ropes. The Camp food was good. I had a great time and I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to go.
I was glad to go to camp to learn more about God and to make new friends! One of my favorite parts of camp was playing in the mud because everyone kept falling and laughing. It was so much fun!
Former Camper & Summer Staff & Current UMC Pastor
Senior High Camper2018
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.
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!