Virtual YDR is Tonight!

Virtual YDR is Tonight! After so much planning and excitement, we are thrilled to remind you that the first ever virtual YDR (Youth Discipleship Retreat) begins tonight! Our first session will premiere on the Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern. Didn’t register? No sweat! Didn’t pre-pay? Not a problem! This…

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YDR 2020 is Back On – with a Virtual Twist!

YDR 2020 is Back On – with a Virtual Twist! Friends, we are very excited to announce that Aldersgate’s Youth Discipleship Retreat (YDR) 2020 will be held as a virtual event. Using Facebook to broadcast, this virtual retreat experience will be May 15th -16th and is free and open to all youth in the Kentucky…

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YDR Youth Discipleship Retreat 2020 Cancelled

We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel YDR (Youth Discipleship Retreat) 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. We will schedule a new time and date later this year once we learn what the “new normal” is. We appreciate your prayers and donations during this difficult time.

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Slime! Crystals! Campfire Sing-alongs!

Aldersgate’s virtual day camp is half-way through week two, and we would love to have you and the young people in your life join us! On March 16th, we started going live on Facebook twice a day. Drawing on the talents of our summer counselors, deans, and volunteers; we’ve been providing a wide array of…

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Join us for a Special Fundraising Event for Aldersgate Camp

Join us for a Special Fundraising Event for Aldersgate Camp “Celebration” is incredibly special to those who love Aldersgate Camp- as a symbolic dance, but also as a concept. “Celebration” signifies the spiritual growth, outdoor adventures, beloved traditions, and unique community that brings us all together as campers, as staff, and as friends of camp.…

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Summer Camp 2020 Registration Still Open

Summer Camp 2020 Registration Still Open Hey friends! You’re doing great. You have been social distancing for about a week. Many of you have been at home with your children, trying to juggle your work and a new care of homeschool teacher. I’ll say it again. You’re doing great! But maybe you’re also dreaming of…

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We’re taking “Disconnect to Reconnect” very seriously!

We’re taking “Disconnect to Reconnect” very seriously! Life is certainly asking all of us to stay flexible these days, isn’t it? Our routines are changing, and sometimes those changes can bring feelings of isolation and separation. At Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center, we often say that our guests and campers can “disconnect to reconnect”. That…

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The Craft Hut

Have you ever ridden out a rainstorm in the craft hut? A week of summer camp isn’t quite complete without at least one really good rainstorm, right? Well, eastern Kentucky sure can deliver! When a thunderstorm rolls into the valley, our summer staff know that keeping campers safe is the first priority. For Aldersgate, that…

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The Camp & Retreat Ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Kentucky’s CRM, Camp & Retreat Ministry, continues to monitor developments of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is what we know: As of 3/11/2020, there are 8 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. 5 in Harrison County, 2 in Fayette County, and 1 in Jefferson County. We are adjusting our programming, policies and procedures; however, taking into account the…

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Lifting our Voices Before We Swing our Hammers

Lifting our Voices Before We Swing our Hammers CAMP Workday at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center is more than a time to volunteer. Aldersgate is a special place where people can step away from the day-to-day demands of life and consider instead what God is calling them to be. Aldersgate has always be a place…

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