Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center is a year-round facility nestled amidst the hilly terrain of east Ohio on picturesque Leesville Lake approximately 10 miles south of Carrollton, Ohio. The camp is owned and operated by the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. The camp is one hour from the Canton/Akron area and within 1½ to 2 ½ hours of the Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, and Pittsburgh PA areas.




Aldersgate has set an operating mission - To be a safe place where all of God’s people can grow in Respect, Compassion, and Responsibility for Themselves, Others, and the Created World. We use this mission to meet the vision and mission statements of the Board of Camps and Retreat Ministries, The East Ohio Conference, and the United Methodist Church.

“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the head,
that is, Christ.”

–Ephesians 4:15

Aldersgate is a not-for-profit, religiously affiliated organization and meets all criteria as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. It is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is approved for operation by the Carroll County Health Department.


ALDERSGATE | 3276 Dyewood Road Carrollton, OH 44615 | Phone: 330.627.4369 | Toll Free: 866.627.4369 Fax: 330.627.6368 | E-mail