Camp Aldersgate is a beautiful Summer Camp and year-round Retreat Center, located in Carrollton, OH. It was an experience on Aldersgate Street in England where John Wesley’s heart was, as he put it, “strangely warmed” by Christ. From that powerful experience, he went on to do amazing things for the Kingdom of God. At Camp Aldersgate, we strive to provide a powerful camp experience, where your heart too can be strangely warmed. Aldersgate’s Summer Camp program is one full of choice. Campers will be presented with a list of activities ranging from archery to culinary arts to fishing and more, picking their favorites. You can find a list of activities to choose from this year below! The site’s most unique feature is the waterfront located on Leesville Lake, a beautiful 1,000-acre lake. The waterfront is complete with fishing poles, a floating trampoline, stand up paddle boards, hydro bikes, pontoon boats, water basketball hoops and more!
Intro to Aldersgate and the Daily Schedule
Welcome to Camp Aldersgate where we offer programs that help your child get away from distractions and get outside, make a new friend, grow in their faith, and have tons of fun! In the world we live in, we think the need for those benefits are at an all-time high! We will dive into our faith with daily Bible Studies and Vesper Services! Dig into our daily schedule to learn more about what a week at camp will look like.
We can’t wait to see you this summer!!
Dan Bajc, Camp Aldersgate Director
Camp Aldersgate’s Example Daily Schedule 2022
Optional Early Morning Run
Cabin Clean Up Time
FOB (Flat-On-Bunk Rest Time)
Cabin Time & Evening Activities
- Optional Early Morning Run
Choose to wake up a little earlier to get a run in or sleep in!
- Morning Watch
A guided personal devotional time to start the day off with the right focus.
Cabins will be presented with an impressive list of activities to choose from as a group during this time. See below for examples and descriptions.
- Bible Study
Our daily counselor-led Bible Study based on our summer’s theme includes a daily scripture, fun and creative activities that bring the topic to life, and thought-provoking conversation.
Head to our waterfront on Leesville’s 1,000 acre lake to enjoy swimming, boating, a floating trampoline, a floating ping pong table, and so much more! If you don’t feel like swimming, we have several activities to choose from on shore.
A camp-wide worship service that includes both fun and thought-provoking songs, a message, fun videos, and a chance to grow deeper in their faith.
- Cabin Time
Cabins may choose from a list of bonding activities or make up an activity of their own!
Choose Your Own Adventure!
Take a look at our growing list of activities offered at Camp Aldersgate! These are just some of the activities that we offer during any week of camp! Want to try culinary arts? Done. Want to go fishing with your friends? Too easy! Want to hang out in the Activity Center and make cool arts and crafts? We got it. All of these and more, help to make sure you have a great week on top of making new friends and learning about God. What could be better!?
Develop skill with a bow and arrow under the supervision of our certified instructors!
- Culinary Arts
Develop skills in the kitchen, make brownies from scratch, enjoy eating your creations!
Learn about Christ-like sportsmanship as we break the game down, develop skill, and have fun together!
Leesville Lake is well known as one of the best fishing spots in Ohio!
Take a pontoon tour of the lake; paddle a canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, hydro bike, and so much more!
- Rock Climbing
Tackle the 3 sided Climbing Wall!
Charcoal Art, Jewelry Making, Sculpting, Paracord Creations, Painting, and so much more!
- Other Activities Include
- Outdoor Survival Skills
- Design Your Own Putt-Putt Course
- Bubble Experiments
- Game Room
- Slip and Slide & Water Games
- Nature Hikes
- Gaga Ball & 9-Square
- And much more …
Open House (Sunday, May 15, 2022)
Want a chance to tour the site, talk to the staff, and see what is being offered for 2022? Join us on May 15 between 2:00-5:00 p.m. If that date does not work for you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 627-4369 to schedule a private tour.
What week should we choose?
Choose whatever week is most convenient for your camper and his/her friends! Since your camper helps to design their own camp experience by picking activities, every week is jam-packed full of excitement, growth and crazy experiences. You can’t go wrong with a week at Camp Aldersgate.
How can we expect camp to look different this year as a result of Covid-19?
In 2021 we ran a model of camping we affectionately called “bubble camping” which gave our campers a taste of normal, but also greatly reduced the number of people they were exposed to thus greatly reducing the risks. As of the writing of this brochure, we anticipate we will continue to run this model. Aldersgate’s plans for Summer Camp includes direction from trusted experts on how best to manage the challenges that COVID-19 brings. Aldersgate will continue to comply with local COVID-19 regulations and best practices for camps to keep Aldersgate a healthy place for experiences that last a lifetime. Please check our website for updated information and policies on this subject.
What will my child eat?
Aldersgate provides campers with a healthy balanced meal by providing a variety of home-cooked, kid-friendly meals. Our food is always prepared fresh. There are always options for picky eaters as each meal is served with extra options (bagels, cereal, fruit, yogurt, salad, etc). Tasty desserts are served once a day with supper.
Where will my child live?
Our youngest campers (on average 1st-5th Graders) live in the Lodge with a cozy home-like feel including bathrooms on the hall. Our older campers (on average 6th-12th Graders) enjoy a traditional camp experience living in one of our cabins, complete with attached porch and bathrooms nearby.
Who is taking care of my child?
Staff members, paid and volunteer, are carefully screened and selected, benefit from two weeks of training, and are led by a year-round staff with 25+ years of camp & retreat ministry experience. The staff is comprised of college students, adults of all ages, and junior staff assistants ages 15-17 with close supervision.
How does health care work?
Health care is provided through the health director and Registered Nurse and all staff have training in their health care responsibilities. Staff follows Camp Doctor's standing orders for minor illness & injury, including first aid and over the counter medications.
How do I know what to bring to camp?
A complete list is sent with your confirmation packet when you register and will be available on our website at www.CampAldersgate.org.
Medical, Behavioral, Dietary and Social/Emotional Needs at Aldersgate
Aldersgate is able to accommodate many special needs but not all. Our goal is to provide an excellent experience for every camper. We best meet this goal when we have a plan in place ahead of a camper’s arrival. Please call or email camp before registering to discuss your camper’s needs.
More answers to FAQ can be found on our website at www.CampAldersgate.org.
Grades 1-4 in the Fall of 2022
A three-day, two-night event! This program is built to give younger campers a taste of what it’s like to spend time at Camp away from home and prepare them for a full week in the future.
Aug 1-3 (Monday 3:00 p.m. - Wednesday 5:00 p.m.) Event #10811
$239 - Tier 1 ($219 Early Bird)
$289 - Tier 2 ($279 Early Bird)
$339 - Tier 3 ($309 Early Bird)
Grades 3-12 in the Fall of 2022
(Campers are placed in groups with other campers their age)
A full week of camp! What could be better? This is our traditional full week camp program. Our youngest campers who register will live in the Lodge or Cottage complete with bathrooms right on the hallway. Our oldest campers will enjoy our awesome cabins, enjoy later bedtimes and a few surprise activities reserved especially for the older campers!
June 12-17 Event #10121
Jun 26-Jul 1 Event #10321
July 10-15 Event #10521
July 17-22 Event #10621
July 24-29 Event #10721
$453 - Tier 1 ($433 Early Bird)
$508 - Tier 2 ($488 Early Bird)
$603 - Tier 3 ($583 Early Bird)
Grades 8-12 in the Fall of 2022
M.A.D.D. stands for Music, Art, Drama & Dance. MADD Camp offers campers a different focus than our classic weeks of camp. MADD campers can choose to soak in one particular artistic avenue, or mix it up and dabble in a variety of activities each day. Every day MADD campers will participate in the MADD choir, which will perform along with other presentations from the week at the annual MADD finale performance!
Jun 26- Jul 1 Event #10351
$493 - Tier 1 ($473 Early Bird)
$548 - Tier 2 ($528 Early Bird)
$643 - Tier 3 ($623 Early Bird)
Grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022
Are you interested in being a leader? F.A.S.T. stands for Future Aldersgate Staff Training. Our participants, called Cadets, serve side-by-side senior summer staff. Learn skills you can apply at camp and in their future: child development, outdoor living skills, group building, and leadership basics. Cadets have fun together as a group while learning in sessions and enjoying traditional camp fun. This is your week of camp to have fun as a camper, with some training mixed in! At the end of that training week, the cadet, their counselor and the Camp Director decide if and when that cadet will return to Aldersgate to volunteer as a Junior Staff.
June 12-17 Event #10151
$353- Tier 1 ($333 Early Bird)
$453- Tier 2 ($433 Early Bird)
$603- Tier 3 ($583 Early Bird)
Dan Bajc, Director
3276 Dyewood Road SW
Carrollton, OH 44615
Local: (330) 627-4369
Toll-Free: (866) 627-4369
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