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Retreats

A beautiful
place to be

We’ve been providing Christian hospitality to groups of all denominations and affiliations for over 60 years. Our site is regularly used in a myriad of different ways including youth retreats, Bible studies, family reunions, and retreats, church picnics, business meetings and more. Aldersgate allows individuals and groups to remove themselves from their everyday world to reflect and focus on community building, improve communication skills, and reaffirm relationships.

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What do we offer?

Waterfront

Aldersgate has a great sand beach waterfront on Pleasant Lake. We offer a variety of activities including boating with rowboats, canoes, and funyaks, two floating rafts, and the AquaPark. Our waterfront is open typically from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please consult with our registrar for more information regarding the waterfront.

Games & Activities

Aldersgate has qualified staff prepared to lead your group in an action-packed game or activity. We can provide the leadership and equipment to offer an activity as a back up for a rainy day or a night game to take your event to the next level – we have just the experience for your group in mind. We also have game and activity equipment available for group use. Subject to the availability of trained staff and weather permitting for outdoor events.

Games & Activities

Aldersgate has qualified staff prepared to lead your group in an action-packed game or activity. We can provide the leadership and equipment to offer an activity as a back up for a rainy day or a night game to take your event to the next level – we have just the experience for your group in mind. We also have game and activity equipment available for group use. Subject to the availability of trained staff and weather permitting for outdoor events.

Challenge Course

We can offer a personalized program for your group depending upon number and ages of participants. We offer a low ropes challenge course with 11 different initiatives. We also provide group activities that foster team and unity bonding, communication, cooperation, and problem solving. As a group leader you can work with our staff prior to your retreat to customize the challenge course program that will work best for your group.

Food Service

Each meal brings a wonderful time of fellowship for our guests over healthy and delicious homestyle meals prepared daily and served in one of our unique dining facilities. The 1948 rustic Walker Dining Hall seats 250 guests seasonally. The warm, carpeted Stacy Dining Room seats 125 guests year-round. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., Lunch at 12:15 p.m., and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (6 p.m. on Fridays). We seek to meet special dietary needs, providing we receive notice in advance.

Food Service

Each meal brings a wonderful time of fellowship for our guests over healthy and delicious homestyle meals prepared daily and served in one of our unique dining facilities. The 1948 rustic Walker Dining Hall seats 250 guests seasonally. The warm, carpeted Stacy Dining Room seats 125 guests year-round. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., Lunch at 12:15 p.m., and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (6 p.m. on Fridays). We seek to meet special dietary needs, providing we receive notice in advance.

Sports & Fields

Aldersgate has two sports fields for large group activities and games including a soccer field, archery range, and kickball/softball field. We also have an asphalt basketball court. Sports equipment available includes footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, and frisbees.

Other Recreation Opportunities

Aldersgate boasts many excellent walking trails for hiking and relaxing along with a natural bog where groups can learn and study more about nature! Other options include ping pong, shuffleboard, foosball table, and sand volleyball. Our outdoor fireside seats approximately 200 people amphitheater-style; our small intimate outdoor chapel seats approximately 30 people.

Other Recreation Opportunities

Aldersgate boasts many excellent walking trails for hiking and relaxing along with a natural bog where groups can learn and study more about nature! Other options include ping pong, shuffleboard, foosball table, and sand volleyball. Our outdoor fireside seats approximately 200 people amphitheater-style; our small intimate outdoor chapel seats approximately 30 people.

Weddings & Receptions

Getting married in the Adirondacks is breathtaking! Please contact our registrar today to book your wedding ceremony in the Chapel of the Pines, our spacious Fellowship Hall, or outdoors on the shore of Pleasant Lake. Our staff will do their best to make this day special for you. Ask about our facilities for a wonderful reception too!

Audio/Visual Equipment

Audio/visual equipment available at Aldersgate includes:

  • P.A. System (Walker Dining Hall)
  • CD Players
  • Overhead Projectors
  • TV/VCR/DVD Unit(s)
  • LCD Video Projector
  • Portable two speaker amp system w/ microphone
  • Portable keyboard and stand

Audio/Visual Equipment

Audio/visual equipment available at Aldersgate includes:

  • P.A. System (Walker Dining Hall)
  • CD Players
  • Overhead Projectors
  • TV/VCR/DVD Unit(s)
  • LCD Video Projector
  • Portable two speaker amp system w/ microphone
  • Portable keyboard and stand

Nearby Attractions

Come and enjoy all that Aldersgate has in its backyard!


  • Often this is the best, most enjoyable weekend of my year.

    Retreat Guest
  • The staff was friendly and welcoming, food service excellent, and the atmosphere was inviting, comfortable, and clean. Excellent time!

    Retreat Guest
  • My favorite part of the weekend was spending time with my children away from my ‘rat race’.

    Retreat Guest
  • Our work space was perfect for us, set up very well. Meals were very well done. I have come every year and like it very much! See you next year – thanks!

    Retreat Guest
  • Thanks for your hard work. See you next year!

    Retreat Guest

Our Facilities

We will help you choose the facilities that best meet your interests and budget, and assist you in arranging your program, special equipment, and recreational activities. Aldersgate operates from mid-April through mid-October. Spring brings warm days amid breathtaking blossoms of Lily of the Valley. As early summer nears, fresh wild strawberries appear, and the scent of pine trees fill the air. The weather becomes perfect for a canoe ride, a hike through our bog, or fishing along the still waters of an Adirondack lake. In summer, our fields are filled with the laughter of children at summer camp and stargazing. The days are pleasant, and the nights are relaxing for our Summer Programs and Retreats. Fall gives way to crisp days, amazing Adirondack vistas of autumn colors, and the opportunity to gather around the campfire.

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