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Summer Camp Fun in 2023!

2023 Summer Programs

Splash Zone

July 2 — July 7
Ages 8-12

Splish-splash! Have you ever wished to spend more time at the Waterfront while at Aldersgate? Let’s start the summer off right with Splash Zone! In Splash Zone, campers will participate in water-based fun from racing sunken canoes and competing in slip & slide kickball to a floating lunch and sandcastle building. Campers may also get a chance to Soak their Counselor before the end of the week!

Night Owls

July 2 — July 7
Ages 13-17

Hoo-hoo! Do you like to stay up all night? Are you a night owl? Then this week at Aldersgate is for you! Our Night Owls will have marvelous opportunities to experience all the fun the evenings can be. Join us for a Glow-in-the-Dark Carnival and stargazing. In addition, campers will participate in many of our camp classics like Skittle Skattle Battle and Night Raiders.

Musical Theater

July 2 — July 7
Ages 13-17

Musical Theater Camp is designed to provide an active, creative learning experience where students have the ability to interact with instructors and campers, while working and rehearsing together – and having fun! This is for campers who wish to be immersed in musical theater or those who are eager to experience the joy of dancing, singing, and acting onstage. Campers will work on preparing and rehearsing for auditions. Throughout the week instructors will train campers in voice, movement, and acting while working together to produce and present a showcase performance on the final day of camp.

Lil’ Gators Mini

July 9 — July 11
Ages 7-10

Lil’ Gators Mini is a 2-night camping program for campers who are interested in experiencing Aldersgate for the first time. Lil’ Gators Mini will have jam-packed days of trying something new! You can be an artist in the art room, play Gaga Ball or Carpetball, or be a nature explorer going on wilderness expeditions to the bog or the Slingshot Range. Come make new friends, discover your favorite parts of summer camp, and become a part of our Aldersgator community.

Lil’ Gators

July 9 — July 14
Ages 7-12

Once you’re an Aldersgator, you are always an Aldersgator! This is a program for young campers who are interested in experiencing all the fun of Aldersgate in one whole week! Our Lil’ Gators will go on wilderness expeditions and bog walks, be creative in the art room, and play sports and games like Gaga Ball. Lil’ Gators will also enjoy Aldersgator games like Skittle Skattle Battle, Hungry Hungry Gators, and Rescue the Aldersgator.

Athletes, Artists & Aldersgators

July 9 — July 14
Ages 13-17

Are you interested in an Aldersgator Expedition? Do you want to explore all of the various summer activities at Aldersgate? Our Aldersgator Expedition will go on wilderness expeditions and visit the Slingshot Range, participate in Tie-Dye Tuesday and other art room adventures, and play Nuke Em. Aldersgator Expedition will also enjoy Aldersgator games like Skittle Skattle Battle, Hungry Hungry Gators, and Rescue the Aldersgator.

Mystery Camp

July 16 — July 21
Ages 8-12

Daring detectives and curious clue-seekers, join us this week to solve the mysteries all week long. We need your help to escape Fellowship Hall, craft codebreakers, and uncover the culprit in our camp-wide Clue. And together we’ll have a chance to investigate what God can do in all of our lives.

Camp, Roles & Adventures

July  16 — July 21
Ages 13-17

It’s everything you love about camp – with a twist! Games, swimming, nature, arts and crafts, new friendships and more! This week, campers will be storytellers and adventurers. Together, you and new friends will solve puzzles and find clues in this table-top RPG where you play as yourself: the camper. Roll for inspiration!

Leaders-in-Training

July 16 – July 21
Ages 16-17

Do you love spending time at Aldersgate? Are you interested in learning more about yourself, becoming a leader, and camp? Have you ever thought “I wish I worked here!”? If yes – we encourage you to join us at our Leaders-in-Training camp. This week is dedicated to developing leadership and teamwork skills and learning about Aldersgate’s history while still spending plenty of time participating in your favorite camp activities. Help lead activities with younger campers, spend a night in the Yurts, cook over the fire, enjoy the waterfront, and tackle team challenges with us as a Leader-in-Training!

Aldersgate Adventure Jr.

July 30 – August 4
Ages 8-12

Aldersgate Adventure Jr. is for younger campers who have an adventurous spirit! Come and experience a week in the Aldersgate Outpost while living in the Yurts. Hike around camp, nock arrows at the Archery Range, or cook breakfast over a campfire. Each day will be a chance for a new adventure as we grow in our faith and friendships!

Horse Camp

July 30 – August 4
Ages 13-17

Horse Camp is a wonderful opportunity that brings together a classic week at camp – and the ranch! Each morning Horse Camp will travel to Stillmeadow Ranch in Turin, where you can go on trail rides and tend to the animals. Then in the afternoons you’ll be back at Aldersgate to enjoy swimming and boating at the waterfront, boondoggling and tie-dying in the art room, and playing volleyball and other games around the campsite!

Horse Camp Jr.

August 6 – August 11
Ages 9-13

Horse Camp Jr. is a new opportunity for our younger campers to experience both camp and the ranch! On Monday – Thursday mornings Horse Camp Jr. will travel to Stillmeadow Ranch in Turin, where you will learn how to tend to animals and ride a horse! Then in the afternoons you’ll be back at Aldersgate to swim at the waterfront, make friendship bracelets and tie-dye, and play sports & games!

Aldersgate Adventure

August 6 – August 11
Ages 13-17

Join us for the final adventures of Summer 2023! Aldersgate Adventure will spend the week living in Yurts at the Aldersgate Outpost, where you can cook meals and hang out with new friends around the campfire. Test your survival skills and go on adventures of the week, including a floating lunch in a canoe on Brantingham Lake, checking out the stars at night, and nocking arrows at the Archery Range. Aldersgate Adventure will also participate in camp activities like Skittle Skattle Battle, scavenger hunts, and the Aldersgate Olympics.