We are pretty excited about camp this summer! Our theme is “STEADFAST: God’s love endures forever!” from Psalm 100. With all the changes in the lives of children this past year, it’s more important than ever to remember God’s love is forever!
Please be aware there will be special safety measures in place this summer. We are awaiting guidance from the state of New York for the operation of Children’s Camps before determining final protocols. However, we expect those will include: a limited capacity of campers each session; using cohorts to reduce exposure among campers and staff, the use of masks and distancing; temperature checks; and most activities outside (which is what we like anyway!). Additional measures may include testing and asking that your family limit your exposure before coming to camp.
We have a few more programs to review and schedule at this time. We expect to offer our partnership camp for Senior Highs (June 27 – July 2) and our One Day Adventure for the youngest campers. We may be able to offer some special activities, such as horseback riding and our yurt village. If you would like to receive a notice if those programs become available, send us a note and we will be sure to keep you updated! firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also open registration for Aldersgate’s Family Life Weekend in the coming weeks. Mark your calendars for July 9-11.
Below are program descriptions; pick your favorite one! When you are ready to register for one of our programs, click here: Register for camp!
“We’ve got spirit, yes, we do! I’m an A-gate Camper, how ’bout YOU?!” Show your Aldersgate Spirit by registering to “vacay in the USA” like never before, launch into Summer 2021, and experience this awesome beginning to our 74th Summer! Pack your stuff for: Spectacular Sunday (Fourth of July Aldersgate-style — wear your Red, White, & Blue!), Monochromatic Monday (Show your spirit by repping in one or both of our camp colors, maroon/white), Taco Tuesday (Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday! Make Walkabout Tacos around the campfire), Wild Wednesday (Maybe a night under the stars or Breakfast for Dinner…you just never know!), Thoroughly Thoughtful Thursday (Random Acts of Kindness will abound), and Fantastic Friday to wrap up a fantastic session.
Special note: To celebrate July 4th in style, we’re planning a picnic BBQ dinner, Camp Carnival Games, and the Brantingham Community FIREWORKS display is coming to us!
Get s’morganized to celebrate s’more summer, s’more faith, s’more fun, and s’more friends at Camp Aldersgate! Whip up a batch of homemade marshmallows (they are s’more-tabulous!), help your team create the tallest marshmallow and toothpick tower, and enjoy an outrageous Gourmet S’more Feast around the campfire you’ll help build. Take part in the Marshmallow Olympics (Who will win the Sticky Forehead Challenge?) and check items off of your Summer Bucket List (Swimming; Go on an overnight; Make homemade ice cream; Stay up late and sleep in; Play on the beach; Catch a frog or a fish…maybe you have an idea to add to the list?). Have s’more fun in the woods hiking and immersing ourselves in nature, at the waterfront splashing and jumping in the lake, and around the campfire singing and making s’mores, of course!
Discover activities like deciphering clues to help your group escape the Fellowship Hall Secret Room, exploring the Aldersgate Bog looking for turtles, or taking a Cicada Safari to search for Brood X bugs. Maybe you’ll build your own campfire, check out the stars late at night, or try your hand at archery, bushwhacking, or fishing? Learn Stuff They Don’t Teach You At School like wilderness survival skills or outdoor cooking with no stove or microwave! Special events include a Particularly Persnickety Pirate Palooza, Skittle Skattle Battle, and a (One Day Early) Full Moon Party (your chance to be a night owl for sure!). Immerse yourself in D&D, grow in your faith, and make new friends during a summer to remember at Camp Aldersgate.
Are you ready for C.H.A.O.S.? That’s Caboodles of High-energy Activities Of Summer right here at Camp Aldersgate! Incredibly fun camptivities like high-energy worship, cooking with a Solar Oven, hiking through our very own Bog (will you catch an orchid in bloom or spot the elusive Bog Turtle out sunning itself?), or even choosing our daily Artrageous Specialty Camptivity. Special events will include Aldersgate’s Chaotic Olympics 2021 (help your team achieve chaotic greatness!) and Skittle Skattle Battle (taste the rainbow and RUN!).
Plunge into the Aldersgate C.H.A.O.S. and Summer 2021!
Special Note: Artrageous Specialty Camptivity is designed for campers who just can’t get enough Arts & Crafts as well as other kinds of art experiences. Special art projects may include: constructing your own loom and creating a nature weaving to take home, sewing a Balsam pillow, making your own Bog Turtle to remind you of camp, woodworking, watercolors, design a paracord survival bracelet, or craft with yards and yards of boondoggle! All campers will be able to choose Artrageous any day for no extra fee.
Ready to join the fun? Click here: Register for camp!