Camping and Retreat Ministries

Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – God’s eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made.

– Romans 1:20

Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

1043 Snake Hill Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
North Scituate, Rhode Island

Camp Aldersgate is big enough to find yourself in! With over 200 acres of woods and trails, you can discover all the wonderful and amazing things which God created, things as tiny as a spider or as huge as a tall pine. You realize that you're one of these wonderful things, too, that you fit into God's plan and have a purpose here.

Camp Aldersgate has a lake for skating, fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing, baptizing, or just gazing upon. Camp Aldersgate has quiet spots for meditation and busy spots for games, campfires, or walking with friends. Aldersgate brings all this to campers as well as retreat and picnic groups year round. Our summer programs provide special experiences for children, youth, adults, families, and persons with a variety of special needs, giving all the chance to grow in exciting and different ways. Campers learn to worship, praise, sing and gain new understanding of our Christian faith. They learn about outdoor living skills, new games, rope courses, swimming, canoeing, rowing and stewardship of our food and natural resources.
Camp Aldersgate is an American Camping Association Accredited Camp and a member of the Rhode Island Association of Camps, subscribing to its principles of operation. If you'd like to learn more about us, call, write or come for a visit.

Camp Mechuwana

PO Box 277
Winthrop, Maine 04364-0277

Mechuwana is located on 200 acres of forest land and offers a peaceful, natural setting. The camp borders Lake Annabessacook and Lower Narrows Pond. Located on the property are nature trails, boating, and a swimming area. It also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and a sports field.

It is the purpose of Camp Mechuwana to complement the local church ministry by providing a unique Christian setting for persons of all ages for personal growth and experiences which enhance one's relationship to God, neighbors, and the natural world.

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center

660 Great Pond Road 
North Andover, MA 01845

Rolling Ridge offers gracious hospitality and transforming programs in a charming and historic 1920s Georgian estate on the shore of Lake Cochichewick in North Andover, MA. 

Conference groups and churches use Rolling Ridge for day meetings and overnight retreats, conferences and summer picnics, and worship services.

A full-time chef and service staff embody radical Christian hospitality.

The award-winning landscape, the outdoor labyrinths and 38 peaceful acres provide ample and quiet space to experience the presence of God.

Through the Center for Spirituality and Leadership, Rolling Ridge offers programs to deepen the spiritual life, re-envision the Church, encourage spiritual leadership, and foster interfaith dialogue and compassionate service.

Individuals and groups are welcomed and invited to step back from busyness to reflect and learn, pray and be inspired.

From day programs to multi-year training programs, Rolling Ridge renews and equips persons to be disciples of Christ and transform the world. 

Rolling Ridge – changing the world, one retreat at a time.

Wanakee United Methodist Center 

75 Upper New Hampton Road
Meredith, New Hampshire  03253-9516

Wanakee is located in central New Hampshire, along the shore of Lake Pemigewasset, in the town of Meredith.

We are a Christian adventure camp and retreat center providing eight weeks of summer camp programming for children, youth, and adults, as well as events year-round. We emphasize small groups designed to further growth in mind, body, soul, and strength.

Our rural location and 227 acres of forest, fields, shorefront, and winding stone walls provide the perfect place to enjoy all that camping has to offer: wake up to singing birds and fall asleep to the hoot of an owl. Enjoy a beautiful sunset. Challenge yourself on the high ropes course or by climbing our 32-foot climbing wall.

Each summer, over 400 campers live in a Christian community, swim in a spring-fed lake, enjoy great food, and make friends that will last a lifetime. Summer programming is supported by 22 highly-trained staff and over 60 dedicated volunteers.

Our Homestead Retreat, a modern log cabin, hosts our year-round retreat program. Please contact us to rent this space for your youth group, family, staff training, or ski weekend. You can also rent our full site in the spring and fall.




The first Wednesday of each month, our weekly e-newsletter UMCatalyst will feature news from our Camp and Retreat Centers.