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  • Writer's pictureJohn Michael Spelman

Faith in Action: Encouraging Youth to Embrace Social Justice at Camp Aldersgate

At Camp Aldersgate, our mission goes beyond the typical summer camp experience. We are proud to be a United Methodist camp dedicated to not only providing traditional summer camp fun but also instilling a deep commitment to social justice in our campers. In the serene setting of our camp, we aim to inspire the youth to turn their faith into action and make a difference in the world.

The Intersection of Faith and Social Justice

Aldersgate is a place where faith meets social justice head-on. We believe that faith should be a driving force for positive change, and that's exactly what we aim to impart to our campers. Through a combination of experiential learning and meaningful discussions, we encourage youth to explore how their faith aligns with social justice values.

Diverse Perspectives and Inclusivity

Camp Aldersgate is a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome campers and staff from all walks of life, fostering an environment where different perspectives and experiences come together. This diversity enables campers to learn from one another, appreciate the richness of various backgrounds, and become more empathetic to the struggles of others.

Morning Worship and Faith Chat

Each year our Worship Team selects a theme that highlights faith in action. Campers explore this theme each morning at Morning Worship and apply it at Faith Chat by creating portions of the Thursday night Collaboration Worship. Discussions during worship center around how they are surrounded by God's love and how they can reflect that love into the world.

Inspiring Role Models

Our dedicated staff members serve as role models for campers, showing them what it means to live out their faith through social justice work. By sharing their own stories and experiences, staff members inspire campers to become active agents of change in their own communities.

Empowering Future Leaders

At Camp Aldersgate, we believe in nurturing the next generation of social justice advocates and leaders. By encouraging campers to embrace social justice values, we empower them to be agents of positive change in their schools, communities, and the world at large.

Leaving Camp with a Purpose

The impact of Camp Aldersgate extends far beyond the campfire. Campers leave with a newfound sense of purpose and a commitment to putting their faith into action. They carry the torch of social justice with them, striving to make the world a better place by living out the values they've embraced at camp.

In conclusion, Camp Aldersgate is more than just a summer camp; it's a transformative experience where faith is ignited, and social justice is embraced. Our mission is to empower youth to become advocates for a more just and equitable world, and we're proud to see campers leave with hearts full of purpose and a commitment to making a positive impact. Faith in action is not just a motto; it's a way of life at Camp Aldersgate.


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