Founded in 1873, Ruggles Camp embraces the mission of teaching youth to be effective leaders and faithful disciples in the United Methodist tradition. Beginning with "Mini Camps" for youngsters (ages 10-12), Ruggles offers a wide selection of youth camps and retreats, including three levels of confirmation camps (for grades 6-7, grades 8-10, and grades 11-12) each spring, Junior High and Senior High Camps each summer, and District Youth Retreats. One of their most popular summer programs is "Marketplace", which annually attracts hundreds of children and adults for a Camping with God experience authentically set in biblical times.
Located just north of Flemingsburg, in Lewis County , Ruggles Camp and Retreat Center regularly serves congregations and assemblies of the Ashland, Covington, and Lexington Districts and beyond. It hosts regional "Walk to Emmaus" spiritual retreats four times each year, quarterly United Methodist Men events, and provides "After Glow" camps for senior adults.
2014 ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:
Jul 13 - Camp workers & volunteer retreat @ 4:00 pm
Jul 14 - 19 - Jr High Youth camp
Jul 17 - More Than the Music Concert to start Campmeeting
Jul 17 - 27 - 141st Campmeeting, Danny Fredrick, evangelist; Darrell Polley, song leader
Jul 17 - 27 - Daily Bible study @ 10:30 am, Chapel
Jul 19 - Cottage Owners meeting (12N), picnic, & auction (1P)
Jul 20 - 26 Sr High Youth camp
Jul 24 - Memorial Service @ 10:30 am
Jul 24 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm, Dinner @ 5:00 pm
Jul 28 - Ruggles Men meeting
Aug 03 - Lewis Co Farm Bureau @ Retreat Center
Aug 10 - Boggs Family @ Retreat Center
Aug 10 - Hardymon Family @ Dining Hall
Aug 16 - Moore Family @ Dining Hall
Aug 24 - 27 - Baptist Churches Revival @ tabernacle, shelter, worker's cottage
Aug 26 - Emmaus Picnic
Aug 30 - Wedding - Tabernacle/Shelter
Sep 04 - 07 Emmaus Walk (men)
Sep 13 - Reachout Youth - John Denham
Sep 20 - Courtney Cooper Wedding
Set 27 - Pollitt Reunion @ Retreat Center - Karen Thomas
Oct 02 - 05 Emmaus Walk (ladies)
Oct 23 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Oct 24 - 26 - Youth Retreat - Florence Christ Church
NOv 08 - Kirk Tolle Youth Retreat
Financial contributions, invoices, financial or business inquires should be directed to Kay Grooms, PO Box 98, Manchester OH 45144-0098.
Board Meeting 2014 Schedule: February 27, March 27, May 22, July 24 (with dinner), and October 23.
If you would be interested in being a camp counselor, please click the indicated link.
Just For Fun: The Reverend Les Grooms, pastor of Augusta Presbyterian Church shares a way to remember the Ten Commandments (pdf) using the 10 fingers of your hands. Give it a try, and feel free to share with your friends.
For more information about scheduling, reservations, and the cost for the use of the Campground or the use of the Retreat Center, please contact Mason Harrod, 6027 Parry Lane, Maysville, KY 41056; phone 606.759.7783; or use the contact us form . The buildings and grounds use policy, rental agreement, and rental fees can be viewed and printed out by clicking on the indicated link.
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and vulnerable adults can be found at SafeSancturaries.
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