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 Kentucky East, Northern Kentucky, 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.

  

2016  ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:

Feb 25 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm (CANCELLED!!)

Mar 17 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm (UPDATED DATE!)

Apr 15 - 17 Bethel UMC

Apr 17 - Marketplace - 1st organizational meeting @ 2:30 pm
Apr 23 - Soup Supper @ 5, Music @ 6, Auction @ 7 - Retreat Center 

Apr 23 - Stephanie Story, McCann reunion, Retreat Center
Apr 25 - Methodist Men's Meeting

Apr 28 - May 1 - Emmaus Walk - Men

May 06 & 07 - Zach Williams Wedding, all grounds

May 14 - Reach Out Kids Picnic. John Denham

May 15 - 21 - Black Oak Church of God, all grounds

May 22 - Marketplace - 2nd organizational meeting @ 2:30 pm

May 26 – Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm

May 28 - C Thomas - Wedding

Jun 02 - 05 - Emmaus Walk - ladies

Jun 11 & 12 - Ray Reunion

Jun 26 - King Family Reunion, Doug & Louella King, Dining Hall

Jun 27 - Marketplace - setup - 10 am - 3 pm - bring your own lunch
Jun 28 – 30  – Marketplace -  - 9 am til 2 pm (NEW DATE!!!)

Jul 01 - Marketplace - tear down & pack up for next year

Jul 02 - Bonita Applegate, McCann Family Reunion, Dining Hall

Jul 09 - Polley Family Reunion, Kristy Arthurs, Retreat Center

Jul 17 - Jr High Worker training @ 4 pm

Jul 18 – 23  - Jr High Youth camp
Jul 21 – Noblemen - Campmeeting Opening Night Concert
Jul 21 - 31  - 144th Campmeeting,  Stan Key, evangelist; song leader -
Jul 21 - 31  - Daily Bible study @ 10:30 am, Chapel
Jul 23 – Friends of Ruggles, potluck (12n), Auction (1pm)
Jul 24 - 30  - Sr High Youth camp
Jul 27 - Cottage Owners meeting (12n), potluck
Jul 28 - Memorial Service @ 10:30 am
Jul 28 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 5:30 pm, Dinner @ 4:30 pm
Jul 30 - Methdoist Mens Meeting  @ 5:30

Aug 01 - 3 - Triple County Conference, Bro Arthur Moore

 

Aug 05 & 06 - J Moore - N Rankin - wedding

Aug 07 - Farm Bureau Picnic, Retreat Center & Dining Hall

Aug 13 - Mike Ruggles, Retreat Center

Aug 14 - Boggs Reunion, Retreat Center

Aug 20 - Muses Chapel Church, Cookout

Aug 21 - Hardymon Reunion, Retreat Center

Aug 23 - Emmaus picnic, Shelter & Tabernacle

Aug 27 - Cassie Elliott & Tyler Hunt Wedding, all grounds

Aug 28 - Tollesboro UMC, Picnic Shelter

Sep 01 - 04 - Emmaus Walk - men

Sep 09 - First Baptist Church

Sep 16 - 18 - Morehead CRU, Rich Duffield,  all grounds

Sep 24 - Pollitt Family Reunion, Retreat Center

Oct 01 - Stout & Ginn Wedding

Oct 06 - 09 - Emmaus Walk - ladies

Oct 21 - 23 - Emanuel UMC Jr High Camp, all grounds

Oct 24 - Ruggles Methodist Men's meeting

Oct 27 - Ruggles Camp Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm

Oct 28 - 30 - Emanuel UMC Sr High Camp, all grounds

 

 

Any Time of Year Gifts - Please consider an any Time of Year gift to Ruggles Camp & Retreat Center this year. Please send all contributions to the mailing address in the left sidebar, or to the mailing address in the paragraph below. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

 

Financial contributions, invoices, financial or business inquires should be directed to Kay Grooms, PO Box 98, Manchester OH 45144-0098.

 

Board Meetings 2016 Schedule: March 17, May 26, July 28 (with dinner), and October27.

 

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 Donna Grayson, 575 Lee Hollow Rd, Tollesboro, KY 41189; phone 606.798.2601; 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.

 
So what is a Stained Glass door doing at the edge of a green forest? Click to discover.

Ruggles proudly adheres to the Safe Sanctuaries Policy of the Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. More information about Safe Sanctuaries and the protection of our children, youth, and vulnerable adults can be found at SafeSancturaries.

For the latest news and information from the Kentucky UMC Conference, please check their web site.

 

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PO Box 98
Manchester OH 45144-0098

 

E911 Address

437 Ruggles Camp Ground

(off Burtonville Rd)

Tollesboro, KY 41189

 

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 38d 30.383m

Lon: -83d 35.548m

 

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