Salem Camp


The Agape Youth Camp Salem camp is a jammed packed, outrageously fun camp for youth in the Salem area to enjoy summer camp and learn about the hope and healing through their difficult circumstances. The Agape Youth Camp Salem launched in 2016 with the help of partnering churches in Salem and since then has grown to be a sweet time for almost 150 youth, families and volunteers each year. Youth get to experience some of the traditional elements of “camp” like swimming, camp songs and s’mores, while also getting to process the new ideas of love, hope and forgiveness that is shared.

Agape Youth Camp Salem is a 4 day trauma-informed summer camp provided free of charge for our youth. Camp is the “flagship” program for our Agape Youth offering wonderful memories while serving as a strategic “on-ramp” to reach our families for additional programs and assistance.  

Our campers are introduced to the healing and hope that can be found through breaking down the walls of stigma, providing daily necessities such as sleeping bags, pillows, hygiene items and clothes, as well as introducing youth to loving, caring adult role models. Throughout the 4 days of Agape Youth Camp Salem, campers experience the camaraderie of knowing they are not alone while meeting other youth experiencing similar circumstances. This provides youth a safe opportunity to talk through the hurt and a renewed sense of hope and possibilities for their life. 

We hope you can join us for the Agape Youth Salem camp at Aldersgate Camps and Retreats on July 18-21, 2019.

Camper Registration and Volunteer Applications will open on March 1, 2019. For more information on the Salem camp or other programs send us an email at