Outdoor Ministries

Outdoor Ministries are the programs that are offered though the New Hampshire Conference Outdoor Ministry Board. While many of these programs take place at our site (Horton Center), they also can and do occur at many different sites. Each of these programs is planned, run and evaluated by both seasonal staff and year round staff and volunteers. The mission of our Outdoor Ministry program is to invite all God's children to experience Christian community in the natural world.

Horton Center is the Outdoor Ministry site owned and operated by the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ. Horton Center is a seasonal site, located on Pine Mountain in the Northern part of the White Mountains, just outside Gorham, NH. During the summer months, we operate a program for children, youth and families. In the non-summer, warmer months (May- June and Aug - October) the facility is available to rent for church groups, colleges, schools, or other groups whose mission is in line with our mission.

Horton Center Work Weekend Grand Success!

More than 40 people gathered for work weekend at Horton Center over Memorial Day weekend. What a grand success! Over 20 folks, alone, came from Laconia with tools, food and willing hearts and spirits! Former program staff and those serving this summer joined the ranks of workers.


So much was accomplished and attention to flooring in various buildings, cleaning of the Spirit Lodge kitchen, general cleaning and repairs all over our Horton Center property, and the construction of a fantastic and lovely deck on Taize.

Gratitude all around for all the good spirit, the donations of Heart, Sweat and Time generates blessings of Grace for all the grand souls who made the work weekend for the opening of our beloved Horton Center so wonderfully successful. Many thanks to all who gathered!!! For more go to www.hortoncenter.org/