Opening Work Weekend

Come to Pine Mountain May 15 -17 (or part thereof) for 

Opening Work Weekend

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Projects include:

  • Building 6 new bunk beds for Cabin Hope
  • Trail maintenance
  • Cleaning the cabins and other buildings for campers
  • Painting (weather permitting)
  • Raking and clearing the site of branches etc.
  • Building and installing 2-3 raised beds for a gardenWedGS20130 (168)

We will enjoy campfires and pot luck meals with one another.  For more information, see Work Weekend Info.  Register by emailing Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt at

We invite all to stay for Merle Cole’s Retirement Celebration!

Retirement Celebration for Merle Cole

Merle Cole’s Retirement Celebration

Merle on his trusty helper, Mr. Deere

Merle on his trusty helper, Mr. Deere

Sunday May 17, 1-3pm Open House with worship at 2pm

at Horton Center on Pine Mountain

Walk-ins welcome, please RSVP to Mollie at for planning purposes

The Outdoor Mission Group of the New Hampshire Conference invites campers, parents, volunteers, staff,  past and present to Horton Center on May 17 from 1-3pm to celebrate the ministry of Site Manager Merle Cole.

After seven years of serving, Merle will be retiring at the end of May.   Merle has been maintaining and improving the site and facilities on Pine Mountain since May of 2008. With a story and a smile, Merle has smoothed roads, repaired cabin foundations, trained and equipped volunteers, and sustained and enhanced camp buildings in a rustic mountain environment. Merle’s knowledge of the workings of the site has enabled the program to transition through the years. As a beloved and key part of staff, he has welcomed thousands of campers as well as hosting guest groups in the spring and fall. His love of the people and mission of Horton Center and the NH Conference is evident to all who meet Merle. Join us in thanking Merle for serving selflessly. Merle, you will be missed!

Help Us Honor Merle!

  • Send your favorite Merle pictures to Kelley at (
  • Send letters of thanks or a favorite Merle memory, or donation to Merle’s gift  (please send to Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt, 140 Sheep Davis Rd. Pembroke, NH 03275)
  • Make a donation in honor of Merle to the Horton Center Tool Fund by clicking here!


Registration is Open!

Registration is open!  To check out all the opportunities and adventures that await, click here.


To register, simply click here and log into or create an account with UltraCamp, our registration system.  Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a Camp Guide.  To make sure your camper has the best experience possible, please read the guide thoroughly.

Paper registrations are available by calling 603-545-9660.

We can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!

Registration Begins January 28th!

Registration Begins


Online registration opens on January 28th!  To register, simply click here and log into or create an account with UltraCamp, our registration system.  Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a Camp Guide.  To make sure your camper has the best experience possible, please read the guide thoroughly.

Paper registrations are available by calling 603-545-9660.

We can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!


2015 Tentative Schedule

We’re so excited for our 2015 Schedule!  Share it with your family and friends over the Thanksgiving table and start making your summer plans as a camper, volunteer counselor, or nurse!

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We have a couple new sessions of camp, such as our Horton Center Experience Week, Women’s Weekend and Clergy Sabbath Days.  There is truly something for everyone at Pine Mountain next summer!

Registration will open mid-January.

Here it is! 2015 Schedule HC


We’re ACA Accredited!





Yes, we have received our official notice from the American Camp Association: Horton Center is a fully accredited ACA camp.

This is the culmination of three years of hard work and deep dedication. Thanks to Mollie and Bryan, Merle, Dan, Andy, and to the Outdoor Ministries Board & Outdoor Mission Group as well as the staff and volunteers.

A new day has indeed dawned. Learn more about the importance of ACA accreditation here—>


Thank You!

Horton Center on Pine Mountain had an amazing summer 2014!  Pine Mountain is now ready for a winter slumber.


We want to thank all the campers, counselors, Deans, staff, parents, work weekend volunteers, Outdoor Mission Group folks, kitchen helpers, ambassadors, rental groups and Horton Center supporters near and far! This ministry would not be possible without each and every one of you!

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Thank you campers and volunteers!

Summer 2015 is in the works already! The OMG is working hard on the schedule. It will be posted on the web-site sometime in December (a week at camp would make a great Christmas present…)

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We can’t wait for 2015!

While you wait for summer 2015, here are a couple ways to support Horton Center through the winter and keep the camp spirit alive.

  • Tell a friend about camp!  Invite them to come with you to camp in 2015
  • Teach someone a repeat-after-me song
  • Ask your pastor to do an Outdoor Ministry Sunday worship service and help them plan it!
  • Close your eyes and picture the view from Chapel Rock
  • Take a look at our wish list and give generously!
  • Make s’mores and tell your family about what makes camp special
  • Consider volunteering as a counselor (adults 18 and older)

Till we meet again, Shalom my friends!

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Fall into Work Weekend at Horton Center

October 17-19, 2014

Show Horton Center some love this fall! Come live out your inner Lumberjill or Lumberjack, and help put Horton Center to bed for a winter slumber. Skills and abilities of all levels are needed to secure Horton Center for the long winter.

For those in 7th grade and above, come for the whole weekend or just a day. To be prepared for the work projects and food, all participants must be registered.


Help put me away for the winter! I can’t withstand all the cold and snow!

 Email Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt ( to register! (the weekend is no fee – donation only). For more information on the paperwork required and other details, click here

Confirmation Retreat Time – October 3-4 at Horton Center on Pine Mountain

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The New Hampshire Conference is excited to announce the 2nd Annual New Hampshire Confirmation Retreat.  This year it will be held at our churches’ Outdoor Ministry site of Horton Center on Pine Mountain!

Youth from NH Confirmation classes will gather for worship (indoors and outside), music, discussion, good food, and games.  This is a great opportunity to meet other youth and Confirmation leaders.

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We’ll be pondering questions such as -

What does the United Church of Christ have to do with my life and my church?  Do my beliefs and dreams fit with the UCC?  What does the phrase “God is Still Speaking” mean anyway?

So join us October 3-4 for a wonderful overnight confirmation retreat.  Please read all the details here, and register before September 19 here.

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It’s Still Summer!

Summer is still bursting with activity here at Horton Center. You can still sign up for camp at Horton Center for summer 2014!

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August 13-17, Horton Center welcomes adults 19 years old and up to “Lighten Up, Loosen Up”. You can come for one night, four nights, or somewhere in between. With optional programming offered, this is a perfect chance for Horton Center enthusiasts and newbies alike to enjoy all Horton Center has to offer, or just relax on Madison Porch.  Click here to register.

August 29 – September 1 Horton Center invites families of all sizes and configurations to spend Labor Day Weekend on Pine Mountain.  There is no better way to make the transition from the relaxation of summer to the busier days of autumn than in the midst of God’s creation. Intergenerational programming will be offered, but this is a time to renew and relax, to make new friends, hike, or sit on the porch.  Register here!