Why Do I See Three Prices Listed?
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Horton Center has instituted a voluntary three-tier fee program.
Tier 1 is our historically subsidized range and does not reflect all costs of operating our summer camp programs and site.
Tier 2 more closely accounts for the costs of camp including wear and tear of building and grounds.
Tier 3 more closely reflects the value of attending camp without subsidies.
Please choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. All campers receive the same Horton Center experience regardless of what tier is chosen. For those families that cannot afford Tier 1, additional financial assistance is available to ensure that everyone has the wonderful opportunity to attend camp
Are Scholarships Available?
Yes, for those families that cannot afford Tier 1, additional financial assistance is available. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 15. Please ask your pastor if additional support is available from your church. Scholarship applications are available here, or by emailing Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 207-724-3200. We at Horton Center don’t want any child or youth to miss coming to camp due to financial need, so please fill out for an application if you need it.
How Do I Register?
Go to our REGISTRATION PAGE and follow the prompts. You may register with no deposits due until Jan 15th, when a $100 deposit is required to secure your registration. The balance is due by June 10. A $25 fee will be charged to switch sessions. If COVID19 prevents us from having in-person camp you will be offered the option of a refund or to keep any payments in your account for the future. A few weeks before your session, you and your child will receive a letter in the mail from your dean (deans are volunteer program leaders from UCC churches) with details about your session.
What about Health Forms?
Health forms are required for everyone who participates in a Horton Center program, on-site or off. For youth, there is a form for parents to fill out (which can be done online), and a form for a doctor to fill out.
Please go to our INFO GUIDES PAGE for links to all forms.
How Can I Provide More Information About My Child's Needs?
Everyone is differently-abled. In order for us to help your child have the best experience possible, the Directors and your dean need to be aware in advance of any physical, emotional, or behavioral needs a child may have. While we are not equipped to handle every differently-abled camper, we will do our best to offer special support to as many children as we can. Please contact Executive Director Tim Hughes (email@example.com) before registration. All information shared with camp staff will be kept confidential. When registering, please include all specific, relevant information.
What's A Day At Camp Like?
Each day and session is a little different at Horton Center. Most sessions follow a basic flow of wake up and breakfast, followed by chores and morning chapel. Next comes Faith Discovery time with games and challenges. Then we all eat lunch and take a break after called “siesta”. The afternoon is filled with two activity blocks, where campers choose from possibilities such as arts and crafts, hiking, caving, rock climbing, archery, swimming, silly and fun games, music, and more! Dinner is served, followed by evening chapel and evening program. We end our day by singing together around the Peace Pole. Then it’s off to cabins for stories and sleep! Horton Center promotes the unplugged, in-person & present, community outdoor ministry experience.
Can My Child Request A Friend To Be In The Same Cabin?
One of Horton Center’s core purposes is to build community. For this reason, we arrange cabins in a way so that campers from different towns all across New Hampshire will get to know one another. We also recognize coming to camp for the first time can be full of uncertainty. Therefore, elementary (entering grades 3-6) and middler (entering grades 7-9) campers can request to be in the same cabin as one and only one friend on the registration form. The friend you request must also request you. Requesting bunkmates is not available for Senior High (entering 10-post grad) campers.
When Are Check-in and Pick-Up?
Check-in is Sunday, 2-4 p.m. unless you are notified differently in a dean’s letter. No earlier than 2 p.m., no later than 4 p.m., please. Pickup is Saturday between 9:00am and 10:00 a.m. sharp from the cabin/building area. Transportation to and from Horton Center is the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
What Are Behavioral Expectations?
We want campers to have a fun, safe, meaningful week at Horton Center. Certain behaviors deemed inappropriate (including but not limited to: fighting, bullying, hitting, stealing, destruction of or intrusion into another’s property, threatening another, refusal to eat, sexual activity, or possession or use of a alcohol, illegal or misused drugs, or weapons) can result in the camper being sent home and their minister being notified.